There is no reason to keep this fall’s trends hidden in your closet when you can set your room on ablaze by decorating it with the hottest trends this upcoming semester. The edgy pattern-blocking and adventurous textiles drastically contrast the spring’s bright color-shocking color-blocking. Fall 2012 fashion is all about diverse textures and loud prints.

Here are the hottest trends and how they can influence your dorm room decoration:

 Hot for Houndstooth

Geometric prints are definitely in and so is houndstooth. Houndstooth has a certain regality to it that it owned the runways in Fall 2012’s Fashion week. This suit from Max Mara can be mirrored with this Houndstooth Fairy bed spread from Dormify that precisely suits the trend. 


Cuddly Cable Knits

Everyone loves to wrap up in a nice cable knit sweater because of their undeniable comfort. Cable knits can easily look a little too comfy, yet Derek Lam makes the look oh so haute couture. Add effortless comfort and style to your room with this cable knit throw from Ralph Lauren or even this pillow from Dormify.


 Sheer Madness

Sheers are about covering up just enough so that your are not showing off too much. As is the case with this gown from Marios Schwab and these curtains from Pottery Barn. The trend keeps peeping-toms out and lets just enough daylight in. Apart from the functionality, sheer just has a pure and pleasant aesthetic as with this skirt from Brood. Curtains cover up barren windows and add flare. 


Dazzled and Decadent 

Metallic, and especially golds are making themselves known this fall. Gold isn’t just for jewelry anymore. This jaw-dropping gold gown from Elie Saab will add some sparkle to your wardrobe, just as this pillow from Dormify will add some sparkle to your bed. 


Mix n’ Match Patch 

On the more bold side of the fall trends is mixing prints, like florals and stripes. It may sound crazy, but when sported properly, the only crazy thing is how insanely gorgeous it can be. This dress from Preen is a perfect example, and so is this darling lamp from Etsy


Fair-Leather Friends 

Leather is hot. Leather is in. Leather is also a hard textile to wear, and even harder to use for decorating a dorm room. Here is a moto dress from Celine that was rocked down the runway. These leather storage ottomans from Target are a practical way to bring in the fashion-forward look of leather into the dorm. 



Hold your fuss, PETA. Now, it does not have to be real fur, but (faux) fur looks just as good on humans as it does on chinchillas. Drape it off your shoulders like DKNY or lay it on your floor with a cute shag rug from PBTeen

These styles are a must to keep in mind when shopping for your room this fall. Do not be afraid to bring in more than one trend, but do be wary of using them all at once. You will definitely have the most fashion forward room with these looks hot off the runway.