Hot fresh Design Trends for 2017

Hot fresh Design Trends for 2017

Each new season ushers in brand new design trends to keep our lives interesting and innovative.  Here are a few fresh concepts to look for in 2017.

 

BRIGHT GREEN

Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year is called “Greenery.”  You’ll see this cheery shade everywhere, refreshing home décor, fashion and commercial design.

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BUTTERFLIES

Butterflies are turning up in everyone’s surroundings, no longer relegated to children’s rooms.  Bring one of nature’s most beautiful creations into your home!

 

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MIXED PATTERNS   

First seen last Fall at New York’s Fashion Week, and a harbinger of 2017 home décor.  Mixed and mismatched patterns put your creativity on display.  Don’t be afraid to mix it up!

 Palazzo Chair 70082 Silo

NAVY IS THE NEW BLACK   

As a bold accent or an anchor colour, navy is IN this year.  Navy pairs well with any colour scheme, and won’t “shrink” a room the way black sometimes does.

 Barren Area Rug 70506 RS 2

RAW WHITE  

For an “unearthed” handmade look, accent with chalk white or bone white.  It brings out a natural and organic feeling, as opposed to the flat sterile look of solid white.

Sudan Table Lamp 70572 Silo 1

Article Written By: Leslie Frappier

Design Consultant at Decorium on Yonge,

leslie@decorium.ca

Cottage Décor

Spring is in the air and with it comes the itch to start planning your cottage décor.

Whether you like to spend your days at the cottage relaxing or entertaining, cottage décor is all about comfort and charm.  Celebrate the summer with this great chance to take decorating risks by creating an eclectic look incorporating a mix of rustic new finds and some much loved nostalgic treasures.

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Regardless if your style leans towards a neutral palette, delicate floral prints, or pops of colour for a bright-friendly vibe, your cottage should reflect traces of your past and be charming, comfortable and playful.

 

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola

Design Consultant at Decorium on Yonge,

Beatrice@decorium.ca

Home Furnishing – Renos, Redecorating and More

When you start looking for furniture for your home, whether it be a Reno,  sprucing up a room, refurnishing the whole home, or moving into a new home, it can be a big under taking and become frustrating not knowing where to start.

Here are a few tips to make your Furniture buying journey a little less stressful.

It could take at least 6-16 weeks when custom ordering sofas, bedrooms, dining room sets & many other specialty  items. For example, Stressless Furniture, which is made in Norway, can be customized in many sizes, fabrics, leathers, & colors, so manufacturing the piece and sending them can take some time. It’s wise to keep that in mind especially if you need the items quickly. We do try to keep a variety of items in stock, but sometimes what we have is not 100% the way you envisioned it, which is why we always give you the option to custom order those items to suit your own special taste, color & style.

We are here to assist you whether you are furnishing a whole home or just looking for that last piece to complete your journey.

BRING THE RIGHT TOOLS

Pictures of the space you’re considering changing or adding to, measurements, & floor plans if you have them, existing items in the room, pictures you love & can’t part with, are just a few tools to mention. This information aides your Design consultant with determining your style & color preferences. Bring your own ideas and let us help you bring your vision to life. When furnishing your home you want it to reflect your taste & style, so when friends & family come to visit, they know you’ve spent time and effort to make your home comfortable & stylish; so let us help you achieve that!

We have everything to fulfill all your needs & wants.

Come & explore our whole new line of rugs in many sizes & fashionable colors. I’m sure with the assistance of any of the knowledgeable Design consultants you will find the right one, and with a large selection of new lamps & chandeliers we can light up any room.

As well, many new sofas, bedroom & dining room collections in all styles have found space on our showroom floor.

When you have the right tools, your Design Consultant has the proper information to assist you & bring your dream home alive.

 

Article written by: Jane Fitzgerald,

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

jane@decorium.ca

Home Accents – The Fig Tree

The fiddle leaf fig tree has become one of the most popular and sought after houseplants.  Characterized by its large, lush green foliage, it has become a staple in home decor and interior design.  The fiddle leaf fig tree in an open space adds vertical interest and brings the outdoors inside.  You can use it in any life style space, ie: mid century modern, rustic-industrial, or contemporary.  You can flank fig trees on either side of a fireplace or in between two accent chair in a family room.

Since real fiddle fig leaf trees are very fussy to take care of , you can buy an artificial tree that looks amazing and brings an organic element to the space.  I think every room should have greenery, real or artificial to make it feel at peace with nature and add warmth during our cold winter months. Here at Decorium we have tones of accessories that can help you live life on the green side and bring the element of nature into your home.

 

Article Written By: Ellen Zworth 

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

Ellen@decorium.ca

Post Holiday Blues

The holidays are gone, and everyone feels a bit down and under the weather. If you’ve experienced this, you’re suffering from PHB or Post Holiday Blues.

As the leading cause of restlessness after the holidays, PHB can have a negative effect your every day happiness. Symptoms range from cranky behavior, increased stress levels, excessive face rubbing and deceleration of time.

Fortunately there is a cure! By Simply surrounding yourself with a positive ambiance, you can help reverse and prevent the effects of PHB. Here are a few tips to help get you started!

 

Changing or adding some new colours or small pieces to the decor of the house, can better your mood and bring excitement during winter when suffering from the Holiday blues.

The family room is a good place to start, because that’s where most people go to relax and begin to wind down.

A new colorful rug will instantly transform your place into something different and will open doors to new colors and accent pieces.

Suzanne Round Accent Rug 70567 Silo

New accent pillows and throws will brighten and change the mood of a room right away, while A bright floor lamp will set the right atmosphere with the flick of a switch.

Zach Accent Pillow 69298 Silo Eva Floor Lamp 67710 Silo

Changing up some more prevalent items will make a more noticeable difference. Maybe it is a good time to get that new coffee table you’ve been dreaming about for a long time.

Jameson Cocktail Table 68667 Silo

You can even get a big floor vase for where the Christmas tree would normally stand, and fill it with some branches or fresh greens.

Just remember, life goes on and you can always try for a better tomorrow!

Article Written By: Alla Wolfson,

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

Alla@decorium.ca

Keeping your home warm and cozy when it’s cold outside

With colder temperatures outside we find ourselves rushing home more quickly to the comfort and warmth that awaits us.  Here are a few quick ways to create your own sanctuary that will feel cozy even on the chilliest of days:

Use soft plush textures to create a cozy atmosphere. Fabrics like velvet and wool inherently have a natural warmth that will feel luxurious on a cold day. Velvet pillows are an excellent way to make you living room inviting, while faux fur items, like an ottoman, will add texture to your room.

Goat Fur Cushion Grey 66541 Silo      Miso Kidney Pillow 69286 Silo Cube Ottoman Teal

Warm colours can be a powerful tool in creating atmosphere. Tones like pink, orange and red automatically generate a bit of heat.

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Decorate your dining table with lots of candles to create the ambiance of warmth, and some literal heat!

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If you live in a condo, try flipping on the fireplace channel for a great mood setting effect.

Add pictures of family and friends to bring an emotionally warm and homey feeling to the room.

Whether you’re relaxing or entertaining, these ideas will create a warm and inviting environment, year round.

Article Written By: Ellen Zworth, 

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

Ellen@decorium.ca

February 14th

February the 14th!

One of the most beautiful days there is!

You have a chance to say “I love you”, again and again to somebody you love!

With so many ways to express yourself, why not start with the little accessories to show the care and love you feel to someone special.

Accent pieces like pillows in red fabric in a shape of a heart; new painting with flowers; candlestick with red candles all scream x’s and o’s.

Accessories for Valentine Day could vary from small in size to bigger pieces like the surprise of a new chair by the window or fireplace with a small side table; on top of which you can put a vase with fresh flowers and a card that says all you feel and dream of.

 

Good luck and enjoy!

 

Article Written By: Adriana Glait 

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest

Adriana@decorium.ca

Coffee Table Alternatives – Thinking “Outside The Box”

It’s a known fact that there are some items a home can’t be without, in order to provide convenience and comfort. The coffee table is one such piece of furniture.  You can eat on it, work on it, store interesting books and accessories on it, etc…etc.  But this doesn’t mean you have to be limited to a boring old square table!  Here are a few alternatives you can use:

 

Ottoman – great if you like to prop up your feet when watching t.v. or reading.

Mordecai Ottoman 68930 Silo1

Poufs – these are easy to move around where needed.  They’re very chick and, in a pinch, can be used as extra seating.

 

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Side tables – grouping small side tables side-by-side gives the illusion of one table, while at the same time it looks lighter.  Use mismatched tables or alternate heights for a creative look.

Keen Nesting Table 64854 RS

Ceramic Garden Stools – in a small space use one.  If you need more space, group a few together of the same height to create a more eclectic look.

 

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Trunks – these are great for extra storage and add a nice touch of style.

Erhart Trunk Table

Whatever your style, when deciding on a coffee table for your living room, ‘Think Outside the Box’ to add interest and surprise to your home….the list is endless!!

 

Article Written By: Beatrice Espinola,

Design Consultant at Decorium on Yonge, 

Beatrice@decorium.ca

Stressless Deal

If you’ve not yet had the pleasure of sitting in a Stressless, now is the opportune time to do so. Until March 6, you can go from one level of luxurious leather to a higher grade, or from fabric to leather, at no cost. With four different grades of leather in the most beautiful colours you could ever imagine, it’s wast to imagine integrating the ultimate comfort of Stressless into your home.

 

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What Kind Of Bed Should I Get For My Child’s Bedroom?

Faced with a difficult decision of furnishing your child’s bedroom? Do you go with a trendy youth themed style or choose something they can grow into?

I almost always recommend my clients to purchase a set of good quality & stylish furniture that their children can use for many years and that will allow them to decorate around, changing styles as they get older.

If you choose to go this route, please keep in mind the size of the bed. If the room can accommodate a Queen bed, I say GO FOR IT!!

 

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Parents normally think little child, little bed and that’s great for the early years… but, as your child gets older & bigger, do you really want start searching for a bigger bed, struggling to match the style & finish of the existing set? I have had numerous customers commenting “Why didn’t I buy the Queen Bed when I had the chance”; as they become frustrated driving around searching for the right one. Another burden to up-sizing a bed is that you have to buy new larger sized bedding, and that can become very expensive.

When our kids grow up & start their lives, it may be nice to have the option to take their bedroom set off to College, or even to a new home there after… Whatever the choice may be, even if they don’t take it, you just got yourself a new guest bed.

Decorium has many style options to match any décor. By letting our Interior Design Specialists assist you with your search, we can ease the stress of looking for that distinctive bedroom set for your unique little one.

 

Article Written By: Jane Fitzgerald

Design Consultant at Decorium on Supertest,

jane@decorium.ca