• Julie Sousa

"It's the Trendy Furniture for Me", but Is It for You?

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

What HGTV Doesn't Tell You About Trendy Furniture


Trends—there's nothing constant about it, except for the fact that it can cost us a pretty penny to stay on top of it, especially when it comes to furniture (and clothing, but this is about furniture).


"Trends—there's nothing constant about it, except for the fact that it can cost us a pretty penny to stay on top of it, especially when it comes to furniture."

How do you figure out what's trendy?


It can be tough to determine if an item falls in the trendy category versus the classic. The way I like to think about it is by asking myself, "Can I look back at this in ten years...will it pass the test?". More often than not, the answer to that question does the trick, but on the off chance that it doesn't, I think back on history (or my perception of what history might've been from all the TV I've consumed over the years) and then think about when the piece I'm considering might have been trendy.


Take a look at this picture of a living room in the 1960's (and please don't call this "vintage") and compare it to this West Elm pic below -- see the resemblance in styles? While