Interior Design Trends for 2017 What’s Out

Interior design trends change on a regular basis, so what is currently hot and trendy right now, could easily become outdated in a short period of time. As we take a look ahead at the New Year, let’s review some of the trends that will be fading away in the coming year to make room for new ones, which we will look at in greater detail in our January blog article post, so remember to come back next month!

Marble

Marble was once a high end material to use in interior designs and accent your furniture pieces. However, with marble being mass produced today and available in a wide range of products, finishes and housewares, it is coming to the end of its current run. People are ready for a change and are making the move back to wicker, timber, and other materials with a natural, earthy tones and feel. (read more…)

Adjusting to life inside a tiny dorm room can be challenging for most students because you often have less space than you did when you were living at home. Not to mention, most students end up having to share the small space with another student, further reducing the amount of available space for all of your belongings.

To make sure you get the most out of your limited space, it requires being creative and coming up with space saving ideas to create a comfortable living area to enjoy. Toronto modern furniture store, Furniture Express is pleased to offer these tips and suggestions to take advantage of every square inch of living space at your disposal. (read more…)

Styles in the furniture industry and interior design industry often change, just like they do in the high fashion industry. In fact, some of the colour schemes and materials used by the top designers from the leading fashion houses often influences the leading interior designers and furniture manufacturers when selecting what to use to create exceptional living spaces.

If you are planning on redesigning the rooms in your home this fall, consider some or all of the following hot design trends growing in popularity throughout Toronto: (read more…)

At some point, your toddler will no longer be happy with their baby bed and it will be time to get them a “big kid” bed. It is important to remember most toddlers will let you know when they are ready for this transition:

  • They might start climbing over the rails to get out of the crib.
  • They could verbally tell you they want a normal bed because they are a big kid.
  • They could also get too big to remain in the crib.

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When you are lighting your space, be it your living room, kids bedroom, or kitchen, you want the best possible look your lighting can provide. There are several things you will want to keep in mind starting with the type of lighting you are considering for the space in question. One of the best ways to get the best lighting for your space is to layer table lamps, overhead fixtures, and floor lamps to give your room more of the mood and style you want within your home or office.

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When you are shopping for new furniture at a modern furniture showroom in Toronto, you have a few options on how you select the various pieces for specific rooms in your home. Some people simply make their selections based upon the styles, patterns, colours, and other such design elements, which fit with their own personal tastes and sense of style.

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Most people enjoy the furniture pieces in their homes. At one point they were new, but eventually certain pieces will start to wear out and need to be repaired or replaced. Even those antique pieces handled down from one generation to the next, eventually need to be refinished to maintain their beauty and charm. If you are not sure whether you should replace specific furniture pieces with a visit to Toronto modern furniture stores, consider the following signs:

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When you find out you are expecting a baby, besides the joy you feel, there is also excitement in the prospect of decorating the nursery. Many parents find this to be one of the most exciting process before their baby arrives. You will find there are several different things you require to properly prepare the baby’s nursey, like choosing a bed, blankets, accessories, and a color scheme for the room.

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Next to the kitchen, the second most used room in Toronto homes is the living room. You use your living room to entertain family and friends, relax next to the fireplace on cold winter days, and catch up on all of your favourite TV programs in front of the television. The living room should feel inviting and provide comfort. If you start to notice you are spending more time examining the walls and noting what is wrong with the style, décor, or layout of the room, then this is a sign it is time to redecorate your living room.

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Mattresses wear out, often long before their warranty expires. There are several signs you should be aware of to determine whether you are due for a new mattress. Having a comfortable mattress translates into a restful and comfortable night’s sleep. If you are waking up in the middle of the night, tossing and turning because you cannot get comfortable, chances are the mattress needs replaced.

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It can be challenging to fully maximize every square foot of living space in smaller homes, apartments and condos in the Greater Toronto Area. Your goal should be to design small spaces where they are elegant and charming, yet still functional. Since there is less space to work with, you need to determine how you want to maximize every possible space within the room or entire home.

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