Just because life goes a little dormant during the winter months doesn’t mean we can’t liven things up in the home. Here are some textile combinations that will keep things stylishly interesting during those cold months.
Diamond dhurrie and dot
Dhurrie is a type of textile (it can be made of cotton and wool, among other materials) that hails from India and is often handmade by artisans. Boasting a tribal-like pattern, many dhurries offer a geometric appearance that stimulates a room. Pair a diamond dhurrie pattern with a simple dot that won’t be too overwhelming on the eye. For texture, add a woven element like a storage basket.
- Dhurrie rug (West Elm, $69-$799)
- Embroidered dot pillow (West Elm, $39)
- Dotted jacquard pillow (Pier 1, $30)
- Sea grass storage basket (Wisteria, $79)
Honeycomb and (loose) ikat
Even though the bees have gone away for the winter months, it doesn’t mean we can’t pull inspiration from their honeycomb pattern. A retro throwback in many ways, this textile option is playful and offers just the right amount of excitement we need for our winter abodes. Add loose ikat patterns to complement, and don’t be afraid to have fun with color.
- Hand-woven rug (Zinc Door, $78-$814)
- Honeycomb pillow cover (Etsy, $40)
- Diamond ikat pillow (Z Gallerie, $45)
- Ikat lumbar pillow cover (Etsy, $15)
Plaid and circles
No winter season would be complete without using plaid around the home. Though it may be a common pattern, mix it up a bit by opting for unconventional colors that are fresh in hue. While plaid may be traditional during winter, add some jovial flair with circle prints for fun. If you want to keep things mature, consider neutral and metallic tones.
- Modern plaid rug (CB2, $399)
- Curtains (Ikea, $60)
- Felt decorative pillow (Overstock, $36)
- Gray dots pillow (Bellacor, $31)
Chevron and animal print
Want to know a little decorating secret? Chevron and animal print are a great way to evoke a safari-inspired design in the home. There’s just something about the chevron pattern that really helps to tie the two together. Should the weather turn dreary and cold, create a warm retreat with this duo. When it comes to color, neutral and soft hues are the way to go.
- Chevron shade (Shades of Light, $59)
- Wool rug (Pottery Barn Kids, $99-$499)
- Zebra pillow (AllModern, $67)
- Heated throw (HSN, $45)
Houndstooth and plaid
The name houndstooth instantly brings up images of hunting with the hounds, which happens to still be a popular pastime during the winter months. The textile itself is classic in design and features a continuous pattern of checks. As it typically unites a single color (often black) together with white, create visual interest in your space by adding a bit of plaid into the mix.
- Black/white houndstooth pillow (Hayneedle, $62)
- Gold houndstooth pillow cover (Etsy, $25)
- Plaid sheet set (Land of Nod, $62-$90)
- Woven throw (Target, $17)
Geometric triangles and trellis
Invigorating patterns like triangles are a simple concept that can add great pizzazz to a space. When partnered with a looser counterpart like the trellis pattern, design aficionados now have an interior full of movement. As both patterns tend to boast vibrant colors, make sure the ones you choose complement one another and anchor the room down with a needed neutral.
- Triangle curtain (Urban Outfitters, $39)
- Trellis rug (AllModern, $161)
- Triangle pillow (Society 6, $20)
- Trellis pillow cover (Etsy, $20)