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The average American spends around 93% of their time indoors and although getting out and about is ideal for exercise and leisure, nothing quite beats cosying up in a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing home during the colder months of the year. As is the case with fashion, winter is the time in which home décor becomes a little more exciting, as plush blankets, textured furniture, and warm, fuzzy rugs come to the fore. If you are thinking of giving your interiors a designer touch during the jolly season, the following trends may inspire you.
Home & Gardens defines eclectic looks embracing contrasting colors and patterns, as one of the hottest of the season. Imagine a blend of stripes and geometrics, tartan and flowers, or polka dots and stripes. Contrast details on bed frames, bedding, furniture, curtains, and wallpaper. Marry disparately designed items through themes, shapes, and hues that work well together despite bearing a unique spirit and feel.
The bedroom is an ideal place to snuggle beneath a warm blanket and read a book or surf on your tablet. Find ways to bring warmth and artistry into the equation without breaking the bank. Make a small investment in small, warm-hued decorative pieces like pouffes, velvet cushions, and pure wool throws. To create a super chic winter bedroom, top your bed with two or three three blanket types—including knitted, tartan, and faux fur blankets, at least one of which should have gloriously soft pompoms. Add touches of warm lighting in the form of a fireplace, hearth, or iron lantern holder. Bring in a few seasonal decorative pieces like wooden wreaths, wooden-framed festive signs. Place a rough wooden bench at the foot of your bed.
Furniture that imitates the graceful curves found in nature is all the rage. This feature is to be found in the armrests of designer chairs, the sloping back of gorgeous art-deco-style sofas, or the curved corners of 1960s-style three-seaters. Also watch out for curved cushions, spherical pendant lighting, and curved lounge chairs. The idea is for pieces to have something that ‘pops’—be it the inward bend of a lounge chair, a graceful S-shaped sofa, or an oval, short-legged love sofa.
Natural materials, earthy colors, and reclaimed and recycled pieces reflect a new appreciation of the impotence of nature in our lives. Incorporate this trend into your home with brown, beige, and cream-hued art pieces framed in wood, reclaimed wood decorative pieces, or items in natural materials like mother-of-pearl, seashell, or rattan. Sculpture made from tree bark and discarded metal, painted stone and candleholders, wall décor, and herb growers made from driftwood conjure up images of the sea and the mysterious world it houses.
Bouclé, matt, velvet, and natural linen are all hot sellers for chairs, sofas, cushions, and the like. Think of how to present different textures in one small place. Mary a cream bouclé two-seater, for instance, to a plush grey rug and a glamorous fuchsia sequin pillow. The idea is to invite home dwellers and guests to use their sense of touch to interact with your interiors.
Winters is a fantastic season for adding components that bring warmth and coziness to your interiors. Plush fabrics, earthy materials, and natural forms are just a few trends holding sway this year. Eclecticism is also in vogue so don’t be shy to bring out items from vintage collections or mementoes from your travel to create a personal space with an intriguing story to tell.