If you haven’t heard of High Point, N.C. yet you don’t know what you’re missing!
It’s where some of the world’s most renowned designers launch their new looks and lines.Spotting the most fabulous of trends isn’t difficult at all.
Just picture 10-million-square-feet of showrooms, packed with more than 2,000 exhibitors for your home decorating needs.
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1: It’s All About Color
Color was everywhere at High Point Market this year. Popular colors included: yellow, orange, turquoise and apple-green played out in upholstery fabric, accents, artwork and floor coverings.
Color is helping us all breathe new life into our homes and our lives after the recent economic downturn. While bright color definitely isn’t for everyone, it seems to be grabbing the hearts of lots of folks right now.
The key to decorating with all this color isn’t to completely saturate a room in bright hues. You need to balance attention-grabbing pieces by using lots of neutrals. At High Point Market, popular neutrals included: charcoal-gray and light gray.
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2: Lacquered Tables Add High End Design to Everyday Rooms
Lacquered accent tables are back in style and very prevalent at the High Point Market. This style end table is great because it can go in many different style homes. It’s really just a matter of color matching.
Everywhere we turned, we saw these cool contemporary tables made from bold colors, like stop-sign red and apple green. The red coffee table in the snapshot above is marvelous paired with these too-cute-for-words sofas upholstered in a fresh floral .
–Mary Carol Garrity
3: Lamps Are Getting Even Beefier
The trending of lamps goes like this: every year they get a little bigger. Until this year, where they’re the biggest they’ve been in a long time. The idea is that lamps are no longer just content in a room, they’re also the focal point. The good thing about this trend is the functionality… the bigger lamps get the more light they produce which is most cases is always a good thing!
Make sure to check out the rest of the top five home trends and more photos from the High Point Market at Nell Hill’s blog.