By traveling across the country to the furniture industry’s leading events, organizations and their management staff can become more proactive when it comes to responding to consumer trends. This is especially important within the furniture manufacturing field, as consumers continue to adapt their tastes to their modern lifestyles. The experts at Fine Oak Things have great experience within the furniture industry, and within this article they’ll highlight some of the lessons they learned at the 2015 Canadian Furniture Show.
Rustic and Industrial Furniture Set to Lead the Marketplace
One of the important topics discussed at the Canadian Furniture Show was the increased desire to create a rustic or industrial look. Adding metal accents to solid wood furniture adds industrial character to pieces for the bedroom, living room or dining room. Whether it is a solid metal base for a table, metal legs for a dresser or simply decorative brackets on a TV stand, the look is in demand and will continue to gain prominence for the balance of the year. Black metal accents also makes furniture look aged and is desirable for anyone looking to add a rustic cottage feel to their home, without having to leave the city!
Eclectic is the New Normal
Once upon a time, consumers went to stores to purchase a complete set that matched perfectly. Those days have long since passed as modern consumers look to create their own style and personalize their homes with an eclectic mix of furniture. Coordinating colours remains a key, but customers should not be afraid to experiment in showrooms to find a look that suits them. Try a modern upholstered dining chair with a rustic harvest table. Or try different a fabric headboard with a modern, solid wood bed frame. Or chairs stained differently to add contrast and highlight the solid wood top of a rustic harvest table. The focus should be on offering customers choice so that they can experiment and create their own look, instead of looking in a catalog for a complete matching set.
Brighter Stain Colours Making a Comeback
The trend of dark furniture stained espresso or dark walnut is beginning to transition into brighter stain colours. The days of honey oak furniture are still in the past, but lighter colours like Natural, Heritage, Driftwood or New Hazelnut are increasingly popular with today’s consumer. These colours highlight the natural character of the wood and create a look and feel that no veneer can match. Whether it’s choosing a brighter colour to complement your white kitchen, or to create a warm feel for your bedroom, or to accentuate fabrics in your living room, bright tones are back in the Canadian home for 2015.
By learning the latest trends and utilizing their personal style preferences, homeowners across Oakville, Burlington and Milton find and integrate the ideal furniture for their home spaces. To learn more about the latest design trends of for more expert guidance, contact the team at Fine Oak Things directly via 905.854.0649 or visit their business website at www.fineoakthings.com.
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