Top 5 Winter decorating trends

June 25, 2018

Top 5 Winter decorating trends

From earthy tones to velvet sofas, these are some of the interior trends taking hold this winter.

With Winter well and truly upon us, there's been a seismic shift from summer-inspired styles (bye bye tropical palm tree prints) towards warmer winter trends (hello velvet!) in our homes.

1. Furs and Sheepskins

Usually favoured in Nordic countries, Icelandic sheepskins and furs have been adopted in Australia, loved for their warmth and Scandinavian aesthetic. Most opt for the faux varieties, draped over a chair or the foot of the bed.

2. Earthy Tones

Earthy hues like ochre, terracotta, oatmeal and dusty rose have taken a hold on our homes in the form of feature walls, furniture, textiles and home decor, bringing desert vibes that exude warmth.

3. Velvet

Velvet is a winter fabric if ever there was one. Warm, tactile and uber luxurious, velvet will inject any interior with a sense of warmth, especially when layered with other plush textiles. Whether you go all out with a velvet sofa or start small with a couple of velvet throw cushions, introducing this sumptuous fabric into your home is one design decision you won't regret this winter.

4. Wallpaper

Wallpaper has made a comeback, thanks to an abundance of on-trend colours and prints and the ease of application now days. Wallpaper seems increasingly popular in the cooler months as its an easy way to add colour, texture and depth to a room, helping to create a cosy vibe with a sense of character.

5. Natural Materials

Yes, timber furniture has been around forever yet, despite its timeless appeal, its definitely something that falls in and out of fashion (yes, we're looking at you, pine). As you become more environmentally conscious as a society and embrace sustainable living and design, the way we style our homes will naturally evolve to reflect these values. People are moving away from man-made materials and hard metals, favouring natural finishes like timber, cork, rattan and leather, especially in the cooler months when we rely on these materials to add warmth to our interiors.