Furniture Market Report: Trends for 2012!
We survived another Furniture Market in Las Vegas this week - just barely! 5.2 MILLION square feet of new releases!
As promised, here is my report on Furniture and Home Decor trends we saw at the Market - if you haven't seen these yet, you will!
TREND #1: Reclaimed Wood Furniture
We have seen reclaimed wood furniture for a few Markets now - only it's being mainstreamed and cleaned up!
Common lines such as Coaster Furniture and Ashley Furniture have now released their versions - the wood is not reclaimed - or solid wood - but they are replicating the grains, wear, and hardwear - casters on legs, lots of metal work, etc. This makes it more accessible for the masses, both in price, and in look - some buyers wanted the pieces to be not quite so rustic!
TREND #2: Industrial-feel Furniture
This was REALLY popular! Almost every line was showing pieces with metal detailings, rivets, and casters!
TREND 3: Printed Scripts
We have been seeing printed scripts on accent pillows and other small pieces, but this Market, we saw it on FULL pieces! Sofas, chairs, buffets, you name it!
The same can be said for numbering - we viewed a lot of chests and other case goods with numbered drawers, kind of tying in the printed scripts with the Industrial trend.
TREND 4: The Popular Colors This Season Are....
Peacock and Purple.
Not very manly, I know, but we saw it EVERYWHERE - bolder tones of lilac and peacock blue, which I've already seen in stores here.
This photo also shows some of the Script Print mentioned above!
Furniture Market is always an adventure for us - we get to see the more, uh, "flamboyant" pieces than we normally use in our installs. For our Vacation Home Furnishing Packages, we focus on timeless, classic pieces in 5 different styles. Of course, we can always customize, but the majority of our clients aren't interested in the trends, they want something that will stand the test of time!
Stay tuned for a blog on my PERSONAL favorite new releases, coming soon...!