03/10/2015 09:45 am ET | Updated Mar 10, 2015

The Most Popular Decorating Ideas In America

A look at the colors, textures and themes that are captivating homeowners all over the country.

By Amy Preiser

  • The New Top Kitchen Color
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    For years, white has been unchallenged as the top color in the kitchen, from paint to cabinetry to tile. But a Zillow Digs forecast -- based on the most popular photos of the one million on the site, as well as designer input -- revealed that 2015 is the year navy inches toward the top spot. The site's design expert, Kerrie Kelly, considers navy's popularity an indicator of the next big thing in years to come: the black kitchen.
  • The Shape of Things to Come
    "Gem-shaped accents make for an easily upgradable, accessible moment in any room," says designer Nate Berkus. The motif had a showing in his last collection at Target, with those pieces among the first few to sell out. As a result, they're making an even stronger appearance in his Spring 2015 collection. Several seasons ago everyone was wearing a statement necklace to dress up their gray T-shirt -- these accessories offer that same idea, but for a room."
  • A Most-Searched Décor Trend
    Each month, 20 million people visit Polyvore.com to create shoppable image collages and discover -- and set -- trends. Their data shows that the most-searched décor trend from the past six months is animal accents, led by peacocks and elephants.
  • The Top Art Choice
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    Minted.com's artwork and stationery have made their way into over 40 million homes across the world since its 2007 launch. And as this design and art marketplace looks to what's ahead, it's seeing that the states that tend to lead the trends -- California, New York, Texas, Illinois and Massachusetts -- are five times more likely to purchase photography over drawings or paintings.
  • The Way East and West Coasts Diverge
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    Orlando Soria, West Coast creative director of Homepolish, an interior design company that's completed over 2,000 projects across the country, has seen two trends established this year on opposite coasts: "West Coast interiors feature a lot more live-edge and rough-hewn wood pieces than the East Coast, where preppy traditionalism and crisp lacquered pieces are more popular."
  • The New Sleeping Beauty
    The highest search volume in Polyvore's bedding category went to cable knit, with faux fur just behind it.
  • The Shipping News
    A Google Trends analysis of the trillions of searches from 2014 found that people are increasingly interested in DIY pallet furniture, with the rapidly rising search term up 50 percent from previous years. Photo: DIY Wood Pallet Projects (Adams Media) © Karah Bunde of thespacebetweenblog.net.


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