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Tendence highlights home decor trends


October 9, 2013
By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

tendence_rundgang_ps_004_webOct. 9, 2013, Frankfurt, Germany — If Tendence 2013 is any indication, fall and winter home decor trends will tend toward lots of colour, "elegant opulence" and individuality over the next year.

Tendence
was held Aug. 24 to 27 in Frankfurt am Main. According to Messe
Frankfurt, the show's owner and organizer, more than 38,000 trade
visitors explored products from 1,307 exhibitors representing 55
countries.

Here are five of the top trends from Tendence 2013.

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Eye-catching artwork furnishings

Property
prices are on the way up and space is becoming a rare commodity. The
furnishings sector has responded with mobile and flexible items that
create the effect of art in the room. Anything that can be moved without
difficulty and decorated in different ways is very popular right now.

Examples: folding screens, hanging lamp holders used as display cases or plant holders

Vintage, retro and opulent decorations

Patina
and signs of use continue to find a place in all tasteful living
environments, complemented by opulent wall decoration. Mirrored surfaces
are popular not only on the walls but also as complete sheathing for
furniture, giving the illusion of space in even the smallest rooms.

Examples: animal figures, candle holders

Solid wood

Even
with minimal intervention from human hands, solid, natural wood
outshines its competition. Surfaces with natural grain decorate neutral
backgrounds, such as glass cupboard doors.

Examples: wood roots as decorative bowls, authentic chopping boards, tree trunks as seats and blocks of wood as music boxes

Geometric patterns meet the forest

Blue
and petrol remain the dominant contrast to natural shades. Dark red,
purple and antique pink offer themselves as alternatives, while white
and grey come into their own as base colours.

In 2014, for the
coming spring and summer seasons, green in all shades and tones will be
the colour that holds the key, from apple green to pine, bottle green to
mint and pistachio to lime. Look for various shades of green combined
with a powerful orange as well as with a neutral white.

Holiday decor

Christmas
continues to cloak itself in tradition, with red, white and silver
dominating the scene. However, it's been a long time since Christmas was
just for traditionalists. Trendsetters can also have unique looks for
the holidays.

As in the world of fashion, the trend in Christmas
decorations is very much for blues and greens. Turquoise and ice blue
paired with silver and white create a very modern ambiance.

Red
remains the Christmas colour par excellence, especially in 2013, and is
presented in combination with shades of brown and orange, as well as
with elegant, warm golds.

Examples: traditional baubles, garden gnomes, forest animals

The next edition of Tendence will be held Aug. 30, 2014 to Sept. 2, 2014.


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