INTERIOR TRENDS TO WARM UP YOUR HOME

Lifestyle

18 May 2017

A few pops of colour coupled with a cosy texture can go a long way to making your home feel like a warm and inviting retreat from the cold. Below are a few of our favourite trends and how easy it can be to inject one or two into your home heading into winter.

1. GOLD, COPPER & BRASS

Draw the eye to something golden.

Create warmth with warm-toned metal and yellow gold highlights. They could be as soft or as subtle as a gold trim on a piece of furniture or as showstopping as a statement mirror.

a / Ari floor lamp by Lighting Plus b / Matahari mirror by Nood c / Lava lamp by Briscoes d / Adita tray by Freedom Furniture e / Sax bag by Freedom Furniture

2. MOODY MAUVE & METALLICS

Sophisticated and a little bit edgy.

If you’re thinking of going grey this winter opt for a rich and inviting shade of mauve. This purpley grey tone adds richness to a space especially when it features in velvety fabrics and thick pile rugs.

a /  Mercury table lamp by Forest Furniture b /Adele ottoman by Freedom Furniture  c / Perno pendant by Lighting Plus d /Cilla table lamp by Bed Bath & Beyond  e / Westbury rug by Harvey Norman

3. FUR, LEATHER & FRINGE

Striking with all-white interiors.

Warm caramel-toned leather in sofas and trims are great for giving a neutral space more warmth.  Keep things textural and interesting with soft details like a fur throw slung over an armchair or a tasselled rug against a hard floor.

a / Leather mirror by Briscoes b / Tundra fur throw by Nood c / Malmo side drawers by Bed Bath & Beyond d / Kenza floor rug by Freedom

4. RICH REDS AND BURNT ORANGE

Vibrant and eyecatching.

Reds in every shade from maroon to terracotta are making a comeback in cushions, throws and even furniture. A little goes a long way though, so whether you prefer the versatility of a chunky throw or an impactful sofa the places they occupy will instantly feel lifted.

a / Anika recliner by La-z-boy  b/ Grenadine chunky cotton throw by The Importer c/ Velvet cushion by Nood d/ Red uplighter floor lamp by Lighting Direct e/ Bella throw by Bed Bath & Beyond

5. WOOD & METAL

For character with an industrial edge.

On its own, metal can feel cold and at times be a little uninspiring but pair it with wood and you have a winning combination.  The two elements together draw the eye in a way that feels both modern and interesting, making the perfect conversation starter.

a / Alissa pendant by Lighting Direct  b/ Havana side table by The Importer  c/ Blok sidetable  d/ Scandi desk by Harvey Norman

To explore more of the looks that are making it big this season and to feel the fabrics and textures that can make a house feel like home, make a day of it and head in store now.

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