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Top 6 Interior Design Trends for Winter

It’s just like yesterday when we were basking in the sun and enjoying the summer. Now winter is just round the corner and we’re starting to miss the warmth. If you’re like me, this is the time I give my home a facelift.

This winter, there are some popular trends in interior design that are worth giving a try. The good news is that it’s super easy to adopt these winter trends in your own home.

 

 

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Here are top 6 interior design trends for winter.

 

  1. Warmer colours

Interior designers use the power of colours to change the overall mood of a room. This may seem like a very simple trick but it’s extremely effective. Colours have a way of introducing a new vibe in the room.

Summer is associated with warm colours. Incorporating such colours in your interior décor can give your home the needed cheery summery feel.

Opt for warmer tones like red, orange, and plum. A simple lick of paint with those warm tones can do wonders to your home. To switch things up a bit, you can get furniture or decorative items in those colours to give the room the needed warmth of summer.

 

  1. Floral details

Another interior design trend that promises to be a big hit this winter is floral details. Large floral prints in deeper shades are a favourite this season. Combining throw pillows and curtains with such patterns and shades preserves the summer vibe into your home despite the cold of winter.

 

  1. Metallic touch

Without a doubt there has been a predominance of metallic finishes in interior design this season and this winter will not be an exception. The metallic touch gives your home a modern feel. But to incorporate the warmth that is predominant in this season’s interior designs you can add metals of gold, bronze and rose gold tones. Such metals can be seen on decorative items.

 

  1. Luxurious velvet

It’s interesting to know how far velvet has come in being one of the most desired fabrics in interior décor. Often associated with wealth, class and luxury, velvet is one trend that you’ll see this winter.

Aside from its luxurious air, velvet gives the impression of warmth and coziness that is deeply desired during the winter months. Adding some velvet to your room will usher in that strong presence of warmth. You can incorporate velvet in so many ways like having a couple of velvet cushions or furniture with velvet upholstery.

 

  1. Mix of texture

This winter there a mix of textures that will be the order of the day in interior décor. A variety of textures like embroidery, knits and tassels will show up in cushions, curtains and carpets, while intricate wooden designs will feature in home accessories.  This mash of textures will create that cozy feel perfect for the winter. To create this vibe, play around with textures.

 

  1. Crystalline appeal

With winter comes a gloom but that doesn’t mean that your home should be that way. Hence, this winter there’ll be a lot of glass and crystalline items in interior designs. The glass brings the light that will brighten your home and give it cheer as well as keep it very modern.

You can incorporate glass and crystal pieces to your home with hand-blown glass lampshades and other glass fittings and accessories.

 

What interior design trends are you excited about this winter?

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The top 3 benefits to owning a Murphy Bed

More people are moving to the city and because of that urban living has changed in the past several years. For one, more people are owning units in skyscrapers rather than having the classic white picket fence arrangement. Because of this, being wise about the space you have is everything especially if you want to call it your home. It’s important to be wise about how you use your available space so you can move freely and still own stuff that matters to you. Because of this, a lot of space-saving furniture has been creating for the past few years to answer this need. One of these is the rising trend of owning a Murphy bed. Space saving beds are so important in homes that have limited space.

With this kind of bed, you get to think of other ways to utilize your space since you can fold your bed.

Here are the top 3 benefits to owning a Murphy Bed.

 

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1. You have the freedom to customize it to fit your needs

It’s always nice to have furniture that you can easily customize because you have the freedom to move it around or place it in your preferred location. You can even have the option to either design it as an individual unit or as a part of your cabinetry unit. You can also have it designed to have storage or shelving. Murphy beds are a great choice for those who need to have spaces for storage but only have a limited living area. The ability to customize Murphy beds compared to regular beds are what makes it worth it because then you don’t have to worry that your other furniture and things at home have nowhere else to be.


2. Murphy beds can complement your home’s decor

One of the things that we always consider when we are buying a new furniture is if it matches our home’s decor. Furnitures that don’t seem to complement with the rest of the stuff in your home is such a big no-no. The good thing is that Murphy beds can easily blend in with the rest of your stuff at home because it is easily customizable. You can work and collaborate with a designer who can do a custom design of your Murphy bed that can be folded beautifully into a cabinet of sort or something that can be functional throughout the day when you are not using it. You can also have it designed to utilize all available space in your home. Unlike ready-made classic beds, there are chances that to doesn’t fit perfectly well into your limited space. Worse, you cannot just move it around whenever you want to, making it frustrating to look at when you want to style your home.

3. It is as comfortable as a regular bed

Most people think that you will lose a sense of comfort if you choose a Murphy bed for your home. However, it is actually as comfortable as conventional beds. It comes with high-quality mattresses that can guarantee you a great night sleep.

 

What do you think of the Murphy bed? Please sound off in the comments section.

Thanks for reading.

 

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Interior Decorating Best Kept Secrets

Decorating and re-decorating your home can be really fun. It’s amazing how little adjustments can make a huge difference to the room.

However, not many people have an eye for design. That’s why it’s good to have some handy tips that will help you make the best interior design choices.

Over the years interior designers have formulated some interior décor hacks that they kept secret. I came across some which will help make a difference to your interior decorating.

 

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  1. Base your colour scheme on a focal item

Deciding on the right set of colours to decorate your room can be a bit tricky. And sometimes when you do come up with your “ideal” set of colours, you find out that your furniture doesn’t match your colour scheme by the time you bring it in.

A clever insider secret to interior décor is to base your colour scheme on a focal item in your room. For example, if the most prominent item in your room is a turquoise and gold mural, then the colour scheme of your room should include turquoise and gold.

 

  1. Create height

Not many homes were constructed with high ceilings. High ceilings give the illusion of more space. But when you’re faced with a room with low ceilings, then furnishing it with low furniture will help give your room some balance. Low furniture like chairs, couches and coffee tables should have shorter legs to make the ceiling of the room look a lot higher than what it really is.

 

  1. Bring the investment pieces up front

When you walk into the room there should be a statement piece that will draw you into the room. A statement piece usually defines the mood of a room. Invest in a large beautiful painting on the wall or smart antique furniture as they make excellent statement pieces. Once you have them in your room don’t keep them hidden in the background. Bring them up front and let the room light up with their presence.

 

  1. Invest in a quality sofa

Don’t skimp on your sofa. That’s where you and your guests will spend most of their time when they come to visit. So, you must invest in a quality sofa to give your room or living area a comfy feel. Make sure that the sofa you choose is comfortable and made of quality materials that will last long and not wear out quick.

 

  1. Strategically hang your mirrors

Mirrors, especially the decorative type, can make a room look really charming and sophisticated. However, interior designers see mirrors as more than just a decorative item. A mirror can be used as a tool to help in your interior decoration. When placed in strategic locations, a mirror can make a room look a lot larger than it really is. If the room you want to decorate doesn’t let in much natural light, you can place a mirror directly opposite the window to reflect the light to the whole room. This makes your room naturally brighter.

 

What do you think of these Interior Decorating Best Kept Secrets?

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