winter-interior-nordicWith only 61 sleeps left till Christmas we are racing against the clock (like we are on some crazy game show) to see how many rooms we can complete before the festive season is upon us. We are currently busy with the office, which seems to be taking forever, due to the fact that we are both working flat out, looking after little people and not sleeping very much.

Eager to get painting and furnishing I’ve been spending a lot of time researching interior trends and inspiration for this winter. I do so love creating a warm and inviting home when the weather is cold outside. There is something magical about cosying up in front of the fire with your family or entertaining friends in a warm, festive atmosphere when it’s cold, still and dark outside.

Interior trend 1: Luxurious Hygge

It’s all about creating a luxurious cosiness this winter. Think opulence combined with hygge. We need soft indulgent throws, warm rugs and details of gold and marble thrown in for pure decadence.

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Image: SheerLuxe

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Image: Nordic House

Interior trend 2: Winter forest

Imagine snowy forests and icy fjords. We are seeing neutral / grays palette highlighted with elements of wood, fur and metal.

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Image: The Telegraph

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Image: Brabbu

Interior trend 3: I like em big, I like em chunky

Chunky knits are where it’s at this winter. Cosy just got supersized! I’m still thinking I’m going to be able to arm knit myself one of the giant throws for my bed. Have you seen the videos on facebook? But I know it’s just not going to happen is it…

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Image: Lauren Aston – Not on the high street

Interior trend 4: Craftmanship

Handmade, artisan, made with love. This winter we are loving items that are just a bit special and different. Quality and originality are key, as is a look and feel of the handmade element.

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Image: Etsy

Interior trend 5: Organic

Linking all the trends this season is the key word ‘organic’. We find organic shapes and patterns in decorative details, furniture and materials. As we wrap ourselves up inside, keeping warm, away from the elements the natural world continues to inspire and delight us.

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Image:Etsy

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