The Top Furniture Trend for 2020? Sustainability.

The Top Furniture Trend for 2020? Sustainability.

With 2020 well underway, we are excited to see that more and more trend-setters and trend-watchers are focusing on what we have known all along:

Sustainability is where it’s at.

From Forbes:

“…sustainability has become increasingly more important. As society gravitates towards more eco-friendly lifestyles, people are more ecologically conscious and knowledgeable than ever before.”

To Hayneedle:

“Feel even better about your love of rustic and natural styles by picking pieces with an eye on the environment.”

Around the world, designers and stylists are seeing how the look, feel, and comfort of our homes is connected to our relationship with the planet. As people become more aware of the impact of the resources that are used for furniture, they are looking more and more for pieces that will be beautiful for both their home and the Earth. 

Extending from this trend is the parallel trend focus on biophilia design and more long lasting purchases.

As shared by Collected Interior:

“Biophilia is a new trend that incorporates human design and natural elements in a way that doesn’t seem manufactured. In the past few years, our society has grappled with climate change and sustainability. A lot of consumers want to have a stylish home, yet it still incorporates organic elements from the environment.”

Elle Decor takes that a step further when talking about how the wasteful “fast fashion” fix of buying something as a “temporary fix” is out, with this astute thought from Becky Shea of Becky Shea Design:

“Beyond being wasteful, we discourage [temporary furniture] shopping since it’s an unnecessary expense, adds an extra piece of furniture that usually isn’t the right scale or color/feel, and it sets the wrong vibe from the get-go for what the room should really look like.”

At Greenington, we’ve been on trend for decades by creating unique and beautiful furniture that stands out both in quality as well as sustainability for close to 20 years.

We are excited to see more of our industry starting to see how creating long-lasting furniture from renewable resources is an essential part of living – for people and the planet alike.

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