Trend Watching – It’s All in the Details
The latest Home Decor Buyer survey of home decor retailers pinpoints the up and coming trendsetters, what’s hot now and trends on the way out.
Leather, either real or faux, is hot now according to 73% of those surveyed. Painted wood, distressed woods and rattan/wicker are still popular and have a strong staying power. Some new up and comers to look for are exotic woods and reclaimed woods. Don’t get stuck with yesterday’s style, so say no to steel/chrome, Abaca, any form of acrylic or lucite and plywood.
Accents on Accessories/Furnishings
As reported in one of our earlier postings – pewter is hot and getting hotter, as is bamboo. Shell finishes, bone, zinc, acrylic (notice the trend?) and twisted wire are on the fast track to the clearance rack.
Materials or Treatments ( Textile Specific)
Leather – very now (again notice the trend?), micro-fiber, tassels and/or fringe and beaded or jeweled surfaces (an interesting trend that mirrors the stunning accessories figuring prominently on the fashion runways). Faux fur is still fashionable but the same can’t be said for real fur, feathers or anything crocheted and/or knitted.
Patterns To Follow
Damask is quite popular, followed closely by the always classic toile, houndstooth and safari print. Camouflage, Lace and Argyle are close to the end of their fashionable run. Geometric shapes are still popular and look like they will hold on as home furnishings slowly transistion from the traditional to the more modern design styles.