Furniture Trends: Bursting with Shapely, Touchable Style

Design Trends

Whether your home is a stately lady, a modern sophisticate, or a trendy fashionista, the occasional update to her wardrobe can be just the thing to keep turning heads (including your own). Furniture is a keystone of your home’s apparel. Refurnishing an entire room? Adding one new statement piece? Here’s a look at the 2018 furniture trends igniting current home fashion with excitement:

Jewel Tones and Metallics
Jewel tones are very popular, including “Ultra Violet” Pantone’s dramatic Color of the Year. If you want a furniture piece that pops out in your design, 2018 is a good year to browse. Also popular are earth tones and neutrals. Metallic accents and mixed metals abound as well. They sparkle with the jewel tones or add the perfect touch of contrast to the lighter colors.

Lagerfield Seating from Christopher Guy


Lagerfield Seating from Christopher Guy

Bennetti Leather Metal Frame Chair from Crate and Barrel, Annecy Lamp from Christopher Guy, Jonathan Adler Rider Bench from Neiman Marcus


Bennetti Leather Metal Frame Chair from Crate and Barrel, Annecy Lamp from Christopher Guy, Jonathan Adler Rider Bench from Neiman Marcus

Embrace Those Curves (and every other shape)
Shapely furniture is all the rage with every shape imaginable (and some you might not have imagined).

    • Soft Curves and Rounded Edges
      The strongest trend is toward soft curves and rounded edges that seems to embrace you and wrap around to bring you in more intimate closeness with your seatmates.

      Courbe Settee from Christopher Guy, Lola Sofa from West Elm, Infiniti Curve Back Sofa from Crate and Barrel, Jumelle Seating from Christopher Guy

      Courbe Settee from Christopher Guy, Lola Sofa from West Elm, Infiniti Curve Back Sofa from Crate and Barrel, Jumelle Seating from Christopher Guy

 

 

  • Geometric Designs
    You’ll also find geometric designs galore, both in the shape of the furniture piece and in designs applied to or carved in the surface. Hexagons (also called honeycomb) are especially popular this year.

    Hexagon Garden Seat and Caracole Chair-ish Chair from Neiman Marcus, Trussardi Casa Tosco Table from Luxury Living Group


    Hexagon Garden Seat and Caracole Chair-ish Chair from Neiman Marcus, Trussardi Casa Tosco Table from Luxury Living Group

 

Touchable Textures
Textures from oh-so-touchable soft to coarse and nubby are popular too.

Au Naturel
Hand in hand with mixed textures, adding natural elements to your furniture is highly popular. Stone, wood, leather, fibers – all add more of that touchable depth we just discussed. They also blend with the popular Wabi Sabi trend, embracing the art of imperfection and respecting natural objects as they are, including asymmetry and roughness. If you go au naturel in 2018 you’ll be right on trend.

Marmo Table from Christopher Guy, Driftwood End Table from Crate and Barrel, Carlton Tufted Leather Ottoman from Neiman Marcus

Marmo Table from Christopher Guy, Driftwood End Table from Crate and Barrel, Carlton Tufted Leather Ottoman from Neiman Marcus

The Party’s Back Here!
Surprise detailed chair backs are quite popular too. Blogger and staging expert ‘The Decorologist’ creatively termed the trend “party-in-the-back” and you can see why.

A Touch of Glam
Whatever shape and texture your furniture, glam lighting is the “IN” accent. And just look at the geometric shapes, metallic accents, and natural accents to choose from! If you’re looking to add just a bit of the latest trends, you can likely find a lamp to fit your current room design.

A Smidgen of Spice
Let your inner eccentric play a little with a quirky accent or two and you’ll be right on trend.

Just remember the most important rule in furniture selection – comfort! Make sure you and your family will enjoy using the pieces you select above all style considerations. Check out our pinterest board for more examples of the current trends in furniture.

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