Apartment decorating trends change with the seasons. This winter 2016 season is bringing in a combination of metallics to give your apartment a sophisticated, yet festive, holiday vibe. Putting up Christmas decorations then taking them down a few weeks later can make anyone sad. Instead, create a relaxing and sophisticated environment with winter decor. Metallics let you keep your winter wonderland through March — without looking like you were too lazy to take down your tree. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Choose a Color Palette

Bring some seasonal personality in your space by choosing a winter color palette for your apartment decor. Black or white are great when mixed with metallics and give a luxe and dramatic feel to the room. Bring in hues using throw blankets, flowers, tablecloths, dinnerware, centerpieces and more.


Incorporate Natural Elements

Use nature’s bounty to decorate like bare branches, pine cones and plenty of greenery. These elements are a great way to dress up a entry table, shelf or a mantel while also adding balance. Intertwine the natural decor with plenty of votive candles or stringed lights to illuminate the room.


Wall Decals

You can create your very own wintry room using wall decals. You can choose from a variety of designs to fit your theme, like trees, snow, leafs, birds or deer. A vinyl decal can be placed virtually anywhere, from walls and doors to mirrors, plastic and stainless steel surfaces. A common place to use these is around the entryway to create a warm and welcoming focal point in your apartment, or on the largest wall in your living room. This is the perfect solution for renters, because it is permanent than paint, are fairly easy to apply and ever easier to remove.


Create a Centerpiece

Create a metallic and shiny centerpiece for your dining table by filling a large glass bowl with ornaments. Stick to solid shades within your color palette. Add greenery like evergreen and pines around the base of the centerpiece for a splash of color and texture.


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