Make a statement in the new year

A Baker two-seater sofa ($3,099, above) from Harvey Norman's Millenia Walk flagship store.
A Baker two-seater sofa ($3,099, above) from Harvey Norman's Millenia Walk flagship store.PHOTOS: BLAFINK, COMMUNE LIFESTYLE, COURTS, HARVEY NORMAN, MUUTO, JOURNEY EAST
A chaise longue ($1,899, above) from Commune's latest collection, Volta, by brand and design director Julian Koh.
A chaise longue ($1,899, above) from Commune's latest collection, Volta, by brand and design director Julian Koh.PHOTOS: BLAFINK, COMMUNE LIFESTYLE, COURTS, HARVEY NORMAN, MUUTO, JOURNEY EAST
Local bespoke furniture maker Blafink worked with Emek Sunday - a home-grown brand started by graphic designer Haikal Yatim - for the prints on some of its furniture (above).
Local bespoke furniture maker Blafink worked with Emek Sunday - a home-grown brand started by graphic designer Haikal Yatim - for the prints on some of its furniture (above).PHOTOS: BLAFINK, COMMUNE LIFESTYLE, COURTS, HARVEY NORMAN, MUUTO, JOURNEY EAST
A five-piece Emilio dining set ($999, above) from Courts.
A five-piece Emilio dining set ($999, above) from Courts. PHOTOS: BLAFINK, COMMUNE LIFESTYLE, COURTS, HARVEY NORMAN, MUUTO, JOURNEY EAST
Qeeboo Rabbit Chairs ($660 adult size, $400 baby size) by Italian designer Stefano Giovannoni from Journey East.
Qeeboo Rabbit Chairs ($660 adult size, $400 baby size) by Italian designer Stefano Giovannoni from Journey East.PHOTOS: BLAFINK, COMMUNE LIFESTYLE, COURTS, HARVEY NORMAN, MUUTO, JOURNEY EAST
The Around Coffee Table from Muuto (above, prices start at $810 for one), which comes in three sizes, is available at Grafunkt.
The Around Coffee Table from Muuto (above, prices start at $810 for one), which comes in three sizes, is available at Grafunkt.PHOTOS: BLAFINK, COMMUNE LIFESTYLE, COURTS, HARVEY NORMAN, MUUTO, JOURNEY EAST

While the trend for neutral pieces is set to stay, furniture retailers say home owners are increasingly looking for accent pieces in bright colours for a dash of fun

If you are looking to spruce up your home in the new year with new furniture and accent pieces, you may want to go bold with the colours.

Local furniture retailers tell The Straits Times that while the trend towards neutral pieces with natural finishing such as wood is set to continue, bold accent pieces in bright colours are gaining popularity.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 29, 2018, with the headline 'Make a statement in the new year'. Print Edition | Subscribe