It goes without saying, if there is a trend to find in the home furnishings industry, it can be found at High Point Market. This market was no different. From the newly designed booth in Plaza Suites at MicroD to the new textiles in manufacturer showrooms, there were new sights to see in High Point.
We traveled far and wide–because market is a massive world on its own–and found the trends for the furnishings industry and we can’t keep it to ourselves. Today, we’re sharing 4 trends that will help you meet the expectations and desires of your consumer in the holiday season and beyond.
1. Outdoors is in!
We’ve seen in several industry conferences this year that the outdoor trend is here to stay. At High Point Market, the trend materialized before our very eyes. Furniture in every style and material for every part of the patio and garden graced the floors of many showrooms. Why stop at furniture? Today’s shopper wants to go big at home–and that means outdoor accessories. What’s in(side) is now out(doors).
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2. Organic + Metallic
One incredibly trendy trend hitting market and the consumer homes this year is the marriage of two age-old materials: wood and metal. Cocktail tables seamlessly blend iron and wood for a contemporary spin on a natural look. Great for the millennial shopper who looks for a modern twist to their home furnishings while also servicing the average consumer that values tradition in their home decor.
3. Sea of Blue
While many showrooms continued to highlight their well-developed style, many incorporated a sea of blues in textiles, accessories, and overall decor. The color blue represents tranquility, peace as well as reliability and security. In every accent piece and feature furniture item, you can instill a sense of order in the lives of your consumers thanks to this new trend.
4. Digital Merger
From building to building, the digital presence was palpable at High Point Market this year. More than ever before, manufacturers, retailers, and designers are engaging with vendors and consumers through digital. We saw designers working on custom draping in the Basset showroom right from a computer. Meeting the needs of consumers faster and closing the gap between sale and shipment is the biggest priority for the industry as we charge into 2017.
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