Twice a year, Las Vegas Market (LVM) presents the latest designs, industry insights and inspiration in home furnishings with Winter LVM and Summer LVM. With over 4,000 exhibitors and brands, LVM showcases on-trend products in 15 categories — furniture; gift; home décor; baby, kids and juvenile; handmade; home textiles; housewares, tabletop and gourmet; lifestyle collection; lighting; mattress and bedding; outdoor and casual; rugs and floor coverings; seasonal; and upholstery and motion. To improve customer satisfaction and retention rates, remain relevant and increase revenue, dealers, retailers, designers and brand representatives alike can attend the largest home décor market in the western United States.Summer LVM 2018 is scheduled for July 29 – Aug 2 at the World Market Center campus (WMC) in Las Vegas.
The Best of the West Insights
LVM’s Best of the West, announced prior to each market, features “trend-defining designers that represent the very best of the west.” In an introductory blog article series, the seven designers discussed leading home furnishings styles for 2018.
"I like to choose furniture and accessories that can be used both indoors and outdoors,” said designer Kelly Nutt. Other 2018 essentials according to Nutt include textured accessories, plants, great lighting and upholstered seating.
Designer Audrey Woolen points to a “put together yet laid back” atmosphere in home décor. Woolen champions geometric accents, woven textures and aromatic candles.
In addition to plants, English designer Ginny Macdonald emphasizes the appeal of Rattan or woven accessories, seascape paintings or photographs, and Danish mid-century style furniture.
Team designers Jenn Pablo and Olivia Korenberg note the growing interest among consumers for sustainable, ethically sourced, and local products. This year, an oak accent table, a neutral sofa, and a Sisal rug are key décor pieces for Pablo and Korenberg.
LA native Ryan Saghian’s 2018 collection is inspired by current Hollywood and classic California Romantica designs. His must-have pieces include club chairs, an acrylic coffee table, and art from local up-and-coming artists.
Lastly, in the pursuit of a casual, relaxed and earthy feel, designer Heather Bullard recommends black and white photography or modern artwork, wood sideboard and a neutral area rug.
Top materials for 2018 referenced by the Best of the West include mixed metals, light antique marble, stone furniture, woods, smooth concrete surfaces, white plaster, velvet and textured textiles.
2018 Colors for Home Furnishings
In addition to Pantone’s Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, LVM’s First Look display at Summer LVM 2018 identifies leading colors for 2018. Colors range from fiery red to watery blue to blackened greys and serene pastel. Trending colors praised by the Best of the West include blush pink, creams, mauve, taupe, burnt orange, bone white, black and lighter shades of greens.
Business Tools for Success
It is crucial for home furnishings industry stakeholders to take note of all trends in home design throughout the year. Summer LVM 2018 provides attendees the opportunity to explore 40 floors of showroom space plus outdoor exhibits filled with popular and innovative products and brands. Registration is currently open for interested parties.
In addition to stocking stores with on-trend merchandise, home furnishings and furniture dealers can attract consumers while mitigating risk and increasing revenue by offering one or more of CrossCheck’s leading payment guarantee services. Attendees are encouraged to come speak with our expert representative Senior Vice President of Sales Charles Dortch III at booth #22 in the HFA Retailers Resource Center to learn how our services assist merchants.
For example, our Multiple Check program provides consumers with additional time to fund purchases without using or applying for credit. They simply write 2 – 4 checks with the same purchase date and designate the deposit dates for each check over a 30-day window. Customers bring home new items on the sale date while merchants accept risk-free payments and receive guaranteed funding by CrossCheck with each check deposit. Download our free Multiple Check Insider’s Guide to learn more.