O Canada – Bring Some Canadian Style Home
Every July, Canadian’s come together to celebrate our amazing country but now that the fireworks are over, you can show your Canadian pride at home. There are many options for decor that is truly Canadian; whether it’s iconic and historic brands or patterns and imagery, there is something for everyone when it comes to Canadian style at home. Here are some examples:
Hudson’s Bay Stripes
The symbol of the iconic Canadian department has become very trendy in recent years and now there are a variety of items adorned with the famous stripes. The most famous is of course the blankets but there are other smaller and more budget friendly pieces available as well.
Bring the Outdoors In
Canadian style can sometimes be a bit rustic and you want to bring elements of the Great White North Indoors. Live Edge furniture is a great option to bring a more natural feeling to wood furniture. You could also consider decorating with items from outdoor activities such as snowshoes and canoe paddles. Another great way to bring the outdoors in is to incorporate imagery and artwork of animals that are native to the great white north. Moose head designs are very popular and come in a variety of colours and styles.
Group of Seven Artwork
No Canadian living room is complete without a “Group of Seven” print. This famous group of painters created countless works of Canadian scenery. And don’t worry, you don’t need to break the bank on an original, there are many options to purchase reproduction prints at a fraction of the cost.
Canada can be a cold place so we certainly love our flannels and plaids. Try incorporating some red and black plaid in throw pillows, bed spreads, tablecloths and more. It doesn’t get any more Canadian than this! These styles will bring warmth to any space and work well with a rustic and natural design.
Muskoka Chairs and Patio Lanterns
Your Canadian style can spread to your outdoor spaces in the summertime too. No Canadian patio is complete without a couple of Muskoka chairs and some patio lanterns (not actually Canadian, but made popular here by the famous Kim Mitchell song of the same name). Spend your evenings outside in a comfortable and truly Canadian space.
Canadian style can mean a lot of things but every aspect involves incorporating nature in your decor. We live in a beautiful and green country and it is important to celebrate this. What is your favourite Canadian style trend?
Lisa Fitzpatrick ABR, SRS
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