Hanging lightbulbs are pretty popular. Various versions are popping up in the handmade world and tons are seeping into mass homegoods stores. How you decorate around a single hanging bulb that has to be plugged in somewhere… I don’t know. But it’s trending seriously loudly.
Of course, glitter is popular. That’s pretty common in popular culture, but I’ve seen a slight resurgence lately to put glitter into everything. And I think it’s more “sparkle” than anything else. So anything you can do with ideas like “shimmer”, “sparkle”, “glitter”, “sequins”, etc could catch on.
This one takes a little more explaining. By “shareable text” I just mean cool fonts and images used to share quotes, big ideas, or even just a single meaningful word. This is done to make things more shareable on sites like Pinterest, where your content needs to be visual. This also provides for some great creativity in the graphics, fonts, and even sizes of the words. Plenty of opportunities to make something unique and captivating.
Stripes! Enough said.
Clean and simple forms are really popular, especially in interior design. Marble seems to be playing the biggest role in this trend, but I’m also seeing simple raw or dark-stained woods, slick metals, and neutral paint colors. Capitalizing on this trend is as much about the lines as it is about the material.
Bunnies! They’re hopping up everywhere! (Couldn’t resist that pun – sorry.) Seriously, though. I’m seeing rabbits all over the place (in fact, I’ve spotted a particular little fella in my backyard, upsetting my dog to no end). I’m not sure what sprouted this trend, but it’s gaining in popularity quickly on the heels of a fox fetish. If you’ve thought about using a darling little rabbit in your art, now would be the proper time to get it out there.
What trends have you been seeing lately? Let me know in the comments!