Home Furnishings Retailers

Home furnishings retailers have a lot to contend with these days — online competition, changing consumer expectations, rising retail rents. In this section, find news, products and trends for home furnishings retailers to see continued success.

Idea Board: Color Trends

Mustard A favorite shade from the 70s, mustard received a golden glow at High Point Market. The Oak Vine table lamp from Pacific Coast Lighting plays with negative space as its vine-like base…

How to Find Local Artists for Your Showroom

As any good business professor will tell you, it's almost always a win when you diversify your business's assets. For independent home furnishings and lighting retailers that already excel in their…

The Winter Market Guide to Tariffs

On Jan. 1, 2019, the Trump administration plans to enact a 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imported goods, including furniture, lighting, home decor and their respective parts, At…

Sage Advice

A cooler shade of green, versatile Sage moved to floors at High Point Market this fall, lending itself to creative interpretations.   Modern Moroccan style defines the bohemian and authentic hand…

3 Lessons on Local Marketing from BrightLocal's Annual Consumer Survey

Each year, market agency BrightLocal releases its consumer survey, chockfull of good insights on how consumers find local businesses online and how they interact with their reviews. Now in its eighth…

4 Small Business Webinar Resources to Check Out

For a small business to stay afloat in today's retail climate, staying current on industry trends and best business practices is crucial. While industry markets and conferences offer great…

Changing Colors

Whenever I return home to Chicago from High Point Market, the seasons appear to have changed since I left. This fall, I came home to find red and gold leaves on the trees and on the ground, and a…

What Retailers Can Learn From IKEA's New Small Space Strategy

Many jokes and sitcom plots have been written about navigating the big-box maze that is an IKEA store. Couples fight and get lost, but the stories usually end with meatballs — and occasionally…

Idea Board: Resimercial

Resimercial options make workplaces feel homey. Transitional Curate Home’s Leeward tier small end table in a Peninsula finish can function in an office for storage or as a side table. www.curate-…

What to Know About The U.S.-China Trade War Truce

Last weekend, the U.S. and China came to a truce in the ongoing trade war, alleviating (for now) one of the biggest economic concerns for both retailers and designers coming in 2019: the 25 percent…
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