Furniture Trends

Furniture Trends

Comfort And Wellbeing Are Central Themes in New Furniture Designs For 2024

A recent survey for the American Psychological Association found nearly one in four American adults feels overly stressed and doesn’t know how to manage it. Blame Covid-19, politics, global conflicts, the economy or all of it … the fact is that many of us are feeling frazzled. Perhaps it’s no wonder, then, that furniture designers are focused on bringing calm and comfort to homes. At the High Point Furniture Market April 13-17, nature-inspired designs, energy-enhancing fabrics and calm-inducing materials will take center stage. As these new products enter the marketplace in the coming months, consumers craving calm in the storm will find furnishings designed to bring them tranquility.

American Leather

Showplace, Fifth Floor

Media Contact: Angalena Malavenda  

Among new introductions at American Leather is Zephyr, a reinvented recliner that merges functionality with artistry for a unique seating experience. The design draws from nature’s curves and blends them with ergonomic design for both elegance and comfort. Athlea, likewise, is inspired by nature. It has a tight seat and back design that showcase its graceful curves inspired by flowing rivers and gentle slopes. Lanier is a new reclining sofa that is the company’s first expansion of the best-selling Comfort Echo Luxe reclining chair. Available with two or three seats, it features integrated fabric or leather on the back that works with the reclining mechanism and eliminates the need for a back flap.

Archbold Furniture

Radio Building, Second Floor

Media Contact: Brian Mossor

American Home is Archbold Furniture’s new licensed collection with 87-year-old North Carolina painter and designer Bob Timberlake, whose “World of Bob Timberlake” collection was sold by Lexington Home Brands for 20 years and was one of the longest-running licensed collections in the home furnishings industry. The new line includes more than 60 items across three bedroom, three home office, two occasional and two dining groups, all solid wood and crafted in the company’s Archbold, Ohio, factory.

Baker | McGuire

319 North Hamilton Street

Media Contact: Wade Public Relations  

The new BXG collection comprises 14 home office desks and storage pieces designed by Gensler, an award-winning global architecture and design firm, for comfort, functionality and visual elegance. The desks and cabinetry feature cast bronze pulls, rounded edges and layered materials intended for multifunctional living spaces. The focus on practicality extends to integrated technology, including desktop power access and wire management.


IHFC D-724

Media Contact: Jennifer Green  

Taking center stage at BDI is the new Profile Media + Storage collection. It features a clean hardwood slatted door design that keeps contents out of sight while allowing acoustic transparency. Adjustable shelves, integrated wire management, hidden wheels for easy movement, removeable rear panels, soft close doors and a TV anchoring strap are among the features that make these cabinets adaptable to any space. Available in three- and four-door models in a warm, “Toasted Oak” or lighter “Washed Oak” finish. Also new is the Bolo Home Office Chair loaded with customizable features. BDI, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2024, is also adding home office to its LINQ bedroom collection introduced last fall, two new storage cabinets to the award-winning Corridor collection and an updated Bink laptop table in a palette of warm, earthy hues.

Century Furniture

200 Steele Street, Suite 213

Media Contact: Comer Wear

Focusing on expanding existing collections, Century is adding versatile cabinets and tables to the Cadence collection introduced last fall, as well as 20 new bedroom, dining and occasional pieces to the best-selling Maison ’47 Collection. Cadence fuses modern, organic forms with functionality. Introductions include a tall Door Cabinet with spherical, brushed brass disc hardware, white lacquer cocktail tables and an Etagere with antique brass metal hardware and seeded glass shelves.  Highlights among the Maison ’47 additions include a versatile bed with high and low headboard and footboard options and an oval dining table with radiating oak veneers and graceful cabriole legs. The classic European designs are rendered in oak solids and veneers with brass hardware and ferrules. Additional accents include Emperador marble, antique mirror and antique brass woven grill.

Coaster Fine Furniture

111 East Commerce Avenue

Media Contact: Lisa Romero

Whatever their budget, shoppers are more visually sophisticated than ever before, thanks to the influence of social media, according to Coaster Fine Furniture. To address these expectations, the importer of value-priced furniture is introducing 40 new upholstery designs in trending bright and spicy colors like turmeric and mustard. Highlights include curvy, kidney shapes along with overscale modulars.

Copeland Furniture

Showplace, Fifth Floor

Media Contact: Ben Copeland

Copeland Furniture’s timeless craftsmanship meets organic modern design in the new Butterfly Dining Series. The Butterfly Table is available as an extension table, glass top table or fixed top table, all featuring graceful curves and smooth, flush joints. Crafted in American black walnut in Copeland’s Vermont factory, the natural variations in the wood grain add a unique touch to each piece.

CR Laine

310 North Hamilton Street, Suite 204

Media Contact: Stephanie Boyett

New this spring is a capsule collection in collaboration with interior designer and entrepreneur Bria Hammel. The collection features 13 silhouettes infused with classical forms that pay homage to tradition while embracing modern living.

Drew & Jonathan Home

220 South Elm Street

Media Contact: Kristin Hawkins

Building on the success of its Drew & Jonathan Home brand in partnership with Scott Brothers Global, Hooker Furnishings’ Pulaski Furniture division introduces upholstered headboards to its multi-collection line. The initial offering includes a range of styles in versatile, neutral fabrics and traditional design elements like button-tufting, fabric channeling and nail head patterns. For a bolder look, more adventurous designs include wood accents and playful fabrics in vibrant hues.


IHFC C-601

Media Contact: David Crimmins

Flexsteel is introducing a record number of products this spring. Among the new upholstery is the Dawson Sectional, which features a modular design and flange-trimmed back pillows, and the Leo Modular Sofa group, offering six components with softly flared arms, clean top stitching and wide, deep seats. The Oasis Power Reclining collection features luxurious leather upholstery and six modular components, as well as heat and air massage functions and zero gravity recline to ensure ultimate comfort. Also new is the Zofa, an extension of Flexsteel’s popular Zecliner. Each end of the Zofa is equipped with a Model 2+ Zecliner. The console is beverage-friendly. Zofa is upholstered in “Popstitch” LiveSmart Barrier+ fabric by CULP that includes a coating from Nanobionic made of infrared-emitting minerals said to improve energy and wellness. The Carter Rocker Recliner is an expansion of the best-selling Carter sofa collection and features power headrests, lumbar support, heat and massage functions. Athens is a new dining collection that features a 24-inch butterfly leaf and is constructed from solid wood and oak veneers. The chairs are covered in performance fabric.

Gat Creek

New Showroom: 311 North Hamilton Street, Second Floor

Media Contact: David Peterson

Solid wood case goods manufacturer Gat Creek launched its Custom Shop this spring, offering a range of dining tables crafted to the customer’s size, functionality and finish specifications. Designer Rick Schroeder guided development of the program. In addition to dozens of material/finish combinations, customers can select desired length, width and edge treatments. The company’s website with its product configurator and augmented reality tool is expected to fuel sales of the custom products.

Hickory Chair

200 North Hamilton Street

Media Contact: Laura Holland

Hickory Chair celebrates spring 2024 with a fresh palette of color and texture in upholstery offerings, along with luxurious nubuck leathers in an array of tones. The popular Jules upholstery program – so-named because it is considered the upholstered jewel of Hickory Chair – is expanded to include a sectional with 16 configurable pieces. New options include two back pillow designs, a second cushion depth and a new arm style. The new Trouvé collection features elegant accents made of exotic materials by craftspeople in small workrooms across the world. The jewel-like pieces feature alabaster, onyx, marble, vellum, walnut, burl, leather, brass, bronze, glass and acrylic.

Hickory White

315 Fred Alexander Place, Third Floor

Media Contact: Sydney Martin

A curated selection of case goods and upholstery at Hickory White embrace the concept of “future antiques.” Combining innovative design with heirloom-quality construction, highlights include the Grand Teton Bed, the Martino Console, the Kline Spot Table and the Betsy Sofa. The Grand Teton Bed is an addition to the Revival 81 collection and features a fully upholstered frame.  The Martino Console has a breakfront design with a cartouche and faux lock in the center. It is crafted in maple solids with a white Carrera marble top and gold striping on tapered legs. The Kline Spot Table is an elegant jewel of an accent table in both satin brass and nickel, while the Betsy Sofa has narrow, pleated arms and a loose pillow back.

Hooker Furniture

Showplace, Third Floor

Media Contact: Kristin Hawkins

Two whole home collections are new this spring, along with an addition to the Work Your Way™ home office brand. Settlers Bay is a smaller scale collection in maple and quartered walnut. Three finishes and an inlay veneer detail on select accents distinguish the group. Vineyard Row is inspired by the Napa/Sonoma region of California and features a pecky hickory veneer in “Sonoma,” a lighter finish, and “Napa,” a darker counterpart. A wine barrel demilune is among the signature pieces. A modern new home office category is called The Hub. Three designs – Hera, Sonnet and Forrest – are featured, each inspired by traditional secretary desk designs. All include concealed and open storage and an integrated desktop work surface.

Johnston Casuals

200 South Elm Street, Space 330

Media Contact: Angela Blevins

Johnston Casuals has one new bar stool and four new dining tables on tap this spring. The Kai Barstool features a black metal frame with gracefully arched legs. The Labyrinth dining base has a sturdy, geometric design in premium polished brass. The Phoenix rectangle dining base features angular metal components assembled like the wings of a phoenix ready to take flight. The Luna dining table showcases an interplay of bronze circles in the base, while Laurel has a walnut-finished wood base connected by metal supports.

Legacy Classic | Modern

2622 Uwharrie Road

Media Contact: Christopher Phillips

Trisha Yearwood’s signature hit, “XXXs and OOOs” has inspired a new 50-piece, whole home, modern farmhouse collection by the same name, the first with her new partner, Legacy Classic | Modern. XXXs and OOOs is her 10th furniture collection and features classic, architectural forms and shapes in four finish options. Legacy is also adding five new groups to its motion upholstery line, which just debuted last fall. One new group, Sierra, incudes a two-seat power reclining sofa and storage chaise configuration with a wood storage bookcase console. It is shown in a rich “Ravella Coffee” leather with contrasting whip-stitch tailoring. Finally, the new Melrose total home collection marries a clean, sleek aesthetic with an organic warm wood finish. The bedroom, dining and occasional pieces are crafted in hardwood solids with oak veneers, with several pieces featuring a striking mix of the warm oak and the sleek, painted white “Cloud” finish.

Lillian August

315 Fred Alexander Place, Third Floor

Media Contact: Sydney Martin

An expansion of case goods and upholstery offerings at Lillian August showcases new color stories, designs for distinct lifestyles and a fresh perspective on coastal style. In the New Traditional collection, Lillian’s granddaughter, Eliza Weiss, draws inspiration from the brand’s heritage to create an assortment for “a new generation of fearless designers.” Raffia-wrapped pieces in couture colors, a skirted banquette and tall shaped headboards all showcase a unique blend of coastal charm and modern elegance. In contrast, the new Iconics collection features richer finishes on burl wood veneers, deco leather chairs, antique-inspired upholstery details and custom workshop pieces that can be finished to fit a range of lifestyles.


319 North Hamilton Street

Media Contact: Wade Public Relations  

McGuire will debut the Baker Resort Collection for McGuire – Outdoor. This expansion of the Baker Resort Collection introduced last fall includes 25 new outdoor pieces that evoke a modern coastal aesthetic. Inspired by oceanfront vacation destinations and luxury outdoor living environments around the globe, this clean-lined, contemporary collection is comprised of chairs, tables, lounges, benches and more in powder-coated aluminum in a custom white Sea Salt finish with weather-resistant strapping.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard

315 Fred Alexander Place, Third Floor

Media Contact: Sydney Martin

Drawing inspiration from Turkish influences, the Nellie Jane collection features stunning upholstery silhouettes that command attention. From Turkish ottomans to luxurious bed frames, the collection incorporates durable materials designed to withstand the rigors of daily life.

Precedent Furniture

315 Fred Alexander Place, Third Floor

Media Contact: Sydney Martin

Among the highlights at Precedent this spring are the Exeter and Joshua Swivel Chairs, the Dover Sofa and the spacious eight-piece Fleetwood Sectional. Each is crafted with an emphasis on intricate details, including channeling and button-tufting. The Exeter Swivel Chair has a scalloped shape with tufted channeling both inside and out, while the Joshua Swivel has simple, thin track arms and a modern silhouette. Fleetwood will seat a crowd in comfort and features a button-tufted back.


220 South Elm Street, Space 218

Media Contact: Kevin Freeman

Sauder broadens its product selection this market with a new rustic-inspired group called Rosedale Ranch. Finished in a “Timber Oak” wood grain, it includes an L-desk, file cabinet, five-shelf bookcase and storage cabinet, along with a dresser, chest and nightstand. New adjustable height desks include 40- and 60-inch wide designs finished in versatile and neutral white. The electric height adjustment ranges from 28 to 47 inches and includes a memory button that provides four pre-set heights. Morgan Main and International Lux collections are expanded this spring with pieces for the bedroom. Meanwhile the innovative BotStop collection introduced in October is making its way to retail stores. These convenient storage pieces provide an open bottom to allow robotic disc vacuum units to travel in or out. A side table and tall storage cabinet are available to consumers now, while a shorter base storage cabinet introduced this market will arrive at retail later this year.

Sherrill Furniture

315 Fred Alexander Place, Third Floor

Media Contact: Sydney Martin

Dressmaker skirts are making a comeback, bringing a touch of timeless elegance to modern interiors, according to Sherrill Furniture. Three new customizable sofas are new this market available as a bench seat, a two-cushion or a three-cushion. They are also available in three lenghts and can be customized with a dressmaker skirt or an upholstered base. From Sherrill Occasional, the new Serenbe collection is inspred by “new urbanism.” Serenbe is a neighborhood focused on wellbeing and located in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. It is known for its rolling countryside, preserved forests and meadows and miles of nature trails. The collection includes a variety of accent tables in organic shapes and crafted in oak burl, travertine and plaster.


225 North Hamilton Street

Media Contact: Beth Chang

Stickley introduces 38 new products with a continued focus on versatility, comfort and enduring craftmanship. Two new occasional groups include Durant, featuring sustainable recycled copper wrapping on thick tabletops, and Santa Fe, crafted of quartersawn oak with iconic Stickley construction details. Origins by Stickley welcomes three new sofa groups and two rectangular cocktail ottomans. Walnut Grove adds a versatile 64-inch Spindle Bench. The new Mission Copper-Top Side Table is complemented by two new upholstered dining chairs and the Prairie Studio

Thayer Coggin

230 South Road (High Point)

Media Contact: Todd Nabors

The new Good Wish Dining Chair is designed by the visionary Rick Lee to reshape the modern dining experience. Inspired by a turkey wishbone, the innovative chair features a distinctive three-legged design meticulously crafted with a steam-bent plywood frame with maple embellishments. It is available in both arm and armless versions. Also new from Lee is the Liquid Table. This functional art showpiece is crafted from sand-cast aluminum and is inspired by the graceful motion of a drop of milk or liquor. The unique flowing design creates the illusion of a pouring and pooling liquid, with an off-center leg adding to the whimsical appeal.

Universal Furniture

101 South Hamilton Street

Media Contact: Mary Leigh Howell

Thoroughly American in feel yet drawing inspiration from European elegance, the Avaline collection is a testament to sophistication and refinement. From the modern tambour case pieces  to the Klismos-inspired dining chair, each piece showcases French and Greek influences with a modern twist. Avaline features clean lines, light finishes and a harmonious blend of wire-brushed oak solids and oak veneers, along with accents such as cast aluminum and grey travertine. A second new collection, Griffith Park, is rooted in organic transitional styling. This refreshing take on casual comfort is crafted in oak solids and oak veneers with a wire-brushed and sandblasted finish. Some items also include Danish cord and hand-forged metal accents. Stone pieces in the collection have a live edge detail. With 74 SKUs, including upholstery options, Griffith Park embodies simplicity and sophistication.

Vanguard Furniture

301 North Hamilton Street

Media Contact: Laura White

Rendition is a new whole-home collection in Vanguard Furniture’s Compendium line. It offers bedroom, dining and occasional pieces in a contemporary take on Federalist period design. Pieces are crafted in bleached, plantation-grown mahogany with natural brass and oil-rubbed steal accents. Radial and box-matched veneer patterns are hand-finished, making every item unique and authentic. Essence is a new bedroom and occasional collection with an upholstered bed on a sled base. This collection’s smaller footprint makes it ideal for modern living spaces. Wire-brushed oak features contrasting finishes of “Pure White” and “Halo” complemented by “Aged Silver” and “Heirloom Bronze” metal. Several new upholstery silhouettes along with additions to the Michael Weiss and Thom Filicia collections also are new this market.


New Showroom: 336 South Main Street, Furniture First Building

Media Contact: Doug Bassett

The Artisan & Post solid wood division of Vaughan-Bassett is introducing Custom Express, a solid white American oak bedroom collection. With five finishes, three distinctive beds and six fabric options for the upholstered headboard, customers can create over 100 different variations.  Every order ships from the company’s Galax, Virginia, warehouse within 72 hours of receiving the order. Beds retail for $999 to $1199 and four-piece groups retail for about $3,999, depending on the bed choice.

Whittemore Sherrill

315 Fred Alexander Place, Third Floor

Media Contact: Sydney Martin

Whittemore Sherrill, the luxury leather upholstery arm of the extensive Sherrill Furniture franchise, showcases its craftsmanship this market in pieces that exhibit exacting tailoring details. New are a swivel chair with a barrel back and button-tufting detail and two new sofas, one with a deep button-tufted tight back and the other with a tight back and nail head trim along the base.


This summary of new product introductions for the April 2024 High Point Market was assembled by the American Home Furnishings Alliance, a comprehensive resource for journalists and digital content producers who are writing or reporting on any aspect of the U.S. residential furniture industry.

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