The thermostat is dropping and it is time to start rugging up, but it is not just our wardrobes that need to change with the new season. Every season offers a fun excuse to refresh your home. As seasons change, our design style is constantly evolving, too. We all have a little passion inside of us for interior decorating. So when we see new emerging home decor trends we have that temptation to update our home. Here are our top winter trends that you can easily add to your home.
MAKE THE SWITCH
The easiest change to make is switching up your light summer linens for warm layers. Swap to a heavier duvet, consider warmer quilt covers and sheets. But it’s not just our bedding that needs extra layers, here are some other things you should consider as the weather starts to get colder.
- Blockout Curtains: Your window coverings do more than control light filtration. Up to 40 percent of your home’s heat can be lost through the windows. Therefore, when it gets colder outside, it’s a smart idea to invest in blockout curtains for added warmth.
- Rugs: Rugs are also another layer of insulation, especially if you have hard flooring. While a looser weave or polyester fabric rug may do the job in summer, consider something heavier for winter.
- Cushions & Throws: While it might not revolutionise the temperature of your room, adding extra fabric items – like throws and cushions – can improve insulation and provide added warmth.
While the warmer months are perfect for light and bright colours, as winter rolls around, you may want to think about incorporating bold, rich tones. Try using deep moody colours to create a cosy, warmer space.
Some of our favourite trends are:
- Burgundy and charcoal: The easiest way to change the mood is by adding some colour. The richness of these tones help create a soothing and welcoming sanctuary perfect for winter hibernation.
- Matte black with blonde wood accents: Timber is the perfect natural material, it’s earthiness adds a warm touch to the space and is paired perfectly with a solid colour such as black.
- Bold blues and emerald green: These colours bring such a sense of opulence and sophistication. It’s definitely a moodier colour palette and pairs well with materials such as brass and copper for a luxe feel.
According to Dulux Colour Forecast 2021, earthy and muted tones drawn from nature; oceanic blues, and nourishing greens are the way to go.
LIGHT IT UP
Lighting can make a massive difference to a space. This winter we are loving bold lighting options in statement shapes and sizes. Think spheres, metal floor lamps, and structured table lamps. Try making the lamp the focal point of the room.
Also, opt for warmer toned bulbs to add to the ambiance.
DON’T FORGET THE OUTDOORS
Each and every year the outdoor areas tend to get a bit neglected because of the cooler weather. But here are some tips and tricks that will have you enjoying your backyard, even when it’s icy outside.
- Add some heat: Add some kind of heat source to make the outdoors more enjoyable in the cooler months. We are currently obsessed with fire pits. Not only do they warm everything up, but they are also great for toasting marshmallows and spending time with loved ones.
- Screening: Protection from the elements is an important factor to consider at any time of year. When designing an outdoor area what you really want to do is create a space that feels protected from wind and whatever the weather may bring. An easy solution he suggests is to opt for hedging or screening plants. You can also think about installing external shutters or blinds to create a physical barrier to block out the cold.
- Outdoor lighting: With the sun setting much earlier than we’d like, ensuring you have sufficient lighting. Suss out the space and what you will be using it for, then decide on what type of lighting will suit you. Is it for outdoor dining? Is it for directional purposes? Or is it purely to set the mood?
- Weatherproof furniture: Whether you’ve got dining or lounge zones in your backyard, it’s wise to invest in quality furniture that will stand the test of time, and the elements.
There you have it! We hope you can effectively implement these tips to make the most out of your space this winter!
TAYLAH ANTONIOLLI – MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
07 3202 3040
A go getter and doer, Taylah is a no excuses, get the job done kind of girl. With a strong work ethic and high attention to detail, Taylah is happy to help out wherever she can. Armed with a degree in business specialising in marketing and public relations Taylah brings fresh ideas and innovation to the iThink team.