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Top 100 Furniture Trends in 2013

From Sleeping Sofas to Cleverly Configured Beds

— February 1, 2014 — Eco
Foldable, custom and wooden are three standout attributes of the furniture trends in 2013. Furniture design now caters to the quickly growing market of urban dwellers who occupy very small living spaces and who move around more frequently than people in the past. As a result, furniture pieces are now designed in a way that their shape can be altered to better fit a particular space. Couches that can be configured or tables that can be made smaller or bigger are just a few of the examples.

Consumers are also seeking furniture products that fall under the category of "do it yourself." From shelving units to beds and storage, individuals want full control over the aesthetic of their interior decor.

The furniture trends in 2013 also witnessed a shift in the materials used. This year saw a significant increase in the use of a very traditional material: wood. Wood offers more minimalist and simplistic elements of which many consumers are seeking.

Trend Hunter's Furniture Trend Report offers a comprehensive analysis on the direction in which the future of furniture is headed.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Modern Paunchy Furniture
Modern Paunchy Furniture
The Belly Desk by Steuart Padwick is Deceptively Slender
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98
Sleek Storage-Equipped Desks
Sleek Storage-Equipped Desks
The Covet Desk is a Great Way to Keep All Your Necessities Handy
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97
Drawer Dining Sets
Drawer Dining Sets
The Alno Pull-Out Dining Set is Compact for Small Spaces
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96
Whimsical Orb Lighting
Whimsical Orb Lighting
The Clear Light by Siyu Huang and Jiahui Song is Powered by Saline Water
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95
Alien Seating Systems
Alien Seating Systems
The UB1K Chair Looks Fit to Furnish Another Planet
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94
Comfy Cracked Benches
Comfy Cracked Benches
The Surface of Take a Seat by Anna-Lisa Fondato Gives Way When Sat On
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93
Log-Fueled Flame Ovens
Log-Fueled Flame Ovens
The Spruce Stove is a Contemporary Take on Wood-Burning Stoves
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92
Transforming Cubic Furnishings
Transforming Cubic Furnishings
The 270Degree Opens Up into a Chair, a Desk and a Table
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91
Gear-Shaped Lamps
Gear-Shaped Lamps
The Schproket Light by Christopher Moulder is Magically Industrial
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90
Upcycled Bamboo Trapeze Lamps
Upcycled Bamboo Trapeze Lamps
This Eco-Friendly Lamp Clears Polluted Beaches
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89
Eclectically Contemporary Furniture
Eclectically Contemporary Furniture
The Future Perfect Collection is Modern and Traditional
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88
Cleverly Configured Beds
Cleverly Configured Beds
The Auping Essential Bed is Ideal for the Active Lifestyle
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87
Sculptural Sinewy Seating
Sculptural Sinewy Seating
Designer Bae Sehwa is Inspired by Korean Traditions and Beliefs
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86
Tetris Timber Tables
Tetris Timber Tables
The Tea Table by Ryan Harc is Unassuming But Full of Potential for Arranging
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85
Jungle Gym Recliners
Jungle Gym Recliners
The Abooba Chair Lets Parents Sit Comfortably While Playing with Their Kids
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84
Minimalist Handcrafted Bike Shelves
Minimalist Handcrafted Bike Shelves
The 'Molletta' Bike Shelf Frees Up Space with Flair
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83
Twistable Timber Ledges
Twistable Timber Ledges
The Fusillo Storage Shelf Can Hold Practically Anything at All
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82
Musical Instrument Furniture
Musical Instrument Furniture
The Piano Bookshelf Lends the Home a Melodic Vintage Vibe
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81
Broom Handle Seating
Broom Handle Seating
The Reinier de Jong STEEL Chair is Completely Upcycled
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80
Outdoor Productivity Pods
Outdoor Productivity Pods
The WorkaWay Desk is Your Fresh-Air Office Away from the Office
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79
Enormous All-Encompassing Couches
Enormous All-Encompassing Couches
Luna by Claesson Koivisto Rune Makes a Comfy Room Inside a Room
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78
Deceptively Floating Picnic Tables
Deceptively Floating Picnic Tables
This Picnic Table Design is Only Supported by Three Legs
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77
Sleeping Bag Sofas
Sleeping Bag Sofas
The Camp Daybed Unzips to Offer a Comfy Place to Snuggle Outdoors-Style
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76
Retro-Modern Office Hubs
Retro-Modern Office Hubs
The Intimo Secretary from CB2 is a Fresh Take on Vintage Design
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75
Leaf-Like Wooden Furniture
Leaf-Like Wooden Furniture
The Ike and Stella Tables by Nucharin Wangphongsawasd are Intricate
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74
DIY Honeycomb Shelves
DIY Honeycomb Shelves
A Beautiful Mess Blog Shares Easy To Follow Instructions For Modern Shelves
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73
Modern Homes as Art
Modern Homes as Art
Ashburne Designs Does an Amazing Job Elevating the Look of Your Home
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72
Modular Lounge Movables
Modular Lounge Movables
The Live Project Makes a Cozy Room with Matching Round-Formed Furnishings
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71
Papercraft Table Racks
Papercraft Table Racks
The Origami Table's Folded Surface Forms a Flexible Storage Solution
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70
Wooden Concrete Lighting
Wooden Concrete Lighting
The DY10 Lamp by Elomax Agency is Clean and Contemporary
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69
Wall-Mounted Workstations
Wall-Mounted Workstations
The Minimal Float Wall Desk Frees Up Floor Space
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68
Puzzle Piece Desks
Puzzle Piece Desks
The 7Wonders Modular Table Design can be Reconfigured in Countless Ways
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67
Wall-Mounted Modular Workspaces
Wall-Mounted Modular Workspaces
The Camille Wall Desk by Vurv Design is Healthily Compact
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66
City Plan Storage Systems
City Plan Storage Systems
The Luis Organizer Was Adapted from a Playtime Model Metropolis
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65
Upcycled Key Racks
Upcycled Key Racks
These Rustic Hip Key Racks are Made of Wood from Old Shipping Pallets
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64
Adaptable Desk Armchairs
Adaptable Desk Armchairs
Multifunctional Hully Can Be Mirrored and Flipped for Work Private Nook
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63
Vinyl Record Lighting
Vinyl Record Lighting
The LP Table Lamp by Genanvendt is Stylishly Retro
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62
Surreal Experimental Furniture
Surreal Experimental Furniture
Designer Edward Slater Creates Mind-Boggling Furnishings
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61
Lightheartedly Fused Furnishings
Lightheartedly Fused Furnishings
Bed'nTable Merges the Primary Pieces of the Bedroom and Kitchen
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60
Strung-Up Libraries
Strung-Up Libraries
The Bloom Bookcase Arranges Reading Materials Along Red Threads
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59
DIY Ecosystem Furniture
DIY Ecosystem Furniture
Daniel Zeller Goes Green with an Illuminated Terrarium Desk
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58
Shadow-Casting Chandeliers
Shadow-Casting Chandeliers
'Forms in Nature' is a Modern Chandelier Concept
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57
Upcycled Car Scrap Benches
Upcycled Car Scrap Benches
The Tailgate Bench Utilizes Iconic Automobile Parts
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56
Built-In Laptop Stand Desks
Built-In Laptop Stand Desks
The Biuro Table by Marc Tran Promotes Better Ergonomic Position
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55
Quirky Custom Shelving
Quirky Custom Shelving
HH Platform Furniture Has a Collection of Parts for Imaginative Assembly
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54
Adaptable Timber Tables
Adaptable Timber Tables
ETC Tables Let You Figure Out Their Optimal Functions
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53
Craftily Lit Bedframes
Craftily Lit Bedframes
The ‘DIY Light Up Headboard’ by A Beautiful Mess is an Fun Home
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52
Voluptuous Vintage Bed Frames
Voluptuous Vintage Bed Frames
Royal Fortune Beds Do Out with Minimalism and in with Magnificence
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51
Asymmetrically Staircased Bookcases
Asymmetrically Staircased Bookcases
The Tolbiac Plays Around with Dimensions to Create Ambience
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50
Stylish Convertible Seats
Stylish Convertible Seats
The Best Made Camp Chair Changes into a Stool by Folding Down the Back
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49
Boxed Closet Concepts
Boxed Closet Concepts
Arara Nomade Provides the Tools to Organize Your Wardrobe in a Compact Case
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48
DIY Outdoor Swing Beds
DIY Outdoor Swing Beds
This Comfortable DIY Lounger is Perfect for Relaxing Outdoors
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47
Upcycled Wooden Pallet Loungers
Upcycled Wooden Pallet Loungers
M&M Designers' Pallet Lounge Chair is Cleverly Crafted
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46
Transforming Hybrid Furniture
Transforming Hybrid Furniture
The Convertible Compact Desk Creates More Space Homes & Offices
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45
Foldable Origami Furniture
Foldable Origami Furniture
The T.SHELF Modular Shelving System Contorts to Decor Needs
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44
Problem-Solving Couples Pillows
Problem-Solving Couples Pillows
This Word Pillow Will Add Make Up Sessions to Your Pillow Fights
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43
Folding Paper Furniture
Folding Paper Furniture
The Lightweight Paper Table That Folds Away Like Origami
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42
Custom Construction Cushions
Custom Construction Cushions
Tipi Modular Furniture Segments Can Be Reconfigured Multiple Ways
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41
Rustic Upcycled Wood Stools
Rustic Upcycled Wood Stools
The Recrate Stool Up-Cycle by K3 Urban Design Is Smoothly Rugged
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40
DIY Color Chip Lighting
DIY Color Chip Lighting
The Paint Swatch Chandelier Combines Crafty and Chic
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39
Rocking Chair Loveseats
Rocking Chair Loveseats
Social People will Enjoy the Tete-a-Tete Chairs by Chloe de la Chaise
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38
Rotating Backrest Daybeds
Rotating Backrest Daybeds
The Revolve Sofa Effortlessly Reconfigures by Hinges into a Comfy Bed
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37
Antique-Inspired Pipe Desks
Antique-Inspired Pipe Desks
This Industrial Pipe Desk & Shelving Unit is a Convenient Space Saver
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36
Cozy Patchwork Seating
Cozy Patchwork Seating
Mangas Space by Patricia Urquiola Are Like Large Knitted Sweaters
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35
Boxy Bedroom Designs
Boxy Bedroom Designs
Atelierhouse Demonstrates the Creative Practice of Thinking Inside of the Box
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34
Cubist Storage Systems
Cubist Storage Systems
The Fold Bookcase's Cubbies Face Two Directions Simultaneously
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33
Paint Splattered Furniture
Paint Splattered Furniture
This Graffiti Covered Furniture by Artist Dudeman Has a Playful Vibe
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32
Customizable Component Escritoires
Customizable Component Escritoires
The Homework Desk Can Be Freely Assembled for Specific Needs
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31
Quirky Foldable Furniture
Quirky Foldable Furniture
The A Frame Tables by Tomas Alonso Boast Colorful Bases
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30
Shelf-Incorporated Seating
Shelf-Incorporated Seating
OpenBook by TILT Provides a Peaceful Reading Area
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29
Revolving Writing Pad Tables
Revolving Writing Pad Tables
Keep a Record of the Day-to-Day with the Analog Memory Desk
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28
Geoform Modular Loungers
Geoform Modular Loungers
Floorscape Can Be Expanded to Form a Dynamic Surface for Sitting
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27
Open Concept Baby Beds
Open Concept Baby Beds
The Culla Belly Co-Sleeper Attaches onto Beds For Easy Access
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26
Firefly-Mimicking Bottle Lamps
Firefly-Mimicking Bottle Lamps
These Handmade Bottle Lamps Are Filled with Firefly-Like Lights
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25
DIY Cardboard Cutout Lamps
DIY Cardboard Cutout Lamps
Create These Glamorous Pendant Lights Out of Recycled Materials
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24
DIY Industrial Lighting
DIY Industrial Lighting
The Copper Geometric Pendant Lamp by Meg Kemner is Stylishly Easy
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23
Modular Origami Storage
Modular Origami Storage
The T.SHELF by J1 Studio Allows Users to Creatively Customize
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22
Folded Origami Furnishings
Folded Origami Furnishings
The Plie Collection by Gergely Kiss-Gal is Geometry-Infused
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21
Flat Folding Furniture
Flat Folding Furniture
These Convenient Folding Chairs Are an Artistic Furniture Solution
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20
Open-Sourced Furniture
Open-Sourced Furniture
The OpenDesk Allows People to Partake in the Production Process
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19
Loom-Like Seating
Loom-Like Seating
The Single Cord Lounge by Josh Shiau is Contemporarily Airy
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18
Plant-Infused Coffee Tables
Plant-Infused Coffee Tables
These MeaMea Coffee Tables are Environmentally Friendly and Chic
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17
DIY Hexagonal Wooden Lamps
DIY Hexagonal Wooden Lamps
This Handmade Wooden Lamp Starts Off as a Simple Cubic Frame
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16
Repurposed Pallet Furniture
Repurposed Pallet Furniture
The Re-Stacked Lounger is a Lightweight Mobile Seating Structure
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15
Upcycled Wooden Mobile Chairs
Upcycled Wooden Mobile Chairs
These Upcycled Chairs are Made from Vintage Wooden Casks
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14
Bathroom-Integrated Kitchens
Bathroom-Integrated Kitchens
The Cook&Bath is Space-Saving Furniture That Has Everything You Need
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13
Groove-Framed Foldable Tables
Groove-Framed Foldable Tables
The Lucy Folding Table Reorients its Legs Through Wooden Channels
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12
Fragmented Plywood Furnishings
Fragmented Plywood Furnishings
The Mate Chair and Table Are Versatile and Customizable
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11
Concealed Cabinet Escritoires
Concealed Cabinet Escritoires
Wall Desk is a Space-Saving Storage System Doubling as a Workstation
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10
Table Top Tablets
Table Top Tablets
This Coffee Table Touchscreen is a Durable Surface and Giant Computer in One
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9
Eco-Friendly Metallic Furniture
Eco-Friendly Metallic Furniture
Can City by Studio Swine Involves Scrap Cans and a Mobile Foundry
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8
Novel-Covered Bedroom Decor
Novel-Covered Bedroom Decor
Create a Reader's Dream Room with the DIY Book Headboard
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7
Cement Ceiling Lamps
Cement Ceiling Lamps
The Concrete Pendant Lights Adds an Industrial Design Element
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6
Bed-Desk Hybrids
Bed-Desk Hybrids
The BLESS Workbed by Mira Schroder is Great for Small Spaces
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5
Leather-Strapped Ledges
Leather-Strapped Ledges
This DIY Shelf Tutorial Makes it Easy to Create Stylish Storage Solutions
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4
DIY Tree Seats
DIY Tree Seats
The T3 Tree Chair by ZO-Loft Provides an Impromptu Outdoor Furniture Piece
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3
Ice Cooler Tables
Ice Cooler Tables
This Rustic Table From Builders Showcase Has Steel Trough
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2
Slidable Sleeping Sofas
Slidable Sleeping Sofas
The Vento Convertible Bed Couch Does Not Need to be Pulled Out
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1
Upcycled Pallet Headboards
Upcycled Pallet Headboards
Turn an Ordinary Pallet into Chic Bedroom Decor with This Guide
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