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    Americana-inspired looks like this one from Universal Furniture are very on trend right now.

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Americana-inspired looks like this one from Universal Furniture are very on trend right now.


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Not sure which of these trends fits you best? Try combining looks. Just remember, eclectic combinations work best when pieces share an element of color, pattern or scale.

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  • Style Report: What's Hot and Why

    An inside look at the hottest trends in today's furniture and accessories.

    by Trisha McBride Ferguson

    Design insiders from around the globe gather at the High Point furniture market each year to define the latest styles and determine the looks and products that will make their way to retail stores. From classic to cutting edge, here's a look at four of this season’s top trends.


    Patriotic Spirit


    From furniture that's made in America to stunning shades of red, white and blue—nothing is more emotionally appealing than these homegrown looks. Look for:

    • Americana
    • Federalist Details
    • Historical References
    • Made in America
    • Nostalgia
    • Simplicity
    • Stars and Stripes
    • Vintage





    Bold Blooms


    These are not your parents' prints. Florals have moved away from small ditsy patterns and grown to oversized graphic elements in bold punches of color and heavily outlined shapes. Look for:

    • B&W Blooms
    • Eye-Popping Color
    • Figurative Florals
    • Folk Art Influences




    Cultivated Crop


    Inspired by the runway (and Stella McCartney’s juicy new fruit motif), designers are going bananas for a fresh new trend showcasing fruits & veggies. But steer clear of whimsy; this is a more botanical interpretation. Look for: 

    • Apples and Bananas
    • Artichokes
    • Citrus
    • Florals Sneak In
    • Realistic Designs
    • Scientific Drawings




    Migrating Cultures


    Here's another decor look inspired by designs that hit the runways in New York and Paris this spring. The tribal and cultural influences of native and migratory cultures are heading to home furnishings in a big way. Look for:

    • African Themes
    • Beads and Shells
    • Bright Colors
    • Chevrons
    • Flame Stitching
    • Intricate Patterns
    • Moroccan Influences
    • Native American Designs
    • Russian Steppes