2016’s Top Decorating Trends for a Stylish Winter

  • Have you recently purchased a Vancouver home or simply looking for inspiration to keep you cozy all winter long? We’ve scoured the best design sources to bring you the year’s top home decorating trends. Keep in mind that staging on trend is also a great tool if you’re planning to list your place on the market.

    The Comeback: Fireplaces

    In a throwback to simpler times, living rooms are going digital-free and returning to the fireplace as the room’s focal point. Ditching televisions for the hearth is a new trend that reminds us of the old days; and we like it. What better way to reconnect with family over the holidays than gathering around a cozy fire. Whether it’s gas or woodburning, this trend warms us to the core.

    The Bold and the Beautiful: Granny Florals

    Big, bold florals started popping up in Spring 2016 fashion and home decor palettes and continue their popularity among designers even through winter months. Paired with shades of grey and cobalt blue to transition the trend into this season’s hues, a few throw pillows in pretty country-style florals for a cheerful pop of colour will brighten dull winter days.


    Add texture to any room with cable knit throws that will keep you snug as temperatures drop. But it doesn’t have to end there: use cable knit as a texturizing effect on accent pieces, such as wrapped around vases and table top covers, for unexpected warmth in your decor.

    Mixology: Multiple Materials

    When it comes to kitchens in particular, design trends are leaving the matchy-matchy behind (think: all stainless appliances and granite countertops) for a more rustic look. A mix of a natural wood accents and the new black stainless appliances flows into a living room that boasts a variety of textures and patterns. The layered look, from multiple throws to tone-on-tone colour palettes, is a subtle way of playing with this more eclectic look. 

    Try one or all of the above for a cozy, winterizing effect on your home. Unsure of where to begin? HGTV.ca is a wonderful resource for ideas, or, in keeping with the throwback trend, visit the magazine aisle at Chapters to scoop up the latest in home decor glossies.

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