The Hottest Home Trends of 2016 According to Pinterest

Pinterest has become a non-stop inspiration for interior designers, decorators and home improvement enthusiasts all over the world. We’ve taken a moment to put together a few of the hottest and most popular home trends according to Pinterest users to help inspire you for that next big project or upgrade.
 
Enjoy!
 

Shades of Gray 

 
Monochromatic looks are in according to Pinterest! A gray room with some well placed accent colors comes off stylish, sophisticated and minimalistic.
 

White Sofas

 
A modern white sofa makes a bold statement and creates a contemporary feel that makes a great upgrade to any living room.
 

Terracotta

 
Unglazed, typically brownish-red earthenware is gaining popularity amongst Pinterest users. It’s deep auburn tones, citrus orange notes and hints of blushing pink can work in a variety ways to make a warm statement for modern homes.
 

Cork

 
Cork is an eco-friendly, versatile, and renewable resource that’s trending right now. This stylish material adds warmth and texture to spaces while absorbing noise in larger open plan homes.
 

Chalkboard Styling

 
Chalkboard styling is gaining popularity amongst Pinterest users on a massive scale. Let your creativity flow–chalkboard paint is a great way to add a personal touch to your space. Write quotes, labels or messages for friends or family in charming, trendy and fun way.
 

Dark Green

 
Dark green as a color that’s making a comeback. It creates a wintery backdrop for tan leathers, brass lamps and natural linen and can be used in furniture or decor items as an accent to create depth and bring in colors from the outdoors.
 

Jewel Tones

 
Jewel tones are in according to Pinterest users. Metallics, quartz, lucite and opal add a sparkle to modern homes while transparent fabrics, floaty silks and sheers in purples, greens and yellows create lightness and optimism in the space. Jewel tones add an interesting cool and eclectic twist to your home.
 

White Only

 
Pure flat whites create a timeless elegance that conveys calm to anyone who steps in through the door. When combined with natural materials and thick and soft area rugs, the dynamic changes in the room. It adds a little more life to the space–warming things up.
 

Barn Doors

 
Barn doors in house add a contemporary style to interiors that look great. With plenty of DIY installation ideas floating around Pinterest, it’s a trend that can add a unique old fashioned twist to your modern home.
 

Pastels

 
 
Pastel isn’t just for girls. Contemporary-Pastel makes for a great decor theme that can be gender neutral if done correctly. Washed out colors are trending for hip homes right now according to Pinterest and creates the ultimate cool factor when combined with geometric shapes (also trending).
 

Vintage Touch

 
Vintage decor is both thrilling and loveable. It’s timeless elegance that can add a personal touch to any area round your house. Any piece that speaks to a certain era can be used to create a stunning contrast in your home.
 

Upholstered Bedheads

 
Upholstered headboards offer a tailored look to boost the appearance of your bedroom. Weather you’re looking for a masculine, stark, and modern style, or you want to add regency or glamour, it’s all possible with a great upholstered bedhead that suits your style theme in the home.
 

Shiplap

 
Everyone on pinterest can’t stop obsessing over Shiplap. Wooden boards which fit together so each panel overlaps the one below it can be easily put together and used in any room to create a hip and modern farmhouse vibe.
 

Scandinavian-Inspired Design

 
Scandinavian design trends inspired by Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway are making a come back on Pinterest. It’s super-stylish, rustic and modern and looks great!
 

Parisian Interiors

 
French inspired designs are trending right now and creates a space that’s distinct and eclectic. The French are known for their sleek and sophisticated style, class and elegance and when it comes to home upgrades there is no substitute according to Pinterest.
 

Southwestern (Navajo)

 
Southwestern style fits a whole lot of history into its interior design genre. The look of the “Wild West” has made a comeback and translates well in contemporary styled modern homes looking for an edge.
 

Geometric Tiles

 
Spacial geometrics and patterns that jump off the floor, wall or fabrics are gaining huge popularity amongst users on Pinterest. Bold and busy patterns can punch up the style in any room around the house.
 

Clawfoot Tub

 
Soak, play and dream. Clawfoot tubs are a beautiful and timeless staple of luxury that will quickly become the centrepiece of any bathroom.
 

Indigo 

 
Indigo is in. A great fall color trend that brings rich depth to everything from furniture, pillows, dinnerware, drinkware and more!
 

Chandeliers

 
Decorative ceiling mounted light fixtures are making a comeback. Pinterest boasts a variety of modern styles and trends to choose from–perfect for any home.
 

Luxury Bathrooms

 
If there’s one room that deserves a little extra luxury it’s the bathroom according to Pinterest users. You can spend a little or a lot, there are tons of quick DIY luxury upgrades you can start with today.
 

No Wires

 
There’s nothing worse than having a birds nest of cables behind your TV or electronics around the home. Sharp, uncluttered and minimalist looks are in right now and Pinterest users offer many tutorials on how to hide those unsightly cables and wires.
 

Expertly Styled Bookcases

 
Cleverly designed bookshelves are trending. Beyond keeping your house clean and well-sorted, it’s probably one of the best ways to improve the appearance of your space.
 

Tan Leather

 
Tanned leather is one of the newest trends in decorating. It gives off a boho Southwestern wave, works well with eclectic bohemian spaces as well as Parisian ones. It’s a versatile style that looks great in just about any setting.
 

Aged Brass

 
Come back of the year! It’s not just for your grandma anymore. According to pinterest users brass is much more of a luxurious item than it used to be. Treat it like an accessory and you won’t go wrong.
 

Artisan Goods

 
Hand crafted items that have meaning, means more than ever now according to this emerging trend. Show off your artisan goods and make your home feel more personalized than ever.
 

Graphic Pillows

 
Graphic pillows are a great way to quickly update and revitalize your space. This trend offers endless variety allowing anyone to quickly add a personal touch to the home.
 
 
 

Monthly Newsletter

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep up with San Diego's real estate market and for tips and information on buying and selling!

The Home Buyer's Checklist
home seller's checklist

RECENT ARTICLES

View More

Get Ahold of Us

Buying or selling a home is among the largest financial decisions a person makes in their lifetime. We are here to ensure that you are confident in your decision. Reach out, and let us show you how we can help!

John and Melissa Steele, San Diego Real Estate Agents
CONTACT AGENTS

John and Melissa Steele

619-887-4429