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Cool Change: Winter’s Top Interior Trends

When it comes to interiors, it makes sense to update your décor as you would your wardrobe — with a few key purchases each season...

Equal parts practical and stylish, these versatile buys can be the starting point or finishing piece for any room in the house. Words: Eliza Ashe Image: Emmy Etie

Cabin fever

Right now, the interiors world seems to be experiencing serious cabin fever. Perhaps it’s a reflection of our busy schedules and a desire to reconnect with the great outdoors that’s created a global yearning for all things log-cabin design. When it comes to pulling off the look, you want less-rugged, more-chalet with staple pieces in soft leather, reclaimed timber, suede and chunky knits. Cue the crackling campfire and toasted marshmallows. Styling note: Keep it contemporary. Stick with earthy-toned pieces, like blonde timbers, tan and chalk-coloured knits that work back nicely with black and white for a modern feel.

Made you blush

While winter décor typically includes lots of dark, rich hues, this season pastel pink is on the up. Think dusty-shades like rose and blush, and you get the pretty picture. This gentle hue also works wonders at creating a sense of warmth and calm, making it ideal for quiet areas like the parent’s retreat or guest room. Oh, and if you’re looking for something a little more cocktail hour-friendly, it’s a scientific fact that velvet pink anything, from cushions to settees, bump up the glamour factor by roughly 100 per cent. Styling note: Stay subtle. If neutrals are your usual-go-to, take baby steps with a few accent items, like a textured throw or tableware pieces that you can mix with existing dinnerware for a subtle nod to the trend.

Marble effect

Lately we’ve seen marble graduate from kitchen splashbacks to all areas of home décor, and for good reason. It’s eternally chic and complements any interior style. Whether it’s a lamp, side table or tray, marble wares work a treat paired with earthy materials like timber and linen for a relaxed finish. Styling note: Family fun. Keep your eyes peeled for marble-printed pieces, such as cushions, teepees and pegboards for a child-friendly take on the trend.

Brass act

When it comes to investing in new season homewares, brass everything, from vases to cutlery and tapeware is where the smart money is at. Nowhere near as polished or perfect-looking as last season’s rose gold trend, adding a few subtle elements like a bowl, task lamp or candle holder is a foolproof way to bring the richness of brass into your home without it overpowering the existing décor. Styling note: Mix it up. Perfect for the nursery or dining area, adding brass hardware to a modern dresser or console creates just the right amount of vintage charm.