2nd December 2017
5 Trends that will Prep your Home for Winter
As the weather gets chillier, it’s time to prepare our homes for the season ahead. Rebecca Anastasi takes a look at the key home trends which will help you cosy up.
1. JEWEL TONES
Rich emerald green, deep purple and midnight blue are luxurious tones which will give your home a rooted warmth to see you through the colder months. These nature-inspired hues can be teamed with lighter elements – terracotta floors, metallic accents and blush pinks all complement plush jewel tones.
Pair up the vibrant colours of the season with velvet, an elegant fabric which can be used on armchairs, sofas, puffs or even just added on as cushion covers or throws. Smooth metals and ceramics will give the room more warmth through the contrast.
Traditional craftmanship techniques and folk-mixing with unexpected prints and materials were all over the catwalk this season, and have made their way into our homes. Include woven, textured baskets, plants in wicker stands or Moroccan rugs to create a worldly eclectic look. For a striking investment, consider a piece of furniture made with fine, hand-cut inlaid bone – a true work of art!
4. SCANDINAVIAN STYLE
Home décor inspired by Nordic countries has been all the rage for a few years now. Add some ‘hygge’ to your home by giving it a decadent dark Nordic look using deep, warm colours and a blend of natural materials. Less is more, so keep things minimalistic, with small indoor plants and objects from sustainable sources.
5. PRECIOUS STONES
Marble finishes were all the rage last year, but if marble isn’t your thing, fear not – there’s a new kid in town. This season sees agate and rose quartz taking centre stage. You don’t need to go overboard – simple touches and flourishes, such as these bookends, are enough to bring you right on trend.
Image: Oliver Bonas