Trends

Vision 2020

Vision 2020

Photography Courtesy of Ciot (Inspiration)

Trends

Vision 2020

We’ve asked the experts and the results are in. Read on for 2020’s top 10 design trends.

Design Trends

 

Art Deco Inspo

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Photography Courtesy of Ciot (Inspiration)

In homage to 1920s and ’30s design, Art Deco is back on top. Key to the look: modern shapes, luxe materials (think velvet and gold), glasswork, geometric patterns and streamlined shapes. Furniture and accessories that draw inspiration from this movement add a chic touch of come-hither glamour. “Art Deco is reinventing itself with pastel tones, shades much softer than in the first wave,” says designer Jean Stéphane Beauchamp. Also, he says, look for more of a mix between Art Deco with Scandinavian design.

 

Slow Design

Just like slow food, slow design is about taking the time to do things right. The trend draws its strength from two principles. First, a rejection of mass manufacturing and one-size-fits-all products destined for the garbage bin; and second, saying a resounding no to unnecessary design-related stress. Slow design values quality, sus- tainability and authenticity. “It’s about planning out your renos with a longer lifecycle in mind, using people who really know their craft, and rediscovering the charms of handmade goods that are both one-of-a-kind and imperfect,” says Beauchamp.

 

Ecodesign

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Photography Courtesy of Boutique Vestibule

Environmentally friendly values, such as reducing one’s ecological footprint, are translating into real-life renovation action. It’s all about being interested in where materials come from, properly sorting and disposing of waste, and reusing or repurposing materials. Have a sofa with life still in it but tired of how it looks? Try tailored slipcovers. Renovating the kitchen? Donate cabinetry that’s still in decent shape to a re-use centre or architectural salvage shop. “There’s been an attitudinal shift,” says Beauchamp, “an increased desire to support local businesses and an ebbing tide of e-commerce.” The result: artisanal products, natural materials and green plants will continue to enjoy a robust presence in 2020.

 

Lagom

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Photography Courtesy of IKEA (Inspiration)

By now you’re well acquainted with the Danish concept of hygge. Well, get ready to hop aboard the lagom train. In case you were wondering, it’s pronounced “la-gum,” and it’s a Swedish philosophy about living a balanced life at home. A far cry from consumer culture and its ensuing busyness, lagom translates to “just right.” At home, that means simpler and more sustainable spaces. “Lagom is all about balance,” explains Eve-Catherine Metras, from IKEA’s communication team. “It’s the art of not too much nor too little, like using only exactly what you need, which applies to food, energy and water, then leaving the rest for the planet.”

So how do you bring lagom home? “By finding sustainable and responsible solutions for saving energy and water, and recycling your waste,” says Metras. “Also by creating an environment that you can be proud of without going overboard.” It’s about your home becoming your favourite place on the planet – without forgetting to care for the rest of the planet, too!

 

Wicker Nation

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Photography Courtesy of Vdev

Wicker has never been more in vogue since the 1970s. With both furniture and accessories, wicker – a technique for weaving plant fibres – adds interesting texture and a touch of the exotic to your home, says Beauchamp. Wicker chairs, in particular, are definitely the hot seats of 2020. “This year,” he says, “we’ll see a lot of contemporary interpretations of wicker furniture art.”

 

Curves Ahead

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Photography Courtesy of CB2

2020 will be all about curves, reports Renard Flare designer Maude Coudé. “You’ll find rounded furniture across styles: vintage, Scandinavian and even minimalist spaces will be no exception to the rule,” she says. “Curved lines make for added character, particularly when it comes to tables and sofas.” After what seemed like a decade of angularity, now’s the time to appreciate femininity in all its curvy splendour, especially when cozy-making materials are part of the mix.

 

Colour Trends

 

An Airy Pink

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Photography Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

This dainty, delicate pink provides the perfect backdrop for pure design.

 

Cobalt Blue

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Photography Courtesy of Sico

This rich blue hue exudes tranquillity, relaxation and, yes, hope. Plus, it’s chic!

 

A Rejuvenating Green

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Photography Courtesy of Behr

Fresh, bright yellow-green creates the feel of an indoor garden.

 

A Light Brown

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Photography Courtesy of Sico

Bright, grounding and just the right touch of the exotic, brown is making a huge comeback, often alongside cobalt blue and fresh white.

 

Paints to Inspire

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First Light

2102-70, Benjamin Moore

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Rose Pottery

S150-3, Behr

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Birchwood White

7002-18, Valspar

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Blue of the Heavens

6001-73, Sico

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Andy Blue

PR16N33, Premier, Canadian Tire

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Chinese Porcelain

DLX1160-6, Dulux

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Back to Nature

S340-4, Behr

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Pine Green

5006-6B, Valspar

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Impact

C34-5-1565-O, Beauti-Tone, Home Hardware

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Chestnut Tree

6072-73, Sico

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Safari Sun

B47-2-0248-4, Beauti-Tone, Home Hardware

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Crown Rust

PR16Q03, Premier, Canadian Tire

 

 

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