Five Furniture Trends from This Week’s High Point Market

The cozy curves and comforting velvet of this TOV sofa are two key trends at High Point, says Houzz.

By Alan Wolf, YSN

The Fall High Point Market is in full swing this week in North Carolina, making up for time lost to the pandemic.

As anyone who has attended the granddaddy of furniture shows knows, there’s lots of ground to cover in five days. But thanks to Houzz, an online platform for home remodeling and design, stay-at-home observers can glean some key takeaways thanks to its top ten furniture trends report. Here’s a sampling of those forthcoming fashions.

Curved and Contoured. According to Houzz, sofas, sectionals and chairs that embrace the body with curves, rounded edges and circular forms dominate the seating scene at Fall Market.

Blue Velvet. The comfy nature of velvet is perfect for relaxing at home, the home design site said, and the smooth fabric showed up on seating in colors ranging from lilac to cognac, along with a healthy helping of green, the top paint color of 2022.

Hide and Sheep. Upholstery incorporating cowhide, leather, shearling, faux sheepskin and bouclé appear on a wide range of formal and casual seating. As with velvet, the textured fabrics provide a feeling of comfort that consumers are seeking during these pandemic-tinged times, Houzz suggested.

Nature’s Calling. Plant and animal motifs can be found throughout the showrooms, which answers a yearning to get back outside and appreciate nature, Houzz said.

Cane and Able. Natural plant fibers like cane and rattan are front and center this week, appearing in furniture pieces ranging from “light, breezy and beachy to moody, dark and alluring,” the website reported.

The Fall High Point Market runs through Wednesday.

You can find Houzz’s full High Point furniture trends report here.