2016 Design Predictions That Came True

Every year Pinterest comes out with a list of their top 100 picks across a multitude of categories for what they think will trend in the year to come. In the home and garden space, there were numerous predictions, but these are the top 10 trends we thought actually came to life over the last nine months.


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Whether it’s in the kitchen as a stylish backsplash or on the bathroom floors, geometric tiles (be they bright and colorful or muted and neutral) are all the rage. We love this trend because it gives an otherwise bland room pop.

Photo: Michaelis Boyd



We don’t know if it started with IKEA or if IKEA has just made Scandinavian design more accessible to everyone, but this is another trend that has taken off like wildfire and is not going anywhere anytime soon. It has such a streamlined, clean look to it. So long as homeowners want to simplify, this will be en vogue.

Photo: Scandinavian Deko

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As we said last year, gray isn’t going anywhere. Not when it comes to furniture, paint color, or accent pieces. Pinterest agrees, and 2016 has seen more gray design trends than ever before.

Photo: Fey Handmade



Throw pillows have long been a go-to for designers and homeowners alike, especially when it comes to changing the look of a room on the cheap, but graphic designs add whimsy, color, and can make a dramatic statement or help a neutral piece of furniture come to life. Plus, they really show off the owner’s personality, something we’re always in favor of.

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Photo: Society6.com



We saw this trend back in late 2015 when we ran some of our favorite wallpapers, including a few gilded metallic pieces. We love the look for a statement wall, small powder room, or behind shelves as a bit of shine.

Photo: The White Arrow



Everyone likes to have at least one great piece of art in their homes. It’s what makes a house feel lived in and homey, and typography has really taken off this year. Whether you purchase on Etsy or you create it yourself, this is an inexpensive and dynamic way to make a statement. If you’re feeling crafty, get a how-to here.

Photo: A Beautiful Mess



The tiny-house train has totally left the station. Now there are shows dedicated to this movement, and people all over the country are focusing on creating a small yet stylish space while living a bigger life. Check out this small camper that was redesigned and featured on thenoshery.com as just one example.

Photo: The Noshery



Textures are necessary in a well-designed space, but we love the combination of texture with tribal prints. They work great in bedrooms, living spaces, and even dining spaces. And with a lot of fair-trade companies popping up distributing art from around the world, we don’t see this trend fading.

Photo: Nomad



Let’s head outside for this trend, the raised garden bed. Kits, pins, and more are popping up everywhere, so anyone who is anyone can create their own. It’s not only stylish, but it’s also super functional because you don’t have to constantly bend over while tending to your veggies and herbs.

Photo: My List of Lists



It doesn’t matter whether you’re having a boy or a girl, or find out ahead of time, this trend has everything to do with style and sustainability. There are so many more options on the market today for baby rooms, and the gender-neutral ideas are just as cute (if not cuter) than their chromosome-specific counterparts.

Photo Credit: A Burst of Beautiful


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