Every design enthusiast knows that furniture can make or break a space, so choosing the right pieces, whether they're custom or stylish finds from your local West Elm, are key. To help you make sense of the top furniture trends to watch in 2019 (and settle on a decorating plan for January), we checked in with top designers and industry tastemakers for some guidance. From blush-colored upholstered designs to unique, handmade styles, these are the top furniture trends to keep on your radar in 2019.
"Blush is the new neutral. It pairs with greys and naturals for a calming palette. It can be combined with bold colors like navy, forest green, or citrine, and it allows the bold color to be the hero." — , CEO of Interior Define
"Beds are going to be more womb-like. There are so many things going on in the world, and we desire to feel nurtured and protected when we are sleeping and/or rela. Lots of upholstered headboards and footboards will be sheathed in comfortable textiles that feel like a warm hug." — , interior designer
"I’m currently being inundated with geometric patterns. We’re moving away from tight tribal repeats and more into loose, over scaled and asymmetrical shapes. Perfectly imperfect." — , interior designer
"Our fascination with natural materials and the visual texture they add to our interiors will continue. Natural stones, quartzite, and, even terrazzo, used in unexpected categories, merge luxury and practicality in a way that makes indulgence a little more palatable." — , interior designer
"Next year, embrace a curvy design aesthetic. 1970’s-inspired rounded furniture will continue to take over. Rounded back chairs are a chic way to bring the curvy trend into your home." — , interior designer
"Metals will be used in more interesting ways and will be more popular than ever, but no more rose gold. Whether's it's gold, brass or blackened metals, they will be used in a lacy or massed ways. They will definitely be more interesting and designed in a more sculptural-based manner than in the past. There's a strong push towards art as function." — , interior designer
"A trend I see in furniture is a move towards handmade, custom pieces. People want to know the stories of where their pieces came from. They want to know who made it and what process was involved. A company like is bringing handmade furniture to today with their modern, hand-crafted pieces." — , founder and creative director of Oh Joy!
"Small details in upholstery have a big impact on design. Seams can pack a punch. Contrast piping, contrast stitching, and flanged seams used individually create uniqueness and a level of perceived value." — , CEO of Interior Define
"I am currently coveting anything in natural stone with a modern line. I love the idea of an all-Calacatta marble dining table mixed with a lighter weight dining chair to juxtapose visual weight in a dining space. Make that chair a vintage lightweight rattan piece, and you have a combination that feels refined, but still casual and cool." — , interior designer
"We expect the Art Deco influence to become more prominent in the coming year, inspiring both textile design and furniture silhouettes. From a color perspective, pink continues to be very strong in furniture. Given that, we expect colors that complement the blush hue to do very well—specifically, olive green, oxblood, and navy." — , founder of Cloth & Company
"Ubiquitous design is now a thing of the past while antiques are an exciting nod to the design future. People want their rooms to have soul, a personality, and tell a story. With wonderful sites like Viyet, Chairish and 1st Dibs, antiques are having a major comeback." — , interior designer