Plunging temperatures, blustery winds, darkness by 4.00 pm… Winter is most certainly here! Over the next few months, we’re going to be hibernating more and more inside. So it’s time to revamp our living spaces for those short cold days and longer nights. Create a cosy atmosphere with the this year’s trending colours, fabrics and prints to create a space that you’re happy to spend more time (and maybe a snow day!) in.
Out are the golds and coppers and in with the warming hues of bronze that have fascinated mankind for centuries. Brass is the metallic of the moment, particularly for lighting. Team with natural and clean materials like marble for a cool industrial aesthetic.
Nature-inspired, earth tones are everywhere this season. Try emeralds, forest greens or teals for a dramatic, luxurious look or lighter hues like sage green for something more serene. These colours look great on larger items like sofas, or introduce with scatter cushions or throws.
According interior gurus, pink is the new black and blush is the new grey. Somewhere in between is millennial pink, the must-have colour of the year. Often dubbed the ‘new neutral’ this hue goes with anything, even chic Scandinavian-style interiors where colour can often be lacking. It can give a warm touch to the more sultry interior tones of navy, black and grey.
If you can’t pick one, why not mix and match contrasting colours with the colour blocking trend, originally seen on the catwalk. This playful, graphic style will brighten up any cold winter day.
Maps are an easy way to add a personal touch with wall art. Vintage maps of your hometown or favourite destination are not only beautiful but add real interest to your walls. Team with old botanical illustrations of plants and butterflies for an exploration look.
Illustrated globes are also making are also making a comeback to add that vintage vibe to living and reading spaces. Aged bronze and brass globes are particularly sought after this season.
Knits & Quilts
The winter woolies are not just for winter fashion but for soft furnishings too. This can be as easy as a knitted throw or knitted cushion covers on the sofa. Winter after all is all about cozy and warming luxurious textures. Another way to add texture and comfort to a room is with a classic quilt, and can also show off your personality and sense of fun. Choose from hundreds of custom fabrics on Zazzle to stitch your own a personalised quilt.
Plants are not just for summer! When the leaves outside have withered away, a bit of greenery inside always adds a touch of life and homeliness. Indoor plants are also natural air purifiers and boost your mood and immune system. You don’t even have to have a large space to introduce some plantlife. The photogenic favourite cacti are still trending this year and are easily maintained. They can grow in almost anything – you can use vintage tins or even coffee cups as planters.