Furniture trends come and go – and some outstay their welcome. This year, we’re seeing quite a few new trends emerge in the Miami area, and we’re finally kissing some outdated ones good-bye.
In: Soft Contemporary Design
Contemporary design is all about minimalism and strong lines. But at times, contemporary spaces can feel cold.
We’re starting to see many furniture manufacturers and interior designers take a softer approach to contemporary styles. Here’s how:
- Softer colors. Instead of the standard white, we’re seeing more shades of beige, cream, eggshell and tan. These colors will make your space feel warmer and more welcoming.
- A variety of shapes. A room full of square and rectangular furniture can make the space feel rigid. We’re seeing more delicate shapes make appearances, such as circular elements. Incorporating a variety of shapes into a design will create a relaxing, harmonious space.
- Soft to the touch. More people are opting for furniture that is comfortable and luxurious. This means incorporating more natural fabrics, thicker cushions on sofas and soft leathers into furniture products.
Microfiber has long been the champion of home furniture materials. It’s affordable and durable, which makes it a practical choice. But it has overstayed its welcome. We’re seeing more people trade microfiber for leather, linen, tweed, pleather or canvas-type materials.
In: Touches of Wood
Touches of natural wood can add elegance and warmth to your modern space. We’re seeing more natural wood tables as a part of a 5 piece dining room set, like those sold at Rana Furniture, and accent pieces.
Wooden book shelves are also making a comeback, adding elegance and functionality to living spaces.
In general, we’re seeing a shift towards the incorporation of more organic materials in furniture design. Wood is the most popular and practical choice. Play around with different colors and styles to see which one best suit your space and personality.
Out: Tufted Headboards
Tufted headboards were all the rage for many years, but this trend has outstayed its welcome. If you’re in love with the tufted look, try keeping it to the kids’ rooms.
In: Touches of Acrylic
Nothing says Miami modern like acrylic, also known as Lucite. The transparency of the acrylic material makes the room feel cooler and larger.
Try adding dining chairs with acrylic backs to your modern table. Acrylic accent pieces can also add to the room without taking up too much space.
Out: Wicker Indoors
Outdoor wicker furniture will always be in style. It’s a practical and durable choice for outdoor furniture. But bringing wickers indoors, a trend we’ve seen stick around in Miami for too long, will make your home look outdated.
Save wicker for the backyard or porch and choose indoor-appropriate materials for the interior of your home.
In: Low Profiles
The minimalistic trend is here to stay. Expanding on this trend, we’re seeing more furnishings with lower profiles and cleaner lines.
Look for pieces that are linear. Stay away from big, bulky furnishings that overtake the room. Keep it simple, and remember that less is more. With these trends as your guide, go to your nearest furniture store and replace your old ones.