When NewHomeSource reached out to me again for my take on this year’s winter interior design trends, I was more than happy to provide a few thoughts for their latest expert roundup article. Along with other design experts, I shared some of my favorite winter trends for 2020. When staging a home for my clients through MHM Professional Staging, I always incorporate specific elements that connect with the seasons so that the home feels, well, homey! Just as it would if you were living in the home yourself.
Experiment with Winter These Trends
This winter, top interior design trends include monochromatic rooms, black and white décor, and eccentric bathroom designs. Each of these trends is something we’ve seen before, but when styled with contemporary furniture and accent pieces, they become new once again.
For the monochromatic look, take inspiration from Pantone’s Color of the Year, Classic Blue. It’s an excellent winter color that will remind you of the evening sky just before the sun fully sets. It’s also an easy color to match with your curtains, pillows, and other accessories. Using this color for an entire room will provide a relaxing yet dramatic statement.
The use of black and white décor adds another, different type of drama to a room. Unlike the calming effect of a monochromatic room, the contrast of black and white energizes a space. Be mindful not to go overboard with the black and white, though; too much contrast can become difficult on the eyes. For best results, use black and white décor in temporary spaces such as a foyer or hallway.
In a powder room or half bath, go wild! These smaller spaces can be an opportunity to let your personality shine through design. Dark shades and all-over prints are very in right now, so marry them together in a unique bathroom design that will get your guests talking. Don’t be afraid to paint the door and trim in a darker hue and cover the walls in wallpaper—the more texture and shadow you can create, the better.
Fun wallpaper and bold, black and white accessories are the perfect cure for the winter blues. I hope this post inspires you to get creative and think outside the box with your winter décor!