Here’s exactly how everyone will be decorating and dressing in the months to come.

By Katie Holdefehr
Updated October 02, 2018
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When it comes to fall trends Real Simple editors see taking off, we’ve already thrown out a few of our best guesses (hello, animal prints!), but when we really want to dive into the top trend predictions, we reach out to Etsy’s resident trend pro, Dayna Isom Johnson. She spends her days scrolling Etsy and delving into trend reports, so she knows exactly what hues, patterns, and products are heating up as the weather starts to cool down. Watch as she walks us through her top trend predictions for fall 2018, then jump on the trends by shopping the products below.

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Mirror with wooded ledge
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1 Multi-Functional Mirrors

For fall 2018, Dayna predicts that mirrors that marry form and function will grow in popularity. Mirrors that have a built-in ledge for storing products or hair accessories (like the one at right) are more than pretty wall decor—they also add a little extra storage space. Mirrors in fresh geometric shapes and those that have artwork built right in are also on the rise this season.

To buy: Hexagonal Shelf, from $68, Also shown on video: Stained Glass Hexagon Mirror, $55,

Blue brushstroke pattern ceramic planter
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2 Brushstroke Designs

Earlier this year, Dayna talked about wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic philosophy that embraces imperfection and a handmade touch. To continue on the wabi-sabi trend, brushstroke designs are picking up in popularity this fall. The painterly effect is showing up in ceramics and textiles.

To buy: Grid Cactus Pot, $16, Also shown in video: Brush Stroke Dish, $34,; Ceramic Plate, $44,; Striped Latte Mug, $35,

Gen-Z Yellow knot pillow on rattan chair, with plants
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3 Gen-Z Yellow

“Millennial pink is not gone, but it has a new friend—and it’s gen-Z yellow,” says Dayna. The trendy new hue encompasses many different shades, from pastel to bright neon. This color packs a punch, so try incorporating one small accent into your home, like with an adorable knot pillow or wall art.

To buy: Knot Pillow, $19,; Soaps, $14 each,; Bee Lovely Embroidery Kit, $24,; Tea Towel,; Je Ne Sais Quoi Wall Art, $25,

Rattan magazine rack
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4 The '70s Are Back

Classic decor from the 1970s is back in style, bringing bohemian flair and curved lines along with it. For an easy (and inexpensive) way to introduce the trend into your home, look for rattan touches or opt for a woven wall hanging. 

To buy: Rattan Magazine Rack, $46,