With winter on our doorsteps, now is the perfect time to get our homes ready for a comfortable warm winter!   Sure, there are always the standard items to have for your home in the winter season, but there are some key interesting trends this Winter 2017!

 

5 Key Winter Warmers Trends are:

1. Color:  Two trending colors to surround yourself with this winter are deep midnight blues and emerald green – both are full of warmth and luxury!  Bring these colors into your décor accessories; wall paint; wallpaper or bold furniture items.

 

2. Eye catching fireplaces:  In design we will see the look of simplicity; clean and modern lines continue to follow through in a stainless steel and black steel finish.  Operation of fireplaces will be the use of gas (cost effective); wood (natural) and bio-ethanol (going green).  Having fun with your fireplace design will be key this year, making it the main focal point in the room. Contemporary stand-alone; double sided or wall hung fire units; and the introduction of paneling surrounds (wood; copper; brass; marble) and built-in units incorporated into walls or joinery will make your fireplace truly stylish.

 

3. Wonders of Wood:  The use of wood adds extreme comfort and warmth to a home.  Wood paneling is huge at the moment with contemporary clean lines been used onto feature walls or incorporated into wall units (that house TV and fireplaces).  Using wood in a “slatted” effect is great for features in large rooms; as a room divider in open plan areas and as features in bathrooms.  Woods trending are:  Oak and Ash with a natural tone finish.

 

4. Luxurious Comfort:  Touch is one of our great senses – we love the feel of soft and luxurious textures.  For winter, velvet and fur fabrics are trending in textiles.  Velvet is a wonderful fabric for all upholstery and is durable and timeless, I especially love to see a large sofa in this beautiful fabric in a striking pattern or color ie: navy blue or emerald green.  Bring fur fabrics into small furniture items such as ottomans; throws or cushions.

 

5. Bed linen:  Shades of grey will still continue to trend this season with the introduction of knits and checks that will be brought through in bed throws or cushions – creating a contemporary and warm traditional look (old with new).

About The Author

Anna Correia
Owner of Interior Design & Decorating consultancy

With both a Portuguese & British upbringing, my personality is far from boring! Passionate is what I am…about LIFE, about FOOD & most of all INTERIOR spaces. Since a young age I have always had a passion for Interior Decorating & Design and have been privileged to be able to pursue this as my career. My creative journey has shown and taught me appreciation for different styles of interior decorating allowing me to gaining an in depth knowledge of: Furniture; Fabrics; Design; Project Management and ensuring that I always exceed my clients expectations. I run a full interior design business from the initial stages - concept of design to the construction of interior decorating of a project. Over & above the running my business, I love to keep the general public informed, updated and inspired on what’s hot in the Design & Décor world through various social media platforms. My unique look: Comfortable contemporary living with an eccentric twist

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