Pinterest has always prevailed as the platform to go to for tips, tricks, and inspiration. With posts and articles shared by everyday folks, it is no wonder that many of us turn to Pinterest for ideas. After all, not everyone can be a professional interior designer.

Because of the great amount of active users on Pinterest, it can be said that the design trends on Pinterest represent the trends that will be seen in the majority of households. Since many people use Pinterest to seek out and share inspiration, it is often a good place to predict the upcoming trends for the year.

To get a better understanding of what might be some of the more popular requests we will get this year, we scoured Pinterest for the top design searches on the platform itself. The results we found were fascinating, to say the least.

  • Chalkboard decor

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Don’t make the mistake of thinking chalkboards are outdated! Signages in the house may not be common, but it is a rising trend when it comes to interior design. Chalkboards have consistently been the preferred choice for placing signs around the house. Not only does it look cute when guests come over to visit, it gives off a quirky cafe vibe that makes one feel relaxed and comfortable.

  • Neon lights

Another popular trend is the use of neon lights. Neon lights really shine (no pun intended) when the night falls, due to its snazzy look. Commonly popular for wedding decor, this trend is slyly sneaking its way into interior design as couples continue to bring this trend past their vows.

  • Fairy lights

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Like neon lights, fairy lights is another trend that many house owners indulge in. The difference is that neon lights give off more of an intense, wild vibe, whereas fairy lights are soft and romantic. Both forms of lighting have their own advantages, which is why they are so popular, depending on individual preferences. More often than not, neon lights are used in the living room and kitchen whereas fairy lights are preferred in the bedrooms and bathrooms.

  • Neutral neutrals

This may sound funny, but even neutral shades have warm and cool tones. Warm neutral shades like beige infuse some life into your room, while cool neutral shades such as grey lends a bit of softness. However, if you can’t decide between the two, you can opt for greige.

The perfect combination of beige and grey, the use of greige has become more widespread in recent years, particularly in home design. Since it goes well with any colour and works in almost any kind of decor, it has become the go-to for homeowners and designers alike.

  • Modern fireplaces

As technology advanced and houses became more modern, the use of bulky fireplaces in the house became obsolete. Emphasis was placed on making each room sleek, and heaters replaced fireplaces. They were no longer needed.

However, one must admit that the crackling fire from the fireplace does provide some comfort. As interior designers find new ways to incorporate a fireplace in the house while still keeping the room looking sleek and modern, contemporary fireplaces were born. Searches for “contemporary fireplaces” on Pinterest went up by more than 700% — indicating that this is definitely an upcoming trend!

  • Corduroy

Although velvet has been taking the lead for many years, it’s time another material steps up to the challenge: corduroy.

Corduroy may be a popular choice when it comes to clothing, but it has yet to be seen much in interior design — until now. Many decor fairs are now quoting corduroy as the new fabric to look out for in home and furniture upholstery. If you want to have something unique in your home, why not give this textile a chance?

  • Vertical gardens

Eco-living is the next big thing as movements to save the earth and leave less carbon footprints grow widespread. Home owners are now finding and demanding ways in which nature and architecture can coexist together — giving rise to the creation of vertical gardens.

These not only make your house look a lot more lush and luxurious, but is a step in the right direction to live green. Furthermore, there have been many proven benefits to having plants in the house. It’s a win-win situation — what’s not to like?

  • Organic materials

Similarly, organic materials are yet another trend that arose due to the heightened awareness of sustainable living. Even the act of adding a few simple wood accents or stone surfaces helps to amplify the feeling of bringing the outdoors into your home.

They not only make aesthetic pieces, but promote the use of renewable materials. You can look for companies that use such materials to do their part to help the environment. Incorporating organic materials into your home also adds a sense of life to the space — something many people desire to have in their home.

  • Textured wallpaper

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Textured wallpaper is gaining popularity amongst many homeowners due to its versatility. Not only are wallpapers easy to apply and remove, adding a textured wallpaper to your home can make a room more impressionable. With plenty of patterns and designs to choose from, it will be easy to find a wallpaper that suits the style of your room. Furthermore, you can change it every so often depending on your mood.

  • Minimalist art

We all knew that the minimalist style has been a rising trend in recent years. It is not surprising , then, that even the decor would adopt this trend as well. Minimalist art has now become all the rage and may continue to surface in many homes this year.

There are certainly plenty of other trends that are bound to rise. Just take a look on Pinterest and see what are the most searched ideas and inspiration — you’ll be sure to find a lot. Of the ones on this list, we wonder what’s your favourite?