We told you about the fab home décor trends to watch out for during 2016, but now it’s time to make sure your interiors are interesting and on trend with these super easy tweaks and decorating ideas to embrace throughout the cooler months (any beyond!).
1. Handmade delights
We love supporting local designers, and thanks to the fab artisanal range of products available at just about every home decor shop, it’s easy to do just that. Give your space unique flair by adding hand-made, one-of-a-kind pieces to your home.
2. Back to basics
You might not think that going au naturel is the way to get through the colder months, but think again! Updating your space with pieces made from natural materials like terracotta, cane and cement, is an easy but effective way to bring elements of the outdoors inside, and breathe some life into tired decor.
3. Stay Scandi
When it comes to decorating ideas, it’s safe to say that this cool Nordic style isn’t going anywhere. Try a white and grey palette with this pared-back style, and add bright pops of colour for that wow-factor.
4. Marvel at marble
This expensive-looking texture isn’t just for grand columns and pricey counter tops anymore, accents of marble are one of the fastest growing home decor trends this year. Get on board with this — one of the more glam and expensive looking decorating ideas — by adding subtle touches of the look; you’ll be surprised how well it fits in with the rest of your decor!
5. Industrial chic
This has to be one of our fave winter home decorating ideas! We’re obsessed with the warehouse look that’s been trending up a storm, but it can make a room feel quite cold. Never fear… warm up that space in an instant with the right colours and fabrics. Chunky knits and textured fabrics, together with a wonderful clash of monochrome prints and deep-blue accents, will make the space as cosy as can be.
6. Oh so shiny
Copper is certainly still having a moment, but it’s time for the luxe-looking trend to share the limelight. Bring your other metals out of hiding and embrace the metallic look. What’s more, it’s no longer just your bigger pieces of furniture that are given a time to shine; go glam and pair them with metallic soft items, like cushions and curtains.
7. Global takeover
Not going abroad this year? Join us in dreaming of a European summer or long days on a tropical island, and fake it with some travel-inspired buys. Stock up on items from around the world, like tribal prints, Moroccan rugs and Oriental trinkets, and create a nomadic feel in your home without even leaving the couch!
8. Swatch it up
According to paint experts Dulux, this year’s colour is Monarch Gold. The subtle yellow hue with undertones of mustard is a step up from the burnt orange shade that was so popular in 2015. It’s the perfect way to add warmth to your home, and works on furniture as well as walls.
Read more: Want to add colour to your space, but not sure which one to use? Don’t worry, we’ll help you select the right colour scheme for your room.
9. Shades of grey
This is one decorating idea that’s definitely here to stay, and we love it for its elegant finish, clean look and inviting feel whether it’s in a light shade or a darker, bold one. Keep the look as monochrome as possible to really embrace the trend, and be sure to add an extra-cosy elements, like a throw or textured rug, to finish off the look.
10. Say it loud!
Make your home a little bit less serious by adding some words to make your wall art really speak to you. Choose something that inspires you or, better yet, makes you laugh, and give it a prime spot. The best part? You can update your art regularly by finding fun quotes online, printing them, and swapping them out.
11. Animal instincts
It’s important to remember that your home is a reflection of your personality, so it doesn’t need to be so serious. The last of our decorating ideas is to add an element of quirk to your space with some fun animal motifs. Add a painting, a quirky scatter cushion or even a bolder wallpaper to make this one work for you.