Furniture is one of those things in the house which gains a lot of attention from guests. They are talking points, topics of communication, and as good communication is probably one of the most important skills in life, it’s good form to nurture it through the little things, like furniture talking points. Communication aside, the furniture which you choose will represent your personality, taste and even values. Check out 2014 trends:

1. Outdoor Furniture Indoors

Lug those deck chairs in from your garden and plonk them in your living room. I wouldn’t go this far but it’s pretty much the heart and essence of the trend. Try to remain classy and do everything with a dash of sophistication so it looks like the chairs or tables are there purposefully, rather than the possibility that you’ve lost your mind or are using them as a temporary replacement. Aged metals, glass, wicker and natural wood are popular options for some rustic touch in your interior. We are seeing more and more of outdoor type furniture for indoors in designs and exhibitions to warrant a prediction that this’ll be a growth trend for 2014. The photo below shows a fantastic example of wicker furniture from Kenneth Cobonpue, which looks fresh.

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2. Glamour

We all appreciate a bit of over the top showiness every now and then, and it’s likely we’ll be seeing it more and more over the next few years as ‘glamour’ is in, big time. Opt for opulent furniture that oozes with excess lavishness. Try to create that ‘wow’ feeling in a guests mind and let you’re extravagant side free. Glamour has been around for a long time, but it’s made the 2014 list as it’s one of the stronger growth trends in the furniture market. Glamour is also in for interior design in 2014. Impressive and chic Koket interiors will inspire you to search for more muxury details.

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3. Custom Made Furniture

Individuality is a big thing, and it seems to be something which the wealthy feed on through expensive personal customizations and products that only they have. Customized made furniture can be extortionately expensive, but it can also be accessible and affordable enough to the average buyer. Custom doesn’t have to mean expensive as all it takes is a person who creates these pieces as a passion, who isn’t as interested in huge profits, but rather takes pleasure in the joy of creating the piece.
Custom furniture like Brabbu is usually noticeably different and different sparks conversation. People are now expressing their personality through their furniture more and more. In 2014 we have already seen and will continue to see a grow in custom furniture and personal touches within the home.

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4. Cultured Furniture

This trend is all about bringing foreign culture into your home. I think the design below is a perfect example of using African inspired furniture in a tasteful and uncluttered manner. This laps over and complements hair on hide which is a trend also gaining traction in 2014 (as seen at the bottom of this photo). Look for patterned upholstery and quality wooden carpentry.

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5. Metallic, Leather and Velvet 

Let your furniture bring a sparkle to your rooms in 2014 with metallic styled materials. While many furniture pieces can blend into the background of a room, by using striking silver and gold finishes or velvet just like Brabbu two seat sofa your furniture will simply be calling out for attention to all who enter the room and will not be happy to be left unnoticed!
If the room is decorated in an under-stated manner then it is such confident chairs and sofas that will bring life and vibrancy to the room and sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

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