Pinterest’s Top 10 Home Decorating Trends for 2016

Last week Pinterest revealed its annual Pinterest 100, their look ahead at trends for 2016 in top categories like home decor, fitness, food, tech, and parenting. Top picks for home decorating run the range of geometric tiles to metallic wallpaper. Do you see any of these making it into your home this year?

1| Geometric Tiles – I feel this one has been making a comeback for a while. Whether you go bold or use classic subway tiles, this look can be both trendy and timeless.


2| Black and White with Organic Textures – Organic textures like a natural fiber rug or rustic wood bring a warmth to a black and white theme.


3| Gunmetal Gray – I’m always on board with gray. If black and white is a bit too much for you, gray is a great alternative.

4| Metallic Wallpaper – Wallpaper seems to be making a comeback. At times I shudder at the thought after having spent hours removing outdated wallpaper in our current house, but new textures and colors can bring a wow factor to the right space. If you don’t want the commitment, I love this idea of framing just a piece of wallpaper for dramatic wall art.

5| Scandinavian Style – IKEA has helped usher in the simple and functional Scandinavian style to the mainstream.

6| Swiss Style Graphic Design – This bright and bold but simple style will go well with your Scandinavian furnishings.

7| DIY Typography Art – This one speaks to me specifically. I love playing with typography in wall art and especially creating meaningful pieces with letters, words and numbers.

8| Woven Wall Decor – A new take on an old trend, wall hangings are making a comeback with modern flair and new textures.

9| Bright Graphic Pillows – With lots of neutrals on the list, you can bring in pops of color with bright pillows with a bit of personality.

10| African Style Textiles – Bold patterns in neutral or bright colors or decorative wood pieces can give your room a sense of adventure at home.



  • lindaluke
    Posted February 1, 2016 8:30 am 0Likes

    My favorites here are the bright pillows and geometric tiles, which is interesting because my house at the moment has a simple cottage look.I seem to be craving bold colors now…

  • Adam W. Warner
    Posted February 1, 2016 10:35 am 0Likes

    I’m a huge fan of the Scandinavian style and anything sleek and simple. Great post!

  • The Southern Thing
    Posted February 1, 2016 4:36 pm 0Likes

    I’m definitely a fan of the bright pillows!

  • jennyblaisdell
    Posted February 1, 2016 7:34 pm 0Likes

    Loving pretty much all of these decor ideas!
    My fiance and I will be getting a home soon so I have been stocking up on home decor ideas.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • According To D
    Posted February 1, 2016 9:29 pm 0Likes

    I love trend #2. I think black and white is such a clean look and I think it can evolve as styles change. Love it! Pinterest is so great!
    Danielle Greco

  • Justine Y @ Little Dove Creations
    Posted February 1, 2016 9:54 pm 0Likes

    Love the tiles and the typographic art, I’m inspired to make some for myself already.

  • Jenny
    Posted February 2, 2016 7:25 pm 0Likes

    Love the bright pillows!I shudder at the idea of metallic wallpaper making a comeback, although I have to admit that the smaller piece framed in the photo above looks pretty nice.

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