Over the Winter Months, our homes become our most precious sanctuary. A place to retreat from the cold and dim, every effort is made to refashion our spaces based around comfort and warmth- but we turn a blind eye to the sacrifices we are making regarding style. However, this needn't be the case. Discover the many new interior trends emerging this season, including designer rugs and accessories, that can be used to update your home in more ways than one.
Hudson Pendant Light by Villaverde
Interior Designer Sarah Latham (Etons of Bath) says ‘Lighting plays a pivotal role when it comes to the finishing touches of an interiors scheme. Aside from being functional, it brings a space together and creates the desired atmosphere.’ With the short daylight hours, we can become pre-occupied with creating the right levels of lighting for different times of day. However, the attitude to lighting this season is to bring in a sense of fun. Statement lighting is the key, with quirky pendants being a great way to add personality to the room in a similar way to a piece of artwork or sculpture. Try Villa Verde on the Kings Road London in invest in bright and beautiful lighting options, or for an injection of colour without the commitment, try vividly coloured candles in clear glass holders.
Levantine Gold rug by Bazaar Velvet
Thick throws, cushions and rugs have long been associated with preparing a home for Winter. However, be careful not to overload the room; keep to a few well-chosen pieces strategically placed for optimal effect. Natural textiles are a key trend this winter, and give a much more luxurious finish than their artificial counterparts. Wool and cashmere are the materials of choice, created in either a chunky or fine knit. A quality rug will transform the feel of a room, bringing the whole scheme together and add that wamth we crave. Browse Bazaar Velvets Core Collection for some beautiful options created from Himalayan Wool and Chinese Imperial Silk.
Hampstead Home by Boscolo Interior Design
The key to accessorising in Winter is to include items that will lift your mood. Take the advice of Interior Designer Nicky Haslam and introduce fresh flowers: 'Flowers play an essential role in enlivening my sitting room. I love massed, untidy bouquets of things in season, and try to keep the room's colour scheme in mind.’ Experiment with dark colours or festive red berries to give a wintery theme. For ornaments, metallics make a perfect choice, adding light and a decadent feel. Brass has replaced copper as one of the most fashionable finishes so be sure to integrate this into your scheme.
Designer rug by Thibault Van Renne- available from Bazaar Velvet
Traditional plaids and repetitive patterns are falling out of favour with interior designers, with abstract designs becoming increasingly popular. Watercolour and tie-dye prints have shaken off their connotations with Summer, and feature heavily in many Winter Collections. Try luxury brand 17 Patterns for dramatic fabrics and wallcoverings created by commissioned artists. Or for abstract pattern on a larger scale, try a designer rug such as those by Thibault Van Renne available from London rug store Bazaar Velvet. Subtle and seductive, abstract design adds depth and warmth to your interior scheme with a similar versatility to a block colour.
Marlborough Mansion by The Sofa and Chair Company
Layering greys is a fail-safe way to create a Winter Colour Pallett. However, this year we are seeing the introduction of midnight blues to bring a sense of drama to the scheme. Also try zesty colours and pops of pink, as in the Pantone Colour Forecast for 2018. Wayfair’s style adviser Nadia McCowan Hill says ‘'Adding a hot hue within a neutral setting is one of the easiest ways to inject warmth and energy into a space, so it's an excellent place to start if you're looking to combat the blues in the winter months.’ Use as accent pieces such as ceramics and glasswear to introduce colour in small doses.
There’s no better way to update your interior than with a beautiful designer rug.
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