Design Trends For Furniture in 2013

With a new year, and a fresh clean design canvas to fill, we've decided to compile a list of the latest furniture and decor design trends making its rounds on designers' lists.  Themes this year revolve around a nostalgia for the past and a hope for a more sustainable future.  Needless to say, we're very much looking forward to this year's design prospects, and hope that you'll be as inspired as we are!

Traditional Vintage & Antique Style

With the advent of Downton Abbey's Season 3, a renewed enthusiasm for vintage and antique style furnishings has also hit this side of the Atlantic with feverish storm.  Whether or not you're a fan of the show, traditional and classic luxury furniture have never truly gone out of style.  From distressed or aged finishes to elegant carvings, from a well-worn aesthetic to a classic Old World charm, there's so much to love in furniture designs from eras past, which is why they've appealed to us time and again.
 Environmentally Friendly

Sustainable furniture has also gathered much attention of late, and with the global climate issues growing more critical, it's no wonder many are concerned that their purchases will be green and earth-loving.  Consumers wish to ensure that their furniture will not need to be replaced within only a few years' time, which means high quality materials and craftsmanship play a more significant role in the furniture and design industry

Natural Materials
Solid wood, stones, among other natural materials are also gaining momentum in design trends this year, as people are increasingly inspired by nature's pure beauty.  Nature reminds us of beauty in simplicity.  It also reminds us of our need to nurture and maintain a healthy environment, so that we can continue to reap many of nature's inherent benefits.  A piece cut from reclaimed or reforested wood such as the Rebanada Coffee Table by Taracea below, will not only inspire awe with its raw beauty, but one can also appreciate the original tree's essence, which is purposefully retained in the final design.

Handcrafted Furniture
In a world where mass manufacturing reigns, the uniqueness of handcrafted furniture shines like a beacon.  One can easily distinguish the sense of dedication put into what is essentially a one-of-a-kind piece, as each item was crafted individually, and the varying factors bring a distinguishing character into the piece as a whole.

Luxurious Home Accents
Luxury furniture isn't just for the rich and famous anymore.  These days, the term luxury has taken on a different meaning, one where an infinite budget is not a prerequisite.  Luxury for us means a state of happy living and loving your immediate surroundings.  Whatever luxury may mean to you, there's no doubt that a few luxurious items in a room can quickly bring home a sense of sumptuous delight.  An intricately carved chaise, for example, can instantly alter the ambiance of a room:

Staying Neutral

The inclination for bright colors in last year's design movements have now taken a backseat for more neutral tones this year.  Complementing the design trend of natural materials, there's a renewed interest for colors that lend a calming and soothing effect.  Shades of sand and stone create a neutral palette that can be easily complimented with other neutral shades, or effectively contrasted with accent colors.
The future of interior design is more inspiring than ever.  The beauty of taking popular trends is that you can mix-and-match various pieces such as furniture from Savannah Collections, Century furniture, Baker furniture or even Lexington furniture, and personalize these new design ideas to match your home and lifestyle.