How on-trend is your home?

Whether your style is more industrial (opens in new tab), rustic (opens in new tab), glamorous (opens in new tab), Scandi (opens in new tab) or elegant (opens in new tab), there are some interior aspects we can apparently all agree on. From the latest trends to timeless staples that stand the test of time, these are the most sought-after design features in Britain.


Your penchant for neon signs (opens in new tab) has made it's way into your favourite restaurant and cafe designs. Nowneon signs (opens in new tab)and even neon art (opens in new tab) have finally started popping up in the home too – with searches for neon signs on Pinterest up by 381% this year.


Seeking inspiration from the director's scrupulously stylised film sets, from The Great Budapest Hotel's candy pink interiors (that inspired this Wes Anderson style bubblegum pink bar (opens in new tab)) to 1920's inspired patterns and posters, searches for Wes Anderson's style are up by 186% on Pinterest.


It's the stone that keeps on trending! The mixed material of the 70s is showing little sign of slowing down, with searches for Terrazzo (opens in new tab) on Pinterest up by 305%.


With searches for line art (opens in new tab) up by 120%, simple silhouettes are making up the minimalist's art wall – and the figurative art inspired illustrations and drawings are now also popping up on pretty plates, vases, rugs, cushions and even glassware (opens in new tab).


Pantone's colour of the year Ultra Violet to lavender and mauve, interior ideas and styling is clearly going through a purple patch (opens in new tab) – with searches for the colour up by 2675%.


From colouring your bedroom happy to motivational workspaces, creating a space that boosts your mindset has moved up. From wallpaper manifestations and games to playful mini bars and prints, pins for positivity in home decor is up by 430%.


More is more. Pinterest (opens in new tab) has seen a 121% increase in searches for maximalist interiors (opens in new tab). From kitsch to excessive colour, 2018 interiors are unapologetically over the top.


Hardly a trend as such, but with 83% of us lusting after period properties, it seems that original period features are what's on everyone's wish list.

Original features and character have topped the list of property characteristics that Brits look for when buying a property, according to a survey published by The topfive original features requested by home buyers are; original windows, feature fireplaces, real wood or tiled flooring, cornicing and ceiling roses, and original radiators.

Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.