The winter blues are like a cold blanket thrown over your home décor ambitions. These hot trends for February are just what you need to motivate yourself and bring the warmth back into your home!
There is no denying it – February is dreary. Between hiding out under blankets to escape the polar vortex and binging on the latest Netflix documentaries, it’s easy to forget all the exciting home décor plans you made while ringing in the new year.
Fear not—today we reveal the hottest February décor trends that are sure to pull you out of your winter rut!
February Décor Trend #1: Pops of Red
Ride the Valentine’s Day train and bring that passion into your home all year round with luscious pops of red.
Red is the color of fire and blood, so it’s associated with strength, power, desire and love. It’s said to increase respiration rate and raise blood pressure, making it the perfect go-to color to put an end to your winter slump and fill your home with much-needed energy.
If you’re having trouble getting started, start small. Even tossing a bright red accent throw across your sofa is a quick and easy way to add a touch of vibrancy to your space.
If you are willing to make a slighter bigger commitment, then look to our accent pieces. The Cecillia Accent Chair in red is a great starter piece that looks gorgeous in living rooms and bedrooms, or – if you’re feeling adventurous – as the end chairs in a fancy dining room!
Still looking for that extra pop of energy? Treat yourself to a fresh and fragrant bouquet of red roses and display them in the middle of your coffee table; better yet, let your hubby buy them for you… (who says the romance needs to stop after the 14th?)
February Décor Trend #2: Feminine Touches
Streamlined accents and industrial designs dominated the interior decor scene last year, so this year we love the idea of bringing softer, feminine touches into the home to awaken your senses.
You can do this in so many ways, but let’s focus on three:
Soft Muted Colors
If the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year is any indication, it definitely is about “life-affirming” colors “with a softer edge” But it doesn’t have to stop with Living Coral. Muted tones of any color can be considered feminine. The Wilma Velvet Ottoman in teal is the perfect example of an accent piece that fits this trend.
Have you ever noticed that freeform and curving lines feel softer and more feminine than strict geometric shapes? Even hard textures like ABS plastic can have a surprisingly soft look when designed and built with curves in mind – and the Evast Counter Stools in white has curves to spare! These stools just go to show that “contemporary” can have a softer side too.
Incorporating plush texture is another easy way to bring luxurious femininity into your space. You can go small with delicately designed accent pillows or up the ante with a spectacular tufted accent piece like the Fazzari Half-Moon Bench in taupe. Bring a touch of femininity into the bedroom with this beautiful bench at the end of your bed or place it in the hallway for a sweet space to sit and slip on your daintiest heels.
February Décor Trend #3: Luminous Lighting
February is dark; that’s why we love the idea of incorporating luminous lighting into your space to help brighten your mood. High intensity indoor light fixtures come in various styles, shapes and sizes to complement your existing décor schemes.
Placed strategically around your home, you can instantly brighten your space, illuminate your accents and infuse energy into your surroundings.
One trend that we hope has lasting power is the gorgeous Himalayan Salt Lamp. With so many options to choose from, these are a great balance to the blue light emitters that we have surrounding us all the time (Hello, smart phones and tablets, I’m speaking to you!)
And the potential health benefits are just a bonus to the already pretty package that will add some trendy style to your space.
If you are not willing to invest in new pieces yet, you can simply swap out your light bulbs for “daylight” rather than the traditional yellow light and refresh your space in a matter of minutes!
Which February décor trend will you try this month to awaken from your winter slumber? Are there any we’ve missed? We’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below!