Inspiring Interiors: Decor Trends for Winter 2017

Following on our home renovations I’m all about home decor at the moment…

It’s such fun making a house a home by adding elements such as texture, colour, pattern and pretty things that I love.

Though this process I am discovering more and more of my style… and realising that maybe I missed my calling. I’m so enjoying the interior design aspect of this project!

Our home is coming together nicely (and slowly) It’s evolving into the space that defines us as a family and makes us feel most comfortable and, for that, I love the slower process

I recently had the chance to ask Megan Morgan, Furniture Buyer for Coricraft, about a few of the hottest style and decor trends for winter 2017… She travels around the world, gleaning inspiration and insight from some of the hottest international fairs and décor capitals.

Having just returned from the East, Megan gives us some valuable insights on the top Decor trends for Winter 2017 and what products are taking centre stage at the moment. Here’s what she had to say…


What are a few of the hot Decor Trends for Winter 2017?

Natural Textures – For big furniture items, it is all about mixing natural textures and opting for materials such as cane, rattan and wood.

Mixed Materials – This is a huge trend going forward and lamp tables like the Asapur, Deco, Jester and Astro show this off nicely as they combine metal and glass.

Metallics – Lighting is a great way to bring this trend into your home.

Accent Pieces – Furnish your space with tasteful, versatile accent chairs which can be used in multiple rooms of the home.

Monochrome – A staple in the design world, choose a gorgeous geometric fabric for your occasional chairs or cushions to showcase this trend.


How can I incorporate these into my home without breaking the bank?

You can furnish your space with tasteful, versatile accent chairs with enough finesse to display in multiple rooms of the home without spending a fortune, look at textured and velvet options for more of an impact.

Lamp tables come in a variety of styles including wood and mixed materials, which means they can easily fit in to any décor style and are an affordable option way to incorporate these trends.



Coricraft’s new fixed-lighting options also incorporate metal and wood and are an affordable way to create atmosphere in your space.





I’m a new homeowner and there are so many decor and furniture items that I need to buy. Which one should I invest in first?

A large comfortable couch will go the distance. For more than 20 years Coricraft has become synonymous for best value couches, made in fabric or 100% leather. Large oversized and stylish slipcover couches are always worthwhile as a starting point for first time homeowners as they are versatile, easy to clean and low maintenance. Later on you can refresh the look of your entire room by simply having new slipcovers made in your choice of fabric!

I have some budget and I would like to invest in one key piece of furniture this season. What should it be?

A good leather club chair will stand the test of time and only get better with age and use. Choose a classic style that can work in a contemporary or traditional setting and in most spaces, including a living room, lounge, bedroom or study.

If your budget extends to a leather corner couch, this will last you a lifetime. Leather is resistant, long lasting and can be accessorised with just about anything. However you need to ensure your leather is looked after and maintained by using CORI+Care hide food every six months to a year.


How often do you suggest doing a room revamp when it comes to decor?

Seasonally. Updating your space with interesting accessories always keeps things looking current. It can be as easy as changing things like throws, scatters and wall art to go from bright & summery to warm winter hues.


The new-look Coricraft website and online store is now live and conveniently allows you to have your favourite Coricraft pieces, including couches, headboards and dining chairs, ‘made for you’ by creating and customizing them online before having them delivered directly to your door. Plus you’ll also receive R500 off on your first online purchase!


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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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