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Super Money-Saving Tips for Winter Interior Trends

by LaurettaCWright

As the nights start to draw in and the weather starts to change, it invariably means that we will be spending more time inside out of the cold.

This creates an ideal opportunity to update your interior design to something a bit different. However, this doesn’t have to cost the earth; myvouchercodes.co.uk have offered their predictions on the biggest interior trends this winter that you can try without costing a fortune…

Winter Colour Trends

Dark, moody colours combined with pops of colours are going to be big this year. Various shades of grey are a great way to provide a tranquil feel to a space, allowing for a perfect base to experiment with.

For a richer colour scheme midnight blues are a great choice, while adding bursts of bright pastel hues create an array of eye-catching focal points within the room.

For those who are looking for a lighter colour scheme, natural tones are a popular choice. Chalky hues create a calming and relaxing environment especially when combined with organic and synthetic materials that mimic nature such as winter branches, fur rugs and tweed throws.

MONEY SAVING TIP
Use an online paint calculator to work out exactly how much paint you have to buy leaving a little left over for touch ups. Store your paint in a cool dry place making sure to clean the paint from the sealing rim of the can to create an air tight seal and to prevent the paint from drying out; if you are still unsure about the seal use some cling film as a gasket between the can and lid. I usually put a really big elastic band on the paint pot and use this to scrape off any excess paint before applying to walls.

Strategic Pops of Colour

IS098U220A few years ago, the trend was to make a bold statement by painting vibrant colours to walls to make them stand out, but the trouble with this is that it can look dated quickly.

This year we are seeing the trend of adding strategic pops of colour in smaller quantities with the use of coloured accessories and furniture.

Colourful furniture, throws and cushions can add the right amount of colour into a room without making it look gaudy, and the best thing is that you can change the theme of the room more easily to reflect your mood, the season and your taste without having to get the paint rollers out.

MONEY SAVING TIP
Making your own quilts is a great way of creating colourful artwork that also has a function; the whole family can get involved too, adding to it as the years go by to create a patchwork of family life. Also, have a look in charity shops for bright pops of colour from clothes that you can use to make something.

Refined Upcycling

Upcycling has been a popular hobby over the past few years as people look to repurpose dated or tired furniture to fit into modern life.

Paint manufacturers have been getting in on this trend too and now offer a wide range of furniture paint in a vast array of colours. The chalk paint trend isn’t going away any time soon it seems – and many paint manufacturers are now jumping on the bandwagon and meeting consumer demand for chalk paints – I even spotted some in Lidl a few months ago!

Re-upholstering furniture is also a cheap way to change the look and feel of a piece without breaking the bank; these can also be customised to add a bit of character and individual flair while creating an eye-catching focal point to any room.

MONEY SAVING TIP 
Local auctions and car boot sales are the best places to find a furniture bargain.  Also look at buying your own fabric when having your furniture upholstered; this is usually cheaper than paying for the labour and fabric together from one source. 

Retro-inspired Tech

We have seen a resurgence of retro technology over the past few years, especially when it comes to vinyl players, typewriters and retro games consoles, but technology brands on the whole seem to be going for a retro theme as well with their new products.

Gone are the days of hard lines and impersonal gadgets; the latest technology has the same fundamental ideas as the first domestic electronics of the 50s and 60s that it should be part of the furniture and seamlessly blend in.

We are already seeing a range of technology giants opt for softer lines in their electronics and encompassing retro design ideals with cutting edge smart technology and this trend is expecting to continue into next year.

MONEY SAVING TIP
There are certain times of the year that technology and electricals go down in price such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday and before major sporting events like the World Cup and the Olympics; these times of year are great for bagging yourself a bargain on technology.

Do you have any tips or tricks for updating your interiors to reflect the different seasons?

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25 comments

Ashleigh-Jayne O’Connell 13th December 2017 - 10:50 am

Definitely the kind of tips I have been looking for! My boyfriend and are I planning a re-jig of the house and have already started with the living room.

Winter colours are my favourite as the make everything feel cosier. We have a couple of pieces of second hand and up cycled furniture too which add more character to the room. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as an online paint calculator!!

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LaurettaCWright 13th December 2017 - 2:27 pm

Great to have inspired Ashleigh – and best of luck with the house update!

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Thena Franssen 10th December 2017 - 1:06 pm

Wow, I love this, and I love the darker color accepts. Very trendy and hip and I could totally see this working in my home!

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LaurettaCWright 13th December 2017 - 3:47 pm

Thanks Thena – best of luck if you try it!

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Leigh Travers 9th December 2017 - 11:28 pm

I’m learning to love these colder months. There’s nothing better than staying in with a glass of wine and playing some records on my record player! I’m also starting to warm towards darker decor, when I’ve always had a tendency for brighter palettes!

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LaurettaCWright 10th December 2017 - 8:20 am

Thanks Leigh – Maybe like you I’ll grow to like the darker months. I always associate them with being ill though (as I usually pick up some sort of cold!)

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Jake Ferrer 9th December 2017 - 8:11 am

These are really a great money saving. Upcycling is one of the best money saving.

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LaurettaCWright 9th December 2017 - 8:48 am

Thanks Jake – I think we should all do more upcycling if we can – less waste!

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Shahneela 8th December 2017 - 2:57 pm

These are some great tips. I always find it difficult to decorate when on budget. I like the idea of bargain especially on Cyber Monday and boxing day.

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LaurettaCWright 8th December 2017 - 3:02 pm

Thanks Shahneela – it’s always worth keeping an open mind for Black Friday/Cyber Monday. I know there are plenty of cynics around, but I managed to pick up some pretty awesome bargains.

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Crystal 8th December 2017 - 2:20 am

These are great tips. It’s so difficult to know how to decorate accordingly when you are on a budget.

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LaurettaCWright 8th December 2017 - 8:26 am

Thanks Crystal – great you’ve found them useful!

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Mellissa Williams 7th December 2017 - 9:34 pm

Some fab money saving tips here – I like to keep up with interior trends but don’t want to spend out too much

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LaurettaCWright 19th December 2017 - 1:00 pm

Thanks Melissa – that’s what I aim to highlight. Following trends without being out of pocket!

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Rhian Westbury 7th December 2017 - 9:59 am

Making your own quilt is a good idea, you could also do this with a knitted throw x

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LaurettaCWright 7th December 2017 - 10:32 am

I love those huge chunky knitted throws – they usually cost an arm and a leg in department stores – so much better to knit your own!

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Kate Tunstall 18th November 2016 - 8:52 am

I love inspirational posts like this! We are hoping to move soon too, so the perfect opportunity to try some new ideas!

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Elizabeth 17th October 2016 - 5:23 am

Great advertorial this! Very informative with plenty of good suggestions! Loving the dark moody colours in the first photo – and retro gadgets are definitely making an appearance in my home! 🙂
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Hollie 17th October 2016 - 1:56 am

Loving this post so much! Didn’t even know the online paint calculator was a thing!!

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admin 17th October 2016 - 5:50 am

Thanks Hollie! ???

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Gemma 16th October 2016 - 10:28 pm

I just painted a feature wall in my bedroom pink, it was all white before. Feels far more cosy and warm. The paint was only £10 so I might go for mint in the spring to make it feel light and fresh. Much cheaper than updating the fabrics in the room.

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admin 16th October 2016 - 10:42 pm

Great idea Gemma – lick of paint is sometimes all it takes!

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Cal at Family Makes 11th October 2016 - 12:08 pm

Great money saving tips.Upcycling is still a favourite of mine!

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admin 11th October 2016 - 8:25 pm

Mine too Cal!

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