Interior Design trends Winter 2013/2014

 It has become noticeably cooler in the past few days and by now a great part of the trees lost their leaves leaving our surroundings slightly bleak and uninviting. The best way to counter that is to change the curtains over to more sumptuous interlined curtains, swap the summer throws and scatter cushions for more textured materials and bring some warm, bright colours into our homes and switch the fire on!

 Here are a few tips how to achieve a trendy cosy look this autumn and winter:

Textured animal prints: These funky textured prints by Colefax & Fowler in muted tones create a warm and interesting ambience and eye-catching focal points. Upholster a small chair in a textured animal print and combine with scatter cushions in lots of different colours and textures. A more muted and elegant feel can be created by using velvety textures together with matt dark colours for walls and ceilings. (Cowtan & Tout)

Bright dark colours: who would have thought that colours could be bright and dark at the same time? The dyed horsehair used by John Boyed textiles to create beautiful textured and hardwearing fabrics hits exactly the colour trend of this autumn and winter. Colour chart:

The latest Mulberry collection shows off the trendy winter colours in a cosy country setting. The bright colours set the scene and the texture and pattern creates a harmonious balance. These colours look also fantastic when used for contemporary interiors. 

Gold adds a touch of glamour. Use it for accent pieces like vases, ornaments and lighting as seen here a fantastic contemporary ceiling pendant by Delightful.

 Enjoy the cosy time of the year!