As the nights grow longer and the days grow colder, we are spending more and more time in our houses. This year, it is more important than ever to make your abode as aesthetically pleasing as possible. If your rooms need a redo, here are 14 fresh ideas to spruce up your house this winter.
This winter, try updating your space with both new favorites and antique finds. The juxtaposition of sleek, new styles and bygone eras gives depth to any space. Distressed rugs, antique table lamps, and vintage tables pair well with contemporary fixtures and trendy color palettes. For a vintage touch, swapping out your cupboard handles for patina hardware is a simple trick that will give your kitchen a lived-in feel and invigorate the space with inviting warmth. Let your decor grow organically rather than sticking with a single streamlined style.
Velvet is inherently luxurious, and this winter, it’s being used in a big way. This luxurious fabric can be used in a myriad of ways and works well with an abundance of other fabrics and textures to add another layer of dimension to nearly any room in the house. Swapping an outdated armchair for one with gorgeous, tufted velvet is a fast way to turn your living room from drab to glam, and its rich texture is perfect for the colder season. Velvet also has an inherent luster—a gleam to it—that bodes well for the bedroom, such as this modern upholstered French Country bed frame and headboard. A little velvet goes a long way, so this is a quick switch to make in your home decorating this season.
Pantone colors hold a massive sway when it comes to design, and this winter, consider leaning into the jewel tones. When you see Pantone 18-5338 Ultramarine Green, you’ll instantly take notice. This eye-catching color draws people in, which makes it ideal for living and dining areas. It’s bold, it’s endearing, and frankly, it’s a little out of the blue-green, which makes this quirky color a perfect pick for a winter decor revamp.
If your home has hardwood floors, you know just how chilly that first step out of bed can be. To instantly up the comfort factor of your home, consider investing in a few quality rug purchases that can transform your space. Luxurious carpets are like artwork—they add color, depth, and warmth to your living areas.
For an extra dose of bold design, consider layering few smaller rugs to create one mosaic masterpiece. This stacked look can work in a multitude of different styles depending on what textures and colors you use as well as the shapes and sizes. You can turn your Dallas home into a bohemian getaway this winter with a few brightly patterned antique rugs and a faux cowhide, or you can keep things traditional with neutral tones.
Don’t be surprised when you see garlands of dried citrus alongside sprigs of evergreens this winter. Citrus hues have infiltrated our traditional winter color schemes, and the results will lift your spirits and elevate your design. Bold yellows are a sunny way to brighten a winter day, and there are a myriad of ways to incorporate this fun, unexpected color into your home. Yellow can be used in bold strokes or in small splashes to instantly boost the ambiance of a room. Trade your kitchen chairs for a pop of color with these upholstered dining chairs from West Elm, or go for the gold with this sunburst mirror from Wayfair.
This Scottish textile has long since made a place for itself in winter design, but this year, watch for tartan to make a major comeback in unexpected ways. Buffalo check had its time in the spotlight, but trends are moving toward a more delicate tartan print. Understated neutral tones allow this pattern to take the backseat in an otherwise busy room with competing style elements, but you can also let tartan shine with rich hues as a statement piece, such as the upholstery of a sofa, window treatments, or even the wallpaper.
Wreaths are often one of the first things we see when entering a house, as they are typically hung across the exterior of the front door. However, indoor wreaths can be just as chic. Using your favorite winter greens and embellishments—from red berries and dried yarrow to glittering gold ribbon—dressing up the kitchen or living room is easy with the addition of a stunning live or faux green wreath. This sweet and simple trend is easily adaptable for children’s decor as well. Fabric wreaths add an element of softness to a nursery or child’s room, along with a tinge of winter flair. This felt wreath is a collaboration between West Elm and Pottery Barn Kids that shirks tradition and creates a fresh take on a classic design.
Long gone are the days of all-white kitchens. The stark, sterile look had its time, and trends now lean toward colorful finishes that breathe fresh life into the heart of your home. Swap your white subway tile backsplash for something more attention-catching, such as this glossy teal scalloped tile that creates an Art Deco effect. For a total makeover, refinish your kitchen with retro-inspired black-and-white checkered floors. This signature vintage look is back in a big way, and it can add a fun, hip flair to your kitchen.
There’s hardly anything more luxurious than a long, hot bath on a cold winter’s night, and this season, consider updating your master bathroom in a big way by trading your outdated shower for a freestanding tub. For a vintage finish, consider a hammered copper tub, or go for something a little more modern, like this all-black stone soaking tub.
Cozy is decidedly in this winter, and there’s nothing quite like curling up on the sofa after a long day at the office (or the home office). One way to make your living room reach its highest hygge potential is by using plush fabric. Shearling is innately comfortable, and its soft material is perfect for a living room throw. Chunky knit blankets are an incredible accent to a bedroom or living space.
If your home needs a serious facelift, consider a coat of paint. Previously in style, accent walls have been fading out of fashion, and making the change to a single color can be done easily on a winter weekend. Instead of dimension, think drama. Forcing contrast with an accent wall can reshape the way we see a room, but this winter, be bold. Drape everything in lavish lavender, creamy golden yellows, or a sea of navy blue. Don’t hold back.
You don’t have to ditch the greenery simply because it’s winter. Sunny homes are the perfect place to foster winter greens. Not only will surrounding yourself with organic greenery improve the state of your living space, but it also has an uplifting effect on your mood. Being in a natural environment can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and raise productivity while you’re at work.
If green doesn’t match your artistic vision for a room but you still want a touch of the natural world in your space, try crafting a bouquet of dried flowers. Not only do dried flowers add an abundance of visual texture, but their neutral color can be used in a plethora of spaces. You can dry flowers yourself, or you can shop around Preserved Arts by Dr. Delphinium Designs, a local flower preservationist that sees the beauty in long-lasting floral compositions.
Granny Chic gets a makeover with this new take on an outdated style. The look is maximalist-meets-Mad Men, where old-fashioned patterns (think your grandma’s jewel-toned curtains) blend with sleek, classic furnishings. It’s not uncommon for trends to react in contrast to one another, and this boisterous style is the perfect foil for the minimalist austerity of the 2010s.
Whether you’re winterizing your living room with chunky knits or trading your evergreen wreaths for tufted wool, you’ll be able to cultivate a warm and welcoming house that you love to call home. If you’re curious about Dallas luxury real estate, contact Christy Berry to find out more information. This stylish city always keeps its finger on the pulse of the latest trends.