Top 8 Trends from Spring Market
Fresh off the Spring Furniture Market in High Point, North Carolina, our Boston Interiors buyers give you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest trends for home décor and design. Consider yourself “in the know”.
Trends in Upholstery, Wood and Accents
1. It's All in the Details
While the design style of the dominant furniture pieces in your room remain classic (round arm, track arm, slope arm), the emphasis is shifting focus to customizable design details such as nail heads, tufting (on inside backs, outside backs, seats cushions), whipstitches, blanket-stitched seams and contrast welts. Like accessories to your outfit, these details enhance and personalize a timeless look.
2. Living in Leather
The luxury of leather showcased with color! Not your same old baseball glove brown, we’re seeing navys, brights and caramels that will bring energy into the living room. Again, the details like tufting and nailheads emerge to make it your own. And with the addition of Crypton leathers, you have even more confidence in the care and use of your piece. Go ahead and let the dog and kids on the sofa!
3. Prepare for Pattern
Closely following the trends of fashion, stripes, florals and geometrics were everywhere. From bright floral patterns to neutral menswear stripes, there are so many options to work with your style. Don’t be afraid to pattern mix… we are “coordinating and collecting” instead of matching! Blues (especially navy) continue to emerge as thenew neutral. The color sets a beautiful backdrop to feature bold color and pattern combinations and brighten up classic styling.
4. Motion Madness
Putting your feet up at the end of the day is a priority. Incline, recline or supine - whatever it takes to get you comfortable, your furniture will help you recharge from your busy day. Sofas and chairs that move you into the comfort zone, head support or even lumbar support to get that back into line. Look for motion chairs, sofas and sectionals coming soon.
5. Chalk it up to White
Fresh and clean, white always brightens the room. We are seeing chalk white accents to soften the look and coordinate well with the omnipresent grays, and white-washed and distressed white stains give a more muted appearance. Details such as interesting leg styles can make the piece stand out in any space.
6. Black and Blue
Rich color intensity is an exciting trend we’re seeing in the form of a dramatic dark navy chest or a black coffee table set in a light textural room. “Grounding” a room is like making a word bold
in an email. It’s meant to attract the eye and keep it there. It gives the piece importance and rests the eye as you work around a room. By standing out it automatically means more to the entire room.
7. Heavy Metal & Gold
Juxtaposing heavy metal with glass and white marble give that specialness that you want on accents. Again, details are what define the style and make it workable with your existing pieces. We see gold tones getting a more muted look when featured as antique brass or giving it a more textural quality with hammered finishes.
8. As it’s found in Nature
Woven grasses, wood cut slices and clear stained pieces show off Mother Earth’s finest creations. Marble has been nature’s luxury material in cathedrals and carvings for hundreds of years and now the durable and rich natural characteristics are making their way as a timeless choice on tables and accents pieces.
Knowing what the trends are does not mean you need to switch out all of your pieces and start from scratch. It shows you where design is headed and helps to keep your space fresh and relevant. Incorporating just a few of these looks into a room can be a little bit like those new shoes you want to show off. Or it you are looking for a fresh look, it can be the starting point to build around. Your home should say “this is who I am” just as much as your clothes do. And as always, the professionals at Boston Interiors are here to help you navigate through the classics and the latest trends!