The Furniture Trends That Are Taking Over 2019

Tuesday Jul 30th, 2019


There’s no better time to refresh your home than the fall. Every season, there are always new answers to the question: what’s in right now? Industry experts and tastemakers have gone out to gather trends from all over the world in order to forecast what colours will be popular in people’s homes and what furniture the masses will be scooping up. If you want to change up your home but have no idea where to start, look to this year’s trends for inspiration and while you’re at it, say goodbye to last year’s velvet sofas and purple everything.

Plush Headboards

Add a touch of luxury to your bedroom with an upholstered headboard that will instantly spruce up your room. This is a fun trend to incorporate into your home as there are so many styles and colours to choose from to suit your decor personality. Tufted headboards lend and ultra-elegant feel, while wingback headboards make the bed look even inviting. West Elm currently sells grey quilted headboard that’s modern and neutral enough to suit any bedroom.

Multifunctional Furniture

In an era where consumers demand function and versatility, it’s hard to imagine multifunctional furniture going out of style any time soon. This year, designers believe we’ll be seeing more of it, such as coffee tables that can be raised into dining tables, full-length mirrors that store all of your jewelry, ottomans that can store blankets and cushions, and platform beds with drawers underneath. Resource Furniture is best known for its transforming furniture, including the best-selling Flex sofa that can be configured and rearranged any way you like.

Rounded Back Chairs

When it comes to chairs and sofas, curves are in. There’s something playful and soft about furniture that goes against the razor-sharp silhouettes and stick-straight lines that we’re used to seeing. This is clearly a trend copped from the 1970s when non-symmetrical shapes were in style. The good news is you can go subtle or extreme with this one. Eames chairs in your dining room are a subtle way to embrace curved lines. Go one step up by incorporating something like an Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair in the corner of your bedroom or living room. If you’re ready to go all out, consider rocking a curved sofa in the living room.

Art Deco

A trend back in the 1920s, Art Deco style is defined by bold geometric patterns, decadent details, and rich colours. Because this style can stand out on its own, it can easily look out of place in your 21st century home. But if you’re craving a touch of old-fashion glamour, you can do so by choosing geometric furniture, such as the Monroe Cocktail Table at Lowe’s, a round tempered glass tabletop featuring metallic gold legs. Lighting is also another way to add a hint of Art Deco. Rejuvenation sells a pendant light featuring brass parts and an Art Deco fan motif.

Really Comfy Couches

Similar to the curved chair trend, the rise of supremely comfortable couches signals a return to relaxed shapes and chill vibes. Sofas no longer need to have angular shapes and firm cushions to look fashionable, so you can go ahead and purchase that extra deep couch you were eyeing in the furniture store. Over-sized couches with super-soft seats that let you really sink in – like the Lounge sofa at Crate & Barrel – is a perfect example of how style and comfort can go hand in hand. 

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