Lately there has been a rising demand for reality shows and in particular the ones that showcase home renovation and interior design. Millions of people are glued to their television sets watching shows like The Block, House Rules and Reno Rumble as people demolish and create the houses of your dreams. What these programs have done is bring out the inner designer in all of us. Now everyone wants to know the Interior Secrets of latest trends in furniture and home decor and make their homes resemble pages from a magazine shoot.
Every few years, the trends in home furnishings change with designers coming up with innovative ways to furnish your house whilst keeping it looking sleek and stylish.
The trends popular for this year is:
Green furniture has always been accessible, but now it’s catapulted to the forefront. Awareness for our environment such as the impact of deforestation on climate and the effects of toxic chemicals on the air inside our houses have led customers to demand for green furniture. Why risk our health just for a pretty room?
As our living spaces have been decreasing, people are opting for furniture with smaller profiles.
Large and cumbersome furniture pieces seem out of place in today’s shrinking homes. Consumers have made the conscious shift to smaller pieces which go well with a liking for less elaborate furniture, and a preference for a more modern style.
Multifunctional furniture is not a new idea by any means. But of the late, it has really come into its own as there is a increasing demand for it. This could also be due to the decrease in living areas.
When space is scarce, you need furniture that can execute multiple tasks. A lot of customers are looking for extra storage to get rid of clutter or alteast reduce it. It is quite common to find storage in tables, beneath beds, and also in entertainment units.
The frequent use of modern technology has left a large impact on furniture design as well. This is quite obvious in the design of entertainment units. They are sleek, polished and come in various cuts and colours to complement the modern decor whilst not compromising on storage and versatility.
whilst entertainment units are clearly made to house the new entertainment accessories, things like Bedroom sets, side tables and other furniture pieces are also being made to accommodate our toys.
Around the world
The world seems to be shrinking or alteast feels that way as other cultures no longer seem as distant. The internet has given us easy access to people and things in other parts of the world and the idea of bringing the world to our homes is quite an interesting thought.
This does not apply to bringing in furniture from other parts of the world, but other forgotten eras as well. It is the quest for something exotic and romantic.
Leather furniture has a new found fame because now it comes in different shapes and colours. It’s an old favourite of many but has a new reputation
There is plenty of good leather furniture in colours and designs that was not available before. American Leather is one of the leaders in leather furniture, but many other manufacturers offer plenty of choices as well.
Leather is quite easy to maintain and clean and holds its appeal for much longer when compared to fabric.