June 28, 2019
Now that winter is upon us, it’s time to get cosy. And who better to advise us on interior design tips for winter than the Lead Designer/Project Manager at Spicers Retreats Katherine Young? Read on to discover her seasonal styling tips.
“Changing the colour scheme of a room is the quickest and easiest way to inject some much-needed warmth to it,” she says.
“You don’t need to make permanent changes by painting walls; simply consider changing your cushion covers for something in a warmer tone and add a lush throw to match them.”
Her shades of choice for styling this winter? Warm, earthy tones, of course.
“Take the opportunity to switch up your colour palette while you’re at it. Autumnal tones such as deep mustard, burnt orange and rich magenta are firm favourites with good reason. They’ll add a warmth to your space that the crisp mornings might be lacking.”
While rattan and timber accents have already started to ease their way into our homes, we’ll continue to see these sturdy elements throughout autumn and winter, as they add a natural look to any room of the house. Consider investing in a rattan bedhead or solid timber side table.
There’s something about the cooler months that have us reaching for rich jewel tones to add warmth to a space. Think burgundy, navy, emerald and deep plum tones when you’re selecting season-appropriate scatter cushions, throws or an accent chair in lush velvet fabrics. Thankfully, these colours never really go out of style, so they’ll stand the test of time.
Softer, organic & curved shapes create a more homely & well loved aesthetic. Look for furniture with soft shapes and rounded edges, such as a leather armchair perfect for relaxing or rounded ottoman to rest your feet on while you continue your after dinner drink by the fire.
While experimenting with colour is certainly an admirable way to add an on-trend element to your home, the colder temperatures are a good excuse to incorporate unique, season-appropriate textures, too.
Think plush velvet textures for accent cushions or armchairs, fur throws to layer across a couch or the end of a bed and floor rugs in wool to replace the jute rugs we tend to favour in summer. Concrete will also be popular texture-wise this season, adding an industrial element that perfectly complements that cosy, winter aesthetic.
Words by Tamille Head.
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