At the end of January our team ventured to Las Vegas for the home goods market that takes place there twice a year. We were very excited to see the trends (many continuing and growing from 2016) throughout the market. Below, we break down what we were excited about (and sometimes not as excited about) from the market.
2017 is shaping up to be the year of moody interiors, with dark tones, especially green and blue, featured in many showrooms either as a wall color or in soft furnishings and décor. It was interesting to see many showrooms embracing the darker hues of green (which we adore) instead of the predicted bright greenery from Pantone. While there were some brighter pops of color, rich jewel tones took precedent across the market.
Woven materials and rattan were on display, with many furniture companies incorporating texture into benches, chairs and tables. “Jungalow” style, a term coined by interior designer/ blogger Justina Blakeney, seemed to influence many show rooms, and her wares were also on exhibit from rugs to furniture. We love textural materials for their ability to give visual interest in a neutral space, and bring a touch of laid back style to any room. Baskets and rugs were another popular item with woven texture, from shallow bowls to belly baskets and woven jute to chunky knit rugs. These materials add a lived-in quality to an interior, taking the edge off of stark minimalism. They also mix well with the ever popular mid-century furniture silhouettes, lending an eclectic vintage vibe.
Indigo dyed and mud cloth fabrics were everywhere, with many places using the textiles on floor cushions or benches, as well as on pillows of all shapes and sizes. We especially like the use of vintage versions of these textiles, as they lend authenticity to an interior. Velvet was another huge trend, with the luxurious fabric on everything from sofas to chairs to pillows. We loved the deep tones many of the velvets were shown in, often on button tufted furniture with a refined, vintage look.
Bringing the outside in was ever present as we walked around the market, from large scale indoor plants in baskets, to every kind of hanging and wall planter. Many showrooms used the beautiful forms to make installation art style displays cascading from the ceiling or along a wall. One plant trend we didn't love was the resurgence of faux plants. Although they require a little more maintenance, the real thing is much nicer.
Across the market, modern brass pendant lights and fixtures, as well as basket pendants were a mainstay. Oversized lighting seemed to be the most prevalent trend, and often the light fixtures were larger than the furniture underneath them. We think the oversized trend might work nicely in a commercial setting but prefer a more balanced look in our home.