From seventies-style rattan furniture and shag rugs to elegant drinks trolleys and printed wallpaper, this year’s biggest interior trends have a definite throwback feel.
According to Pinterest’s recent UK Interior Awards, which revealed the trends that British pinners are most frequently saving, we’re drawn to adventurous and contemporary home updates like minimalist design and geometric shapes – but we’re also embracing the trends of our parents’ generation.
The biggest influences were marked by a sharp rise in pinning activity over the past year, and top of Pinterest’s list was a return to seventies design. Bold colours and textures are on the rise, and iconic peacock chairs are up 156% on Pinterest. Meanwhile, shag rugs and vinyl players are also making a comeback – up 87% and 56% respectively. The millennial obsession with house plants also continues – Pinterest reported that ‘shower plants’ (plants in the bathroom) are up by 67%.
Other influences included shapes and sizes – British pinners are sharing lots of images featuring hexagon and herringbone tiles, as well as visually-appealing homewares like circular shaped mirrors. An interest in sustainable home decorating is also on the rise, with plywood kitchens up 182% on Pinterest.
Apparently our love of Marie Kondo and minimalist style has filtered into our decorating habits, too. Pinterest reports that images of clothing rails are up 80% on the platform – perhaps more appealing now that we’ve downsized and curated our wardrobes. Meanwhile, simple styling is also on the rise.
Finally, it seems that 2017 is the year of bringing colour back into our homes – in particular, Pinterest reported that printed wallpaper and soothing navy bedrooms are up 248% and 182% respectively.
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