5 design trends to bring your home to life this spring with Attica Furnishings

Spring is in the air, which means there’s no better time to freshen up your home décor to stay on par with this season’s trends. We sat down with Suzanne Saul, co-owner of Attica Furnishings and got the scoop on the latest design trends for the spring 2019 season.

Suzanne shared five must-do design trends and tips on how to bring these trends to life to make your home feel pampered and refreshed.

Going Greige

While grey isn’t going anywhere just yet, we’re seeing a shift to warmer neutrals. When selecting wall paint or upholstery fabrics, many people are looking at “greige” – a combination of grey and beige, with brownish undertones merging with a neutral grey. Greige gives you the best of both worlds: the grey provides cleanness and simplicity, while the addition of the beige adds depth and warmth. For greige paints, consider Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter, Balboa Mist or Edgecomb Gray.


Canopy Beds

It’s been over thirty years, but we’re seeing canopy beds make a comeback. We’re not sure why this trend has started; perhaps people are seeking to create the ultimate oasis in their bedroom by cocooning in a canopy bed. The canopy bed of today is well-crafted, sleek and minimal, such as solid white oak Fulton by West Brothers Furniture from Quebec.


Black is back

Black is continuing to trend, and this can be seen with new introductions in kitchen and bathroom sinks. It could be a reaction to an increase in grey cabinets and the subsequent need to provide more contrast than what chrome or stainless faucets provide. The old interior design adage is still true: “something black in every room,” as black grounds the space. The black metal trend also continues in furniture design with the increased offerings of black metal accents. New from Calligaris is a chrome black metal featured on the Stellar table collection.



Following on the heels of the minimalism movement, maximalists can now rejoice as the trend is to start adding more layers to your home décor, and wallpaper is back with a vengeance! No longer considered the domain of your grandmother’s living room, many designer wallpapers are available to make a key design statement. Popular this year is bold botanicals like Cole and Son’s Palm Jungle for Kravet.


Burnt Orange

Some of us are old enough to remember the rust tones that were big in the seventies. While burnt orange is burning up the fashion runway, the earthy tones of cognac, cinnamon and sienna are also making big statements in the home. If all the grey is making you feel a little cool, use these spicy tones to heat things up! The Jacob chair makes a statement in a soft sienna velvet.

We’re looking forward to seeing how these trends are brought to life this spring. If you’re eager to learn more about what’s hot this season, check out Attica Furnishings which is centrally located in Halifax.