Mar 23, 2015

The most interesting and dynamic living room design and decor makes a statement and creates a discussion among friends and visitors. Consider incorporating some of the trends below to spark the discussion you want without having to do a full remodel.

Layered textures. Combining materials like metal, leather, wood, silk, and glass creates unexpected interest in a room.

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Play with patterns. Bold, large-scale patterns are on trend for 2015. Consider these for something like your window furnishings or throw pillows. By trying on these bold patterns through accents, it's easy to replace them in the next season if your love for them begins to dwindle over time.

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Mod is back. The mod influences of the 1960s are back. Embrace the trend by incorporating pops of colours, geometric patterns, chrome, and glass.

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Try going neon. Neon is a huge trend for 2015. To dip your toes in, without jumping head first, try hints of neon on a background of pastel. This can be a fun way to inject some more colour and excitement into your decor for spring and summer.

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For staples, think classic. For those staple pieces that will stay in your home for a long time, go for a more classic design. While it's fun to be creative, too much decorative creativity can result in constant updating to keep up with the trends. Consider spicing things up with smaller, creative accents that you can switch up as new trends develop.

For one-on-one design tips, Lee-Ann LaCroix will be at the Ottawa Home & Garden Show's Ask the Expert Zone on Saturday, March 28th from 4-7pm. It's first-come, first-served, so make sure you're first in line - and don't forget your colour swatches! The show takes over the EY Centre March 26-29, 2015. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show!