Five winter-warmer styling trends

Take advantage of time at home to refresh your winter decor.

With the days becoming shorter and the nights colder, now is the perfect time to switch your light, summer decor for a cosy, winter-friendly feel.

Vault Interiors interior designer Justine Wilson shared her tips to create a warm and cosy space to spend winter in isolation.

Rich colour tones in lush fabrics

Think textural fabrics like wool, velvet and faux fur. 

Hot colours this winter are olive, emerald, plum, mustard, burnt orange and deep magenta. 

To update your home, think about investing in new scatter cushions, thick bed or sofa throws or even a colourful plush rug underfoot. 

You can also just use decorative vases or flowers in these tones to bring a pop of colour.

Change your bedding

Winter is a good time to change out your bedding to thicker, heavier duvets and new linen. 

The summer trend was lots of simple white or cream lightweight linen but in winter try a textured spread like a waffle or tufted-linen design. 

Opt for deeper colour tones for the ultimate cosy feel and layer your bedding with a coverlet and a throw for maximum impact.

Candles are not just for light

It’s easy for a home to feel musty and dark with windows and doors often shut to keep in the warmth, so using pretty scented candles will help lift your mood. 

This year candles en masse will be a big trend. All you need is a round platter or tray and 5-8 candles. 

Light them all and you have a beautiful centrepiece for your dining or coffee table that will smell great and provide an ambient glow.

Mirrors are a great tool

Use them in winter as they will reflect any available light and make your interior less gloomy. 

Hang them in hallways, dark rooms and anywhere you can reflect a nice outlook. 

The more the merrier in winter and if you can reflect a nice lamp or floor lamp, even better.

Create an outdoor room

This would be my top tip this winter, especially with mandatory isolation. 

We may not be able to travel or go camping, so why not bring the experience into your backyard. 

Invest in an outdoor fire pit (check if your council allows them), get some nice outdoor comfy chairs and string some outdoor solar fairy lights for the full effect.