5 Home Design Trends for Entertaining This Season

With cooler weather ahead, it’s time to look forward to fall gatherings and entertaining during the holiday season. Four Hands introduced more than 250 new items over the summer, and now, the leader in furniture design and home décor brings styles designed for connection to Austin customers at the Four Hands Home showroom.

From refreshed classics to new innovations, Four Hands has seen customers shift their design focus toward pieces that will help them outfit spaces for comfortable living. “Looking ahead to the holiday season, gatherings are a top priority for many of our customers,” says Nealie Gillis, Four Hands Home Showroom Manager. “The showroom offers plenty of inspiration for how to craft your home for visitors, with a wide assortment of both indoor and outdoor styles.”

Ready to be inspired? Here are the top design trends for fall entertaining from Four Hands Home to help you create comforting spaces for you, your family, and your guests.

Trend 1: Versatile Seating

Guests love options. Whether you’re hosting a small dinner party indoors or larger soirée in the backyard, make company feel at home in a relaxed space with comfortable, flexible seating that also happens to be stylish. A variety of versatile designs will be on display at the Four Hands Home showroom this season. For instance, shop occasional swivel chairs for casual seating options, and natural slipcovered styles, like the Capella Sofa featuring fully removable, machine-washable slipcovers that are handcrafted with durable seams. Watch for the Capella and other slipcovered sofas in the showroom later this fall.

Trend 2: Handcrafted Details

Get back to the basics with handcrafted accessories and décor designed to bring a curated look to any room. Gillis says handmade and expertly designed details will be a running theme in the Four Hands Home showroom this fall, including party-ready dinnerware and games. Four Hands’ first-ever line of dinnerware is made in small batches and each piece is individually crafted in a female-owned studio in Guadalajara, a region with a rich history of producing ceramics. “You can feel the soul and artistry that has been nurtured and honed for years in each piece,” says Daniel Lopes, Associate Product Developer at Four Hands.

Entertainment classics like tic-tac-toe and chess also get an upgrade this season. Handcrafted by skilled artisans, the collection of high-end games has been designed with quality, functionality, and style in mind. With each piece’s clean, minimalist design, they’re the perfect décor when not in play.

Trend 3: Textured Styles

Texture-forward designs—including dimensional pieces, velvety seating, and textural art—are everywhere this season, helping make a home feel even more inviting.

“Furniture with texture adds both aesthetic and physical value to the space,” says Adam Dunn, VP of Design for Four Hands. “This brings that warm, inviting feeling we all love to feel in a home, so for you and your guests, adding texture can encourage everyone to settle in.”

Trend 4: Performance Fabrics

Performance fabric is a tried-and-true Four Hands staple. The practicality of an easy-to-clean yet comfortable and stylish piece makes these styles a no-brainer if you have kids, pets, or a clumsy hand with a coffee mug. Each style is engineered to be stain-resistant and durable, down to every individual thread. This means that liquid beads up on the surface, giving you time to blot away spills and avoid odors. Plus, the fabric goes through extensive abrasion testing, meaning it’s resistant to pilling and wear, perfect for the high-traffic areas of your home. Sofas, accent chairs, ottomans, rugs, and more—the Austin showroom has a wide variety of performance favorites for any style or space.

Trend 5: Outdoor Comfort

Take the party outside with natural-minded materials like woven wicker, textural concrete, and FSC-certified teak. Woven wicker carries the trend of natural fibers and textured styles outside, providing that soft, textural interest outdoors. Pair it alongside FSC-certified teak, which is designed to age beautifully outdoors. Taking indoor trends outside creates a seamless flow between spaces, making every part of a home even more relaxing.


Stop by the Austin showroom to explore these design trends and more for all your fall entertaining needs. Four Hands Home is offering 20 percent off in-store through the end of September with mention of this article.