The world of design trends
can be a pretty fickle game, as trends come and go faster than you can say “accent walls
.” We aim to spot what's going to be the next hot thing by staying on top of industry events and new collaborations, but what can we predict if we turn to Google?
The search juggernaut's data can be a very valuable resource for those looking to see which products are on people’s minds these days. To gain more insight into the trends that are making their way back to the design space, Digital Third Coast
analyzed Google search data from 2004 to 2017 in order to determine both items that people have begun to search for with more frequency, as well as the pieces that are completely over
(bye futons and lava lamps, you had a good run).
The results? We’re heading back to the ‘60s. Alessandra Wood, Director of Style at Modsy
, a design tool that allows you to visualize your interiors via 3D imagery, tells Domino, “For over a decade, we’ve been seeing the Mad Men
aesthetic top the interior design charts. Now, we’re starting to see another side of mid-century modern, as current trends are resurfacing the more obscure details of the era.”
Ahead, check out the unusual home decor items Google thinks we’ll all be buying in 2018.