Home decor trends for Spring 2022 and what it’s like to attend the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world! ⟹
As someone who loves to look at beautiful rooms full of furniture and accessories, it was a real treat for me to visit High Point Market for the first time this spring!
In case you don’t know about High Point Market, it is the largest home furnishings trade show in the world. It happens twice a year in High Point, North Carolina, bringing over 70,000 designers, buyers, architects, and other design professionals to this otherwise fairly quiet southern town. And it is massive! Shops and showrooms spread out around more than 180 buildings and 10 million square feet. It is only open to the trade but they also allow media in to publicize their latest collections. As a home design and lifestyle blogger, I got to see the new things coming our way to retail stores soon, and am excited to share photos with you of some of what I saw!
My dear blogging friend Suzy from Worthing Court lives not too far from High Point, so I made my first trip to North Carolina to spend time with her in person and check out the High Point Market for myself. I’m sharing more of what we did while I was in Greensboro along with Rhoda from Southern Hospitality at the bottom of the post so I hope you will scroll to the end to see more of my fun visit to NC.
As I said, the market is HUGE so we limited our visit mostly to the two main central buildings. There is so much to see with offerings for all kinds of decorating styles. I mostly took photos of things I thought were pretty and interesting, but hopefully this will make you feel like you visited with me and give you some insight as to what High Point Market is all about!
Trends at High Point Market for Spring 2022.
I spotted plenty of the forecasted trends for 2022. Throughout the photos I took, you’ll see loads of rattan, caning, and bamboo. You’ll also see color, wallpaper, curved furniture, organic materials, and tons of texture!
Curves were everywhere in furniture design. Here was a curved sofa:
Worlds Away’s showroom was a good example of the trends in color and wallpaper along with wicker, rattan, and caning.
The tropical wallpaper in pink and green definitely set the color palette for their room display. Much of the furniture was accented with bamboo, rattan, and grasscloth.
Bungalow 5 was one of my favorite showrooms as well. Similar in style to World’s Away with their modern updates to classic pieces using rattan, clean lines, and color.
More grasscloth furniture…
And animal hide…this bar is so unique…love! The hardware on their furniture was like jewelry.
And check out the rope texture on this tabletop…
The organic materials that are trending were everywhere at High Point…just look at this light fixture and coffee table!
Accessories, pillows, and lighting at High Point Market.
High Point Market is not just about furniture, but everything to decorate the home. Abilgails was one of my favorite accessory showrooms we visited.
I really loved every one of their garden pot collections!
They featured several tulipieres. This one allows the flowers to suck up the water right out of the tray:
And I really need one of these artichoke pedestal pots!
Some more pretty planters and botanicals in another showroom:
Lots of trendy green also showed up at High Point. I adore this green and white lattice pattern on these lamps and this ottoman!
Some more cute accessories…
I fell in love with these preppy colorful placemats from Holly Stuart Home out of Charleston. She had me at basketweave and monograms!
Etu Home’s kitchen and dining accessories really appealed to me as well:
They had two styles of cloches. One was made from the top of a wine glass wine jug…
And this other style from the bottom:
I mentioned to Suzy that their accessories reminded me of the Pottery Barn style and the salesperson said they do indeed sell to them!
Such cute accessories for the kitchen!
We saw several high end pillow and bedding showrooms too:
This monogram pillow was really calling my name…
Lighting companies were all over High Point Market. Here were even more wicker pendants…
These vintage industrial look lights were quite unique.
Copper gets my attention every time…
These pendants are more of an accessory than a light source, but very cool.
And love the grouping of these pendants!
Artwork and wallpaper at High Point Market.
The artwork trend seemed to be all about botanicals and birds. We saw lots of prints framed in acrylic boxes like these.
I saw these two lovely large landscape pieces in the Minted showroom:
Minted also offers a service where you can custom tailor art to match your color palette…no more hunting all over town for art with just the right colors for your room!
Wallpaper was in full force in many showrooms. Isn’t this mural wallpaper simply stunning?
Some textured wall coverings…
This wallpaper was so dramatic!
And I guess this could be classified as wall art?
Furniture trends at the Spring 2022 High Point Market.
I saw a lot of velvet and boucle on furniture upholstery…
The details on this furniture collection were divine!
A French showroom sighting…
There is a little something for every taste at High Point. This looks like it won an award. Quite unique but not something I would ever buy.
I got to tour the Bernhardt showroom as well. As one of the most well-known manufacturers of quality furniture in the country, it is not surprising that their space in the main building is very large. What was surprising is how hard it was to find considering it took up most of the sixth floor…I felt like I was looking for the secret passage to the coolest speakeasy!
Bernhardt’s outdoor furniture would look right at home inside any sophisticated living room. Boy, patio furniture has come a long way! It was so luxurious…just look at the textural back on this outdoor sectional:
And would you ever guess this is an outdoor sofa either?
I believe they are calling this collection a glam transitional style. Notice the table legs are reminiscent of a certain designer label?
The metalwork pattern on the desk is exquisite…
This collection also had an interesting modern take on an upholstered bed. The soft white fabric texture is a nice contrast to the sleek metal.
I liked these sophisticated neutral furniture vignettes in their showroom…very Restoration Hardware.
I also got to meet the President and CEO, Alex Bernhardt, Jr.! It was nice of him to pose for a quick photo.
There was a delightful spring surprise near the front of the Bernhardt showroom! I believe they decorated this fun area for a featured guest designer at Market.
I also took photos of a few more furniture details that caught my eye at the Furniture Classics showroom:
This was actually the counter in the showroom but I found it so charming I had to take a picture:
I love every piece of furniture in this vignette…the chairs, the coffee table, and the credenza.
Such a beautiful cabinet…
More trends spotted here with the fluted cabinet and table made of natural materials…
The metal detail on this collection was striking too…
And one more trend I saw a lot of this season was burl wood.
These pieces were beautiful with their acrylic hardware.
Some tips if you attend the High Point Furniture Market with a media pass.
- Wear comfortable shoes. You’ll want to dress business casual since it is a trade show for designers, but sneakers and flats are the norm.
- Take advantage of the shuttles. There is a bus shuttle system all around as well as to and from park and ride lots.
- Refresh and recharge in the media hospitality suite. They offer charging stations, food and drink, and places to sit to get off your feet for a bit.
- Most showrooms allowed us in and welcomed photos but not all. There is more than enough to see so if you are denied entry just move on to the next.
- Most showrooms only sell to retailers and designers, but if you find something you want it never hurts to ask. Several showrooms told us they would sell us a “one off” at the highest wholesale price.
The rest of my Greensboro NC visit.
As I mentioned earlier, Rhoda from Southern Hospitality also stayed at Suzy’s during her visit to High Point Market. You’ll want to make sure you check out what she saw on the High Point Influencer’s Tour she was chosen for. It was certainly a thrill to meet and hang out with Rhoda…I’ve been a fan of her blog for years and she is just as pretty and likeable as you would think! And Suzy is absolutely one of the sweetest people and her home was so beautifully decorated and welcoming. Here’s a photo of the three of us on her porch:
Suzy showed me around Greensboro a bit since I’ve never been and it was beautiful…all of the flowering spring trees were in bloom! The three of us hung out and chatted, blogged together, and made a visit to Suzy’s friend Nancy’s house where we enjoyed checking out Nancy’s impeccably decorated home located on a golf course. I couldn’t resist snapping a few pictures there too…every space was decorated for Easter!
Nancy’s two Yorkies kept distracting us from checking out the home with their cuteness…this one only weighs 2 1/2 pounds!
I hope you found my trip to North Carolina and this inside look into the trends and creative styling vignettes at High Point Furniture Market as full of inspiring decorating ideas as I did!
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