Each year, design experts and enthusiasts from around the world gather at the Interior Design Show in Toronto to discover the latest design trends and innovations. This year’s theme is Future Forward, taking a look ahead at how design will change how we live and IDS18 will showcase the trends that are shaping the industry in the year to come. From floor tiles to ceiling fixtures, 2018 promises to be a year of leading-edge innovation. Here are some of the exciting features and trends you can expect to see this year!

Modern and contemporary furniture living area created by Quebec furniture company Huppé (photo credit: Huppé)

Canada by Design

As always, this year’s show will celebrate Canadian design, exploring the unique aspects that make up Canadian design a sensibility that favors restraint over excess, an appreciation of a rationalist and minimalist approach, and a respect for function, materials, and craftsmanship. Trends from modern day living, handcrafted hardwood and affordable home furnishings produced by Canadian companies will all be on display.

The Ultimate Kitchen

From high tech appliances to quality finishes and unique innovations, you can expect to discover new materials and textures that will turn the heart of your home into the dream kitchen of the future!

Refined Ruggedness

Mixed stone and unconventional materials will become a go-to-trend for homeowners looking to make a unique design statement in their homes. For example, one unconventional choice we’re seeing begin to make waves this year is concrete for counter tops!

Lambert & Fils’ IDS debut will dazzle with innovative feature lighting (Photo credit: Lambert & Fils)

Light it Up

Lighting is a great way to add a unique touch of personality to your space and lighting innovations are always an exciting part of IDS each year. This year, you will discover new lighting designs and innovations from designers all cross the globe!

Kastella has mastered the art of utilizing wood for a modern finish (photo credit: Kastella)

Contemporary Craftsmanship

In 2018, you will see trends move towards a marriage of craftsmanship and contemporary design. Wood pieces will take on a more sophisticated and sleek style and modern curves will be used to add soft lines to contemporary spaces. IDS18 exhibitors will showcase distinctive artistic shapes, detail craftsmanship and inspiring ideas for living spaces.

ANONY, winner of last year’s best studio north collection returns to IDS (photo credit: ANONY)

Statement Details

The right accessories can take an outfit from everyday to unforgettable. The same goes for design details within a room and it’s not surprise to see everything from lighting and furnishings to tiles and hardware taking on jewelry inspired details including geometric cut-outs and peeks of metal detailing.

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Crystal Williams

As Online Editor for Canadian Home Trends Magazine, Crystal has a passion for design and decor. She enjoys browsing the web to find new, exciting decor ideas, DIY projects and unique products to share with her readers. With formal training in graphic design and a background in the event planning/design business, Crystal looks at design from all angles to give readers a fresh perspective.

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