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10 Lively Trends to Update Your Home This Winter
From stripes to tassels, these design ideas—spied at the latest edition of High Point Market—will spruce up your living space.
The weather is getting colder, and as everyone knows that means it’s time to hibernate. With endless days at home, you may want to give your living quarters a little lift. We went to the High Point Furniture Market about a month ago, and, based on the wares on display, we have some good news: Happy, optimistic design is back. We spotted color, pattern, and textures everywhere, but in lieu of rainbow brights, we saw spicy hues like persimmon, mustard, and aubergine (because winter is, after all, about comfort foods). Upholstered case goods and woven textured seating will make the items in your home not only feel good but look good, and of course, the new skirt craze in the upholstery world shows that it’s the little, flouncy details that matter.
Have we piqued your interest? Read on for 10 trends we think should be on your radar as you update your home this winter.
The rust color of this wintry fruit is sure to perk up any living space in your home. Clockwise from left: rug by Carrier & Co. for Loloi, the Palm Island wallpaper by Thibaut, and the Parrot sofa by Julian Chichester.
From a simple A-line to all-around pleats, skirts are where it’s at this year for upholstered goods. Clockwise from left: Cammie Swivel chair by Highland House, ottoman by Lee Industries, and Magnolia armless sofa by Mark D. Sikes for Chaddock.
This nautical inspired pattern is always a classic, and this year companies are using it in all capacities from furniture to fabrics. Clockwise from left: Belda stools by Made Goods, Canvas stripe by Thibaut, and Sienna nesting tables by Studio A Home.
This season is not the time to pass on the passementarie. Designers are looking to all manner of embellishments for inspiration, notably tassels. From left: Mara pendant by Lisa McDennon for Hinkley, Small Lexie table by Milling Road, Vitale wall sconce by Currey and Co.
The yellow trend is still going strong, but this time, in a deeper, more wintry hue. From top: Elizabeth tufted sofa by Barrie Benson for Highland House and Liz accent table by Arteriors Home.
This gemlike silhouette is making appearances on everything from furniture to lighting to upholstery. Clockwise from left: Dexter wall mirror by Alexa Hampton for Theodore Alexander, Bahia outdoor pendant by Palecek, Diamond lounge chair by Thomas Pheasant for Baker, and Shangri-La table by David Phoenix for Hickory Chair.
One of the most surprising trends we noticed was upholstered case goods. And what better way to take the edge off than with soft suede or an eye-catching print? Clockwise from left: Sydney dresser by David Phoenix for Hickory Chair, Balboa bookcase by Michael Berman for Theodore Alexander, and the Classic desk by Label 180.
A jewel is the perfect place to go for inspiration, and this blue-green color, whether it be in an accent or statement sofa, will add some sparkle to your space. Clockwise from top: Channel back sofa by Global Views, Bali cocktail table by Julian Chichester, and Alcoy baskets by Made Goods.
For a little more texture in your house, woven patterns in wood or a chunky “sock weave” will do the trick. From top: Wailea swivel chair by Bernhardt and lounge chair by Andrew Winch for Summit.
Purple, the color of royals, is always in style, but this eggplant hue is especially refined. Clockwise from top: Juniper Forest wallpaper by Rifle Paper Co. for York Wallcoverings, Delphi sofa by Mr. Brown, and Chopstix armchair by Paola Navone for Janus et Cie.