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Set the Trend: Hot Styles at High Point

Set the Trend: Hot Styles at High Point

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

Mid-century modern sofa

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.


Power reclining sectional with power  headrests and power lumbar

The comfort trend continues with the popularity of power reclining pieces that also feature power headrests and power lumbar for a totally customizable relaxation experience.


Cream sofa with blue accent pillows and a blue ottoman in the foreground

Color-wise, lighter colors like grayscreams, and washed linens are still favored upholstery colors, while teals, blues, and yellows are popular accent colors.


The Latest Looks

Sofa with plaid accent pillows

Living room group with rust accents

Plaid is starting to crop up as a popular pattern for accent pillows, and rust hues have made their way from the runways of Europe to upholstery accents.


Pushback recliner
Recliner with wood arms

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 chair that also swivels

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.


Desk with faux concrete finish

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.