Picture all the improvements you'd like to do to your home this year. Whether your ambitions are as large as replacing the kitchen sink or as small as adding a new plant to a room, it's always helpful to know what trends are on the rise so you don't miss the bandwagon. After all, no one wants to purchase a fickle fiddle leaf fig only to find out that they actually went out of style almost two years ago.
Fear not—in an effort to predict 2017's next big trends, Pinterest has compiled a list of all the searches that saw a dramatic increase in the last year. Its insights team recently dug through a ton of data from the past year to identify the top emerging trends—and we're jumping on board. Don't run to the shops without having done your due diligence. Ready to give your home a fresh 2017 spin? Start with these hot data-backed trends.
You've probably heard of hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) by now—the Danish term is used to describe the feeling of homeliness and coziness. Since Scandinavian design is making a huge splash on the design scene, it's not surprising that their trends are making their way stateside too. The word saw a 285% increase on Pinterest search in the last year.
"Homes are breaking away from the Swedish-inspired white interiors and crossing over to the dark side with navy and deep blue tones," says our Pinterest expert, with the term seeing a 80% increase in the last year. "A velvet sectional or high-gloss statement wall gives any space modern, moody vibes."