As 2016 comes full circle most of us take a little time to reflect on the last year and what we have accomplished, as well as what 2017 may have in store for all of us in the Toronto area. And while the winter does mean we may need to spend more time than we would like cooped up inside, the good news is that this will give you some time to bust out the old drawing pad and brain storm some fresh new ideas for your deck and turn it into the envy of the neighborhood once the snow melts. Below are some trends we expect to see in 2017, so read carefully as you won’t want to be the neighbor who’s still stuck in last year’s fads.
2017: Deck Designs for Blissful Comfort and Family Time
- Technology, Your Deck Days Are Numbered: Technology and its ever-increasing dominance of our attention has gotten quite a bad rap the last year. From talk of it bringing families further apart, to even causing depression in more extreme cases. While this is not exactly good news on the surface, one thing we expect to see trend is that of “home concept” and “family oriented arrangements.” Perhaps technology had to push people apart for many to realize what’s truly important, and if that’s what it takes, we can’t complain. So, what does this mean for deck design trends in Toronto? In 2017 we can expect to see more circular arrangements of chairs and lounge items as well as a more simplified center space, fit for late night talks and meaningful conversation. Long missed are the days when families could gather around a table or fire unhindered by flashing lights and ringing notifications. Many families, however, will be making serious efforts to combat this technological issue, beginning with their deck design.
- Lounge Because You Can: Part of what makes a deck design great is the ability to spend hours upon hours doing absolutely nothing, and still have a great time. What is the key to such relaxation? It starts with your furniture. In the past, there have been fads with having tall and rigid deck furniture in order to bring about a more sophisticated look. Well, come 2017 this fad will be out the window. In 2017 we expect to see “comfort” claiming the number one spot on the totem pole of importance for deck design & furniture, as many in the Toronto area are looking to create an almost vacation-esque atmosphere on their own deck. Not a bad idea at all. What items might you find scattered across such a deck? These might include arrangements of assorted bean bag chairs, thick throw blankets to increase lounge space and if your deck has enough space you might even find room for a hanging tent. Hanging tents have recently exploded in the resort market as there aren’t too many better places one could lazily spend an afternoon lost in a great book or enjoying a gentle breeze.
As you can see, our predictions reflect the rising desire to bring vacation a little closer to home. This fad has been exacerbated by many social media outlets such as Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest as the “Home Concept” search result experienced record highs over the last year. And while there is a bit of irony in the fact that such desire to reduce technology use was discovered by the use of technology itself, we can all agree that everyone in the Toronto area would not be opposed to a year focused on quality conversation and blissful comfort.
And as 2017 rounds the corner, keep us in mind at Toronto Custom Decks as we can help bring your dream vacation spot to your very own home in the coming months.