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Trends in Luxury Interior Décor and High-End Furniture

If there’s one thing that the Baer’s Furniture Design Team knows, it’s luxury interior design. But even our design experts must dedicate an excessive amount of time to researching emerging designers, examining pieces at tradeshows, and creating design concepts with different pieces to determine which products truly have staying power. 

If you have a penchant for high-end furniture and are on the lookout for the best we have to offer, then this article is for you. Our design team is going to up their secrets and show you examples of some of the luxury furniture trends we’ve been watching.

Minimalism Still Persists, but It’s Warmer

The minimalism trend endures, but if you disliked the colder, clinical form of minimalism from earlier decades, you might be happy to hear that it’s warmed up quite a bit. Neutral colors and straight lines still dominate minimalist décor, but the tones are warmer, and there’s more texture to the surfaces. Consider this living room featuring the Bernhardt Mid-Century Modern Sofa from the Colette Collection. While the lines and tones of this room still adhere to minimalist standards, it has many warming features, such as the throw pillows and textured table lamps.

Modern minimalist living room with Bernhardt Sofa.

“Sustainability” is the Watchword

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the term “luxury” implied a carefree attitude about resources. In other words, it implied that waste was of no concern, but that’s no longer true. A greater number of people have become concerned about the impact of their consumption on the environment, which is why they are opting to purchase pieces they can own for ten or more years. Purchasing long-lasting pieces keeps the furniture in use and out of landfills.

The Montauk Rectangular Table is one of those timeless pieces that will never go out of style. And that’s a good thing because it’s built to last ages.

Dining room featuring Montauk Dining Table.

A Return to Traditional Elegance

While certain trends evolve or change into something entirely different, many age like a fine Bordeaux. Like the concept of luxury itself, tradition has the power of timelessness on its side. When you buy high-end traditional furniture, you eliminate the risk of someone looking at your furniture and saying, “That reminds me of the [insert any decade].

This stately Barbados 13-Drawer Dresser from the Tommy Bahama Home Island Collection harkens back to a time when the very act of owning a dresser meant that you were a person of means. It also solves the age-old problem of never having enough clothes storage. This wooden masterpiece has ample drawer space.

13-drawer wood-finish chest.

A Celebration of Nature

As much as we love the outdoors, most people spend both their waking and sleeping hours indoors. By bringing in natural elements, you can enhance your bond with the natural world, even when you’re inside. There are several ways you can celebrate nature in your home:

  • Decorate with real or faux foliage.

  • Choose a décor style that celebrates nature, like coastal, tropical, etc. 

  • Buy furniture made from natural elements, like wood, iron, leather, and rattan.

  • Use the room’s natural light by allowing the curtains to remain drawn.

This tropical-style living room featuring Bali Hai Tropical Style Chairs checks all of the boxes. The furniture is made from rich, high-quality rattan, and there is tons of natural light streaming through the windows. The vase with tropical flower is la touche finale — the final touch.

Rattan swivel chairs.

How to Spot High-End Luxury

  • Learn About Materials – If you’re going to invest in a leather couch, for instance, you should spend a little time learning about the different types of leather. Full-grain leather is the softest and most breathable, which also means it usually costs more. 

  • Pay Attention to the Details – Look at the parts that aren’t intended to be seen: the back of the headboard, the feet on a sofa, the bottom of a table, etc. You can learn a lot about a piece by examining the hidden areas. 

  • Shop Quality Brands – When you buy Lexington, Bernhardt, Tommy Bahama Home, etc., you know you’re buying from a reputable company that cares about its brand image. They have an incentive to keep turning out quality products. 

  • Go to the Showroom – A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the ability to sit in the chair you’re purchasing is worth at least a hundred pictures. Drop by one of Baer's 16 Florida showrooms and peruse hundreds of high-end furniture designs from top manufacturers around the world.

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