Friday, September 27, 2013
Furniture trends come and go just like other trends in the interior design industry. And keeping on top of these changes can ensure that your home will always look fabulous, modern, and new. Continue reading to take a look at some of the latest trends that have hit the furniture design field. You may find that you already own pieces that follow these new ideas, or you may realize that the furniture in your home is outdated and should be replaced.
Smaller Pieces of Furniture
Whereas the trend used to be to incorporate oversized furniture into a space, newer pieces are being made smaller to suit every type of room. These allow for more homes to enjoy more of an open concept. The edges of these smaller pieces are also typically rounded and softer than the furniture that used to be popular, and they have an air of '50s and '60s style that is also a lot more streamlined and almost have what can be described has a floating appearance to really open up a space.
Gone are the days when plain fabrics were the popular style for furniture. These days, it is all about patterns, from stripes to floral prints and everything in between. Large, comfortable chairs can be added to a dining room table or even a living room space that add a pop of color and also add an extra design element with an intricate pattern that makes the furniture itself the center of the room.
Eco-Friendly Redesigned Pieces
One way to bring in eco-friendly elements into your home is to repurpose your old furniture or find pieces that have been salvaged and made to look like new. From new fabrics that can be applied to your existing furniture, to pieces that are made of recycled materials, there are plenty of ways to go green as you decorate your home and make it beautifully unique.
Marble is making its way into more pieces of furniture than the usual kitchen countertops and bathroom sinks. Now you can find it forming tabletops and other unique decorative pieces that can serve to bring some elegance into a space without being too ostentatious.
Bedroom furniture is also becoming softer, with headboards covered in delicate fabrics and bedside tables made of natural timber, making them lighter than the thicker, darker pieces from the past.
Multi-functional furniture is becoming increasingly popular, and the latest pieces even go so far as to combine Japanese inspired elements, such as origami, that make everything from nightstands to coffee tables more unique and eye-catching than ever before. Many of these offer a simplistic approach to beauty that everyone can love.
With so many new design trends hitting the furniture market, you can change your entire home and make it look completely different while tying in elements from the past and brand new ideas from the industry today. From marble to patterns, look for furniture that dares to make a statement.
Today’s guest author, Danny Jake, is a carefree and enthusiastic person. He enjoys writing and sharing useful information through his articles, which mainly focus on his work experiences at Best Offer Furniture, an online furniture store based in California.