How to Update Your Interior Design for Winter Months

by | Dec 2, 2020 | Interior Design Ideas

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.


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.


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 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.

Client Reviews

“My experience with Birmingham Design Studio was absolutely incredible. I was moving into a new condo and needed help with everything from selecting a color palette to furnishings, rugs and lighting. The design team was easy to work with and listened to me regarding my lifestyle and personality. The end result exceeded my expectations. My home is elegant, comfortable and inviting and in the process I developed warm friendships with Kristi, Lauren and the staff at the Design Studio.”

Gordana Margulis

Kristi Karimpour and her husband Kamran founded Birmingham Design Studio over three decades ago. Their goal was to establish a full-service interior design studio that would cater to the diverse needs of clients seeking sophisticated and timeless designs in the heart of Birmingham, Michigan. From the beginning, Kristi’s vision was clear – to create interiors that would not only reflect her clients’ personalities and lifestyles but also stand the test of time.