Let’s be honest: winter décor trends are never anything that comes out of left field. People love, and are drawn to, the same materials and colors when the weather gets chillier and the holiday season is upon them. The trends that are popular now and will be through March or so should be comfortable, cozy, and of course, stay stylish. Here are a several trends that will withstand the weather!
White as snow.
Even if you live in a locale where snow never falls, snow is still part of the winter holiday canon. So modeling an entire room on a winter wonderland is very on trend for the winter months. And it will ‘pop’ any additional holiday décor you want to use.
White is also an important color for different reasons: it is calming, it is peaceful, and it promotes tranquility, as well as keeping with a stylishly contemporary design. To keep with the grounded mood and serene environment drape the white pieces with neutrals so your living room doesn’t become a dentist office. Just incorporate textures, slivers of color, and wood materials and you’re set.
Now for something completely different: instead of white let’s go dark. Sophisticated spaces that demand respect are in style and take a cue from a finished basement or den. Dark-hued furnishings like wood paneling, tweed and tartan fabrics, chrome hardware, and faux leather details all fit the strong, bold design bill. Choose patterns like stripes on your throw pillows in neutrals, or jewel tones as well as in grays and blacks.
Swirling marble patterns are everywhere whether it’s featured on throw rugs or in a framed print for the wall. The real marble material is also not going anywhere. Marble is consistently being used on kitchen counter tops and accents included on the wall, like the back splash. Pretty agate accents can be used as paperweights, bookends, or just positioned as knick-knacks around a space.
If stone isn’t your style, go for hard materials like metal, glass, or (obviously) faux gold.
Metallic colors are a touch of glamour…how much glamour you want to add is up to you! Nowadays, metallic hues can even be treated like neutrals: gold, silver, and chrome! Metallic colors can also be mixed and matched and combined with abandon. If you want to tone it down pair metallic with neutral colors, with natural materials, or faux fur. This will balance out the bright finishes and the shine.
How do you feel about these winter home trends for the rest of 2016 and the first few months of 2017?