With more than 400 million people around the world using Pinterest each month, it’s a great place to spot a trend. So when the platform’s annual ‘Pinterest Predicts’ report landed in our inbox we took notice. Based on emerging searches and search term increases compared to last year, the online platform has identified four key home décor trends for 2021.
Specialised rooms are the new open plan
With more people working from home than ever, people have had to get very creative about maximising spaces. And proving that human ingenuity can always be relied upon, many are transforming spaces in the home to work double-duty.
We are particularly impressed by the emergence of the ‘cloffice’ where people have turned their closet into an office.
Searches for ‘modern mudroom’, ‘home library design’, ‘bookshelf room divider’ and ‘computer gaming room’ are all up too.
In an unsurprising development, the Japandi trend endures and Pinterest is going as far as to call it the ‘new modern’ for 2021. Afterall, what’s not to love about the marriage between Japanese design details and the Scandinavian aesthetic?
With searches up by more than 100 per cent, it seems that homeowners can’t get enough of the look that is defined by sleek lines, neutral colour schemes and the sort of tranquil vibes that 2020 has demanded.
With staying at home more, perhaps we’re mourning the bright lights of the big cities with searches for ‘neon room’ ‘LED lights,’ ‘LED light signs’ all on the increase.
Neon rooms will get the spotlight treatment as Pinners reinvent their bedrooms with bright, colour-drenched lighting for majorly moody looks.
Shelfies are the new gallery wall
The gallery wall finally has some competition in the shelfie; particularly the kitchen shelf which Pinterest is predicting will be the new favourite corner of the house in 2021. The prediction is based on searches for ‘kitchen floating shelves decor’ which are up 130 per cent,
And with searches for ‘coloured glassware’ up 135 per cent and ‘clay plates’ up 105 per cent, it seems that people will be collecting and investing in eye-catching pieces to display on their kitchen shelves.