Best Winter Interior Design Trends

The stretch of winter after the holidays is rough, I’m not going to lie. Whether you’re partaking in “Dry January”, “No Funding February” or “Melancholy March”, this time of year is one of the least jolly. So what does winter interior design look like once the holiday decorations come down? January through March is a great time to reset your house, move some things around, adding some new elements to your house and making your home look refreshed. So here are the top winter interior design trends to get you new year inspired!

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Back in Black

There’s a reason why it’s the “little black dress” and not the bubblegum-pink or apple-red dress. Perfect for punks, models, and everyone in between, black is the chic-est of the color palette because of how well it adds a simple, bold touch or a dramatic focal point to any room.

Black accessories were a hot trend last year, but now people are dipping into their wild sides a bit more and choosing black furniture. It’s an especially hot choice this winter for dining chairs, but trend sniffers are also spotting black prints, fixtures, textiles, and even walls and bathroom marble. If you’re shy about introducing such a dramatic color in your home, you can easily warm it up with a cozy rug, faux fur textiles, or even some pink or blush-toned accessories.

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Dramatic and Large-Scale Wallpaper

Yes, wallpaper has been making a comeback recently, but this season, it’s even more specific. First, it’s not your grandmother’s wallpaper—no chintz or Laura Ashley color palettes here. Second, the hottest wallpaper you’ll see this season is loud and proud. From retro prints to graphic abstractions to art deco designs and vivid florals, modern wallpaper is vivid, whimsical, and most importantly daring. The best part is that removable wallpaper is huge right now, so you can easily swap your deep purple velvet pattern for a cheerier retro floral come springtime.

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Moody Colors

If spring and summer are the time for light and airy decor, winter is the time to be striking. Bold colors such as aubergine, deep emerald, or rich teal are a way to infuse your home with some theatrical flair. Try these strong colors in your lighting fixtures, textiles, or accessory furniture, such as an ottoman footstool or an entryway table. I’m also a fan of using it in more unexpected ways, such as for wallpaper on the ceiling, or for painting your window or door trim.

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Round Furniture

This isn’t to say that the minimalist look of mid-century design is going away anytime soon, but furniture with curves is back this season in a big way. From rounded couches to softer corners on tables and normally angular furniture, this sculptural approach creates an artistic look in any room. It also gives a space a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, which makes it a perfect choice for cold weather days spent inside with cocktails!

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Wabi-Sabi

This Japanese philosophy is often defined as a “rustic elegance” that focuses on taking pleasure in the imperfect. So how does this translate into the world of decor? Interior design isn’t just about lavish ornamentation or high-end pieces. Wabi sabi—a step up from the Swedish hygge trend—means finding beauty in the imperfections of your home.

It’s less of a specific style of design and more about an attitude. This can be something as simple as incorporating more natural materials into your space, whether you prefer deep cherrywood, terra-cotta, or Texas limestone. It can also mean designing your space with authenticity and intent, such as using only sustainably sourced materials, or avoiding big box stores and shopping instead with independent makers and artists. In this case, we took an unused space in our client’s home, found a beautiful vintage desk that fit perfectly into the nook, added some shelves and voila – instant home office.

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This Japanese philosophy is often defined as a “rustic elegance” that focuses on taking pleasure in the imperfect. So how does this translate into the world of decor? Interior design isn’t just about lavish ornamentation or high-end pieces. Wabi sabi—a step up from the Swedish hygge trend—means finding beauty in the imperfections of your home.

If you’re ready to give your home a fresh and inspired makeover for the new year, I’m your girl. No matter your style and no matter the season, I’m an expert at partnering with my clients to help them give their homes a makeover they’ll adore—and I’d be happy to help you, too. Contact me today, and let’s get started collaborating on a space that’s endlessly functional and beautiful.

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