After a difficult year spent in our homes, we’re all eager to get out there and see…other people’s homes! The return of in-person social events like parties, celebrations, birthdays, dinners, drinks, and get-together means a chance to show off more of our interior decorating strategies than what’s been visible in the Zoom background, and Fireside Furniture is excited to help you build a great home. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the big furniture trends going on right now in the second half of 2021.
Some Trends To Look Out For
- Natural materials – One of the biggest new trends of 2021 is a return to natural and raw materials: wood, wool, stone,
ceramic….anything but plastic. This move away from synthetics may reflect our desire to get back to the outdoors, or it may just be an acknowledgment that no one designs as well as nature. As you’ve no doubt seen in some of our other articles about hardwoods and softwoods, Fireside Furniture is a big proponent of natural materials, and we have some beautiful pieces coming in right now that show off their natural texture.
- Bright colors – Natural doesn’t have to mean drab, though. We’re seeing an increase in painted furniture that has vivid colors that pop, or even clash, against a subtler background. This trend is especially noticeable in contrast to the walls, which have seen a move toward dusty rose, olive drab, and dark kitchens. Vibrant paint on vintage furniture can be a great way to repurpose older pieces, and a uniform coat of paint can bring together diverse pieces.
- Freestanding furniture – From room dividers to bookcases to modular storage, one of the most distinctive trends we’ve seen is the increase in freestanding furniture pieces being used to create spaces within the home. Is this a backlash against the open concept plan, or a new way of taking advantage of all that open space? Either way, it can be a great way to create custom spaces for yourself. Just make sure to be careful that “cozy” doesn’t turn into “cramped.”
Come Home To The Classics
Are you tired of chasing trends? Not interested in doing an annual overhaul? You can’t go wrong with picking a matching set of furniture in one of our classic styles, such as Mission, Shaker, Rustic, or Country. No matter what the cutting-edge of artistic interior design happens to be this year or next, you can be sure that these pieces will never go out of fashion. In ten years from now, your Mission style dining room set will still be a timeless classic. That neon green accent wall? Not so much.
Come check out what we have in our showroom at Fireside Furniture today!