Here’s a look at some key trends being seen in homes across Canada, according to Karl Lohnes, a home interior and product design authority.
Colour: Rooms will feel comforting and intimate with charcoal and butterscotch, two great neutrals. Bring them into your home from the floor to the ceiling and don’t forget the windows. Bone is also the new white. The new hue helps to warm up the ever-popular greys and blues.
Pattern/Textures: Natural, unembellished fabrics and furnishings are becoming increasingly popular. On the pattern front, plaid fabrics will replace summery gingham checks in fabrics and wallpaper.
Furniture: Modern furniture shapes are still popular, but have a soft or round edge; reminiscent of Scandinavian styles from the 1970s and 1980s.
At the Window: Heavy draperies that block views and natural light sources are being replaced by pared-down window treatments that let in light without looking dated.
The Connected Home: Technology has become an expected feature in any new home and existing homeowners are also loving the wire-free aesthetic (and safety aspect) that it offers. Imagine being at work and having the ability to go online to close your window shades, turn on lights or change the temperature within your home. New PowerView Motorization, available on a wide array of Hunter Douglas window treatments, allows your shades to adjust themselves automatically.