According to Furniture Today, a leading online furniture industry news source, furniture sales will continue to grow, reaching $122 billion by 2020. If you’re looking to contribute to those sales, you’re probably aware the right furniture makes all the difference in making a room feel right. Choosing the right bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, or couches can elevate your entire home aesthetic, while mismatching furniture or decor can make everything about a home feel off.
To help you choose the right discount furniture for your home this year, the following are 14 furniture design trends for 2019.
1. Oxidized Oak
While white oak used to be the tried-and-true standard, it’s getting a facelift with blackened oak furniture. Darkened oak pieces provide warmth and a sense of stability. Owners of blackened oak furniture and cabinetry will enjoy its sophisticated look and grounding effects.
2. Upholstered Headboards
Luxe (or upholstered) headboards are coming back in style. A velvet-covered headboard, ideally in a rich, warm color, contributes a noticeable sense of sophistication and elegance to an otherwise uninspiring bedroom.
3. Bold Colors and Contrasts
Gone are the days of the plain white ceiling, cream-peach walls, and brown carpet or wood floor. Today, interior decorating is starting to catch up with the tone of the world around us: bold, exciting, and high-volume.
Include this tone in your choice of discount furniture by looking for pieces with strong and vivid colors, high-contrast patterns, and bold or unconventional materials.
4. Multifunctional Furniture
Seemingly at the opposite end of the spectrum, other consumers are feeling exhausted with the hustle-and-bustle lifestyle of our increasingly-complex modern world. These people want a comfortable and practical space to come home to, rather than decor that may feel like more chaos.
If this is your preference, try finding discount furniture with multiple functions built in, such as chairs with attached drink trays on one side.
5. Handcrafted Furniture
With so much of the world straying towards a superficial, throw-away lifestyle, people are starting to miss the charm and authenticity of hand-built furniture.
It can be difficult to find discount furniture that’s been handcrafted, but if you get lucky enough to discover some it can add a unique, one-of-a-kind aesthetic to your home. This warm feeling is in strong opposition to furniture that’s obviously mass-produced in a factory.
6. Blush Tones
For many design experts, blush has become the new neutral. When combined with grays and natural colors, the result is a quiet, welcoming palette. When combined with more bold colors, it recedes into the background and allows the bold color to comfortably dominate the space.
7. Super-Cozy Beds
According to interior designer Joy Moyler, “beds are going to be more womb-like” in 2019, with headboards and footboards wrapped in soft, expansive fabrics and padding to “feel like a warm hug.”
8. Geometric Patterns
While patterns in furniture and decor have traditionally been calm, straightforward, and perfectly symmetrical, newer patterns are going to be more bold, more extreme, and less symmetrically-balanced. This could mean discount furniture covered in fabrics with shapes almost appearing to be thrown together at random.
9. Natural Materials
Natural materials, like wood and granite, have always held a particular fascination for interior designers. This trend is expected to remain, with new and familiar materials being used in places where you wouldn’t normally expect to find them.
10. Ultra-Curvy Furniture Designs
The rounded furniture of the 1970’s is making a comeback, with rounded-back chairs and couches.
11. Innovative and Unusual Use of Metals
Metalwork in furniture is becoming more interesting, more unconventional, and more popular. While rose gold likely won’t be in style, gold, brass, and blackened metals will. You can find these metals in delicate and lacy styles as well as rough and industrial ones. Discount furniture in these styles will be designed with a rather sculptural-based aesthetic, as the interior design space pushes towards a methodology of art as function.
12. Custom, Hand-Made Furniture
While not usually within the discount furniture lineup, people are moving towards a more individualized approach to furnishing their home with custom furniture. Consumers want pieces that tell a story that means something, if only where it came from and whose hands built it.
13. Little Details
Even little details in upholstery, such as seams, can have a great impact on overall design. Small, unusual details create a sense of uniqueness and perceived value over conventional-looking pieces.
Like custom and hand-made furniture, antiques are becoming popular again because of their one-of-a-kind appearance and the stories they can tell. Antiques can easily give a room personality and soul.
When you’re looking to bring these trends into your home, you need to go to a retailer you can trust. Contact Urban Underpriced today to learn about the pieces we stock and how they can help fulfill your interior design dreams.