It’s home show season! What a great opportunity to see what’s new and different when it comes to the home renovation industry. In case you missed this year’s Toronto Fall Home Show, not to worry! Here’s an overview of what you missed and what you need to know. Get inspired by the latest home decor ideas, then visit a furniture and home accessories store to keep up with trends!
City Smart Living
The City Smart Living section of the home show was designed to inspire future renovators when it comes to decorating new spaces. Taking a walk through the different spaces, including an office, kitchen, family room and bedroom, these trends were evident:
- Gold, gold and more gold! Gold accent pieces are in! Whether they’re on the wall, or they’re a bookend on an office desk, these accessories draw the eye in and add a pop of colour to any space.
- Small spaces can be functional. There’s a common misconception that a small space is too small for living quarters. Not true! A small space can be super functional when you add in the right pieces of furniture. For example, if you can’t fit a couch and love seat in the family room, purchase a L-shaped sectional! Want to put your knick knacks on display, but your office desk is too small? A shelf in the shape of a ladder that can be leaded against the wall puts them nicely on display, while adding another visual element to your office.
- Mix colours and textures. Going back to the gold trend, we’re not only seeing the new colour in every facet of decor, but also seeing a healthy mix of colours and textures. Gold metal decor coupled with glass is a great mix of decor. No need to limit your home to one or the other!
- Simplicity. Decor should accent a room, not take over the space. What’s trending is lack of traditional, ornate pieces. Instead, spaces are designed with simple, yet fun decor pieces.
Remember back in the good old days when you had to sit on ‘school chairs’? You know, the chairs with the rounded edges and skinny wooden legs? Who knew the trend would be coming back?! Well, Casalife says the trend is back! The school classroom chair is an affordable and stylish option for any dining room. What sets these chairs apart from the rest is the fact that they’ll work in in both a modern or traditional setting because of the 190+ combinations. That’s right! You can choose your seat colour and base to suit you and your home’s taste.
Reiner’s Originals animal-inspired ottomans
An ottoman is a great accent piece in any room, especially if you want to put your feet up. Reiner’s Originals makes fine leather goods, but expanded its business into making animal ottomans with the leftover materials! From hippos to rhinos and elephants – and don’t forget pigs and bulldogs! – there’s an animal for everyone!
Happy Twist glass
Once you’ve renovated your home, maybe you want to incorporate a very unique piece of artwork. Something that will stand out and be a conversation starter at your next dinner party. Well, Happy Twist glass is the right choice for you. These glass designs and patterns can transform a single wall in your home. With all the colourful array of options, there will be a glass design to suit your home’s style.
Sad to have missed this year’s home show? Not to worry! Visit any of these retailers online for more information, or simply look at our directory to find a furniture and home accessories store that will have just what you’re looking for for your home!