With the distinct feeling that winter is approaching, we are looking into the most cost effective ways of updating our interiors for the colder months. As always we aim for beautiful design and maximum style effect.
One of the easiest ways to change the feel of a room is by changing some of the accessories such as cushions and throws. By changing the cushions and throws we can go from the vibrancy of summer straight into the warmer tones of deep greens, burnt orange and darker hues. When a new throw is added, it instantly invokes the feeling of warmth, dark evenings, roaring fires, and hearty meals with the family.
We would also recommend adding fairy lights and incorporating more candles around the house. In the bathroom a simple colour change of the towels and the bath products would give an instant lift in both design and style.
One of the best investments would be to add a log burner to the lounge; the warm glow, the smell, and the general chic style of a log burner brings an entire new element to the living space for late autumn and throughout winter.
There are certain times of the year when homeowners want dramatic changes to the appearance and feel of their homes, spring being the obvious season, but winter comes a close second, and one of the best ways to incorporate a seasonal update is to change the wallpaper.
If wallpaper is a passion, then we can highly recommend the trends which Ideal Home Magazine have been featuring recently, and if we’re being honest the Eyecandy Interior Design team are coveting most of these new seasonal looks.
From the eastern influence of mountain backgrounds to the traditional big florals of yesteryear we are smitten. With both of these trends we can be as subtle or as eccentric as we like, both very different styles bring vastly stunning designs to the forefront.
If being on trend is a definite must, then let us suggest one of the 2018 winter greats, the humble ‘pineapple’. The pineapple design stems back to the 18th century where pineapples were a status symbol of the wealthy and well travelled. They were exotic, interesting, unusual, and quite magnificent. Country mansion houses used pineapples to prove how wealthy the family was, it wouldn’t be unusual to see a golden pineapple positioned on a large mantle, or a lampshade hanging over a pineapple base, even jewellery trinket boxes were pineapple shaped.
Other trends include sheepskin rugs, contemporary shaped lighting, heavy fabrics such as velvet and wool, and pretty flamingoes dotted around the house.
Another cost effective yet dramatic change to any room is to paint a wall, whether it be a single feature wall or all four walls plus the ceiling, an instant way to lift a room is by using paint.
Farrow & Ball, renowned for the latest colours are suggesting deep greens, blacks, dark pinks, grainy reds, and darker tones are ideal for winter. A few of their latest releases include Bancha (a deep green), Paean Black (a charcoal depth of black), Rangwali (a super dusky pink), Preference Red (a grainy rustic red).
We are swooning over all the Farrow & Ball colours this season, especially the risky Paean Black, which if used correctly can take a room from safe to striking in just one coat.
Eyecandy Interior Design is able to offer any interior design service you require. From moodboards to samples, through to full room redesigns or furniture reupholstery. Visit our website to see out latest designs.
Enjoy the season of inside warmth and outside chills.