A year’s start always brings to everybody’s attention everything else that’s new—resolutions, relationships, friends, jobs, homes, and furniture designs. As early as now fashion gurus are predicting the furniture design trends that they believe are going to be the hottest of them all this year. Interior design is becoming a large part of the fashion industry, so the fashion-forward crowd ought to sit up and take heed of the latest trends pertaining to furniture design—unless they wouldn’t mind getting left behind with last year’s furniture design sensations. So, without further ado, here in no particular order are some of the furniture design trends of 2014.
1. Classic pieces
The impersonal hotel room/lounge style of interiors prevalent last year are going to be replaced by a style marked by elegance and sophistication this year, which many among the fashion industry believe was inspired by American television period drama series Mad Men, so it’s expected that there is going to be an increase in number of the commercially available pieces of furniture featuring curved contours as well as parts made of certain metals.
2. Natural materials
There’s going to be an increase in the number of commercially available pieces of furniture made entirely or predominantly of natural materials, like wood, metal, leather, glass, and stone. Many of us out there would likely welcome this trend, as it factors in well with the increasing interest of most of us (if not all) in making virtually anything sustainable.
Wood—especially ‘midvalue’ wood with ‘fruit wood-type’ finishes’—is going to be one of the two most popular materials used for producing pieces of furniture early in this year, so it’s expected that pieces of furniture like card tables, footstools, game tables, side tables, table lamps, and nesting tables are soon going to be all the rage.
Gold is going to be other most popular material used for producing pieces of furniture early in this year, so it’s expected that there is going to be an increase in the number of commercially available pieces of furniture featuring solid gold or gold-plated parts.
5. The colors of the sea
Blue, green, turquoise, and aquamarine are going to be the most popular color for upholstered furniture early in this year. The basis for this prediction of various quarters is that buyers would increasingly prefer pieces of furniture of these colors as summer draws near.
To be precise, large prints, like giant butterflies, flowers, or Asian-inspired dragons, are expected to be seen on most (if not all) of upholstered furniture in the first quarter of this year as well.
From casual to formal, painted finishes are going to be seen upon many pieces of furniture to be produced this year. They will include white-washed, gray-washed, and metallic finishes; ‘special effects’ finishes, like Harlequin fabric patterns, flowers, and lace; and even custom finishes.
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