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3 Top Decor Trends for Winter 2016

Winter has definitely arrived, and with it a host of home decor trends to suit the season. For a change in pace that compliments the chilly change in season, check out these hot decorating tips to offset the cold winter months!

Colour

From morning mist to charcoal, this winter’s colour palette is characterised by shades of versatile grey to suit every style and theme.
What’s more, these tones form a neutral base for darker, richer colours to stand out on – moody midnight blues, deep purples and jewel pinks are popular colour choices for their opulence and ambience. Alternatively, chalky whites, soft beiges, cool blues and warm wood finishes will brighten and lighten any mood.

Whether it’s deep and bold or natural and muted, colour works wonders in creating depth and interest in any setting.

Texture and Pattern

What better way to combine comfort and warmth this winter than by introducing a trend that is not only indulgent but practical? The use of texture is an important design factor with the ability to shape a living space and enhance the overall feel of a home. A current winter trend sees homeowners decorating with soft, shaggy rugs, scatter cushions and throws, creating a sense of homeliness. Materials and fabrics that appear to be handmade – knitted, printed or woven – are particularly popular; reminiscent of a simpler, less pretentious time.

Floral patterns, nature-inspired prints and paper-cut designs in bright, whimsical colours or soft, muted tones make a bold feature. These pair beautifully with understated metallic accents.

Metallics

It’s no secret that metallic accessories and finishes are a timeless addition to any room, regardless of whether the theme is classic or contemporary. High-shine surfaces, decor accessories and embellishments (such as vases, photo frames and lighting), statement mirrors and furniture are often a cost-effective alternative to large-scale redecorating when incorporating metallics into a living area. These accessories are able to lift a darker colour palette and add a touch of life and sparkle to an otherwise pale and unassuming colour scheme. Glass is a valuable addition, expertly tying a room finished with metallic accessories together and accentuating natural light.

Vintage gold, copper, brass and bronze work well when paired with natural materials and organic elements, giving a sense of understated elegance and warmth. Decorating with silver and white will enhance a monochromatic colour scheme. What’s more, metallic embellishments work surprisingly well with bold patterns, grounding dynamic designs.

Experience the warmth of winter with these three top decor trends.