Originally posted on November 1, 2017 - price and availability of particular products mentioned in this post may have changed.
Our buyers are continually visiting markets around the world to bring you the latest styles at the greatest prices. We sat down with Ashley Kaminski, our upholstery and RTA (ready to assemble) furniture buyer, and Jackie Turcios, our upholstery, accents, and RTA buyer’s assistant, to peek inside their camera rolls and get the scoop on the trends they saw at the fall 2017 High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina. Many of the trends from previous years are still going strong, and the emerging trends tend to complement looks that you might already have, making it easy to incorporate them into your home.
Styles With Staying Power
The mid-century modern look is still hot, and while it has traditionally been associated with a firmer seat, we’re starting to see pieces with softer and more comfortable seats that still retain the sleek, mid-century modern style.
The Latest Looks
As more people embrace smaller living spaces, smaller-scale recliners and pushback recliners have gained popularity. The emergence of chairs with open, wood trim arms also coordinates with small space living, providing a lighter look than traditional solid, upholstered arms.
Accent chairs that swivel but do not recline are starting to appear in markets, perfect for those who want to make conversation areas that are big on both style and functionality. Some combine both swivel and glider motions.
Beyond upholstered goods, faux concrete and faux marble finishes on occasional tables, shelves, and dining tables provide a textured look without the cumbersome weight of the real thing.
Bringing it Home
We asked Kaminski and Turcios how you could incorporate these new trends into your home. Kaminski said that they’re pretty straightforward, so you can bring them into your home with accent pillows in plaid or one of the trending colors, or you can paint an accent wall. She added that a lot of the trends focus on multifunctional pieces, like pushback recliners, which ”have the function of a recliner with a more stylish look.” Turcios pointed out that the emerging trends, like faux marble and faux concrete finishes, also point to the larger, ongoing trend of mixing textures and adding a natural element to decor.