It’s that time of the year when you want to make changes and prepare yourself for the start of 2018, the ‘out with the old, in with the new’ attitude is starting to kick in. Why not make a start by improving the inside of your home to give yourself a fresh vibe for the new year.
From the latest winter decor trends to handy decorating tricks, to home safety tips, we have everything you need to beautify your spaces. You certainly don’t have to be an expert to decorate your home, in fact, all you need is a little bit of time, effort and inspiration!
If you are uncertain about what winter interior design to go for, just have a look at the list of themes below, there is a theme for everyone! Just pick your favourite and decorate away:
With the chilly season coming up, it’s all about the velvety texture. The fabric is not only a comfortable material to touch, it also has the oh-so-luxurious appearance. To apply this theme to your humble abode, just choose a piece of velvet furniture in the colour of your choice and make it the statement piece (rumour has it that burnt orange and deep cranberry are the way to go). It is always visually satisfying to create a contrast by pairing the statement furniture with minimal decor.
While it may be getting dark earlier in the day, there is no reason why you can’t brighten up your interiors with a little colour blocking. This originated from fashion trends in 2017, bring the runway into your home using bold and vibrant tones. Taking inspiration from fashion week, popular colour palettes include mustard yellow, deep teal, coral, pink and blue-grey. It is cool and contemporary and definitely invites you to feel extra bright and colourful this winter season.
Think Millennial Pink
Pink isn’t just the colour for girls, the stereotypes have changed. It is the perfect choice of colour for young, driven millennials to exhibit their coming of age and maturation. This can be easily achieved by pairing the pink with muted tones like lilac or junior grey. To create the added effect of classiness, add a few metallics and silverware within the room.
If colours aren’t enough for you, you may want to try some prints and patterns. This is one specifically for you – floral prints. They come in all colours and sizes, embrace the flower power and give your home a soft, romantic look. You can start by trying small floral printed art-work or cushions, if you’re ready to take it up a notch then try a floral printed wallpaper!
If you are after something seriously sophisticated, you’ll be glad to hear that the monochrome look is in-season again. While it will mean that you have to stick to the strict colour palette (black and white), it certainly should not restrict you from playing around with patterns. You can mix it up with bold stripes, striking houndstooth or unusual geometric shapes. For final touches, just add some copper accents and restore some balance to the room.
All Grey Everything
It doesn’t have to be all black and white, you’re more than welcome to try applying grey to your home. As a firm favourite by many households, it is the soothing shade that gives your home a modern and chic appearance.
Last but not least, inspired by mother nature, we certainly cannot miss out on bringing in natural elements to create a bohemian vibe. From linen tablecloths, woven lampshades and jute rugs with lots and lots of wooden furniture. Taking things back to basics might be just what you need in order to start a fuss-free year!
With whatever design theme you choose to go for, it is more important to keep your home safe during the winter season. As advised by chill.ie, remember to check your locks when you go away, and remember to inspect your heating systems before leaving the house. To add an extra level of protection to you and your family, make sure you are insured as well!