A refined-retro styling will define furniture and décor trends for the foreseeable future, with an emphasis on colour, curve, abstract wall decor and mixed materials.
With another year winding down, Decorium is excited to provide a glimpse of what 2014 holds in store for homeowners, interior decorators and design enthusiasts. The furniture retailer has just released its list of the hottest style trends for the year ahead, which most notably includes an embrace of all things retro and refined.
For more than twenty-five years, Decorium has sought to compile the most eclectic and inspirational collection of furnishings and décor in the city of Toronto, always with an eye toward the future. By providing an outlook for 2014—both a list of personal favourites and overarching trends—it hopes to help orient customers in the wide world of interior designing and decorating.
Among the trends, some of which can already be found on display at both Decorium showrooms in Toronto, are conversational, unique coffee tables that are round in shape or composed of mixed metals and wood materials that create a distinct impression. Unique, earthy accents such as Kilim area rugs and Indian sari silks combined with gold accessories, vibrantly-coloured accent pillows, animal prints and abstract artwork that pack eye-catching bursts of colour also set the trends for 2014. Gone are the stuffy chandeliers of old, to be replaced by architectural and sculptural lighting that not only lights the way, but also sparks dynamic conversation.
Lighter-coloured materials will make major inroads in 2014, while the darker wood finishes that have dominated homes and condos for so long will gradually lose favour. However, the year ahead isn’t all about severing ties with the past; as Decorium notes, mod pieces with a distinctly Scandinavian flair will help create a range of ’50s-inspired looks. Likewise, upholstery with feminine curves and luxurious fabrics are sure to make waves among homeowners and design professionals alike.
In terms of the big picture, 2014 will be all about mixing and matching genres, materials and styles to arrive at a unique aesthetic—one that tells the story of an individual rather than a trend. One way to bridge the gap between styles in a subtle way is to incorporate an area rug with just the right colour and texture. Of course, which rug to choose depends on the particular space and the desired look and feel—but then, that’s all part of the fun.
Beginning with a single Toronto showroom in 1986, Decorium has since expanded to a second, making its meticulously-chosen selection of fine furnishings and décor accessible to an even wider customer base. The Company has carved a niche for itself as a source of rare and high-style pieces from all over the world. Recently it opened its doors to the public after catering exclusively to professionals within the fields of interior design and decorating.