According to Pinterest’s trends report, these will be the top gardening and home decor trends for 2020

Pinterest reflects the aspirations of 320 million people who regularly ‘pin’ what they love (and would love to have). According to the report, these are the gardening and home décor trends to look out for this year:

Climate conscious

Around the world, people are demanding action on climate change, shifting toward more conscious consumption and considering personal steps to help save the planet. The following trends this collective consciousness:

Interest in Climate change protest signs is up by 5 961% and another form of art raising awareness about the environment is ocean trash art (up 39%) in which artists are turning ocean pollution into art.

There is a growing interest in living a low-waste lifestyle (+446%) and implementing eco-friendly swaps (+172%), like using glass instead of plastic. In line with low-waste living, searches for thrifted home decor are up by 308%.

Keep reading: Products to help you go plastic free

In search of balance

According to Pinterest trend forecasters, people will be ‘thinking about wellness’ in ‘an everyday way.’ This means looking for easy habits to adopt that can help counter anxiety and stress.

In relation to home decor, this is seen in a focus on creating a retreat at home and a renewed interest in Feng shui decor (searches are up 137%).


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Let’s stay home

Thanks to technology, more and more people are able to work from home. The followng upcoming home decor trends reflect a preference for spending time at home:

Create a secret garden inside your home, known as a garden room (searches are up 104%). Another way that we’ll be seeing nature brought inside is with the revival of urban farming, but this time it’s on a micro scale with searches for indoor microgreens (herbs and salad greens) up 223%.

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Imagine enjoying the soothing sound of water with an indoor water fountain, pond, fountain or waterfall. This is another tranquil home decor trend, with searches for indoor water fountains up a whopping 917%.

In his scathing Golden Globes introduction, Ricky Gervais pointed out that, “No one goes to cinema, no one really watches network TV. Everyone is watching Netflix.” Which is why it’s not surprising that searches for home theatre design is up 368%.

‘But first, coffee’ –  almost everyone enjoys a little caffeine fix and this is reflected in the trend of creating home coffee stations being up 751%.

Read more: 6 genius uses for coffee grounds 

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Going global

Travelling the world is on almost everyone’s bucket list and today’s travellers seem to be trying to recreate those holiday experiences back at home with home decor and landscaping.

Read More: 7 visa-free destinations you have to visit

Known for decorative tiles, the search for Spanish style bathrooms is up +309% while Indian living rooms, known for oversized sculptures, shining brass and bright colours, is up +2 080%.

The French never go out of style and searches for French antiques are up +384%.

Drought-tolerant gardening is the new norm here in South Africa, which is why we are one of the countries with the biggest interest in drought-tolerant Australian landscaping (up by 781%).

Photo by Fran Hogan on Unsplash

Into the wild

The call of the wild is the answer to digital fatigue. This trend has us putting down our phones and reconnecting with nature – even if it’s in our own backyard.

The trend is being seen in an increased interest in outdoor kitchen bars (up 2 795%) and outdoor play areas where the kids dig, splash, slide.

As for home design, there’s a drive to ‘bring the outdoors inside’ (up 108%) with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and sunrooms to let the sunshine in.

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Monique Warner – All4Women

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