Save money with winter interior trends to try in your home
As the nights start to draw in and the weather starts to change, it invariably means that we will be spending more time inside out of the cold.
This creates an ideal opportunity to update your interior design to something a bit different. However, this doesn’t have to cost the earth – www.myvouchercodes.co.uk have put together their predictions for the biggest interior trends this winter that you can try in your home without breaking the bank.
Winter colour trends
Dark, moody colours combined with pops of colours are going to be big this year. Various shades of grey are a great way to provide a tranquil feel to a space, allowing for a perfect base to experiment with.
For a richer colour scheme, midnight blues are a great choice. Adding bursts of bright pastel hues creates an array of eye-catching focal points within the room.
For those who are looking for a lighter colour scheme, natural tones are a popular choice. Chalky hues create a calming and relaxing environment, especially when combined with organic and synthetic materials that mimic nature, such as winter branches, fur rugs and tweed throws.
Money-saving tip: Use an online paint calculator to work out exactly how much paint you have to buy, leaving a little left over for touch ups. Store your paint in a cool dry place, making sure to clean the paint from the sealing rim of the can to create an airtight seal and to prevent the paint from drying out; if you are still unsure about the seal, use some cling film as a gasket between the can and lid.
Strategic pops of colour
A few years ago, the trend was to make a bold statement by painting vibrant colours on walls to make them stand out. However, the trouble with this is that it can look dated quickly. This year we are seeing the trend of adding strategic pops of colour in smaller quantities, with the use of coloured accessories and furniture.
Colourful furniture, throws and cushions can add the right amount of colour into a room without making it look gaudy, and the best thing is that you can change the theme of the room more easily to reflect your mood, the season and your taste without having to get the paint rollers out.
Money-saving tip: Making your own quilts is a great way of creating colourful artwork that also has a function; the whole family can get involved too, adding to it as the years go by to create a patchwork of family life.
Upcycling has been a popular hobby over the past few years as people look to repurpose dated or tired furniture to fit into modern life. Paint manufacturers have been getting in on this trend too, and now offer a wide range of furniture paint in a vast array of colours.
Reupholstering furniture is also a cheap way to change the look and feel of a piece without breaking the bank; these can also be customised to add a bit of character and individual flair while creating an eye-catching focal point to any room.
Money-saving tip: Local auctions and car boot sales are the best places to find a furniture bargain. Also look at buying your own fabric when having your furniture upholstered; this is usually cheaper than paying for the labour and fabric together from one source.
We have seen a resurgence of retro technology over the past few years, especially when it comes to vinyl players, typewriters and retro games consoles, but technology brands on the whole seem to be going for a retro theme with their new products as well.
Gone are the days of hard lines and impersonal gadgets; the latest technology has the same fundamental idea as the first domestic electronics of the ’50s and ’60s – namely that it should be part of the furniture and seamlessly blend in.
We are already seeing a range of technology giants opt for softer lines in their electronics, and encompassing retro design ideals with cutting-edge smart technology, and we expect this trend to continue into next year.
Money-saving tip: There are certain times of the year when technology and electricals go down in price, such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday and before major sporting events like the World Cup and the Olympics; these times of year are great for bagging yourself a bargain on technology.
So, in short…
Speaking about their money-saving home décor tips, General Manager of MyVoucherCodes, Chris Reilly, said:
“Winter may be the time of year where you hide away inside in the warmth and comfort of your home, but-no one said you couldn’t do it in style. We want to be able to show people that home updates can be easily achievable without having a big budget.”
Let us know what winter interior trends you plan to embrace this year by posting your comments below!