5 ways to incorporate the winter wilderness trend into your home
With the darker nights setting in and a steep drop in temperature, it can only mean one thing: winter is coming!
We all know this chilly season is the perfect time to stay indoors and get cosy, but if your interior décor still reflects the summer, it’s time to start thinking about incorporating a winter theme into your home.
According to Amara, one of the most highly anticipated home décor trends for this year is that of winter wilderness – celebrating the rugged landscape aesthetic and the darkness that winter brings, this is sure to make any space feel homely and cosy during the colder months. Here, we will show you how to introduce this trend in five simple steps.
Incorporate animal print
Nothing says wilderness quite like animal print does. And, whether you choose to use it sparingly as a statement piece or incorporate it into many of your interior elements, you should be choosing quality prints to make your wilderness space as authentic as possible. To achieve this, we recommend investing in a real hair on hide rug, like these ones from Timeless Chesterfields. Not only will the animal print perfectly fit in with the trend, but it’s versatile enough to be used as a rug, wall hanging or throw, so it can go anywhere in your home. Similarly, getting animal print runners and cushions for your dining table and chairs will ensure every aspect of your home is bang on-trend.
You could even choose to add these designs to your walls. We love the collection of animal print wallpapers from Designer Wallpapers. With a choice of prints such as snake, leopard and more, you can ensure any room you choose to decorate will meet the requirements of the trend. There are both bold and faded patterns available, so you can decide how statement you want to go.
Add wooden furniture
Celebrate nature by adding wooden touches around your home. To create the ultimate wilderness retreat, we recommend going for dark woods such as mahogany and espresso-coloured oak.
As a versatile and classic material, you can never overdo wood, so feel free to incorporate as much or as little as you want into your home. Whichever approach you decide to take, we suggest getting some basic dark wooden furniture to add classic detailing that will remain current through many seasons and trends. While a lot furniture retailers will offer stunning pristine and polished wood, we recommend opting for pieces that look slightly worn and rustic, to ensure you’re embracing the imperfections of the outdoors.
Select metallic accent pieces
One of the main focuses of this trend is the addition of metallic accent pieces that mimic the glint and sparkle of the sun. Not only will these fit in perfectly with this theme, but metallics are adorning many modern interior styles, so any pieces you do pick up are sure to give your home a contemporary aesthetic, too.
When it comes to incorporating these pieces, it’s key to remember that less is more. An accent piece will make a statement against the rest of the room, so be sure that you’re using these sparingly to nail the trend. This could be done by something as small as accessorising your space with metallic ornaments and trinkets, or by adding a metallic-framed mirror. As with the wood, don’t be afraid to add worn-looking elements to your wonderful wilderness space for a truly rustic feel. These antique candlesticks from Selling Antiques are the ideal way to decorate your home with metallics, and with a choice between plain and patterned designs, there’s something to suit every home.
Accessorise with soft furnishings
Create that cosy log cabin vibe with soft furnishings like cushions and throws. When it comes to these, we suggest looking for chunky knitted designs which will give the ultimate comfy aesthetic to any room, be it the bedroom or living room.
When selecting these finishing touches for your home, you should focus on choosing warm and attractive materials, such as wool. Just make sure that you are choosing deep or earthy colours which reflect the outdoors such as brown, khaki and black.
Not only will plants meet the wilderness criteria, they also look and smell great. Some, such as jasmine and lavender, can even have positive effects on your mind and body. When you’re choosing which plants to incorporate, there’s no reason why it can’t be as plain as placing sprigs on the dinner table. The same goes for flowers: bright and colourful bouquets might look out of place, so stick with simple white tulips or orchids for a classic look that won’t take away from the rest of your décor.
If you want to win extra style points, you could even add some pine cones and potpourri to fill your home with a fresh outdoorsy smell all season long.
With so many winter trends to choose from, why not take a unique approach to interior design this year and transport your home into the wilderness? Mimicking the aesthetic of a cosy log cabin, you’re sure to find comfort and style within this trend.