Every spring and fall, I attend the Furniture Market to see what new furniture fashions are trending and help decide which ones will make their way to you at Grand.
Back in April, I shared the spring furniture trends. Now here’s a look at the fall furniture trends that will be hitting the showrooms this winter.
One of the first things I noticed at this High Point Market was that some of the color palates from the spring are still holding up as popular fall furniture trends. I’m still seeing a lot of blush colors in the latest furniture offerings. Lots of Navy too, especially in the accessories.
There is still a lot of gray. Gray in everything, especially lots of gray wood. There were hardly any dark woods at all. I was kind of surprised that there was still so much grey wood – kind of a pickled gray, dark gray, light gray, meeting gray. Every variation you can imagine.
But then, I saw some real pops of bright colors, too. Quite a bit of that spice or terracotta – which is a reddish brown. There was some of the hot pinks and raspberry color, some of the teal. There was some mint – which I was surprised to see, but I saw it in several showrooms. Not a lot of browns or earth tones, this time around.
The fall furniture trends also included some interesting shapes. There were some really cool new designs in chairs. Very eclectic. A lot of unusual chair styles. They were different and unique and a lot of the showrooms were mixing them in, so not everything was so matchy-matchy. I like that look with not everything being the same. I noticed some of the occasional tables were very different looking, as well.
Ottomans and poufs were big as well – functioning as an extra table, with a tray on it or as extra seating. You would see a coffee table with a sofa and then, on the other side of the coffee tables they would have two little ottomans for extra seating. That becomes a real inexpensive way of adding in seating.
Another fall furniture trend I saw was that things are scaling back a bit in size. Sofas weren’t as big, There were smaller bedroom groups. It seems people are paying more attention to more loft options and apartments, or people going into retirement and downsizing.
La-Z-Boy is doing an Urban Collection, which is a little edgier, but on a smaller scale, size-wise. Very simple, with the basics and then you have your accents and your pillows – which you can mix and match very easily. It’s kind of eclectic, but on a smaller scale.
There wasn’t a lot of traditional furniture at this Market. Everything seems more contemporary or more transitional. Even when I went to look at Gat Creek, which is made in West Virginia and is solid wood furniture, a lot of their stuff is not as traditional as it has been in the past. They’re taking more semi-traditional lines and making them more edgier, more youthful. Transitional look. They had some beautiful stuff.
One other thing I noticed, was that rugs are a huge thing. If you want a pink rug, a purple rug, any color of the rainbow, to give your room a pop of color, you can find it at any price range. They had some beautiful stuff. And it’s not just for your hardwood floors. They were showing rungs on top of carpet, even a lot of showrooms were layering rugs – with rugs on top of rugs.
So, those were some of the fall furniture trends I saw at this year’s High Point Market. We bought quite a few of them and they’re starting to show up in our Grand showrooms now. Stop on by and take a look for yourself.
|This part of a series of posts on the latest furniture trends by Jill Truitt, Grand’s Corporate Display Coordinator/Buyer and top designer. She’s been a part of the Grand family for over 25 years, and today, she’s in charge of the look you’ll find in the showrooms of all 20 Grand stores.
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