Pinterest is proud to say that in the last 3 years, its prediction reports had an 80% accuracy. Pinterest further says that it does not predict trends. Instead, it comes out with “not-yet-trending reports” which give a peek into what’s brewing in the future.
Personally, I do not feel that this is a stretch. There were 445 million active users in Pinterest in the third quarter of 2022. Pinterest is the platform where users go to plan their projects in a visual way.
85% of pinners go to Pinterest when they are in the beginning stages of a project. So if you are looking at renovating your home, or building a home, it pays to visit Pinterest. According to social media management Hootsuite, Trends on Pinterest “take off 20% faster than in other platforms”, and “Pinterest trends sustain a 21% longer monthly growth than other online trends.”
Here are the 5 trends for the home that Pinterest predicts.
1. Chance of Showers
It’s in with the showers and out with the tubs for Gen X (circa 1965 to 1980) and Boomers (circa 1946 to 1964). People in this age group, so from early 40s to late 70s, are looking for spa-like experiences.
Many of us are looking at ways to save the planet, therefore, water conservation is a critical point. Showering uses less water, about half, of what a bath would.
But more than that, the home pampering rituals are on the rise. I can imagine our experiences with the pandemic have made us more aware that we can design a home that can take better care of us. Enter posh showers!
2. Hipstoric Home
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Hipstoric style is the marriage of vintage and modern. It’s the coming together of old and new. It may not come as a surprise that this interior style may have been started by Boomers and Gen Z (circa 1997 to 2012), also known as the Zoomers.
There’s a wonderful read in this blog called the Gen Z Aesthetic. The style is edgy, maximalist, and colorful. Zoomers prefer the authentic look, which is why TikTok is the preferred channel and not the filtered and curated look of the Millennials found in IG.
Vintage, retro, pre-loved, antique, eco-conscious, eclectic, upcycled, authentic—these are just some of the words that define this aesthetic.
3. Home Front
Put your best foot forward. Increase your home’s curb appeal. First impressions count. Boomers and Gen X drive this style.
Front doors, front porches, gardens at the front of the house, and entryways get zhuzhed up with embellishments. The easiest way to do it would be to paint it with happy colors.
We recently posted in this blog 4 video tutorials on how to make the most out of your front garden. Click this link to watch the videos in our YouTube channel.
Pinterest predicts that “this form of maximalist self-expression will only continue to rise in the year ahead.”
The world seems to have this fascination with mushrooms since the cottagecore trend which I wrote about in 2020. It’s more than just mushrooms though. There is weirdcore design, fantasy art, and funky decor, like amateurish, low-quality photography. This style is courtesy of Zoomers and Boomers.
To those who are falling in love with mushrooms and dreaming about getting one for their home, just click on the link and find out from Collective Gen how you can make your DIY mushroom lamp.
Unusual, unconventional, weird—that’s the mush-rooms trend.
Water conservation is the focus of this trend, brought to you by Boomers and Gen X.
The most pinned images fall under two categories: 1) drought tolerant landscape design, and 2) rain water harvesting architecture.
I love these green initiatives and I hope many homeowners are going to explore how they can have rainscapes in their homes.
Copy the rain chains from the Japanese like in the image above. Reduce your lawn, which are notorious water-guzzlers. Bring in water-thrifty plants. Use hardscape elements like pavers, gravel, and stone. Plant groundcovers like carabao grass, creeping charlie, or the peanut plant. Plantitas and plantitos, please take over.
So there you go, 5 home trends as predicted by Pinterest. Subscribe to this blog for more home design inspiration.
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