If you were living your dream of having your own interior decorating business, what would be the recent trends in the home fashion industry, you would be sharing with clients?
Well, it just so happens that our Decorating Den Interiors design professionals who each own their own business attended October’s International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, N.C. along with members of our merchandising department. After each market, our vice president of merchandising prepares PowerPoints, scripts and columns for our interior decorators to use for their own continuing education, decorating seminars and with their clients. We are happy to share a summary of the latest trends.
Colors, materials, and inspiration in trendy home furnishings
A cavalcade of color, metallic, acrylics, flashbacks, and nature were all prevalent at this fall’s market. Vibrant colors were all the rage. Bold shades of gold are back.
Many of these vibrant colors can dominate a room, so it is recommended to use them as accents to add that “pop” of color and give life and whimsy to a room. Color, it is said, is how we see the world. Step out of your comfort zone just a little and let in some unexpected fun to your design.
On the neutral side, gray remains a wonderful, easy to incorporate option that consumers love. Gray can be very stylish and sophisticated. It is a color that can be conservative on one hand while elegant and formal on the other. We saw gray being used in various shades ranging from cool gray to darker warmer shades and in a wide variety of elements.
Blues were prominent in many shades from dark indigo and sapphire to lighter tones such as ice blue and baby blue. Blues tend to reduce stress, create a sense of calmness, relaxation and order.