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For many people, Pinterest is their go-to source for recipes and DIY crafts, but we’re here to tell you it can be so much more. Interior design aficionados need to know that this platform is also a great source for getting the scoop on home design trends. By tracking how often their users save each image, Pinterest has positioned itself as a cutting-edge forecaster.
Each year, the site releases its “Top 100,” an overview of the top trends for the year, across a variety of categories. The list below highlights some of the most popular 2017 home design trends.
Read on to find out what these chart-topping aesthetics are, as well as how to include them in your home. By using our tips, you can create a look that’s capable of going viral.
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If you’re a regular reader of Freshome, this pick probably won’t be all that surprising. Faux finishes already got a shout out in one of our earlier roundups. However, out of all the faux options on the market — from marble to metallics — faux-wooden tiles are a clear front-runner.
It’s not hard to see why. While true wooden floors are an aspiration for many, their price can often keep them out of reach. This manufactured version is more durable and offers a nearly identical aesthetic for a fraction of the cost. Additionally, since these designs are printed, there is more freedom to cater to individual tastes.
While tile is usually reserved for the bathroom, these faux-wood picks are expanding their range. Consider adding this look anywhere you would install the real deal. For an extra luxe touch, add an underfloor heating element to banish chilly, wooden floors for good.
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Modern farmhouse style
We’re a little in love with modern farmhouse style. The easiest way to describe this aesthetic is that it combines the best aspects of rustic and shabby chic styles. These cozy spaces feature an eye-catching mix of laid-back pieces with chic pops of visual interest.
Start with a neutral foundation. Choose warmer hues like tans and off-whites for your color palette. Then, pick comfortable, overstuffed pieces of furniture and, of course, include plenty of negative space throughout the room.
Your accessories are where this look truly gets interesting. Search for design elements that have an unquestionable farmhouse vibe. For example, your design could include barn door sliders, reclaimed woods (faux versions count!) and antiques. Bonus points if any of these items are juxtaposed with super modern elements like chrome or copper.
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For years, nursery’s have been a bit — we’ll say it — boring. There are only so many gray and white kids rooms you can look at before your eyes cry out for something new. These woodland spaces, while still classically clean and neutral, are a welcome change.
As for what we mean by “woodland,” this style is all about using the great outdoors as design inspiration. These spaces rely on muted hues, specifically in shades of brown, light gray, green and tan. Pair these with a variety of textures, an abundance of natural light and “camping-eque” accessories like canopies to make your baby’s room a serene retreat.
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Thus far, all the trends we’ve discussed have had an undoubtedly natural feel to them. In contrast, another one of this year’s top picks is acrylic furniture, also known by its brand name Lucite. This see-through material is so clearly manufactured that one can almost call it “space age.”
In particular, acrylic furniture is a good choice in tight spaces. Since these pieces are so minimalist, they can bring necessary function into rooms that might be overpowered by traditionally built furniture. This is especially true when considering areas that require multiple pieces, such as dining rooms and seating areas.
If you’re not quite ready to jump fully into this trend, you’re in luck. Many pieces on the market right now simply feature acrylic elements. Look for tables that have acrylic legs or chairs made with acrylic seats as a way of getting your feet wet.
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Pinetrest is an incredibly important tool for those in the interior design world — and not in the way you might think. In addition to being a platform for image sharing, it uses its data to position itself as a leader in trend forecasting. Every year, the site releases its “Top 100,” a billboard ranking of trends across multiple industries. We’ve got the scoop on the top 2107 Pinterest Home trends. Consider this post your ultimate guide on this year’s most re-pinned looks.
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What do you think of these 2017 Pinterest home trends? Which do you agree with and which do you hope will fade by next year? Share your thoughts in the comments — and don’t hold back!