In this month’s guest blog, Lucy Clarke, director of Curve Interior Design, discusses how to get cosy for the last couple of months of winter, whilst still keeping up with the latest trends.
Established in 2006, Manchester-based Curve is an award-winning studio working with clients around the North West and beyond.
“As the weather remains cold and Christmas is over, our thoughts turn to cosy nights in, and ways we can update our interiors to make the most of the long, dark evenings indoors or to give the house a bit of a revamp for the new year.
One of our favourite winter trends this winter is earthy glam, a subtle combination of earthy tones and textures with more glamorous elements.
We love fabrics which feature soft, woven or bouclé effects with metallic highlights, mossy greens and bringing nature inside with plants and prints. Large, dark, edgy florals are everywhere at the moment, featuring both on fabrics and wallpapers, which is a quick and easy way to update a room.
Add a feature wallpaper in a print or grass cloth texture with warm faux fur throws and cushions to complete the look. Gold is a key metallic colour now and looks great on lamps, accessories and occasional furniture.
Paint is very popular for creating drama in a space and we love colours such as navy blue and dark green. Pink is also still very popular, and a key colour in both fairly feminine schemes and also teamed with green for fresh, modern spaces.
Mustards and yellows are also a great way to bring some colour into your home, it works well with colder colours such as wintery greys and cool blues. On my recent visit to store my favourite piece was this gorgeous mustard velvet sofa, it even matched my outfit!
Layer up and add interest with tassels, global prints, and animal prints which are making the crossover from the catwalk and are everywhere in fashion just now. Greens, combined with blue and tartans to create a welcoming winter vibe - and don’t forget to add some seasonal scents to your home with some candles and diffusers to provide spicy, warm aromas of fig, cinnamon, bergamot, pine or citrus.
Here are some items from the website which could illustrate the ideas above, including dark colours, navy and green, velvets, large florals, animal furs, gold accents, navy and gold geometric wallpaper.”