Hello Design Lovers!
As we near the end of 2019, what will be trending in home furniture for the beginning of 2020? We have put our trend-spotting detective hats on to declare the hottest finds in furniture that have us shouting ‘Read all about it’!
Our team recently flew home incredibly inspired from spending four very eventful and fun filled days at the High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina. For those of you who are not familiar with this semi annual industry event, it is a wonderful opportunity for Interior Designers and retail storeowners, among others, to view the newest products and collections in home furnishings. It is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, with over ten million square feet containing roughly two thousand exhibitors throughout about 180 buildings. It is amazing to have this place available to us, and we are so thankful to all the exhibitors who come. Especially those who host lunches and dessert cocktails!
We took this opportunity to find new furniture brands to offer our clients, meet with our furniture representatives to see brand new products, and to sit, touch and feel items that will not be available to the public for months from now! During our long days of walking through showrooms, we spotted some similar trends. This gives us an idea of what to expect will be the upcoming trends in home furniture. Here are our top contenders!
Top Trends We Spotted
Acrylic (aka Lucite) furniture has been used as accent pieces in past seasons. I still remember the first time I saw, and totally fell for the Ghost Chair! At this recent market, we saw many furniture companies showcasing acrylic frames of chairs paired with beautiful upholstery. Lucite coffee tables, dining table legs, and even this headboard from Bernhardt is ultra modern and curvaceous!
Check out more from Bernhardt Furniture Company here.
Banana Leaf Wallpaper Trend
Are you ‘bananas’ for this wallpaper trend? We saw a ton of it at the High Point Furniture Market! Both glamorous and contemporary showrooms used it as a back drop. Hello tropical oasis! The popularity of plants and sustainability probably has a lot to do with this newfound love. The use of oversize leaves give a lush look and we think this will continue to trend.
Live Edge Trend
We saw an abundance of live edge table tops including this clean lined organic one with tempered glass legs from Hooker Furniture. Raw wood mixed with modern design is very popular. We loved how creative the looks are. Very ‘edgy’!
Check out more from Hooker Furniture here.
The Barrel Chair Trend
This style chair back has taken the market by storm! I get it because I found myself constantly sitting down in the nearest one. They hug you making them so inviting and cozy, like this one we just love from Pasha.
Check out more from Pasha here.
Brass Is Still A Favorite Trend
As a lot of furniture designs get more modern with their lines, the warmth of the brass finish keeps them from feeling cold. That is how we felt as we walked into more clean lined showrooms. Large and in charge ceiling lights, nail heads, and furniture bases looked so sophisticated paired with contemporary furniture.
Many showrooms still incorporated that natural sustainable indoor/outdoor warm statement pieces like this at Selamat furniture. Although we think the bohemian trend is slowing down, we do see versions of the materials used but in a more contemporary and glamorous way like you see here!
Check out more from Selamat Designs here.
Epoxy Resin and Wood Table Trend
Last year at the High Point Furniture Market we noticed a few epoxy wood tables, and our eyes lit up. This combination is not only gorgeous, but also gives designers and their clients a lot of freedom to be unique. At this years market, this hot look is everywhere! This was our top choice from RuffSawn. It has a double slab with milky looking epoxy resin. Get ready to see this combo in coffee tables and console tables!
Check out more from Ruffsawn here.
Bar Cart Trend
Social lounges and bars are gaining popularity in the home. At this years’ market, we saw a variety of bar carts in chrome, Lucite, black, and brass. As the trend to gather with friends and family in more formal yet cozy spaces grows, we will be seeing more permanent bars with seating, as well as bar carts and other movable furniture.
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