Just as it’s Fashion
Week for the clothing design industry, the home décor industry kicks-off
their preview shows during the first quarter of the year. With shows
already held in France, United Kingdom, German and the United States, here
are some trends you’ll be seeing on a couch or table near you this year:
Textiles and fabrics in 2007 will be all about bold prints, shimmer and
sparkle with hints of metallics, lime, mauve, cinnamon and nougat colors.
Turquoise blue continues to be a hot favorite for vivid colors – continue
to prove the trickle-down affect the clothing industry has on home décor
Fabric patterns and furniture will be all mod and curvy, as lines are not
just following the straight and narrow creating a softer, airy-like feel
Burnt-out velvets and patters are still in style – especially when done in
the oh so chic black and white.
Look for sofas and chairs in bright berries, midnight blues and rosy tones
as more romantic colors start to take center stage.
Neutrals are still hot as cocoa this year with attention spent on
variegating the shades and decorating in tones.
Dark woods are back even stronger this year as fruitwoods, walnuts, dark
oaks and many exotic varieties show up as cupboards, beds and chairs.
Tilting, folding, turning and swiveling are all in style as homeowners are
looking toward furniture that is multi-functional to save space and a few
dollars. Just think of those storage ottomans we all love.
With all of the modern, clean lines taking shape, there is a small growing
trend to bring back the romance as seen in well-turned chair legs, beds
Plus, more important than ever to all of these trends, the need to be
green – not the color, but to care for the environment. Recycled materials
such as metal and glass, reclaimed hardwoods, sustainable woods and
organic dyes are popping up across all design boards.