Dec­o­rat­ing trends for win­ter

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Since we will soon be spend­ing a lot more time in­doors, we've rounded up a few of the top home dec­o­rat­ing trends for 2018 that are per­fectly suited to the chilly sea­son. Here are some trends that will make your home feel cosier this win­ter…

Cosy tex­tures

Hot home dé­cor tex­tures this year in­clude boho chic macramé and wicker, and gor­geous vel­vet, which lends it­self to both tra­di­tional homes and con­tem­po­rary ur­ban chic spa­ces.

Ac­cord­ing to City­line de­sign ex­pert Shai Deluca-tamasi, tex­tured em­bel­lish­ment is a big trend. A great way to bring it into your home is with scat­ter cush­ions.

We'll also be see­ing a lot more nat­u­ral, or­ganic wicker light­ing fit­tings, ac­cord­ing to UK in­te­ri­ors and ren­o­va­tion ex­pert Sian Ast­ley. Em­brac­ing these tex­ture trends could be great DIY projects too - you could add tex­tured em­bel­lish­ments to scat­ter cush­ions you al­ready have and turn a wicker bas­ket into a hang­ing light fit­ting. When it comes to fur­ni­ture, vel­vet is the sump­tu­ous choice for that colour­ful state­ment sofa - an­other big trend for 2018.

If you aren't plan­ning on buy­ing a new sofa, you could add that vel­vet touch to your liv­ing room with scat­ter cush­ions.

A wash of warm colours

Ast­ley says that hot colour trends for 2018 in­clude or­ange and earthy pas­tels paired with black. Adding or­ange ac­cents to a room is a won­der­ful way to add warmth. For a uniquely South African look, draw inspiration from our lovely or­ange pin­cush­ion proteas and flow­er­ing aloes. Look for these indige­nous flow­ers on prints and scat­ter cush­ions and add paint­ings

or pho­tos of them to your walls.

Larger-than-life wall art

And while we're talk­ing about Pinterest, they've iden­ti­fied the fastest grow­ing home dé­cor trends ac­cord­ing to what peo­ple are pin­ning. When it comes to wall art, big is bet­ter in 2018, with Pinterest saves for "big wall art" up by a whop­ping 637%. This means blown up pho­tog­ra­phy and large-scale art. The ben­e­fit of large wall art­work is that it can help make a room feel big­ger, par­tic­u­larly if the art­work is a land­scape photo or paint­ing. A large land­scape art­work helps cre­ate a sense of hav­ing a win­dow over­look­ing a view, which helps cre­ate a per­cep­tion of space. To up the cosy fac­tor, en­large pho­tos or look for art­works with a warm colour palette. For ex­am­ple, a large framed photo of a warm sunset will com­ple­ment trendy or­ange ac­ces­sories while mak­ing a big im­pact.

Mixed metallics

Metallics have been pop­u­lar for a while, but, ac­cord­ing to Pinterest's trend re­port, mix­ing dif­fer­ent fin­ishes together is a pop­u­lar trend this year. They found that sav­ing "mixed met­als" pins has in­creased by 423%. Ast­ley notes an in­crease in brass and gold ac­ces­sories, par­tic­u­larly in the kitchen, and be­cause of the mixed met­als trend, you don't have to worry if you have chrome hard­ware fin­ishes.

State­ment doors

Bor­ing doors are no more - 2018 is the year to add some colour.

Paint­ing a front door is an easy DIY pro­ject that can help add curb appeal to your home.

Ac­cord­ing to Pinterest's trend re­port, "colour­ful doors" saves is up by 121%.

Make a state­ment with a colour­ful front door (you could even add a sten­cil de­tail and com­ple­ment it with pot­ted plants and a fun mes­sage on the front door­mat to warmly wel­come you home.

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