How to Shop for Furniture Trends (The Right Way)

April 13, 2023  ·  6 min read  ·  Reviewed by Sarah Zubowski

Nowadays, furniture trends seem to be constantly changing, and at a pace quicker than ever before. Every few months, the latest trending furniture pieces pop up on social media and dominate everyone’s minds — a drastic change from the traditional yearly trend cycle. But here’s the elephant in the room: is the newest “must-have” furniture piece or aesthetic choice really worth buying into?

Furniture trends can be a fun and exciting way to give you new home decor ideas. As our personal tastes evolve over time, so do our personal style preferences. While trends can be fun to indulge in at the moment, they can also encourage excessive, irresponsible consumption that results in unnecessary waste for the environment — and your wallet. 

The dangers of ever-changing furniture trends

In 2015, luxury furniture brand Restoration Hardware released what is now known as the viral Cloud Couch. After word got out that celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Kerry Washington, Nina Dobrev, and Naomi Watts owned and loved this fluffy couch and its plush design, people were crazy for the cloud. That is until realizing that one section alone costs over $4,000. Overnight, fast furniture brands started shelling out their “dupe” versions of the Cloud Couch, and suddenly, anyone could have their own white, fluffy sofa to sink into.

Here’s the problem. 

Because not everyone could afford the original Cloud Couch, consumers were settling for low-quality dupe just to be a part of the trend. The truth is that these fast furniture pieces are not durable enough to last a long time, and with the rapid trend cycles, there may be a new sofa trend that has people shoving their cheaper cloud couches into a dumpster. Furniture is meant to be an investment that can be loved for years, not just for a few months.

If you are someone who loves to fill your home with trending furniture but wants to do it in a smarter and more sustainable way, you have to check out Living Designs Furniture. We create gorgeous, handcrafted, and affordable sustainable furniture that you won’t want to discard every time a new home design trend comes along. 

Here is how we can help you incorporate furniture trends into your home the right way.

1. Customize the trend to your needs

Let’s continue using the viral Cloud Couch as an example. Say you love the concept of the couch, but wish you could get one in a bright color or maybe you want firmer cushions for lumbar support. If there are elements that you wish you could change, why settle? If you were to get a customized version of the piece, you wouldn’t have to!

What? Can I do that? Yes, you can! 

Living Designs Furniture offers handcrafted custom furniture in Houston that doesn’t cost a fortune. You can bring in any inspirational photo of any piece of furniture you want to recreate and even add your own special touches to make it a unique, one-of-a-kind piece that will last a lifetime!

This way, you can have trendy elements in your living space that you will love and cherish for years to come because the pieces will directly reflect your needs — and they’ll be high-quality. 

2. Look for trending elements 

Copying and pasting trending furniture into your home can make it feel unoriginal and disorganized. Instead, a more cost-effective way to scratch the itch is to look for specific elements of the trendy pieces you like and see how they can be showcased in ways that make more sense for your home. 

For example, curved furniture and curved architecture are going to be huge in 2023. While buying a full collection straight from the catalog is not always feasible (or advised), investing in a few, high-quality pieces with curved elements is a smarter choice for your home and your wallet. 

If you are someone who wants to replicate the curved furniture trend in your own home, our Heights Collection features handcrafted sofas, chairs, sectionals, and more, with simple curvature for a sophisticated, inviting aesthetic. These pieces are great investments that will look beautiful, function well, and last forever. 

3. Incorporate trending furniture colors

An easy and fun way to incorporate on-trend motifs into your home is to make use of color. Right now, warm or calming colors like blues, peachy pinks, and chocolate browns are popping up as trending furniture colors. If that color palette speaks to you, including those shades in a new sofa or a chaise lounge could be the perfect trendy touch to any room without going overboard. Or, if you love Pantone’s 2023 color of the year, Viva Magenta, why not add a similar shade to a gorgeous accent chair in your living room? Trending colors don’t always need to dominate the room, and they can still add a fun and fresh touch to your living space.

Although color trends come and go, the reality is that no color will ever go out of style. Remember, your furniture should be a reflection of your unique personality, so follow your heart and choose pieces and hues that make you happy. 

Living Designs Furniture offers endless color options in a wide variety of different fabric styles so you can get exactly what you want in your pieces. No need to settle for less.

Shop for furniture trends the right way with Living Designs Furniture

Instead of worrying about What is the most popular furniture style right now? it may be smart to think instead, What kind of furniture never goes out of style? The answer to that question is quite simple: furniture that never goes out of style is furniture that you love, reflects your personality, and is built to last — and you can find all of this at Living Designs Furniture.

We carry a range of styles from traditional furniture to contemporary pieces that can satisfy your style, function, and configuration needs. You can either shop our showroom inventory for ready-to-buy beautiful pieces or completely customize your own piece from scratch for less. 

At the end of the day, furniture trends are not the law. You don’t have to participate in any trends that don’t speak to you, especially when these trends revolve around costly purchases like furniture.

We provide the best furniture in Houston for the best prices possible. No other retailer will be able to beat our prices, our value, and our craftsmanship. So, what are you waiting for? Come on down to our Downtown Houston showroom and meet your dream furniture.  

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