Comfort is Key
While some kitchen stools make a strong visual impact, they aren’t necessarily designed to be kind on your back or behind. Thankfully, Julie predicts that high-design style will take a backseat to comfort (though, not completely) when it comes to kitchen furniture and seating in 2016, a trend he noticed creeping in this year. Prepare to see more seating that features “soft, organic shapes and cosy fabrics, such as wool linens and organic cottons,” she says. Extra comfort will be added in the form of plush pillows and cushions.