TODAY I’M SHARING THREE ON-TREND FURNITURE STYLES THAT’LL HAVE YOU SAYING, “HONEY, I THINK I’M READY TO REDECORATE THE HOUSE.” THESE STYLES MIGHT BE ON-TREND, BUT THEY’RE DEFINITELY NOT “TRENDY” – MEANING, THEY WON’T GO OUT OF STYLE NEXT SEASON.
This isn’t your grandma’s neoclassical. Neoclassical interiors usually have ornate moldings and intricate furniture details. Today’s neoclassicism is all about blending the classic with the modern. Let’s use a dining room for an example. If a client wanted an updated neoclassical look, I’d start with fresh, white, beautiful moldings on the walls – think a Parisian apartment. I’d then choose a classic style for the dining chairs: a Louis XVI, or something with an oval back, or maybe a sturdy fauteuil for the end chairs.
Neoclassical furniture usually has carved wooden details, especially on the legs and arms. There are many wood finishes you can choose, and it also depends on your choice of fabric. For an updated neoclassical look, I like to take the traditional chair shape and add a modern fabric in a bold print.
You can see some great neo-classical furniture elements illustrated in the infographic above!!
New Traditional is just what it sounds like: updating the old without losing the history. It’s using your grandmother’s antique side table and topping it with a chic modern lamp. It’s taking interesting finds from estate sales and mixing them in with newer, more updated pieces. New Traditional is about the art of the mix.
For example, a Chippendale antique cabinet is big, dark, and ornate. However, paired with an Eames side chair and contemporary decor, it comes across as sophisticated, not stuffy.
Another example would be a dining room. A large shaker-style table and antique chairs might seem old-fashioned in another setting, but add a Sputnik-style chandelier, bright white walls, and simple window treatments to keep it fresh.
Your bedroom is another example. The furniture is quite traditional, but the ceramic lamp and unique mirror bring a touch of modernity.
You can see some great examples of furniture styles that fit new traditional interior design above!
One of the coolest on-trend themes is the urban industrial look. Think polished concrete floors, exposed bricks, and cool Soho lofts.
An urban industrial kitchen pairs a reclaimed wood island with metal counter stools, minimal open shelving, and unique pendants.
If a client wanted this style in their home, I’d start with the “bones” – no floral wallpaper or wainscotting allowed! I’d choose furniture that mixed rustic wood with metal as this unique bookshelf. This style provides for unique side chairs and tables, which are fun to source at estate sales. I’d add minimalist metal pendants and a rug to warm up the polished concrete or hardwood floors. I’d also have a lot of fun sourcing great contemporary art for the walls! Look up to see some great examples of this dark, moody furniture style.
If you’re inspired by these on-trend styles and are ready to start decorating, email us today!