High Point Market Fall 2020: Interior Design Takeaways for Specialty Retail Stores and Boutiques

High Point Market Fall 2020: 

While our boutique owners visit apparel markets for all of the latest styles and hottest vendors, we visit High Point Market to find all of the displays, fixtures, art and stunning decor that will elevate your boutique's aesthetic and create an unforgettable experience for your customers. 

Though this year looked a little different, we were able to safely attend market and find gorgeous new vendors and all of the latest high quality, on-trend products to make our specialty retail design services the best of the best!

The first weeks of January are always the busiest (and in our opinion) the best time of year to make changes to your boutique's interior design, sales floor flow and displays. During this quieter time, our consultation calls and meetings with boutique owners often start with the question "What is trending and how can I incorporate that into my boutique's style?" 

Though we incorporate these trends into boutiques differently, we love to share "what's trending" and chat about how these can be incorporated into any sales floor, window display or overall store design!

 Now Trending

  • "Outside In" (faux plants, natural materials/fibers and color palettes): This is a trend that has been around for a few seasons, but we don't see it going anywhere soon! In fact, we see more and more mixing of natural fibers and lush plants on shelving, in window displays, and even jute material rugs. Not only are these natural elements literal interpretations of this inspiration, but we also see inspiration in color palettes with earth tones of rich green and warm varieties of beige, ivories and and dark browns (as in leather accents). 


  • Acrylic Shelving and Decor: acrylic materials are finding their way into all forms of interior decor from chairs to dining tables and decorative accents. Though these are unique design elements for home styling, we think they are even better for specialty retail and boutique displays! The lightweight yet sturdy material is great for moving and rearranging. The clear acrylic is the most popular by far! This has a fresh and modern look while showcasing your product magnificently. Whether it's a table or floating shelves, you can't go wrong with these display fixtures! 


  • Lovely Layers of Patterns and Texture: layering isn't just for the Fall weather, but we are loving this thoughtfully layered look for gorgeous seating areas! Patterned wallpaper, 3D wall art and a reflective metallic mirror gives this space personality and purpose. Who wouldn't want to share this on their instagram? Using these layered looks are both on-trend and perfect for customer photos that they can share on their social media to rep your show-stopping store! 


  • Statement Metallics: we have been enjoying metallic metals for some time, but this is another trend that we don't see going anywhere anytime soon! What we do see is that these metallics are being used in statement light fixtures, shelving details with solid color or clear acrylic shelves. Muted and distressed metallics, such as copper and bronze, are coming to the forefront as earth tone and natural options for incorporating metals into more earthy designs.  


**Design Pro Tip: 

Whether your boutique's style is glam, rustic or one of the many styles in between, over-sized art creates striking decor features that make filling large empty walls easy. These are fabulous backgrounds to displays, behind cash wraps or in hallways/dressing rooms. Utilizing art to reinforce your boutique's brand is crucial in creating an aesthetically elevated environment. 


Bringing your vision to life: are you looking to refresh, re-brand or bring your vision to life? We know there are so many choices to make and research to do, so we created our Design Services option. Perfect for planning and choosing the best displays, fixtures, window decor and sales floor layout for your boutique!

Learn more about Boutique Design Services


All the best for success, 

Jessica M., BDM Creative Director 

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