Interior Design

For many of you, the long, cold days can make you think of nothing more than getting to your cosy home and enjoying some warmth and comfort. If, however, when you get home and find it’s not the cosy haven you were dreaming of, we can help you find the perfect solution with our tips on the latest interior design trends.

“It’s amazing what a difference a change to your interior décor can make to the feeling of a room, or even a whole house,” said Proskips, a nationwide skip hire. “That can be particularly true at this colder time of year.”

Neutral Greys and Deep Rich Blues

While greys and blues might make you think of the cold, when you use the right shades and textures you can create a cosy room, den or corner more easily than you think. Use soft, grey rugs or throws and blankets and combine them with deep blue cushions.

Not only will the colours complement each other, the different textures and materials will make you want to snuggle up and relax while the wind, rain and snow rages outside.

Bold Woollen Knits

Another way to warm up your home is to add some bold, cable knit accessories. Cushions covered with a wool, cable knit design are tactile and snug which encourages people to sit down and get a fire going!

Another way to incorporate the woollen knit trend is on blankets and throws or even the edging of a rug. Adding the woollen look is a guaranteed way to encourage everyone – including you – to sit down and get warm!

“Using different materials that evoke thoughts of keeping cosy when its cold outside is the perfect way to warm up your home, or chosen room,” said Kubie Gold Associates, estate agent based in Pimlico. “It’s also something you can do relatively easily, as these items are readily available in stores and online. And if you don’t think they’re quite right for the summer time, store them away carefully then get them out once the autumn weather turns wintry, later on in the year.”

How About Something a Bit Different?

If greys, blue and woollen touches aren’t your style, there’s no need to worry. Statement design is very much alive and well, offering another pretty easy way to instantly change the look of a room. You can add a great looking chair with a wonderful back or unique seat cover.

Another option is to go for a statement mirror or light fitting. If you choose the right one, both those items can draw the eyes of all who enter your room and make a real impact on them. Indeed, if you find a statement design piece that you fall in love with, it will probably make you feel differently about the room you put it in and maybe even your entire home.

The one thing with statement design items is that they can come in on the more expensive side. But, if you love it and can see yourself showing it off for a long time, then it’s an investment worth making.

“Most of us spend a lot of time in our homes and it’s easy for us to feel jaded with the décor and design we’ve chosen, sometimes years earlier,” said Denhan Guaranteed Rent. “If you really want to make a change, it can often be easier to do than you think. Just a few key changes really can make all the difference both to the way your home looks and the way you feel when you’re there.”