Are you looking for some top tips for designing an insta-worthy home?
It’s no secret that the key to being happy in your home is loving your home décor, which is why so many of us are forever on the hunt for interior ideas and why would all love to know how to go about designing an insta-worthy home! Keeping up with current trends is easier than ever before thanks to the likes of Pinterest and Instagram, with everyone from interior designers to home renovators sharing their own homes and beautifully designed spaces, the platforms certainly aren’t lacking in inspiration.
Here are just six of the top trends and how to get the look in your own home.
Blue Colour Palette – 10,566 hashtags
Every year, trends filter through not only from the previous season’s runways and interior designer’s top trend predictions but also from the likes of colour developers, including Pantone and Dulux. This year, Pantone named their colour of the year as Classic Blue, and from that moment on the Instagram world exploded with shades of navy, teal, cobalt and duck egg. Blue is a tranquil colour, known for its calming and relaxing properties, so it’s the ideal colour for spaces that you spend a lot of time in, for example the kitchen or living room. To get the look, stick to a tonal colour palette and go bold with your colour distribution – it is an all or nothing shade!
Sheer Curtains – 23,404 hashtags
Sheer panels are making a huge comeback when it comes to window dressing, both in the bedroom and living spaces. Gone are the days of heavy-duty curtains, a combination of classic shutters and sheer window treatments is the hot new ticket for window styling. Light and natural materials are particularly popular on Instagram, being mentioned a huge 23,404 times, thanks to their ability to provide an element of privacy whilst also creating a tailored and whimsical look. Voile curtain fabric in muted shades of beige, grey and green make for the perfect accompaniment to a modern-day living space. To get the Instagram look, complete the space with macramé accessories and you’re on to a trend winner!
Rattan Furniture – 166,339 hashtags
Mentioned a huge 166,339 on Instagram, rattan furniture is having a major home interiors moment, thanks to many people looking to upcycle and revitalise old and vintage products, in line with the movement to support the environment. Rattan was originally popular back in the 60s and 70s, as was wicker, and both materials are now seen all over Instagram, once again showing that trends come back around every few decades. To get the Instagram look, keep the rest of your home interiors simple, with a neutral colour palette and pops of bold black to really let the rattan do the talking.
Bar Cart – 155,777 hashtags
For many of us, the past few months have shown us that staying in really is the new going out (mostly because we had no choice!) which has seen a huge surge in the popularity of the at-home bar. If you have the space, investing in an outdoor bar offers a fantastic opportunity to create an area specifically designed for outdoor-entertaining. However, if space is at a premium, consider investing in a bar cart. Seen on Instagram a huge 155,777 times, bar carts are not only a practical solution for those of us who enjoy a tipple, they’re also seriously stylish. To get the Instagram look, don’t just stick to alcohol and glasses on your bar cart, add ornaments and foliage for a modern take on a classic.
Velvet Sofa – 56,083 hashtags
Anyone who’s picked up an interiors magazine or logged onto any interior design-lead platform within the last year will have seen many a velvet sofa adorning the pages. Many people believed that velvet had its moment in the early 2000’s, but with 56,083 mentions on the social platform, a cosy and plush sofa has once again quickly become a living space essential! To get the Instagram look, choose your sofa in a modern shade such as navy, green or blush pink.
Green Colour Palette – 23,461 hashtags
Genius trend predictors Dulux named their colour of the year 2020 as Tranquil Dawn, which is a super pretty, dusky green. It’s no surprise then, that Instagram has been awash with green home interiors, with everything from bottle green to mint featuring in forms such as sofas, cabinets and painted walls. To get the Instagram look, pair green with shades of gold and black for a luxe theme.
For something truly bespoke upcycling has to be the way forward and you can use SVG files for all sorts of projects including upcycling furniture to really put you own stamp on them. You can find free svgs here to download and use in your next project.
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