Furniture trends are much like a herd of turtles. They move slowly, and it's too late once you realize they’ve passed. We at 573 are not furniture experts, but we can spot a good one when we see her. And, although we know a lot about sunken sofas and how to get out of them—latest trends in furniture not so much. We decided to ask an expert for the low-down on the latest. I’m talking about our good friend, designer, and owner of Fisher Furniture—Vicki Oberle.
When I buy furniture, I look at Functionality first, then Color, Shape, Eco-friendliness, and last but not least, where it was made. America is still known for making great furniture.
Like many things nowadays, environmental issues and other factors have changed how we think about furniture. Interior design is very important now. We tend to bring as much outdoors as possible into our buying choices. Many people have less time to spend outdoors and miss the beauty of nature. We address those emotions through shapes and colors.
Another big trend on the table is the materials used to make furniture. We do not want to damage the environment, so we always look at who and how our selections are being made. In 2022, many customers wanted a natural, renewable, non-toxic materials in their homes. Eco-friendly production and sustainable materials, and naturally textured materials are becoming the NEW of luxury. Wood, leather, bamboo, cork, canvas, wicker, natural stone… this trend will certainly continue for years to come. Natural materials and Nature-inspired furniture have an authentic look, trendy textures, and a sense of being in touch with the outdoors.
Eco-friendly production and sustainable materials, and naturally textured materials are becoming the NEW of luxury.
2023 is all about natural hues, rich color bases, earthy shades, warm undertones, and bold accent colors meant to stand out to make your interior yours.
—Shades of blue from aquamarine to pastel blue, navy blue, or azure
—Shades of green and Terracotta
—Earthy brown. Soft brown, natural wood brown, or dark soil brown
—Vivid accents. Coral, mustard, yellow, teal, peach, pink…
—Whites, beiges, and grays
...bold accent colors meant to stand out to make your interior yours.
Remote work from home has transformed just about everything. Many of our homes have transitioned into our workplaces. This calls for a functional use of space and a natural environmental feel to keep us happy and healthy. You would be surprised what workplace decor can do for productivity and mental health. Multi-functional designs have become a must with limited space. In this sense, you can get pieces that transform uses or actually change shape or function. And if you spend your day at a computer, an adjustable-height desk is a must. This type of desktop changes from chair height to standing height so you can get up off your bottom and put weight on your legs.
Many of our homes have transitioned into our workplaces.
2023 will surely be a great year to consider catching up with the herd. If this all seems complicated, consider getting an interior designer to help with your selections. Many furniture outlets have an on-staff designer. We at Fisher Furniture have me, of course. I work with anyone who needs design help at NO cost to our customers. We want your home to look and act the best it can.
Owner of Fisher Furniture—Vicki Oberle. Fisher Furniture has been a successful family business in Arcadia Valley for over 77 years. Vicki Oberle succeeded her father, Don Moses, and has been President of Fisher Furniture for over 22 years. Vicki grew up in the furniture business and has a demonstrated history of working in the furniture and appliance industry, helping customers furnish their homes.
Thanks to Vicki for the help with new trends. Now, as the editor of 573 Magazine, I urge you to crawl out of that sunken sofa and Get Out There! Do anything. Do something. Get to a park. Wash your cat. Wash your car. File your toenails. Turn off the TV. Learn underwater basket weaving. Do yoga. Just get going!
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