With the upcoming transition into the New Year, it’s time to visit the top design trends that will exert a heavy influence in 2016. We anticipate increased popularity for certain colors, materials, textures, and patterns. Simultaneously, we will see some of 2015’s hottest design trends fall out of fashion.
Keeping abreast of ever-changing design trends can feel like an endless cycle of redecorating. Fortunately for the discerning, value-conscious homeowner, several of 2016’s top trends are not “trendy” at all. They include:
- Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind hardwood furniture pieces.
- Timeless beauty.
- An emphasis on value.
- A preference for goods made in the USA.
- Rustic looks with bold, rich hues.
These trends fit perfectly within the world of Amish furniture. Let’s take a closer look at each one.
2016 Furniture Trends: How Amish Furniture Never Goes Out of Style
- Handmade, Unique Hardwood Furniture.
The resurgence of handcrafted furniture may hit its peak in 2016. Design bloggers in attendance at major design shows such as AtlantasMart agree that the design world is truly embracing local artisans and craftsmen, including Amish furniture builders. These talented craftsmen can create one-of-a-kind pieces and full sets that reflect personal design aesthetics, while meeting your needs through choice of wood, stain, size, and style. The modern design process allows consumers to have input in creating their own furniture, which makes each heirloom piece all the more meaningful.
- Timeless Furniture Styling.
A key trend for 2016 will be an emphasis on furniture and accessories that will stand the test of time. Most design experts agree that furniture should be considered an investment, and they recommend choosing styles and pieces that you will still cherish and use five to ten years into the future. Amish hardwood furniture embodies this advice quite well. People who are not familiar with Amish furniture often hold the misconception that it is overly simple and/or old-fashioned. However, this could not be further from the truth. In fact, Amish craftsmen are able to create furniture in a variety of styles ranging from traditional to modern, and Amish craftsmen stay abreast of current design trends. The attention to detail and unparalleled quality of Amish maple, cherry or solid oak furniture never go out of style.
- Lasting Value.
Since the recent recession, consumers have been putting a higher priority on value as they make purchasing decisions. Value is often described as the combination of price, quality, and design, and this is another area where Amish furniture leads the pack. Although less expensive furniture can be made from particleboard and veneer, resulting quality drops significantly. Amish craftsmen, on the other hand, take great pride in creating custom, solid wood furniture that epitomizes quality and design at an affordable price.
- Made in the USA.
One last design trend that has been gaining momentum in recent years emphasizes items that are made in the United States. This seems to stem from a combined consumer appreciation for sustainability and a preference for supporting the local or national economy. Amish furniture is predominantly made in Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, where techniques are often handed down through many generations.
- Rustic Styling and Rich Hues.
Today’s designers are mad about nature-centric designs with modern touches. Look for rustic themes and modern color to remain popular. Amish furniture offers the perfect combination of rustic looks with modern color choices.Fortunately, it is no longer necessary to live in that region of the country in order to purchase and enjoy this fine handcrafted furniture. Instead, the design and ordering process can often be completed online and by speaking with a trained design consultant. Contact us today to learn more about how 2016’s hottest furniture trends can shine in your home with Amish furniture.