It probably goes without saying that Pinterest is a great resource when you’re looking for inspiration for just about anything, from finding the best mattresses to looking up celeb homes. Even better when Pinterest comes out with their yearly report on the top searches for even more help finding inspiring cues.
Lucky for you, they’ve recently done just that, and you might be surprised to see what home decor searches cut. From a fresh take on swimming pools to the return of tin panels, the interior designer at decor firm Décor Aid are here to walk us through their takes on the top Pinterest searches, and how you can make them work in your home with confidence.
By now, who isn’t a bit bored by the decorative limitations that the ever popular design style minimalism brings with it? Instead of opting for a methodically clinical route, embrace the warm feel and expressive designs of maximalism – the complete opposite of minimalism. With a tight edit in mind, you’ll find much more freedom exploring limitless decorative options, making the interior design process all the easier and more stimulating. To get the feel right, be sure to keep a tight edit and visual balance, so your efforts don’t come off as heavy-handed or visually noisy.
Second, on the list of the highest home decor searches on Pinterest, contemporary fireplaces saw a whopping increase of 763% in searches, and for a good reason. Thanks to recent innovations, fireplaces take much less space than they used to, are easier to maintain, and they even burn better and safer while adding value to your property.
Geometric Painted Panels
We all know that a fresh coat of paint is one of the least expensive ways to elevate a room, but many of us overlook that you can use wall paint to make a unique imprint in your home with a bit of extra planning. Instead of applying a single color to a wall, consider sectioning it off so that you can create graphics and mesmerizing contrasting panels for a custom feel that won’t break the bank. To get the look right, opt for a symmetrical look with no more than three complimentary shades paired together for a more minimal and sophisticated approach.
Sure, sweet and subtle wallpaper prints will never go out of style, but when it comes to small spaces like a bathroom or entryway, why not go a bit bolder? A bold oversized print will make that small space feel all the more grand, well-judged, and memorable long after guests have left. Plus, an energetic wallpaper means that you won’t need to bring too many other elements in as the walls will do all the talking.
By now you’ve probably come across heavily trending macrame wall art textiles at just about every decorative outlet, and at this point, they feel a tad tired. So it’s no wonder that Pinterest users have been looking for evocative tapestries that provide the same jolt of inspiration while offering something more unique and exciting. Go for an intriguing wall tapestry or textile that boasts pop-inspired colors and designs to bring a room to life instantly.
Tin Wall Panels
Vintage-inspired trends may come and go, but when a good one comes back into the popular rotation, you should use it your advantage when looking to elevate your home. And with Pinterest users continuing to search for tin wall ideas that evoke a timeless feel, it’s time to take note of the viable material when looking to add striking tonal texture in your home inexpensively. Affordable and easy to install tin panels look great on a ceiling, but they also look incredible when it comes to backsplash ideas for your kitchen and bathroom.
Since most of us aren’t blessed with a green thumb and homes with abundant light in every corner, it only makes sense that searches for cactus arrangements have increased by 235% over the past year. And while petite succulents are cute enough to pack a sweet punch, it’s easy to understand why so many users have been on the hunt for cactus arrangement ideas. After all, a table setting wouldn’t feel complete with just a handful of bite-size succulents instead of a statement-making arrangement. Even in a large grouping, a cactus arrangement is easy to care for, somewhat inexpensive and can come in an endless variety of scales and colors.
Natural Swimming Pools
With all eyes on the natural and organic, natural swimming pools are designed not to use chlorine while taking their shape by embracing cues from the land around it for a natural silhouette. This will lend your backyard an idyllic feel thanks to its freshwater reminiscent of spending childhood days swimming in a nearby lake.
Painted Floor Tiles
One of the most searched for home decor ideas on Pinterest was hands down painted floors, which saw a jaw-dropping increase of 1276% more searches throughout the past year. That said, it only goes to show you the strength of DIY ingenuity that the platform’s users turn to when looking to elevate their home. If you’ve got unsightly linoleum in your home that’s out of your budget to replace or wooden floors that need urgent care, why not paint them? By using proper stain proof floor paint, you’ll end up resealing your floors, making them easier to keep clean while giving them an attractive coat of fresh paint. And you can even create a custom effect by sectioning off the floor with graphic blocks of color for a rich and warm look with ease.