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Trends have numerous ways of manifesting. One way they crop up is through Pinterest, where potential and current homeowners alike search for inspiration in their homes. Nearly 14 billion home ideas are shared via the platform, and the site recently put together a list of phrases users are searching for the most. While some of these trends are more decor-oriented, some have wider ramifications and can inform remodelers what ideas are getting homeowners the most excited.

Contemporary Fireplaces
Come the first sub-70-degree temps of fall, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as curling up in front of an indoor or outdoor fireplace. But according to Pinterest, people might be swapping visions of classic red brick for more streamlined silhouettes: Searches for “contemporary fireplace” are up 763%.

Walls That Shape Shift
Looking for a fun accent wall that isn’t wallpaper or an all-over bold shade? Stick to softer hues and, instead, play with pattern. Painted stripes are classic in a coastal bedroom, but according to Pinterest, more people are opting to paint their walls in colorful geometric patterns. (Searches for “geometric paint” are up 225%.)

Brightened Up Tile
Maybe think twice before automatically opting for neutral flooring. Just like a bold accent wall, painted tile floors can bring a jolt of energy and color to a space like an entryway or powder room. And according to Pinterest, searches for painted floor tiles are up a whopping 1,276%.

Wallpaper That Wows
It might be time to rethink that old can of eggshell paint. Bold print wallpaper is taking the place of basic painted walls on many Pinners’ inspiration boards. Between that and the previous trend of painted geometric walls, the message is clear: bolder seems to be better in 2019.

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