NPD Furniture Blog

Best Ways to Decorate a Small Apartment

Posted by Rae Steinbach on Mar 13, 2019 10:31:34 AM

Co-Blog by Jetty.com

Apartment dwellers are constantly challenged by space limitations. Trends indicate the cost of rent continues to rise at a fast pace these days. That means downsizing becomes a much more appealing option for some.

As renters are living in a smaller space, that doesn’t mean they have to forego comfort and style. A small apartment can still be impressive. To appeal to these types of renters, you simply need to understand the best way of decorating this type of space and protecting valuables. The following tips will help.

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Topics: Insider, Furniture, home fashion, Dining Room, Dining Chairs, high point market, millennials, generation x, interior decorating, mid-century, accent chairs, accent tables, living room decor, hygge, lagom, wabi sabi, bedroom, midcenturymodern, eco-friendly furniture, interior design, small space, small-scale living, apartment style, condominium living

10 Affordable & Stylish Furniture for Small-Space Living

Posted by Winny Rotsidis on Sep 27, 2018 12:43:44 PM

The rise in downscale living within the urban and suburban living spaces continues as socioeconomic and environmental factors such as rising energy cost, soaring rents and space scarcity persist.

Ideally practical and beneficial for all age groups, this lifestyle is mostly popular among Gen Z and Millennials, mainly individuals who have recently entered the workforce and Boomerswho are ready to downsize from their single-family homes. In this edition, I wanted to show some of our latest and ongoing collections that are suitable for apartment/condo living, without compromising on style or overspending your customers' budget.

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Topics: Home, Furniture, home fashion, millennials, baby boomers, interior decorating, mid-century, accent chairs, accent tables, living room decor, lagom, wabi sabi, bedroom, pantone, First Look, midcenturymodern, eco-friendly furniture, interior design, small space, small-scale living, style, apartment style, condominium living

All Things Bamboo & Rattan

Posted by Winny Rotsidis on Apr 9, 2018 12:52:59 PM

According to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), consumers' increasing awareness about the effects of global warming, motivated a change in buying behaviors that resulted in new government mandates for the furniture industry.

As we mark the 48th year of Earth Day, two natural materials (Bamboo & Rattan), spring to mind when we think about fast-growing and sustainable resources for home furnishings.

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Topics: Home, Furniture, fashion, home fashion, bonded leather, faux leather, PU Leather, Dining Chairs, interior decorating, mid-century, rustic, accent chairs, living room decor, rustic decor, hygge, lagom, wabi sabi, live edge tables, midcenturymodern, indoor outdoor, japandi, sustainability, earthday 2018, eco-friendly furniture, bamboo, rattan

What is Mid-Century Modern Furniture?

Posted by Winny Rotsidis on Mar 8, 2018 10:30:26 AM

Visualize the post-war era between the 40's and 60's when most Mid-Century experts indicate the beginning of this movement. That period is when the Boomers' lifestyle created a demand for suburban modern tract homes as they established their nuclear families.

The new post-war architecture brought about uncluttered geometric lines that emphasized simplicity and utility due to limited resources. The idea was to integrate an open space setting by using natural lighting (e.g. windows around the house) and an easy indoor/outdoor transition that's exemplified in Eichler-style homes. These distinct architectural elements inspired an innovative furniture style that's called Mid-Century (Mid-Mod, Modernism, Post-Modern).

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Topics: Home, fashion, home fashion, millennials, interior decorating, mid-century, living room decor, rustic decor, hygge, lagom, wabi sabi, live edge tables, midcenturymodern, saarinen, indoor outdoor, charles and ray eames, george nelson, mad men

What do Boomers and Millennials have in common? -- Check these furniture trends based on their lifestyles...

Posted by Winny Rotsidis on Nov 28, 2017 1:24:15 PM

If you're a retailer or an interior designer, the current housing shortage poses an opportunity to zero in on your target customers as various market research studies indicate that this housing boom is perpetuating and is hardly slowing down in many parts of the country. Consider these lifestyle shifts in terms of their furniture styles and buying preferences as they decide to upgrade or downgrade their living spaces' square footage.

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Topics: millennials, baby boomers, generation x, interior decorating, mid-century, accent chairs, accent tables, living room decor, rustic decor, hygge, lagom, wabi sabi, bedroom, live edge tables, hollywood glam