Winter is a time of year when we all like to cozy up inside our homes and enjoy the company of family and friends. Outside is cold, so it's a good idea to change up the interior of the house to reflect a warm, welcoming environment.
Snow starts to fall, the air gets sharp, the fireplace becomes an area of focus, and holiday decorations bring a touch of cheer. Interior design trends this season should focus on comfort, hygge, and nostalgia.
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you want your home to look for the holiday season. Plenty of interior design trends can help you create the perfect festive atmosphere if you're looking to give your home a little holiday cheer. Here are some of this year's most popular interior design trends to help prepare your home for winter.
Blow the Dust off the Fireplace
One of the most popular interior design trends this winter is to focus on the fireplace, which is a great way to create a focal point in your home and make it feel cozy and inviting. If you have a fireplace you don't use often, it is time to blow the dust off and get it ready.
You can use this opportunity to give your fireplace a makeover. Give it a fresh coat of paint, or try out a new style of the mantelpiece. You can decorate around the fireplace with festive holiday decorations too.
Bring the Outside in With Winter Blues
Another popular winter trend is bringing the outside in with winter blues, which can be done by adding blue hues to your home's color palette. It is a great way to create a calming atmosphere in your home. After all, blue is said to be the color of calmness and serenity.
Add winter-themed decorations to your home to incorporate blue into the house. Add snowflakes, icicles, or even a Christmas tree to enhance the colors further.
Create a Hygge-Inspired Home
Hygge is a Danish concept that focuses on creating a cozy and comfortable atmosphere in your home. This trend has been gaining popularity recently and is the perfect way to make your home warm and inviting this winter.
To create a hygge-inspired home, focus on adding soft textures, candles, and warm lighting. You can add cozy blankets and throws to help make the perfect space to snuggle up in.
Great Hygge Ideas
Add some cozy blankets and throws to your decor
Focus on adding soft textures to your home
Use candles to create a warm and inviting atmosphere
Use warm lighting fixtures to help set the mood
Make a fire and bring to life the fireplace with new ornaments
Focus On Nostalgia With Vintage Decor
If you're looking for a way to add some holiday cheer to your home, try focusing on nostalgia with vintage decor. This design tip is a great way to bring back memories of holidays past.
You can find vintage decorations at thrift stores, garage sales, or even online. Try adding some holiday-themed elements like garland and lights to make your vintage decor feel more festive.
Get Cozy With Textured Fabrics
Another popular trend this winter is focusing on textured fabrics, which add extra warmth to your home while providing color and texture. Try using fabrics like velvet, wool, or fur.
A rug would also be a great option here, especially if you have a wooden floor. Check out The HAUSS rug selection for some truly unique designs you won’t find anywhere else.
Add a Touch of Glam With Metallics
If you're looking for a way to add a touch of glamor to your home, try using metallics. These unique colors give your home some extra shine, very fitting for the winter months. You can use metallic paint, wallpaper, or just decorations. Try adding gold, silver, or copper accents to make your home feel more festive and give off a similar gloss as an icy winter night.
Use Winter White to Create a Clean Look
If you're looking for a clean and fresh look this winter, try using crisp white. It brightens up your home and is effortlessly versatile to other seasons. It can be used as a base for the house, and then little pops of winter can be used throughout the home to signify the season theme.
Bring Nature Indoors
Another popular trend this winter is to bring nature indoors with house plants, which is a great way to add some life to your home and keep the air fresh. Try adding some dried flowers with minimal color to captivate the winter season.
Add Warmth With Wood Accents
If you're looking for a way to add some warmth to your home, try using wood accents. You can use wood furniture, flooring, or smaller decor.
There are so many different options to choose from when it comes to wooden furniture, but here are a few of our favorites for this winter:
Add Warm Lighting
The nights are long in the winter months, so the lighting in your home needs to be specially taken care of. Warm lighting is a must, but correcting the room's brightness can be difficult. Try using lamps, candles, or string lights. Even one additional light to the room can make all the difference. Try adding a tall lamp to the corner of the room or getting a retro bulb for the center light.
Create a Focal Point
A focal point refers to the part of the room that stands out regarding its interior design aspects. Although typically focal points are fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, windows, and built-in shelving, we believe you should create your own unique setting for more of an impact. If you want your space to look more attractive, try adding a Scandinavian accent wall or terracotta artwork.
If you're looking for a way to add some visual interest to your home, try creating a focal point around the winter season. Adding a focal point is a great way to add some extra dimension to your space and interact with the theme of winter. You can use this opportunity to add a piece of art, something to the fireplace like a reef, or just a simple family picture on the wall.
Bring a Professional In
Getting a professional to help with the interior design of your space is a surefire way to ensure the job is done right. When working with a professional, they have lots of experience and in-depth knowledge about how to use lighting, color, and spatial orientation to highlight the best parts of the room.
However, there are some drawbacks to getting a professional interior designer. Here are a few disadvantages:
Can be overwhelming
Inflexible & has to be at your house
There is a new way of doing interior design nowadays, though, and that's called E-Design. It's much more cost-effective and works around your schedule, as it is all done with computer software. Plus, you'll still work directly with a professional and get the spectacular results you want.
E-Design is done from the comfort of your own home while the interior designer is at their computer designing your interior with special software. The HAUSS E-Design has a team of professionals that will be happy to bring your home ideas to life.
Update Your Home Office
Now is the time to update your home office if you work from home. Sprucing up the office is a great way to make your workspace more efficient and stylish. You can use this opportunity to add some new furniture, storage, or even decorations.
Try adding a pop of color to your home office or a bulletin board covered with some family pics and a few snowflakes. Bulletin boards allow you to get creative and make the space completely unique. You can add anything you like; they are fantastic for keeping track of some work activities. Check out The HAUSS' range of pin boards for a great selection of high-end boards that will totally lift your home office.
Overall it can be challenging to get the mood of your interior design correct this winter. Colors need to be subtle and give off a warm home vibe. The nights are long, so lighting is crucial. And lastly, the texture is key to creating a cozy winter atmosphere.
Following these simple tips, you can create a warm and inviting space that will make you feel right at home this winter. If you need some help with the design process, go from the modern way of hiring an interior designer and look at E-Design by The HAUSS.