4 Furniture Buying Trends to Consider

2/21/2017
4 Furniture Buying TrendsWhen you’re ready to invest in new furniture for your apartment, the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming. There’s a lot out there to choose from, but many of the inspirational photos you see will be geared squarely towards people in large, showroom-worthy houses. Here’s how to make sure today’s big trends work in your more realistically sized apartment home:

1. Big and Boxy
Squared-off couches that sit low to the ground are on trend right now, and they can be super comfortable. Be careful to choose one that’s not too big for your room. An oversized sectional will be out of scale. Make this trend work for your space by sticking to a love seat or pair of boxy club chairs and an ottoman. Add a soft throw blanket to stay cozy while watching TV.

2. Going Gray
The most popular color for home decor right now? Gray! Or choose a muted palette of gray-blue or verdigris – this shade is everywhere. Try gray as the furniture color and accent pillows in a brighter hue. The neutral sofa will last through many years of changing decor trends.

3. Fancy Florals
Floral upholstery is poised to make a big splash in 2017, and it’s showing up on new couches and wingback chairs in every color under the sun. The patterns are often large, but you might want to choose a smaller print for your apartment to stay in scale with your living room. This trend works best in small doses, so try it on an accent chair instead of your sofa to play it safe.

4. Double Duty
No matter what color and style of sofa you choose, the best choice for an apartment is a sleeper sofa. A pull-out bed or adjustable back will allow you to host guests comfortably but tuck away when not in use – a must-have for maximizing the square footage of your apartment. 

No matter what size your apartment is, choosing the right couch and chairs will make it a comfortable spot for entertaining guests or settling in for a movie night.