Interested in revamping your space? Check out these 4 Home Design Trends that have taken over in 2016:

  1. Technology as Part of the Furniture:

Gone are the days when electronics were big, flashy, and the focal points of our spaces. Many electronics companies are shifting to more matte, simplified styles with organic looking shapes. The new Samsung Serif TV is a great example of this trend – looking more like a piece of decorative furniture than a television set.

Speakers, screens, and music players that are small, hidden, or incorporated into furniture are becoming widely popular. Having these kinds of elements hidden helps to keep a space looking streamlined and clean.

  1. Minimalism with a Twist:

Although minimalism and the luxury of space are as important as ever, designers are not afraid to create interest in a room by adding key pieces. Many are turning to artisan pieces, vintage finds, or customized items to add to the feel of a space or help tie in décor elements.

If you have a piece you absolutely love, do not be afraid to showcase it. Show off your best items and take away the rest to avoid clutter and business in the space.

  1. Eclectic Spaces:

Thematic interiors are out and eclectic combinations are in. Home décor in 2016 is more about layers, mixed materials, and pairing modern and vintage elements. It is not uncommon to see a modern space that includes various older pieces, or a kitchen that has stainless steel appliances paired with rustic cabinets and lots of indoor plants.

Designers are branching out and using pieces from different decades in one space. Some note that having a room with elements from only one particular era can give off a museum feel. Clean lines and complimentary colors are still in…but it does not have to be monotone or completely thematic. Do not be afraid to play around with different materials, textures, and styles as long as there is something unifying the elements in the space.

  1. Customization:

Customized, one-of-a-kind pieces are popular this year. With the use of technology, we have the ability to control how our furniture and design elements look and feel. Many online furniture brands are offering customizable furniture, giving their customers the ability to choose materials, patterns and size specifications.  Some retailers are going so far as to allow their customers to create pieces with their own unique shape and form.

Having your own fabrics printed is a great way to personalize your space. Many Toronto companies are offering customizable fabrics, giving you the ability to choose materials and create your own patterns and color combinations. You can design your own drapes, bedding or wallpaper – giving you ultimate control over your design elements. Designing your own pieces can be useful if your room’s color scheme is hard to work with or if you have a piece of art or décor that needs emphasizing.

If you are thinking about redecorating and looking for some advice, do not hesitate to call me at 416-921-1112 or email me at elli@ellidavis.com and I would be happy to chat.