Pinterest recently unveiled its fifth ‘Pinterest 100’ report – an annual peek into the top trends that we’ll be seeing over coming year. And with over 250 million users with 175 billion ideas saved to 3 billion boards, the platform is a pretty reliable barometer of trends.
Though 83 per cent of home-related searches are for DIY home projects, Pinterest is also used by people looking to build, renovate and landscape too. From natural pools to outdoor fireplaces and tin-clad walls, next year looks to be an interesting one for interiors.
Searches for ‘painted floor tiles’ are up 1,276 per cent as our renovation fervour continues. A fabulous, cost-effective alternative to starting again, people are painting floor tiles in all sorts of ways ranging from block colour to patterned iterations – the latter is surprisingly achievable with a large-scale stencil.
Another easy but effective paint DIY, searches for ‘geometric paint’ are up 225 per cent. We featured this look a while back and it’s a fairly risk-free venture given the affordability of paint. Why not tackle a geometric wall over the summer?
With macramé, crochet and weaving still solid trends, it’s no surprise that searches for ‘textile art’ are up 1,718 per cent as people look for that homespun (via the 1970’s) vibe. I’ve noticed countless textile art short courses popping up locally and Pinterest is a great place to gather inspiration for your next project.
From a feature wall to a bold sunshine-inspired bedding look, searches for mustard yellow are up 45 per cent. An uplifting shade, mustard is a great accent colour for on-trend monochrome spaces in particular.
Our obsession with plants continues with searches for ‘vertical gardens’ up 287 per cent. With more and more people living in apartments, the vertical garden isn’t going anywhere soon – I’m not sure there’s a better way to line a small courtyard wall. Not only does a vertical garden make a space feel larger but it delivers that all-important pop of green to urban spaces.
This one’s a little surprising but searches for ‘tin interiors’ are up 563 per cent. No doubt inspired by the glorious original pressed tin found in older homes, from splashbacks to wallpaper, tin is in!
I’ve always been a fan of bold wallpaper so the fact that searches for bold-print wallpaper are up some 401 per cent excites me very much. From large scale tropical leaves to bright geometric prints, statement wallpaper is a quick way to inject serious texture and personality into a space.
While the fiddle-leaf fig, monstera and devil’s ivy have been on high rotation in our homes for years now, the cactus is currently enjoying the limelight. But given searches for ‘cactus arrangements’ are up 235 per cent, it would seem that a lone cactus will no longer suffice!
Indoor and outdoor fireplaces
Searches for ‘contemporary fireplace’ are up 763 per cent and the more slick and modern the better. There’s also been a rise in the outdoor fireplace – a fabulous addition to an outdoor room.
Natural swimming pools
Using plant filtration, rather than chlorine or salt, natural swimming pools look to be the next big thing for backyards. Searches for ‘natural swimming pools’ are up 262 per cent on Pinterest and when shaped in a curved, free-form fashion (as if they were always part of the landscape), it’s easy to see why. It’s a gorgeous look.