Trendy and Affordable Places to Thrift in Toronto in 2020!
Styling a space to be both hip and functional might seem overwhelming, especially with each new wave of trends that seem to pop up every January. For those of you with heady plans to revitalize your home this year, here are a few affordable tips and tricks to get your space looking fresh and fabulous for 2020!
First Off: This year’s trends! Decor blogs and interior design magazines are touting abstract patterns, natural textures such as unpolished wood, and raw woven materials like heavy knits and wool as must-haves. In terms of design: simple, clean lines and a touch of the mid-century modern are essential.
Where to begin? Thrifting and antiquing is an economical and environmentally friendly way to find that hidden gem that will make your space pop! Whether it be a house, apartment or dorm, changing one key item in a space can be a simple and affordable way to freshen things up for the new year. Thankfully, there are plenty of antique markets and stores in Toronto such as the St. Lawrence Antique Market, the Aberfoyle Antique Market, Ransack the Universe, Door Number Two Vintage, and Mjolk. In addition to these, there’s an abundance of Toronto Flea Markets, including the Trinity Bellwoods Flea and the Leslieville Flea (to name just a couple!). Thrifting for that special item to revive your space can be a quick fix, especially with so many options at your fingertips.
Simple Design Tips and Tricks: One simple idea could include framing a pre-existing mirror with a vintage frame. This helps create the illusion of space and adds a focal point to a room that might be lacking a bit of depth or pizazz!
Throws are also a great addition when livening up a space; woven textures create a cozy feel while adding a touch of colour and texture. Wall hangings, needle points, macrame holders, rugs and tapestries also give a homie feel while adding a unique and trendy flare.
With the look of unpolished wood and mid-century modern being just a couple of this year’s trends, handmade and vintage spaces are the place to go! Checking out stores like Arts Market – along with the Vintage B. and locations and events (like those listed above) – is a great way to be on the lookout for that special something for a fraction of the price. Shopping at stores like these also allows you to support your local community and local sellers!