The recent High Point Home Furnishings Market continued offering retailers and 
interior designers new decor and designs 
to personalize living spaces. Home furnishings suppliers are now designing a wider range of products that meet functional, fun and technological needs. 


Home Offices

Home office furnishings are both stylish and functional. Desks rise to various heights, designed to accommodate electronics without spiderwebs of cords. Style is delivered with a host of different materials, colors and arrangements. 

When considering home work spaces, there isn’t always a designated office. Pieces that fit anywhere in the home and work with an established design scheme, in a broad array of styles and price points, are critical. This way they can be easily incorporated into existing layouts. 

Home Entertaining

As more people use their home as a gathering place for friends and family, they search for unique pieces that function both as storage and serving areas for beverages and snacks.  Whether it’s called a social cabinet, a wine unit, or a bar, it’s the function and look that’s important. High Point Market showed more choices than ever before, including freestanding bar cabinets, cocktail carts, cocktail ottomans and accessories that fit every taste and space. 

Outdoor Living 

Some of life’s best moments are spent outdoors. This market offered even more ways to create a luxurious retreat of your own without venturing any farther than your deck or backyard. Outdoor spaces can be as sensational, comfortable, intimate and livable as our indoor spaces. Outdoor living today aspires to create sophisticated products by combining traditional craftsmanship with innovative usage of diverse materials. New technology in fabrics and frame materials creates furniture that has style, functionality and durability. Plus, a huge variety of fire pits, fireplaces and furnishings provide a cozy area and extend the use of your outdoor living through all four seasons. 

Mid-Century Modern

A category that would also be considered “on trend” is mid-century modern, Scandia modern and a range of 1950’s and 60’s influences, such as brass, chrome and lucite. The renaissance of this design style continues stronger than ever with sleek, angular lines combined with curved forms, slubby tweeds, textured weaves and mid-tone wood finishes putting the “mod” in modern. People love the simplicity and natural designs that are hallmarks to that mid-century modern look, which incorporates easily into small and large spaces.

It was an informative market indeed, providing lots of inspiration for the Decorating Den Interiors designers to incorporate into new clients’ homes in 2018. Decorating Den Interiors is there to assist you in sorting out the new trends and furnishings in the marketplace that complement your design and enhance your home. 

PATRICE HAWKINS and VALERY HUFFENUS are award-winning designers with more than 20 years experience. Each own an independently owned and operated Decorating Den Interiors franchise in Charlotte, NC. DecoratingDen.com. Call 704-807-7905 for a personal consultation.