Holiday Style Forecast

Looking for ways to add holiday touches to your year-round decor that goes beyond garland and stockings?

Rotating in some accessories that reflect the palette and textures of the season is a sharp way to achieve a more refined style that’s tasteful rather than tacky. Our interior design team has curated a collection of some of our favourite Cottswood pieces based on current trends that can make your home feel fresh and festive, but are stylish enough to keep year-round.

Here at Cottswood, we’ve been seeing a resurgence this year in classic reds and greens, generally in rich ruby and emerald jewel tones. Velvet, which has been popular throughout 2017, is right at home during the holiday season. We love it as a chic and up-to-date alternative to brushed suede as a full sofa covering, but a few velvet accent cushions can also do the trick.

Marilyn Acrylic Side Chair
by Global Views
Custom Square Throw Pillow
by Jonathan Adler
  • Cowhide Metallic Throw Pillow
  • Talitha Discs Throw Pillow
  • Skyline Menorah
  • Bianca Etagere
  • Etoile Wall Decor-Brass
  • Dot Wall Decor-Brass/Gold
  • Corona C/H-Brass
  • Jonathan Adler

    Cowhide Metallic Throw Pillow

  • Jonathan Adler

    Talitha Discs Throw Pillow

  • Jonathan Adler

    Skyline Menorah

  • Jonathan Adler


  • Global Views

    Bianca Etagere

  • Global Views

    Etoile Wall Decor-Brass

  • Global Views

    Dot Wall Decor-Brass/Gold

  • Global Views

    Corona C/H-Brass

Gold & Metallics

You can never go wrong with white + metallics. While silver was the popular choice for interior hardware and finishes for the past couple decades, we are really digging the return of gleaming, mirror-finish gold. Choosing much simpler shapes will help avoid the opulent baroque look made popular in the ‘90s, and a few clean-lined, minimalist gilded accessories will give you that luxe look without overdoing it.

Not ready to say goodbye to your favourite brushed argent features just yet? We’re big fans of mixing different metallics, and bronze, argent, and brass tones can all work together to create a lustrous look when paired with “piano” neutrals and monochromatic schemes.

Organic Cabin

In more casual homes, we recommend embracing the “organic-chic cabin” style trend. Snuggle up with some knit and flannel throws, mix in a few tasteful accessories evocative of the backcountry (think raw timber, birch bark, or antlers) and sprinkle in some fresh spruce boughs throughout your space (we think the smell is well worth the clean-up effort). Minimizing the number of colours you choose and pairing them with warm, natural neutrals will keep things classy, and gifts wrapped in craft paper decorated with simple twine or cotton string will tie the whole look together under the tree.

  • Dolan Magazine Rack
  • Lingam Wooden Base
  • Locust Thorn Chandelier
  • Bodega Mirror
  • Nantucket Bowl
  • Volcano Flower
  • Arteriors

    Dolan Magazine Rack

  • Global Views

    Lingam Wooden Base

  • Arteriors

    Locust Thorn Chandelier

  • Arteriors

    Bodega Mirror

  • Arteriors

    Nantucket Bowl

  • Arteriors

    Volcano Flower

If you’re looking for some customized ways to incorporate some holiday cheer into your own home, get in touch with one of our designers for a complimentary plan that blends flawlessly with your personal style and taste.

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