Today's Furniture Design: A Look At 6 Popular Trends

The Luna bed frame and headboard from SoftFrame Designs in the color Onyx

Furniture design is always evolving. From sleek, clean styles to plush, oversized pieces, trends come and go from year to year—which can make it hard to keep up. Instead of being late to discover the latest styles, consider incorporating a few new on-trend pieces into your home to ensure they feel true to you and effortlessly en vogue.

Learn more about the top trends in today’s furniture design and explore how to incorporate them into your space.

1. Maximalist Colors & Patterns

While minimal, white, and gray interiors have been all the rage for many years, the tides are turning in favor of bold colors, prints, and patterns. This maximalist design approach often blends bold patterns, like floral, animal print, or paisley with bright colors like yellow, red, and green. These statement-making furniture pieces serve as a focal point in any room and can be paired with equally bold paint, pillows, and other accents to curate a space that’s tastefully over the top.

2. 70s-Inspired Silhouettes

Retro vibes are back in a big way. 70s-inspired furniture styles, like geometric shapes, low-profile silhouettes, and orange, brown, and yellow color palettes are making a resurgence in modern furniture design.

While many new furniture designs draw inspiration from this fashionable decade, they’re not simply replicating well-known designs from the era. Instead, they’re putting a modern twist on these iconic styles by upgrading the textiles, using modern finishes, or playing with proportions to create something that is equal parts old and new.

3. Industrial Details

Brass and bronze finishes have reigned supreme in interior and furniture design for the past several years. But steel, chrome, and silver finishes are slowly gaining popularity over their gold-hued counterparts.

Silver-tone hardware offers a more industrial feel, creating furniture that has a sleek and modern overall feel. Often found on bookshelves, cabinets, or dining chairs, these silver details pair perfectly with dark and moody color palettes like navy, black, or brown. Perfect for industrial spaces like lofts, furniture with chrome or steel accents also naturally pairs with interior design details like exposed beams, pipes, or ductwork to create a cohesive aesthetic.

4. Natural & Sustainable Materials

Consumers are now more mindful of the impact their purchasing decisions have on the planet, and they are actively seeking eco-friendly options. Sustainable upholstery, made from materials like organic cotton, bamboo, recycled polyester, and hemp, represents a smart choice that reduces waste and minimizes the carbon footprint.

Moreover, these materials offer a level of durability and quality that matches, if not exceeds, that of traditional options. As the demand for sustainable furniture continues to grow, designers and manufacturers are embracing this trend and incorporating environmentally friendly materials into their creations, leading to a more sustainable and greener future for the furniture industry.

5. Curved & Organic Shapes

While sleek, linear shapes are typically found in modern furniture design, elegant sloping curves are quickly becoming the preference. From U-shaped sectional couches to round coffee tables, these soft, fluid shapes create a cozy, welcoming aesthetic compared to the harsh, uninviting lines of angular furniture.

If you’re looking to incorporate this trend into your space in a more subtle way, opt for an accent chair with elegantly curved arms or a curved bed frame, like the Luna set from SoftFrame Designs.

6. Plush, Cozy Upholstery

The Danish trend of hygge boomed in popularity a few years ago—and people are still leaning into this cozy, comfortable aesthetic. It’s known for highlighting beauty in simplicity, similar to how our simple but innovative design is highly functional while remaining simple and elegant. The white boucle is an especially tactile style that creates an instantly cozy look.

SoftFrame bed frames are available in a wide range of styles—from sleek and simple bed frames to on-trend half-moon headboards—and can be made in a wide range of fabrics to infuse your space with indulgent, lush textures. Discover all SoftFrame bed frame designs and explore the different textiles to help you create the plush, upholstered bedroom of your dreams.