2018 has been a great year for DIY’ers. As interior designers are on the hunt for one of a kind, often upcycled pieces I’m calling 2018 the year of DIY. Though, honestly I think every year is the year of DIY. From macramé to pom poms to kids’ cubby houses here are some of the biggest DIY trends of 2018. Some of these have certainly carried over from previous years and look like they’re here to stay, while others have almost come out of nowhere and are fast becoming firm favourites.
2018 is the year of the macramé resurgence. Put down your knitting needles and start making some 70’s-esque macramé pot plant holders. 2017 was the year of the adult colouring book and with it, came all kinds of health insights into the benefits of crafting. In a recent report by the Knit for Peace charity, they found that knitting can reduce depression and may put off the onset of dementia. We think macramé is likely to have the same, if not similar, benefits. Either way, next time you’re at the craft store, do yourself a favour and pick up some yarn. Your cat may thank you too. Especially if you DIY this amazing cat macramé hammock.
If you get tired of knitting and macramé, you may want to put your needles aside for a moment and start making some pom poms. The good old pom pom is back and bigger than ever (not literally, most pom poms are still quite small) in 2018. Make a whole bunch in bright glorious colours and attach to rugs, blankets, baby mobiles, etc. According to the Evening Standard, pom poms are up an amazing 444 per cent on Pinterest right now, so for Pinterest lovers, this trend probably comes as no surprise.
Upcycling Old Furniture
Creating something new from the old is just as on trend as ever in 2018. The white washing and chalk paint trend continues this year, though you may find your seeing bolder colours or chalk paint fanatics replacing their white paints with black. Buying cheap used furniture and giving it a new lease on life as well as protecting your bank balance is on trend and we believe, here to stay.
On trend this year is wood burning. Like our upcycling old furniture trend, much of the wood burning trend incorporates old and used pieces of furniture, giving them new life by burning patterns on tabletops and chair backs, as well as decorating smaller décor items like wooden gift boxes etc. The most on trend patterns are anything organic and natural.
One of our absolute favourite on-trend DIY projects this year is making over backyard cubby houses for the kids. Whether you get the kids involved or you surprise them on Christmas morning with a one of a kind backyard cubby to play in, this trend simply doesn’t get any cuter. Check out the Instagram hashtag #kmartcubbyhack for inspiration.
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What’s your favourite DIY trend of the moment?