Three-day event features more than 200 vendors, new design trends and products, home remodeling experts and more
WHAT: Vectra Bank presents the Colorado Fall Home Show, Sept. 17-19, 2021 transforming the Colorado Convention Center into a marketplace of home improvement ideas, trends and products. The show features:
- More than 200 vendors and experts offering tips, advice and inspiration for home design, remodeling, refreshing and renewing
- Free advice and inspiration from designers from the American Society of Interior Design (ASID)
Fall Show trends to come learn about at the Show:
- Consumer shows are back. The Colorado Fall Home Show is the first local consumer show to return to the Colorado Convention Center since the start of the pandemic.
- Home financing in today’s economy. Interest rates are low and it’s a great time to look into financing a remodel or other big purchase. But act now and be patient, the process is taking longer. Come talk to a Vectra expert at the show to learn more.
- Home interior trends
- Home improvement business is going strong. Don’t DIY! Talk to experts now if you want your home project complete by Christmas.
- Sterile all-white kitchens and grey walls are out, bold colors are in! Come see the latest trends and get inspired but chatting with ASID experts at the show
- Learn how to perfect your video background! Working from home has become the permanent norm for many, and ASID can help you take your home office professionalism up a notch
- Get smart with your space. Let ASID help you better fit in that extra home office, home gym or other multi-use need.
- Start now! Materials are slower to come in or hard to come by, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the remodel of your dreams. Talk with an expert about how to navigate the process given the challenges of today.
WHEN: Sept. 17-19, 2021
Fri. 10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Admission: General admission $10; senior ticket (at the door) $8; children 12 and under are free
WHERE: The Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street Denver, CO 80202
OTHER: One hundred percent of every ticket sold is awarded by the Colorado Garden Foundation in the form of grants and student scholarships, including one four-year, full-ride scholarship to attend a Colorado institution.
How to Get There
The Convention Center’s parking garage makes parking easy. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Access the garage entrance on northbound Speer Boulevard. Or, take the RTD Light Rail to the Convention Center.
About Colorado Garden Foundation
Colorado Garden Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, 501(c)(3), provides funds for horticultural-related grants and scholarships for the benefit of Colorado. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $11 million for horticultural projects and scholarships throughout the state. Colorado Garden Foundation presents the Colorado Fall Home Show focusing on home renovation, remodeling and sustainable living and the Colorado Garden & Home Show, the Rocky Mountain region’s largest, oldest and most prestigious consumer garden and home improvement show west of the Mississippi in February. For more information, visit ColoradoGardenFoundation.org, facebook.com/coloradogardenfoundation or Twitter and Instagram @cogardenfdn.
COLORADO FALL HOME SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
Topic #1: What’s big in home interiors right now?
Say goodbye to the all-white kitchen. After sitting inside for a year plus, homeowners have discovered that bland colors are “blah” and all-white kitchens are too sterile – not to mention impractical and difficult to maintain with families at home full time. People are also trying to bring more joy into the home, therefore teals and greens are big in kitchens right now.
A pop of color. The days of “agreeable grey” are behind us. Black and whites are always the timeless standards to start with, but your accessories are a great way to pile on color. This way, you can always change out that color in a budget-friendly manner if you get sick of it. Consider apricot – one of the hottest trend colors of the season.
Find that niche. There has been an increased demand for home office space as well as home gym space, but many homeowners do not have an entire room to dedicate. Master closets are being converted into a half office, half closet and many homeowners are putting in Murphy beds, including ones that have desk space that flips down, allowing you to keep all items on the desk service when the bed gets converted. Pro tip: if you’re looking to shop local for a Murphy bed, you might check out The Closet Factory, or Smart Spaces.
Get smart with space. Even if homeowners are not working from home as they were at this time last year, in today’s real estate market, many are working with what they’ve got, versus moving to a larger home. The solution? Custom built-ins, and inserts you can put in them. Kitchen inserts can make great office solutions: think creating a space for your coffee maker that can be stowed away, or putting a Lazy Susan in to take advantage of that corner of wasted space. Mini fridges in home offices or gyms, with cabinetry to neatly hide it away, are another popular option.
Topic #3: It’s time to upgrade your video background
Employers, customers and colleagues gave one another a lot of grace when the pandemic first struck and meetings switched to virtual: children ran in and out of frame, dogs barked freely and home office spaces were materialized out of thin air. But now that working from home is many people’s new and permanent normal, it’s time to apply some more thought and professionalism to what’s going on behind you. Here are some tips for achieving a picture-perfect Zoom background:
- Don’t overload it. Aim for three items in your background, and no more than five. Put one item in its space, leave some empty negative space, then put another collection of items.
- Think twice about putting family photos in your background space. If you have children, you may not want to have that online.
- Use books. They’re simple and clean, and if you turn them backward they look less busy and more uniform – not to mention you can hide those embarrassing romance titles from your colleagues.
- Greenery is always a plus. Try an easy maintenance succulent or faux plant
- Don’t use too much color. In addition to too much clutter, too much color distracts the viewer and draws the focus behind you.
Tips #4: The earlier that you can get going, the better.
People are buying more furniture than ever, and inventory is flying off the shelves. What’s more, homeowners are prioritizing their space after spending more time in it, so designers, contractors, and vendors are booking far out. And finally, materials are more expensive and behind on delivery. Trish says that all hope is not lost, homeowners simply need to start early and be patient. With enough time, designers can help plan alternative options if materials are too costly or hard to come by, but the time to start is now, particularly if homeowners want their project done in time for the holidays.