Pinterest’s Five Top Home Trends for 2018

Pinterest is a popular place to go for design inspiration. From options for kitchen countertops to ways to dress your bed, you’ve probably gone to the site searching for ideas. The people at Pinterest keep track of popular search words, and release their list of trends based on what people want to see. Here are five of the top home searches that might be on your list of things to do:

Wall Art

Pins for “wall art” were up 637%, which means that bare walls are out. From canvases to metal sculptures, wall art gives you a chance to put your personality on display.

Mixed Metallics

Pins for “mixed metals” were up 423%. We’re combining stainless steel, brass, bronze and rose gold – and looking for inspiration.

 

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Terrazzo Flooring

Pins for “terrazzo” were up 316%, which means the popular speckled flooring of the 1970s is back in fashion.

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Statement Ceilings

Look up. Statement ceilings are a trend for 2018, with a 310% increase in pins. Use paint or wallpaper, or create patterns with wood or other textured materials.

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Spa-Inspired Bathroom

Getting pampered is easy when you design your bathroom to feel like a spa, complete with candles, fluffy white towels and rattan baskets. Pins for “spa bathrooms” were up 269%.

Six Nursery Trends for 2018

One of the most magical rooms in a home is a nursery. It’s where babies dream and grow, and imaginations are set free. Designing a nursery gives parents a chance to tap into their own dreams, too, and each year trends emerge to get you started. Project Nursery recently shared a list for 2018, and we’ve chosen some of our favorites.

The Color Purple.  Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year Ultra Violet has everyone reaching for purple, and lavender is its softer side. This royal color will make a statement. Use the color on walls, bedding or accents, like this mirror.

Spread Your Wings.Birds are a hot theme for nurseries, and the bigger the better. Look for flamingos, swans and peacocks, which bring color and whimsy.

Baby Boho.While Bohemian style has been a big trend in home design for a while, it’s going subtle in the nursery. Look for hanging plants and swings that add fun and texture to a space.

Pure and Simple.  Scandinavian-style furniture, like this crib, offers simple and sleek lines, which bring a sense of calm to a nursery—who doesn’t want that?

 

Just Keep Swimming.Feel like you’re in the tropics by inviting a school of fish into your nursery. Use them in wall décor, bedding and accents, like these wall decals.

Dot Your Eyes. Polka dots are always popular, but this year they’re popping up in every size. Look for dots that are hand drawn, watercolor and mini-sized, and use them on walls, bedding or rugs.

Try This Trend: A Pop of Pink

Pink – it’s not just for girls anymore. When covering trends for Spring 2014, Elle Décor magazine found several designers using unexpected pink accents peppered throughout a room. The magazine says, “Pink brightens neutrals, and softens athletic and edgy looks. While pink does add a feminine touch to a room, in the right shade it can also be strong, authoritative, and complex. As an accent color, it’s also a surefire attention grabber.”

 

Why not add a pop of pink to a room in your home? It can be a quick and fun way to update your décor. Here are a few pieces – in varying shades – that will make you blush (with joy).

 

pink ottoman

 

This Hot Pink Ottoman is made to hold shoes – eight pairs, in fact – but it also holds your attention. With a touch of glamour and a touch avant-garde, it would be perfect as a cocktail ottoman in your living room. Imagine it in a room with contemporary white sofas and chrome and glass end tables. It would also be perfect as a kick of color in a sophisticated master suite. Its button tufted top lifts for storage.

 

pink bench
Looking for a paler shade? Our subtle pink bench will fit the bill. Meant for the bedroom, this quilted bench would add a posh feel to a living room. Use it as an ottoman or as extra seating during a party. Or place one in your oversized foyer to give guests a comfortable spot to take off their boots. With button tufting on all of its surfaces, its chic styling will elevate the look of any room.

 

gray and pink chair
The pop of pink in the colorful pattern of the Elsie Armless Accent Chair gives the piece a fun and youthful look. With its on-trend gray background, the pink and white circles look like whimsical poppies, quickly brightening your room. Sleek wood legs lend support and give the piece a contemporary feel. It would be a perfect addition to your family room seating group.

 

pink rug
Finally, give your room a most unexpected pop of pink with our ultra hip Pink Shag Rug from the Kempton Collection. Plush in feel yet vibrant in color, it will tickle friends and make you smile. Imagine it with your black leather sofas or use it to perk up beige upholstery. One thing is for sure: it’s will make your floors pop.