Every day we wake up to a new trend, from fashion, music to design, furniture is no exception to this. So, what’s new on the furniture scene? If you’re on the lookout for a home makeover or some home decor ideas, read on for some hot trends you might want to consider for an updated style. Like they always said, “the right piece of furniture can transform a room.” We’ve gathered our resources and now we would like to share with you all the next big things that you can expect in 2020 until early 2021.
The Next Big Thing in Furniture
- Natural Materials like Rattan
- Antique, Vintage, and Traditional Furnishings
- Chinoiserie ceramics and furniture
- Old Metal and Rustic items
- Made-to-Order Pieces
- Canopy Beds
1. Natural Materials like Rattan
The use of new materials, as well as natural and organic materials is something that can help to focus on sustainability and waste-reduction is resulting in eco-friendly furniture that we’ll be seeing more of over the next year. Furniture designers are also getting creative with other natural materials as well, such as bamboo. Rattan always portrays a fresh, warm and exciting ambience to a space.
2. Antique, Vintage, and Traditional Furnishings
If you love all things traditional, you will love the resurgence of furniture with rich detailing and decorative accessories. Vintage is also trending for 2020, and many designers use just one vintage piece rather than furnish an entire room vintage style. Look to see more items popping up with spooled legs and spindles that are a classic feature of vintage and traditional furniture.Older pieces not only look great but are also an easy way to integrate sustainable products into the home. Experts say consumers will take note in the year ahead. According to an article on furniture trends, published by Architectural Digest at the close of 2019, Sotheby’s Home has seen a 35 percent increase in vintage and antique sales in the last year. Tamara Rosenthal, Sotheby’s VP of Marketing, suggests that this could be due to an increased emphasis on the environment—a theme that has already set the tone for design in 2020.
“People are becoming increasingly mindful of how their shopping habits and daily lives are impacting the environment,” says Rosenthal, via Architectural Digest. “Because of that, they are finding ways to curb this impact and be more eco-friendly.”
Buying antique home decor is considered environmentally friendly for a few reasons. When you buy something antique, you might be saving it from a more wasteful fate of ending up in a landfill. Furniture that’s been around longer will also release less toxic fumes into your air, via the finishings and glue.
Want to know more about how to buy antiques? Simply click here to read tips for buying antiques. For you who already have antiques and want to know more about how to take care of it simply click here. Below we will also give a trend that will stay for the rest of 2020 maybe even 2021:
3. Chinoiserie ceramics and furniture
Chinoiserie, a fancy term for “Asian-style,” shows up year after year on multiple “hot trend” lists. Our fascination with all things oriental isn’t news either. But a shift in focus is on the rise. Intrigue with the ancient Han tomb figures and Tang horses is giving way to a greater appreciation for Chinoiserie Chic – or the decorative items produced in the 18th – 20th centuries. Way? Because the finest kiln masters, carvers and workshops were called upon during the reign of the Qianlong emperor (1711-1799) to serve both his imperial tastes and political aspirations for an international market economy. Their skills have been honed and passed down through the generations. Fine examples of porcelain, bronze, jade, enamel and lacquer decorative objects, furniture, silk textiles and works on paper are beginning to get the attention they deserve.
4. Old Metal and Rustic items
One of the reasons why industrial design trends are a hit these days is because of the raw simplicity. Industrial designs require little furniture and more floor space. This design genre wants people to be able to move around. Industrial elements can be vintage or rustic. Never mind that they came from an older architectural genre. Industrial design elements will look good when balanced with modern fixtures. If you are thinking of a modern condo interior design inspired by industrial elements, you must know that the range of colors to choose from is a little narrower. White, gray, black, and wooden brown add to the sleek look of this design trend.
5. Made-to-Order Pieces
Too many people buy the same mass-production furniture and that’s not the right way to show your personality through the interior inside your home. What we recommend is to check your social media for talented artisans and boutique furniture companies like Kaliuda Gallery whose pieces are customizable down to the finish and inch. We know that more people are looking for unique and one-of-a-kind pieces even though ready-made, mass-manufactured pieces are also aesthetically that good-looking is not enough anymore. It needs to be unique, special, and also have quality.
6. Canopy Beds
Canopy beds are definitely hitting a high note this year. Throwbacks tend to trend, and canopy beds are no exception. With bedrooms being the oasis for comfort, having a canopy magnifies this offering a touch of serenity and even luxury. Canopy beds look great in any style bedroom. However, careful consideration needs to be given to the size and frame of the bed as well as the size of the room. You don’t want heavy-looking posts to weigh down a small room. Sleek metal or acrylic canopy frames can offer rooms an interesting appeal while leaving an airy feel.
Your living space should be a comforting refuge from the outside world and be a place where friends and family feel welcome when they arrive for a visit. Updating your home will help you create a personal sanctuary where you and others always feel at home.
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