We're always thinking ahead when it comes to interior design, so while those frosty mornings, knitted scarves and warming comfort foods may seem like a lifetime away, we think it's the perfect time to start predicting what's going to be big news once the cold weather descends. If you're looking for a reason to long for winter, here are three...New colours
The hottest colour trends for winter 2013 will inspire us to go back to our roots with earthy colours, warm neutrals and rich rusty shades. While these can come from items collected during travels or found in nature - the outside is well and truly set to come into our homes - these colours can also come from the right wall and flooring choices.
For this look we'd recommend flooring that delivers a luxurious yet all-natural aesthetic such as our solid wood range
. Whether in deep, dark wood like the Solid Acacia Black Walnut
or lighter wood like Dove Grey
, this flooring will create a look that is not only on-trend for the season, but one that's set to remain stylish. New patterns
Faces and cameos will be big news in winter: expect to see the print on soft furnishings, home accessories and even furniture. While cameos have been popular for some time now - their success as a trend brought about by the widespread love of all things vintage - the new penchant for faces does have the tendency to unnerve some people, so you may want to tread carefully if you bring this trend into your home! New materials
As alluded to in the colours section above, winter 2013 will be all about raw materials. Think wood and stone, stripped down to their natural state and laid bare in all their glory. Get the look in your home with our natural stone tiles and let organic fabrics and rustic furniture complement your new style.
If you're looking for a way to go one step further, give your décor a high-fashion edge by bringing the outside in - Marie Claire predicts that branches, sticks and even wood stumps will be welcomed into the home, with crystals and gems set to provide the finishing touches to natural-inspired looks.
While handmade items will continue to be on-trend, it's not about delicate features anymore. Fabrics used should be rough and ready - think tough leathers and hemp yarns to complement solid foundations of wood and stone.