Save on your heating bill by achieving a feeling of warmth through design instead. It sounds a bit farfetched but certain materials and colors can really add a warm feeling to a room. Here are some of our favorite wintery trends that really bring the heat! And if none of these design tricks get you feeling any warmer… there are always cozy fleece blankets to wrap up in!
Fur and animal skin accents are a hot trend at the moment and they add a layer of warmth to most any design. Fur rugs are beautiful and fluffy but they can be difficult to maintain. That’s why we opt for fur on furniture and leather or short-haired skin on the floor. A natural hide or swath of fur lends an element of funkiness to even the most traditional piece of furniture. Lay one across a couch, a chair or even a table to add a patch of organic style to your regular furnishings.
When it comes to decorating with metallics, gold will never get old! A soft gleam of gold can make a closet bathroom feel as sophisticated as a grand foyer… and if there’s one particular place that could use some warmth, it’s the bathroom. One of the best things about gold is that you can incorporate just a touch or whole pools of gold into your space. A simple gold picture frame warms up your art while a shimmery gold chandelier or a rich gold velvet sofa can totally heat things up.
There are a lot of misconceptions in the design world about mixing gold and silver. We love them and they complement each other more than you’d think. Gold helps take away the industrial feeling of silver can have and silver keeps gold shiny! An antique gold paint pairs beautiful with simple silver accessories, for example.