Check out these current trend reports, complete with downloadable photography. If you would like to discuss feature story ideas related to the home and home furnishings, or if you are looking for an expert on a particular topic, contact Jackie Hirschhaut, AHFA vice president of public relations via email at Hirschhaut@aol.com or telephone 336/881-1016.
July 10, 2017
New Islands Bring Function, Versatility to Kitchens
As beautiful as they are functional, standalone kitchen islands are attracting attention as one of the summer’s hottest home furnishings.
October 17, 2016
Give Yourself a Lift
They may be the most active and health-conscious generation ever, but, now that they’re age 52 to 70, Baby Boomers need to put their feet up every now and again.
September 8, 2016
Mid-Century is Not the Only Way to Interpret ‘Modern’
Mid-century isn’t the only way to interpret “modern” furniture design, and this fall, shoppers will find a refreshing new take on this long-time anchor of the home design world.
May 4, 2016
Ready for Summer?
With Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer just around the corner, it’s time to make sure your outdoor space is ready for relaxing and entertaining in the precious warm months ahead.
April 1, 2016
Expert Secrets to Cutting Clutter
Expert organizers point to functional furnishings as one effective remedy, because they can ease the clean-up process and make it simpler to control the chaos of family life.
February 23, 2016
Indoors or Outdoors?
Backyard rooms for 2016 mimic interior spaces with comfortable seating, mixed materials and fresh colors.
February 17, 2016
Five Top Décor Trends Bring Style Home for 2016
Spring is the perfect time for a breath of fresh style! Inspired by fashion, travel and architecture, today’s new home furnishings collections make it easier than ever for you to create distinctive rooms that reflect your personal style.
February 3, 2016
Survey: Consumers Want to Make Outdoor Living Spaces More Relaxing
Following record amounts of snow and ice in January, millions of consumers are dreaming of spring and looking ahead to making their outdoor spaces even more relaxing and enjoyable.
December 16, 2015
Home Furnishings Industry Creates Comfy Digs for Man’s Best Friends
The pet furnishings market is exploding as today’s pet owners seek out posh perches and stylish sanctuaries for their furry companions.
November 16, 2015
Outdoor Spaces are Ready for Cooler Weather
Although the weather has turned cooler, you don’t need to pack up your outdoor furnishings and head inside.
August 26, 2015
It’s a Great Time to Save on Outdoor Furnishings
It’s August, and Labor Day is fast approaching, which means summer 2015 is coming to a close. And that means it’s a great time to save on outdoor furnishings.
August 10, 2015
Students Head to School With Style
Back-to-school style – it’s not just about clothes and backpacks.
Outdoor Spaces Perfect for Celebrating July Fourth at Home
June 30, 2015
The Fourth of July – our favorite summer holiday – is fast approaching, and wouldn’t you love to avoid the crowds and salute our nation by hosting a celebration at home in your own outdoor space?
Make Dad King of the Backyard for Father’s Day
June 4, 2015
Ahhh, it’s June, an especially delightful month. It marks the official start of summer, and it’s the month when we get to celebrate our dear old dads.
The Best Outdoor Seat for Memorial Day
May 8, 2015
Hooray! It’s almost Memorial Day, the unofficial start to the summer season. Many consumers will be shopping for new chairs.
Survey: Springtime is High Time to Celebrate Outside in Style
April 1, 2015
Furnishings for outdoor living have taken a vibrant, colorful turn this year – just in time to meet the demand of homeowners weary of winter and ready to celebrate spring by sprucing up the porch or patio.
Three Steps to TV & Furniture Safety
January 28, 2015
National TV Safety Day is Saturday, January 31 – an ideal time to scan your home for furniture and television tip-over safety hazards, according to the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA).
Add Color With Confidence in 2015
December 15, 2014
Banish the bland! When it comes to home decorating choices, color forecasters insist American consumers are ready to venture outside the neutral box in 2015.
Keep Holidays Happy by Securing New – And Old – Electronics
December 1, 2014
Large, flat-screen televisions were among the top promotions for Black Friday shoppers this year, with 50-inch models selling for as little as $199. As an ideal stocking stuffer to go along with those purchases, the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) recommends tip restraints – for both the televisions and the furnishings that hold them.
Upholstered Beds Wake Interest in Redecorating
April 9, 2014
With nearly half of all Americans reporting occasional insomnia, 22 percent experiencing sleeplessness every night or almost every night, and women three times more likely to report problems with sleep than men, according to the National Sleep Foundation, little wonder there’s more interest than ever in creating peaceful spaces to sleep.
Design Differential: Masters of Outstanding Interiors Usher in High Point Market
April 9, 2014
A quartet of high-profile interior designers ushered in the spring 2014 High Point Market by sharing their experiences in expanding into the world of designing home furnishings products.
Patios and Porches Are a Priority for Sprucing Up This Summer
Whether for a garden in the Northeast, a porch in the South, or a patio in the West, households across the U.S. plan to spruce up their outdoor living spaces this summer.
Brilliantly Blue: An Inside Look at the Hottest Hue in Home Fashion for 2014
December 6, 2013
Recharging home interiors in 2014 will be fabrics, furniture and accessories in an astonishing array of brilliant blues – all of them hues designed to dazzle and delight your mood, as well as every room in your house.
Mock Croc Rocks Spring Furniture Designs
May 23, 2013
Following the lead of top fashion designers, home furnishings makers have embraced crocodile patterns in a big way.
Next Generation Youth Furnishings Are Fashionable & Functional
November 25, 2013
Manufacturers of youth furniture arrived at the recent October High Point Market with collections designed to attract both parents and kids.
Colors and styles come and go, but these shopping tips and safety reminders are relevant year in and year out.
If you want to educate consumers on a product category or home topic you don’t see here, give us a call. If we can’t provide the expert insight you need, we’ll help you find someone who can! Contact Jackie Hirschhaut, AHFA vice president of public relations via email at Hirschhaut@aol.com or telephone 336/881-1016.