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Trend Showcase at the Canadian Furniture Show 2019

Furniture trends spotted at the Canadian Furniture Show 2019

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Furniture trends spotted at the Canadian Furniture Show 2019

This year’s Trend Showcase at the Canadian Furniture Show, held at the International Centre from May 24th to the 26th, highlighted some of the hottest trends in the retail industry in 2019.

The ’70s vibes are back in full force, and this funky design era is evident in the pattern, shape, and colour palette of many of the furniture pieces from this year’s showcase. We saw the introduction of curves in furniture last year, and this trend has continued into 2019, making for some gorgeous and interesting statement pieces.

The mixture of bold, rich colour and interesting texture is back this season – with grey and white seemingly becoming a thing of the past. We saw vibrant hues in furniture and accessories, with a more playful feel when it comes to colour, creating pieces and spaces that have a personality while packing a punch of their own.

A common theme amongst much of the furniture and decor for this season will be that of comfort and “sophisticated relaxation.” With Bohemian design and Farmhouse-Chic very on-trend, there is a sense of ‘pared-down luxury’ in everything from light fixtures to furniture and accessories. Comfort no longer equates to a lack of style, instead it consists of unique, effortless pieces where the blending of rustic, traditional, vintage, modern and chic bohemian-styles creates an elevated yet comfortable design esthetic.

Lastly, outdoor living is a focus in the furniture industry again this year, as homeowners are looking beyond the four walls of their home when it comes to design and decor. We saw many inspiring outdoor furniture pieces that are sure to add not only comfort, but also personality to the outdoor spaces this season. Strong punches of colour and pattern, woven furniture, and large-scale, comfortable pieces were all standouts in the outdoor living category.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration for an upcoming renovation, or just want a fresh, new look for your home, this year’s Trend Showcase was the perfect glimpse into what’s on point in retail for 2019-2020.


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Trend Showcase: Texture Injects Interest Into Furniture And Decor This Year

Trend Showcase: Texture Injects Interest Into Furniture And Decor This Year

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Trend Showcase: Texture Injects Interest Into Furniture And Decor This Year

by Linda Mazur
Photos courtesy of Larry Arnal of Arnal Photography

Here’s what we found at the Furniture Show.

This year’s Trend Showcase at the Canadian Furniture Show, May 25th to 27th, 2018 boasted a multitude of trends that we will see sweeping the retail industry in 2018 and beyond.

The industry is making a serious shift back to simplicity and organic design, and that was evident in many of the pieces on display this past weekend. Smooth curves and rounded edges are prominent in furniture and decor, giving sofas, tables, chairs, and consoles a relaxed element; we’ve said goodbye to harsh modern angles and are welcoming an influx of softer pieces. Scandinavian design continues to be hot in 2018, as well as bold influences from the 70s.

The mixture of blonde wood with stylish and functional furniture will make a striking feature in the homes of many this year. Pops of black and white, and mixed metals finishes are also on the rise; we saw eye catching accessories, and decor pieces such as toss cushions and light fixtures created dramatic looks on the show floor.

A common theme amongst all of these incoming design trends is that of texture; whether it’s a plush velvet, a lovely wood grain, or a rough and industrial concrete finish, visual and tactile texture is injecting interest into furniture and decor this year. Lastly, technology continues to play a large part in trend-setting design.

Automation and ease of use is driving the furniture industry toward pieces that are not only on trend but are functional for the user. Whether you’re renovating your home or just looking for a fresh spring update, this year’s Trend Showcase was the perfect queue for what’s to come for retail in 2018 and 2019.

Linda Mazur is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group.

LindaMazurDesign.com

@LindaMazurGroup


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