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6 Pinterest Trends to Try in Your Living Room

The 2018 Pinterest trends report is out, listing the top 100 trends generating the most excitement. Included on this list are 10 of the most pinned ideas in the home décor category. Trends include everything from statement doors to the colour sage. Looking for a change to your home décor? Here’s how to make some of these trend predictions work in your living room.

Resort-Inspired Style

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Resort style is poised to be a big home décor trend in 2018, with vacation-starved Canadians trying desperately to bring that beachy vibe to their hectic daily lives. In home décor, resort-inspiration is most often seen in backyards and bathrooms. In fact, Pinterest has cited a 269% increase in saves for “spa bathrooms”. However, this doesn’t mean that you can bring the resort to your living room.

To give your living room that cool, tranquil feeling try going bare with your window treatments. Nothing provides that tropical resort feeling like loads of natural lights.

Other ways to obtain a resort feel in the living room is to opt for a light and breezy linen colour on the walls and in textiles and add some rattan furniture. Don’t forget to accent with a plant or two.


Mixed Metallics

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Decorating with mixed metallics has been on the rise for some time how. However, this year, it’s poised to reach the height of popularity. With an increase of 423% in saves for the terms “mixed metals”, it’s fairly safe to say that 2018 is going to be shiny.

Mix things up in your living room with accessories. Everything from pictures frames to throw pillows and occasional tables can give your home a shot of pizzazz.


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Terrazzo tiles aren’t just for old shopping malls and grandma’s house anymore. Once synonymous with the 1970’s, this flooring material combining marble or granite chips set into concrete has been reborn as a key pattern for 2018.

To use terrazzo in your home, you can go the traditional route and use it as a flooring choice, or select terrazzo-patterned décor items like wallpaper, lamps, and throw pillows also offer a fun, low-commitment way to embrace this trend.

Statement Ceilings

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Say farewell to plain white or even popcorn ceilings, because statement ceilings are about to take over. Saves for “statement ceilings” are up by 310%, according to Pinterest, as homeowners are searching for different ways to add interest to a room’s 5th wall.

Ceiling treatments are going beyond paint colour alone; although painting the ceiling an alternative colour is the most popular update. Wallpaper, planking, beams and other architectural details can all be used to add interest to your living room ceiling.

Bone Inlay

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The exotic look of bone inlay furniture is making its way back to bedrooms, living rooms and beyond. Bone inlay is a technique that uses bone fragments to create stunning, white patterns on a piece of furniture. It is a craft that originated in Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaipur regions of India.

Today’s authentic bone inlay pieces are often made from ethically obtained animal bones; although the majority of the design’s fans are simply mimicking bone inlay with stencils and paint.


Patterned Plants

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We’ve been hearing about the important role houseplants will play in 2018 interiors for a while now. However, according to Pinterest, homeowners aren’t just after any plants. This year, it’s all about big, leafy plant species that put on a show. Sorry succulents.

Plants like the maranta and the different types of calathea (including the rattlesnake plant and peacock plant) bare bold, distinctly-patterned leaves. Give them a home in an understated pot and let them play a starring role in your living room.


No matter which 2018 home trends you decide to try, keep in mind that there are always high and low commitment options.

Lead Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash

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