As homeowners retreat to their home sanctuary as reprieve from the global economic malaise, they will focus more on entertaining friends and family at home rather than then heading out to restaurants. Tabletop and entertaining related decor will take on a new importance as homeowners seek to create entertaining venues at home. Color will be an important aspect in recreating restaurant like experiences and atmosphere at home. Creativity will also reign supreme with homeowners seeking inspiration from a variety of sources: fashion, beauty, design, architecture, travel, perusing Pinterest, creating moodboards and a host of other inspiration inducing activities. Conversation-worthy tabletop decor and table settings will be de rigueur for 2013. It’s all about creating interest and showing off your creativity both in decorating and entertaining.
Market Sightings: 2012 Tendence/Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany