Recently, I thought it would be fun to create a post about the different design and decor elements that seem to be gaining momentum. I found so many fun examples of the things on my trending list…plus discovered a few more hot items…that I decided this stuff was just too good for one post. I started by introducing current trends that are inspired by nature. Keep watching for more “Trending Now” topics to come as I pinpoint the things we're loving right now in blogland.
Geometrics are the patterns that we're craving in 2013. Chevron is still a favorite, but it's being joined by more shapes that have strong lines and simple colors. Herringbone, honeycomb, and fishscale patterns are growing in popularity. Interestingly, these three clean-lined patterns have their roots back in nature–so it's not surprising that with our recent willingness to bring the outdoors in, we'd be drawn to these nature-based shapes.
Geometric Patterns in Home Decor:
This pleasing hexagonal pattern takes it's cue from the industrious bee. While it isn't round, this shape shares some proportional similarities to the circle, making it a more masculine alternative to the classic polka dot.
Honeycomb Pendant Light | Urban Outfitters
This Mandilicious wall is to DIE for! | Vintage Revivals
Honeycomb Stenciled Wall | Design Sponge
Honeycomb Lampshade | Positively Splendid
Honeycomb Shelves | A Beautiful Mess
Honeycomb Rug | The Project Girl
This pattern is similar to chevron, but since the repeating colors aren't in unbroken line, it comes off a little more natural and calming. Note that it's gaining popularity as an option in flooring and tile.
Herringbone Kitchen Floor | Design Dump
Herringbone Tiled Fireplace | Young House Love
Herringbone Dresser | Honeybear Lane
Speaking of fish…the pattern made by fish scales is simply beautiful, and we've all noticed. I wanted to stencil the walls in my last house, and we ran out of time so now let's just see what other great inspiration there is.
Fish Scale Stenciled Wall | Stencil Boss
Fish Scale Tiles | Houzz
Fish Scale Wall Art | Houzz
Silhouette with Fish Scale | Etsy
This is a classic pattern that's been revived over and over again throughout this century.
DIY Houndstooth Stencil | Create & Babble
Houndstooth Monogram | Jilly & Mia
Houndstooth Chair Makeover | Honey & Fitz
Although the arrow isn't a pattern, it's a strong geometric element that fits in with these pattern trends.
Love the family picture collage from | A Place For Us
Arrows in a Vase | Houzz
Vintage Arrow Decor | Thompson Family
Arrow Wall Decor | One Kings Lane
Stenciled Arrow Pillow | Making Home Base