Instagram has been the top platform for home inspiration accounts for quite some time, and when we took a look at the interior trends that have the most posts on Instagram in the UK over the last six months, this is what we found:
1. Home offices (326,476)
With the nation adapting to a flexible way of working thanks to the pandemic, it’s no surprise that home offices are the most posted-about interior trend in the UK. From shed offices to spare bedroom offices and even shared offices for parents and kids, this trend won’t be dying down any time soon!
2. Cottagecore (108,442)
For the uninitiated, cottagecore
is a popular interior aesthetic that focuses on nostalgia and cutesy furnishings (think Grandma’s house and pastel carpets). This is another trend that was popularised by the pandemic, with so many of us stuck at home and thinking of places we’d rather be, like outdoors.
3. Houseplants (25,412)
Houseplants have seen a huge spike in popularity in the last few years, thanks to millennials and their ‘plant mom’ aspirations. A classic design element as well as a trend, it’s little surprise this interior trend came in the top three.
4. Minimalist interiors (16,115)
Minimalism is an interior trend that centres around simplicity, clean lines and zero clutter. Minimalism as a lifestyle and interior trend has seen a huge rise in popularity over the last few years thanks to celebrity influences like Jennifer Aniston, and TV shows like Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.
5. Vinyl flooring (11,387)
We know a fair bit about vinyl flooring
here at Tapi, and it’s no surprise to us that vinyl has gained a lot of popularity recently. It’s durable, water-resistant, and comes in so many different designs – it’s perfect for every home!
6. Japandi (10,074)
Japandi is another interior trend, like minimalism, that focuses on simplicity, but also draws a lot of influence from homely spaces and warm light. Being at home for the best part of a year has definitely left a lot of us wanting to make our houses more homely and relaxing.
7. Neutral interiors (7,151)
Neutral interiors is another trend that has been around for a very long time, but has seen a real resurgence in recent months. Creating a strong base for bright pops of colour, neutral interiors are ideal for new homeowners or those looking to sell on their properties.
8. Herringbone flooring (4,153)
The classic style of herringbone flooring is definitely back in fashion according to our research, and here at Tapi, we even have herringbone laminate
available for those who saw the price of the real deal and were left feeling queasy.
9. Sustainable interiors (3,922)
The climate crisis is definitely playing largely on all our minds, so it’s little surprise that people are seeking out more sustainable alternatives to current materials and furnishings.
10. Stair runners (3,860)
From glimpses into celebrity homes this year courtesy of Architectural Digest, we’ve seen some amazing staircases from the likes of Hilary Duff and "Hamilton" Stars Daveed Diggs and Emmy Raver – their colourful inspiration seems to have been a hit with us Brits.
So, now we’ve identified the trends that are most popular on Instagram, but do the general public actually want any of these trends in their home?