Trends to Consider During Upholstery Selection

In interior design, upholstery selection plays a pivotal role in defining the aesthetic and ambiance of a space. The choice of fabric, color, and pattern can transform a piece of furniture into a statement, subtly blend it into the background, or elevate the overall design scheme. The evolving landscape of design trends means we must stay informed about the prevailing and emerging ideas in upholstery. Here are four design trends that are currently shaping the world of upholstery.

  • The Resurgence of Art Deco Curves. The organic shapes and curves that defined the Art Deco era have returned to the limelight. Furniture pieces echoing these designs serve as natural canvases for upholstery with beautiful curves.
  • The Return of Muted Colors. The palette of the moment leans towards earthy colors in muted tones. Shades such as mushroom, sandstone, and peach pink are embraced to create harmonious decor schemes that exude tranquility.
  • The Subtlety of Understated Patterns. For those with an affinity for patterns, the current trend in upholstery selection calls for a shift toward more neutral-toned designs that complement the furniture’s curves. Muted wicker prints or wood patterns are advisable, ideally used in areas that won’t be overly prominent, thus maintaining a balanced aesthetic.
  • Fabric Types of Choice. Comfort remains paramount in upholstery selection, with microfiber and microsuede leading the pack. These are closely followed by natural fabrics like linen and cotton, with many designers turning to eco-friendly designs.

At Gibson Brothers Furniture Inc., all our upholstery furniture sets are made in America. When selecting upholstery, we only offer that with our living room furniture. When considering these trends, it’s important to remember that upholstery is a long-term investment, so choose a trend that you believe will be long-lived to make the most of your furniture and upholstery choices. Visit our store to meet with a design consultant or visit our showroom.