The most Insta-worthy home décor mini-trends right now have been revealed

On Instagram, the devil is in the details. An overarching design trend like #boho or #midcenturymodern may make you yearn to decorate, but it takes a specific detail like #crushedvelvet, #lineart, or #loveseat to seduce you into making the first move.

Details like these are called ‘mini-trends’. These colour combos, shapes, textures, and patterns are lighting up Instagram right now – and they look great in close-up.

Image credit – Household Quotes

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What are mini-trends?

Mini-trends are interior design trends – specifically, subtle unique shapes, colour combinations, and small details that are popular alternatives to wide-sweeping interior design looks.

But what are the hottest mini-trends? And where are they mini-trending?

Household Quotes crunched the numbers to find the following information:

  • The most-tagged Instagram mini-trends in every part of the world right now, mapped
  • The top 15 mini-trends that are massive on Instagram at the moment
  • The most disproportionately popular mini-trend in every part of the UK.

The team also created an interactive map to show where in the world people are obsessing over these trends most.

Here’s a preview:

Credit: Household Quotes

Key Findings

  • The most-tagged trend in our study is #lineart, with 6 337 218 posts.
  • The #houseplants, #polkadots, #diffuser, and #driedflowers mini-trends have each been tagged over a million times.
  • The most British décor trend is #crushedvelvet. 61,97% of all uses of this tag originate in the UK.
  • The location with the highest occurrence of a mini-trend is London, where #houseplants were tagged 1 837 times.

Here’s where to shop these mini-trends this Black Friday

Line art


One Line Art Print 2 from KNUS: R200

House plant

Succulent in Terracotta Pot from MRP Home: R79,99

Polka dots

Polka dots Shweshwe lamp shade from Leroy Merlin: R199


Aura Ultrasonic Diffuser from MRP Home: R499,99

Dried flowers

Dried flower bunch from MRP Home: R99,99

Wood decor

Round wood slices for DIY Christmas centre-pieces decor(10 pieces): R391

Rattan furniture/decor

Rattan Christmas tree from MRP Home: R399,99


Louis Loveseat from Classic Revivals

Crushed velvet

Pack of 2 Luxury Crushed Velvet Teal Throw Pillow Covers from Desert Cart: R476

Living wall

Masturf Milan Faux Leaves Wall Panel for Outdoor and Indoor from Takealot: R300


Home Decoration Christmas Tapestry from Bid or Buy: R287,81

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