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Top Winter Design Tips of 2018

Although the first day of winter isn’t technically until December 21st, that hasn’t stopped Mother Nature from sending snow and frost our way.

And since we’re already experiencing winter weather, we at Birmingham Design Studio want to share with you some winter design tips and trends.

Here is our list of the top 5 winter interior design tips of 2018:

Dark Palettes

Our favorite dark palette colors include deep greens, purples, grays, and browns. These colors take dominance over other colors in each room they’re in. They also reflect comfort and a more laid-back energy that people usually have in the winter.

Blankets

As with every winter season, blankets and throws are popular again!

This year, the trend is focusing much more on comfort than it has in the past. Some examples of this

include

  • Soft and cozy fabrics (cashmere, faux-fur, wool),
  • Mismatched comforter and pillow sets,
  • Decorative pillows, and
  • Extra throws and blankets on top of comforters.

Sparkling Accents

Sparkling accents bring a sense of winter and the look of snow inside your house, without bringing in any of the cold.

A little goes a long way with sparkle though. Too much will be distracting and oftentimes too bright.

Some types of sparkling accents include white snowflakes, gold stars, or poinsettias in rose gold pots.

Wreaths

Largely considered a Christmas tradition, we think that wreaths should be popular all winter long.

Wreaths can be hung on the front door, in windows, or over the mantle. Considering that wreaths fall into the darker green color palette we already love, that’s another positive. Wreaths also symbolize growth, which is great to keep in mind going into the New Year.

If you want a real wreath, you will have to replace it a couple of times, however artificial wreaths are also sold.

Textures/Patterns

Textures and patterns from all over the world have been popping up in clothes and in homes this season.

Some of the most popular textures are

  • Rugged nomadic styles,
  • Intricate block prints,
  • Rich mohairs,
  • Velvets,
  • Paisleys, and
  • Glittery sequins.

Thanksgiving Color Suggestions

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching! While you may have the perfect sweet potato recipe, you’re in need of some decorating tips for your Thanksgiving table.

Birmingham Design Studios is here to help! Here are our top 10 Thanksgiving color suggestions, plus some decoration tips.

  1. Orange and White: Orange is considered the traditional Thanksgiving color and pairing it with white means that the orange will pop even more. Decorate the table with miniature white and orange pumpkins and alternate between the two colors.
  2. Red, Orange, Yellow, and Brown: Traditional fall colors can be combined to make a festive looking Thanksgiving table. We recommend using brown as the accent color and adding decorative turkeys around the table.
  3. Neutrals and Sage: Mix white, tan, and cream colors with sage for a natural looking Thanksgiving dinner table. Decorate each person’s plate with a sage branch and attach a name tag.
  4. Burgundy and Copper: These two colors combine beautifully to create a table that steals the show away from the food! Decorate by scattering fake burgundy leaves around the table and use copper napkins to reinforce the color scheme.
  5. Black and Gold: Both colors in this set make the other stand out. No matter how you decorate the table, it’ sure to look good. Switch up the napkins and tablecloth colors so that you don’t get too much of one color.
  6. Yellow, White, and Tan: These neutral but bright colors create a very down-to-earth table. Decorate using natural materials, such as a burlap tablecloth, and contrast that with yellow napkins for a real feel of the color scheme.
  7. Gray and Burgundy: Contrast a bold color with a dimmer one to create a memorable Thanksgiving table. Use gray as the main color and add burgundy flowers as the accent color.
  8. Deep Purple and Burnt Orange: These two colors are popular right now! Combine them for an “in” Thanksgiving table. If you want to use deep purple as the accent color, add hydrangeas as flowers. If you want to use burnt orange as the accent color, scatter burnt orange rose petals on the tablecloth.
  9. Gold and Light Green: Combine shades of light green and light gold for an earthy-feeling table. The gold makes the occasion celebratory, while the green keeps the occasion grounded. Decorate with gold plates and utensils while having shades of green for the tablecloth, napkins, and placemats.
  10. Neutrals and Oranges: Use cream, tan, and sand with various shades of orange to create a table that goes from lighter to darker. Keep the sliding scale in mind when decorating and make sure all your decorations match the color they’re on.

 

If you want more help, stop in or call us at 248-723-8888.

Fall Blues

Fall and winter are the perfect time to start a new home project! Bringing out the gloominess of the cold weather, can be great for the indoor colors. Blues and grays are great to match with lighter woods and fun metallic finishes!

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