It’s that time of year when Etsy releases its popular Trend Guide, including a focus on interior decoration and what we can expect in the coming months.
The results are compiled from Etsy search data as well as findings across the design landscape. Plus, the beloved e-commerce site spent a great deal of time analyzing themes among retailers’ product offerings, taking a close look at the types of items shoppers are resonating with most. Now the results are in, Etsy is proclaiming 2019 as the year of maximalism—think statement home decor accents, bold patterns, and vibrant hues. Read more, ‘What’s Hot, What’s Shot in 2019.’
Etsy Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson, who currently stars on NBC’s “Making It,” says as “we embrace our own busy realities in 2019, maximalism speaks to the very real phenomenon of having lots of stuff in our homes,” Isom Johnson says. “Not to be confused with clutter, the over-the-top trend is all about piling on colour, textures, and shapes in a sophisticated, yet fun way.” Read more, ‘These Will Be The Top 10 Design Trends in 2019.’
“Let’s face the facts: sometimes everything we own brings us joy–and that’s totally fine.”
WALLPAPER IN UNEXPECTED PLACES
Most designers agree that wallpaper can transform a room instantly, but Etsy says we will be thinking outside the box this year. Contrary to its name, wallpaper shouldn’t just be reserved for walls. The design staple is being used in the most unexpected ways–we’re talking adding colour and pattern to staircases, dressers, cabinets, shower recesses, kitchen splashbacks, even laundry rooms.
Etsy noticed that, over the past three months, searches for “peel stick wallpaper” increased by 385% (compared to the same timeframe last year). Etsy shoppers were also curious about floor decals and stair decals (there were 15,000 and 19,000 searches, respectively). There’s also interest in ”stick tiles,” which confirms that removable wallpaper is an ideal way of injecting personality and character into a space with pattern or colour without a major commitment—or mess.
Real-life animals have made their way into interiors as well. Animals like tigers, flamingos, and parrots are having a major moment, turning up as in decor accents in wall art to cushions.
Classic animal prints are also still in the mix, with Etsy confirming that there were 280K searches for the term over the past three months.
More than 4 million searches for “turquoise,” 138k searches for “desert,” and 83k searches for “sunset” on Etsy over the last three months, confirm that desert-inspired decor is worthy of attention. Look out for earth tones, natural textiles, and an abundance of vibrant turquoise hues.
If you’re into self-care, you’ll be delighted with another trend Etsy has pinpointed: crystal-inspired decor. There were a total of 63k searches for “crystals” in the past three months. On Etsy, you can find everything from crystal-inspired dresser knobs to serving utensils. The eye-catching pieces will turn your home into a wellness haven, reminding you to slow down, take a deep breath, and focus on mindfulness.
GLAM DECO STYLES
Mid-century modern designs have become a symbol of minimalism, so now, we’re embracing glam deco styles that incorporate the staples of maximalism. You can spot the trend in striking lighting, lush fabrics, and even mix-and-match metallics.
Etsy says that terrazzo is taking a back seat this year. What’s in its place? Cut-out shapes, confirmed by more than 127,000 searches Etsy noticed for “abstract prints” over the past three months. Puzzle-like prints which incorporate both geometric and abstract elements, bringing the ultimate combination of maximalism and modernism to any space.
Yes, the ’70s trend is making a comeback in the decorating world – with more 1.7 million searches for ‘70s’ alone. Plus more than 267k Etsy searches for tie-dye prints over the past three months. The pattern is showing up on a range of items, from bedding to mirrors. This year, look out for a more sophisticated take on the ’70s trend with a lighter palette of pastels.