Like a coat of paint, updating your furniture is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to inject your space with eye-catching contemporary style. Let’s take a look at three of the hottest trends in furniture projected for 2018.
Sofas get shapely
While the clean lines and corners of mid-century modern furniture will always have a place in people’s hearts (and living rooms), curvy furniture reminiscent of the ‘30s and ‘70s are on every designer’s wish list. Round, soft, over-padded couches that scream comfort are all the rage. Rich, plush fabrics like velvet are also making a comeback.
Pantone named Ultra Violet as the colour of 2018 and you’re already seeing it in home design magazines and blogs. Deep purples, blues, sea greens and jewel tones are also popular colours for furniture fabric and accent pieces, especially in living rooms and basements.
Big, bold floral prints are making a big comeback. They make a huge visual impact and can anchor the room. It’s part of a larger trend of patterns and textures that bring the outdoors indoors, injecting rooms with a fresh, airy feel.
It’s important to remember that trends come and go – most of us don’t have the time or budget to swap out all of our furniture when the next big thing breaks. But you can still be on trend and not break the bank by incorporating the latest colours and fabrics in couch, chair or duvet covers, drapes, blankets or pillows.