Here are some of the trends that furniture and accessories manufacturers will be using in design for this year.
Green is everything
Furniture and home goods manufacturers continue to use bronze, copper, clay, cotton and linen (environmentally friendly materials) in producing their products. This way they contribute to healthy air quality, and make sure that furniture and accessories can be repurposed or recycled at the end of their life. Besides, consumers have become savvy about checking on whether their home decor products are truly environmentally safe and sustainable.
Home Furnishings and Accessories trends for 2011 will draw their influence from the past by combining classic elements with contemporary details. Many home furnishings desighns are reproduced from popular items from the ’50s, ’60s or ’70s. Round tapered legs, geometric accents and seating with curved backs will be in demand for 2011.
Ethnic decorations and furniture are popular again. Asian and African furniture, Traditional Chinese tables, paper lamps and African drums should be new accents of your home. Consumers can expect to see reclaimed woods, patterned and distressed leather and agate accessories. The Moroccan style of decor is characterized by deep, bold, jewel like colors and intricate, exquisite details like filigree, hand tooling and hand carving. From the simplicity and minimalism of the Japanese design palette to the ancient style of Indian decor, Asia offers a wide array of possibilities for decorating virtually any room, even a bathroom. From tribal masks to animal prints to handmade crafts and accessories, Africa offers a distinctive and unique style that is perfect for living rooms and bedrooms. Items like sombreros, pottery, blankets, rugs and distinctive and fun knick knacks are central to any Mexican themed room.
The present economic conditions have influenced the latest trends in home decor. Subtle color tones and soft interior paint colors will be popular for large surfaces of rooms walls in 2011. Bold colors such as lime green; bright reds, oranges, and pinks, and pure-tinted greens and blues were seen throughout, as well as options to ground the palette with crisp white and pure black.