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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.

October Design Tip

Design Tip: Want to make your ceiling look taller than it is? Paint the ceilings white to make the room look bigger. Hanging curtain panels higher than the windows will also visually elongate your walls.

Design Tip

Design Tip: Goodbye greige, designers have fallen back in love with color. However, too much of a good thing can be too much. To create a pleasing palette, limit your main colors to three choices. Mix in some neutrals to get the perfect, balanced look!

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May Design Tip

Design Tip: An easy way to spruce up any piece of art is a good frame. Frames come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Custom framing can completely change a painting and dramatically change your space. 

Hand Knotted one of a kind Persian Rug

FullSizeRenderCheck out this one of a kind hand knotted Persian rug Kamran found during his latest travels overseas.

July Design Tip

When designing a space from scratch, start by selecting the oriental rug first. An area rug not only serves as the foundation on which to ground a furniture arrangement, but may inspire the color palette of the space and design decisions to follow. Furthermore, do not be afraid to mix traditional area rugs with more contemporary furnishings for an eclectic look.

Transitional Design

This gorgeous living room and dining room combination brings sophistication and fun to a meeting place. IMG_6024

March Design Tip

An easy way to establish a color palette in your home is by using lighter and darker shades of the same color throughout. You can create a flow by using hues with similar tones all over. Pull colors from existing art and fabric to make the spaces come together.

Bloomfield Residence Great Room

From the oriental rug on the floor to the custom draperies, this room radiates elegance. Matching chandeliers flank a great room that create a living and dining space. Gorgeous window treatments frame floor to ceiling windows, while allowing natural light to fill the room. A perfect blend of fabrics throughout the room brings out the colors within the hand knotted rug. The interior design in this fabulous room shows off the homeowners appreciation for quality as well as beauty.

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