2013 Furniture Trends: What’s New and Now

Everyone wants their home to be that perfect mix of chic yet comfy; trendy yet classic; whimsical yet elegant – in short, we want it all. No problem! This year it’s all about just that – mixing furniture styles and attitudes for an unmistakably individual look.

“2013 trends in Home Furnishings are very exciting with a broad assortment of accent colours and diverse looks that will get your creative energy going. Mixing transitional and relaxed looks with one of a kind treasures and repurposed items is all the rage. We are showcasing a more eclectic offering that looks like you have spent years and travelled far to put your rooms together. Sectionals continue to be a hit, and why not when there are so many options to customize the perfect-sized piece for your space and lifestyle. And don’t be afraid of colour!  Brightness adds beauty and life!” – Lori Negrinotti, Buyer and Merchandise Manager, Stoney Creek Furniture

Here are just a few of the furniture trends to watch in 2013. I love the individuality and freedom this season offers!

  1. Pattern is back. Sofas and chairs are alive with colour. Among the most popular choices is floral on a white background.  It’s warm and vibrant. Match a floral sofa with solid coloured accent chairs for an easy, breezy look.

    Brentwood Classics 5742 Small Sectional Sofa

    Brentwood Classics 5742 Small Sectional Sofa

  2. “Artsy craftsy” is “in” too. Not cheesy, but really beautiful handcrafted items – think folklore. Craftspeople often make one-of-a-kind, breathtaking furniture from local woods. Blend it with your current furniture. African and Mexican pieces also add character to a room with their rugged styling, amazing prints and pops of colour.

    Hooker Furniture Grandover Two-Door Accent Chest

    Hooker Furniture Grandover Two-Door Accent Chest

  3. Beds with Storage. Remember the captain’s bed your big brother had? They’re back and better than ever. And really, who can’t use more storage?!

    Lea Industries Elite - Expressions Twin Contemporary Panel Bed with Underbed Drawer Box

    Lea Industries Elite – Expressions Twin Contemporary Panel Bed with Underbed Drawer Box

  4. Antiques. What’s “new” about antiques this year is the way we’re pairing them with modern furniture. Instead of a dated look, the combination is fresh and fun.
  5. Smaller scaled furniture. Maybe it’s just the reality that many of us are moving to smaller homes, but smaller scaled furniture is very hot right now. And while it’s small on size, it’s huge on style and functionality.

    Decor-Rest Steven and Chris Castlefield Condo Sofa

    Decor-Rest Steven and Chris Castlefield Condo Sofa

  6. Accent chairs. The great thing about an accent chair is that it doesn’t have to be a huge investment. For a reasonable price you can add a whole lot of oomph to a room. Go a little wild on the pattern – maybe a dramatic black and white graphic.

    Palliser Somerset Contemporary Accent Chair

    Palliser Somerset Contemporary Accent Chair

  7. White is so right! White is wonderfully popular again as a background colour or the finish on furniture. Lots of white leather office chairs out there. How cool is that?!

    Water's Edge  by HGTV HOME Furniture Collection

    Water’s Edge by HGTV HOME Furniture Collection

  8. And on the opposite side – walnut! Rich walnut will always look appropriate. You can never go wrong with a walnut dining room. That’s right, never.

    Hooker Furniture Felton Dining Arm Chair with Button-Tufted Back & Upholstered Seat

    Hooker Furniture Felton Dining Arm Chair with Button-Tufted Back & Upholstered Seat

  9. Office furniture and desks. Many people work at home these days and that means they need a functional and stylish desk. The marketplace has answered with myriad choices in every style imaginable. 

    Hooker Furniture Kinsey Contemporary Writing Desk with Drop Front Keyboard Drawer and Open Circle Fretwork

    Hooker Furniture Kinsey Contemporary Writing Desk with Drop Front Keyboard Drawer and Open Circle Fretwork

  10. Colour, colour, colour. Neutrals are always safe, but this year brights are the rage. Maybe a red side chair? How about an ottoman in emerald green, the colour of the year? What about a lamp with a blue base? You don’t have to reinvent your home to be current!

    Sam Moore Vincent Club Chair

    Sam Moore Vincent Club Chair

cobistyle collection of beautiful ideas Tufted Square Ottoman

cobistyle collection of beautiful ideas Tufted Square Ottoman

Have fun decorating and updating your home this season!

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