No doubt COVID-19 messed up Canadians’ travel plans this year, but when the pandemic has passed, what then? Should you stay or should you go?
Well, according to the Conference Board of Canada, the answer is… maybe.
Conference Board research shows that in a typical spring, 75 to 80 per cent of Canadians are planning a trip. This year? Only 45 per cent were. And of those, more than half are hoping to travel later in the summer – and mostly domestically to visit friends or family.
This summer could see the return of the great Canadian road trip, as, for those who do plan to travel domestically, about 80 per cent plan to do it by car or RV, and 20 per cent by air, rail or bus.
With so much time being spent indoors, you may find yourself looking around your home and thinking it's in need of a bit of a boost. A great way of injecting some life in your space is by adding colour!
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Spring is here. However, this year it may not quite be the spring we are accustomed to. As of late, we have been living a new reality of "physical distancing" and in many cases working from home. With so much time being spent indoors, you may find yourself looking around your home and thinking it's in need of a bit of a boost. A great way of injecting some life in your space is by adding colour!
"Full of inspiration, colour is a major influencer in the world of design."
Full of inspiration, colour is a major influencer in the world of design. It has the ability to enhance and punctuate a monochromatic space, to create drama in a room, or do the opposite and create a relaxing serene environment. Either way, using colour in your space will definitely enhance the style and aesthetic appeal of your home.
Whether you enjoy the simplicity of white walls with the flexibility of accessorizing with colour, or are drawn to using colour on your walls, cabinetry or furnishings undoubtedly a splash of this year's popular bold and rich hues are sure to leave you feeling all the loves for colour in your life. From the colour of the year – Classic Blue – to soft whites with a breath of pink, to rich burnt oranges or soft and pretty sage greens...we have an insanely broad spectrum of possibilities and inspirations.
Wonderfully patterned fabrics and area rugs, tiles saturated with colour and bold wallpapers lend themselves well to creating a space with a personality all its own. However, if this all seems a bit too much for you and your comfort zone lies deep within the monochromatic white-on-white look, never fear. Colour can still find its way in to your home in the subtlety of artwork, accessories or even the lushness of fresh green plants. Whatever your heart desires, there is definitely an abundance of ways to colour your world.
So, give your home a little "facelift" with an inspirationally stylish and sophisticated palette of colours to create a cheerful and uplifting space, especially during these unprecedented times of isolation.
Four tips for colour inspiration
Paint is always a great place to start. Any "weekend- warrior" can easily liven up a room with a gallon of paint, and the great part is when you've tired of the colour, it's easy enough to change.
Add a touch of black to your mix. It doesn't need to be a big item – a black box, vase, picture frame or other accent. By doing this you clarify and enhance all the other colours in the space.
Wallpaper is a fun and fantastic way to inject life into your room with an abundant selection of patterns and colour you will be sure to make a great impact in your home.
Be bold in your selections and use of colour. If you love a certain tone but are a little hesitant, then use it in smaller doses as an accent instead of on a larger scale such as a wall or an expensive item like a sofa.
Euro-Line Appliances has brought elite European engineered appliances to Canadian homes for over 25 years. Our brands exceed expectations and have earned awards in design, engineering, performance, and energy efficiency. All of our cooking, refrigeration, dishwashers, and laundry appliances are created to conserve our non-renewable resources.
At Riobel we design, create and assemble faucets, shower systems and accessories in our Canadian facility located in St-Jérôme, a suburb of Montréal. Our modern and fashionable products are designed to fit all kitchens or bathrooms. They are easy to install, while mechanical parts are accessible from above the counter to facilitate cleaning and maintenance. Riobel: a benchmark of excellence since 1995!
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