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Nov 20, 2014

Decorating trend: Winter whites

By: Lauren McPhillips

Decorating trend: Winter whites Author: Style At Home

Design Lesson
Nov 20, 2014

Decorating trend: Winter whites

By: Lauren McPhillips

The weather outside might be frightful, but we’re all about making the inside of your home a warm, inviting haven during the winter months. Playing around with soft textures and pale patterns is an easy way to inject warmth and coziness into a winter white colour scheme, from felted wreaths to shaggy mohair pillows and angora throws. Find inspiration for your home’s decor in shades of snowy white and warm cream, creating a magical wintry look without the frigid temperatures to match.

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Decorating trend: Winter whites

Woodland tablescape

Bring the rustic elements of a woodland winter inside with creamy white tabletop accessories. Snowcapped trees, polar bear figurines and snowflakes on the windows make for a stylish winter wonderland at your next dinner party.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Jamie Lauren Credits: Style at Home

Decorating trend: Winter whites

Luxe arctic faux fur throw

This lush and luxurious faux fur blanket is perfect for those chilly nights spent cozying up by the fire. Arctic fox luxe faux fur throw, Restoration Hardware, $79.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Restoration Hardware Credits: Style at Home

Decorating trend: Winter whites

Winter white blooms

Just because it’s icy cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy beautiful blooms indoors. Bring some life to your home’s winter decor with bunches of white florals, from large chrysanthemums to amaryllis.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Laura Moss Credits: Style at Home

Decorating trend: Winter whites

Kitchen

Though white is already a popular shade for the kitchen, there are many ways to give the culinary hub a seasonal facelift by adding more accessories. Introduce wintry whites with chair covers, table linens, centrepieces and serving platters.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home

Decorating trend: Winter whites

Deer head decor

Nothing evokes the Great White North winter like the warm, coziness of a rustic hunting cabin. Give the classic Canadian look a modern update with a white papier mache deer head on the wall or above the fireplace. Papier mache white deer, West Elm, $99.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: West Elm Credits: Style at Home

Decorating trend: Winter whites

Mongolian wool pillow

Swap out the year-round throw cushions on your sofa and bed with some soft, luxurious pillows to keep things cozy this winter. This white, fluffy Mongolian wool pillow has faux suede backing for more texture – toss on a leather settee to add some softness to your space. Pelliccia 18” pillow, Crate and Barrel, $100.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Crate and Barrel Credits: Style at Home

Decorating trend: Winter whites

Frosty white and blue

Designing with a monochrome palette isn’t the only way to introduce winter whites into your home. Contrast pale blue walls with icy white accessories and accent furniture for a wintry look that that’s timelessly on trend.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home

Decorating trend: Winter whites

Porcelain white plates

Keep your dining table formally dressed in the winter months, layering dishes and fabrics in creams and whites. This feminine stoneware is shapely and pretty, much like the flurrying snowflakes outside. Napoli dinnerware, Pottery Barn, from $54.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Pottery Barn Credits: Style at Home

Decorating trend: Winter whites

Felt ball wreath

A festive wreath on the front door isn’t just for the holiday season. Maintain your home’s curb appeal throughout the winter by hanging this modern white felted wreath. Felt ball wreath, West Elm, from $39.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: West Elm Credits: Style at Home

Decorating trend: Winter whites

White on white on white

There’s nothing like curling up in bed with fresh sheets whilst a snowstorm blows around outside. For a wintry bedroom that’s cozy and serene rather than cold and stark, play with textures and patterns and look to layer different shades of white. Adelchi Milk duvet cover, Au Lit Fine Linens, from $326.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Au Lit Fine Linens Credits: Style at Home
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