2018's biggest homeware trends, according to Pinterest

Pinterest is our go-to place for fresh interiors inspo; with over 14 billion (yes, billion) home decor ideas we’ll freely admit to spending way too long scrolling and pinning. So when Pinterest announced the hottest homeware trends for 2018, we got excited. From patterned houseplants to Instagram-worthy gallery walls and more, these are the trends you’ll be buying soon.

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Houseplants have been a big trend for a while now, but this year’s take on the trend is adding a single leaf in a vase - apparently the look has had  a 136% increase in saves over the past year. It’s the perfect low-key way to add a hint of greenery to your home; we love the look of a single Monstera leaf (that’s a cheese plant FYI) for a splash of tropicana.


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Adding a statement, fringed cushion to your sofa is one the most fun ways to update your soft furnishings for 2018, or so say Pinterest users, because saves for fringed cushions are up by a whopping 336%! Add instant texture and dimension to any sofa or bed with natural textures or a pop of bright colour.


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An update on the ever-popular marble trend, searches for green marble are up 147% over the last year. Update your kitchen or bathroom with marble accessories for a fresh, or mix green marble in with white marble for a fun, eclectic look.


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Metallic accents are a must for 2018, with searches up by 423%.This year it’s all about mixing metals, so skip the matchy-matchy look and opt for combinations instead; think brass, copper and chrome together. Metallic accessories look great with practically every colour palette, so no matter your decor you can make your space shine.


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Plants are big news again this year. While cacti and succulents are still on-trend, the latest way to add foliage to your home is with patterned plants. Pins of patterned houseplants have increased by a whopping 533%; add some pizzazz to your space with vibrant, patterned plants such as the prayer plant or Calathea.


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Say goodbye to blank walls because wall art is big news this year, with pins up by 637%. Create an Instagrammable gallery wall with a mix of illustrations, prints and quotes. Play around with colour, pattern and different frame sizes for an eclectic look that’s truly personal.


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We know already that plants are a huge trend, but if like us, you haven’t been blessed with a green thumb you’ll be pleased to know that searches for dried flowers, or herbariums, are up by 345%. Display them in a glass hanging frame or in a vase for a modern look.


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Ceramic dinnerware is the tabletop trend to try this year. Forget boring white plates, pins of quirky and colourful ceramics have increased by 185% this year. Make your own table Pinterest-worthy by mixing neutral-hued ceramic plates with linen napkins, bronze cutlery and an arrangement of wildflowers.


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Purple is having a moment this year; Ultraviolet was named Pantone’s colour of the year and searches for lavender homeware are up 300%. Pastels are perfect for spring, and we love the look of a lavender painted wall or a sofa, but if you want a commitment-free trial of the trend, try adding accessories, cushions or perfectly pastel bed throw.

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