Autumn may be upon us but that means it is the perfect time to start preparing your home for winter. To stop you falling behind and to ensure your home is ready for winter, we've rounded up the top interior design trends to spice up your home.
Lighting has always played a pivotal role when it comes to creating the finishing touches of an interior design scheme. Lighting is much more than just functional, rather, it helps tie the whole look of a room together and it is actually a great place to begin because you can use it as a guide to the style and atmosphere you wish to create. Statement light fixtures are on trend and it's the perfect way to inject some of your own personality into the room. Winter interior design is seeing the use of quirky statement lighting and they look great placed in a dining room. A statement piece of lighting acts as an art piece and it's the perfect way to light your dining room for hearty meals around the table during winter.
Winter usually provokes nostalgic feelings of home-style cooking, anticipated festivities and family gatherings. You can bring back these familiarities by adding traditional style elements to your home design. You can do this in the form of plaid or heavy curtains, embroidered accent pillows or installing oak parquet flooring to add character and warmth to any room. Adding in a vintage style rug to the living room also creates a homely feeling and the perfect spot to gather the family and play board games on a cold winter's evening.
Shades of grey
Smoky fumes from fireplaces, frosty window panes, and silvery tree branches - it's no wonder that each year the colour of grey creeps back into winter interior design trends, it looks great. The look is inspired by nature’s neutral palette - charcoal, hues of slate, stone, fog, and mist - and these colours make their way inside in both accent decor and prominent furniture pieces. Try adding big chunky knitted products, a chunky knit throw, and cushions or think about adding a pouffe as a simple way of updating your interior design for winter.
Winter brings shorter days and often sees harsher weather and therefore some electricity blackouts. In these times you need candles to light your home, however, you may as well make them stylish. Candles are the simplest way of updating your interior design for winter and you can be as subtle or as extravagant as you wish. Candles are always a favourite due to their festive element and calming glow. Try using subtle strings of light to tuck in a vase for a beautiful glimmer or wrap around indoor tree plants to make them sparkle. A great go-to accent is votives and candle holders, however, the winter design trend looks to the candlesticks themselves. Try adding texture and pops of winter colours with these great light sources.
Adding all or just some of these winter design trends to your home will help create a fabulous space and design for the winter season. Since winter design trends often see similar patterns each year, you can pack them away for next year too!