9 Hot Interior Design Trends for the Winter

Winter living room

A new season is upon us and with it an opportunity to spruce up your home. Wondering how to take the chill off this winter? Here is Decorilla‘s roundup of 9 of the hottest interior design trends for this winter season that are sure to warm you up!

1. Cozy Textiles

Soft accessories with extra comfort like flannel sheets, cashmere or wool throws, and cotton quilts are the winter interior design trend that warms all over. Having options folded over the back of a sofa, thrown on a bed, or rolled in a large basket also give the visual feeling of warmth and comfort that appeals to the senses. Knitted accessories are taking the spotlight this winter, with knitted poufs and huge chunky cable-knits replacing subtle weaves. Textiles can take other forms as well. Faux fur stools are great for added seating, while sheepskin rugs offer a warm underfoot on wintry days.

winter interior design trends knitted textiles


2. Warm Wood Elements

In cold weather, a space with wood finishes or accents gives it a warming effect while acting as a natural insulator. Flooring and wood panels make more of an impact. However, there are simpler solutions too! Swap out a painting for a reclaimed wood art piece or introduce a rustic wood side table like a natural tree stump to place warm beverages. A simple basket with cut fire logs also gives the feeling of being in a great rustic cottage. Organic and lovely!

interior design with wood in winter

By Decorilla Designer Mladen C.



3. Eye-catching Fireplaces

One of the home’s best places to gather in winter is around the fireplace. Beautiful focal points for kinetic lighting, these add a special ambiance to a room. Let your fireplace make a statement with interesting screens that show off pattern and style. A hot alternative to fire logs is adorning the inside of your fireplace with a candelabra that elevates pillars at varying heights. Your fireplace is not limited to indoors. Enjoy the crisp winter air equipped with blankets and hot cocoa or mulled wine around a backyard fire pit. It’s a great way to enjoy winter nights comfortably and maybe make some S’mores while you’re at it!


winter interior design trends firepit

4. Stylish Candles

No need to sit in the dark! With shortened days, maximizing ways to add light in spaces is a must.  Candles are a favorite due to their calming glow and festive element. Use subtle strings of light like these Aurora Copper String Lights to wrap around indoor tree plants or tuck in a vase for interesting glimmer. Candle holders and votives are always a great go-to accent, but this winter design trend looks to the candlesticks themselves. Add color and even texture with these lovely light sources.

winter interior design candles

5. Metallic and Mirrored Surfaces

Another way to cast shine around the home is by incorporating accents with metallic surfaces and mirrored details. Not only will having different finishes offer design interest and contrast, but their illuminating quality will help with light reflection too.


winter design trends metallic surfaces

6. Shades of Grey

Silvery tree branches, smoky plumes from fireplaces, and frosty window panes…it is no wonder varied shades of gray are a favorite winter interior design trend. Inspired by nature’s neutral palette, hues of slate, charcoal, stone, mist and fog make their way inside in both prominent furniture pieces as well as accent decor.


winter interior design trends shades of gray
Grey bedroom

 7. Deep Blues

For a richer color scheme this winter, look out for deeper shades of blue like midnight blue, indigo, royal blue and ink. Though a cool color, dark blues emit an air of sophisticated celebration that work well when paired with wood accents. One easy way to incorporate deep blues into your home is with holiday and christmas decorations.


Christmas Decorations

8. A Touch of Traditional

Winter often provokes nostalgic feelings of family gatherings, anticipated festivities and home-style cooking. Bring back the familiar by adding traditional style elements to your home. This can be in the form of embroidered accent pillows, a cushy rocking chair, plaid or heavy curtains.


christmas decorations traditional interior design

Winter Interior Design Trends

9. Room Dividers

With the popularity of open floor plan spaces, the use of a room divider is helpful in creating separated areas like a cozy reading nook or a more intimate dining space. Doubling a divider into a fireplace with storage is a clever way to make the most of your large room.


room divider fireplace
winter interior design room dividers

Incorporating one or more of these interior design trends for winter will help you create a seasonably stylish home that’s sure to feel warm and welcoming for family and friends.

Here are some of our favorite picks!

winter interior design trends

  1. Metallic taper candles
  2. Faux fur stool
  3. Blue velvet pillows
  4. Natural tree stump table
  5. Traditional rocking chair
  6. Knitted pouf
  7. Chevron fireplace screen
  8. Faux fur rug
  9. Candelabra
  10. Mirrored frames

[Image Credits: 1, 2, 345, 678, 9, 10, 1112, 13, 1415, 1617, 18 ]

Written by Decorilla Designer, Christine Martin