Hit up Etsy for one succulent planter and you're bound to end up spending the rest of your afternoon poking around on the site. There are so many things! It can obviously be a lot of fun, but it can also be totally overwhelming.
To help you stay a little more focused, we spoke with Etsy's Trend Expert, Dayna Isom Johnson, to learn about what's hot right now (among sellers and shoppers). Here's a curated list of what she's been noticing recently — plus, some top shopping picks.
1. All things orange
Don't tell the green Pantone Color of the Year, but orange is pretty trendy these days — and for good reason. "Bold orange additions in the kitchen brighten your overall aesthetic and add an instant color boost," says Johnson.
- Hand Painted Blood Orange Porcelain Dinner + Salad Plate Set, $72 at rabbitanddragon1
- French Butter Keeper, $45 at ToastCeramics
- Long Macrame Hanging Planter, $29 at TheVintageLoop
2. Tile decals
Perfect for renters or homeowners who aren't looking to spend a ton of money, "Decorative decals transform ordinary tiles to statement accents without breaking the bank," says Johnson.
3. Mixed metallics
A trend that shows no sign of stopping, the fact that mixed metals are cool means it's not a big deal if you have rose gold cabinet hardware, a copper stand mixer, and stainless steel appliances. The effect is trickling down to serving and entertaining pieces, too."Try combining pewter, copper, and gold accents for a glam, multi-metal effect," Johnson suggests.
4. Tropical leaf prints
Tropical greenery is making its way to kitchen decor, and you don't even have to be a good gardener to get in on the trend. "From palm leaves to monstera prints, these greenery-inspired items add an organic feel to kitchen accessories," Johnson points out.
5. Marbled accents
"A sophisticated and timeless material, marble creates an elevated feel in almost any space in the home," Johnson says. Of course, the marble stuff that's cool now is way sleeker and more modern than the old vintage stuff. We love seeing marble's new look in trays, textiles, and more.
6. Indoor herb gardens
Folks with green thumbs have been taking their talents inside, growing seasonal herbs, succulents, and the like. As a result, Etsy sellers are offering more and more unique options. Just check out the last one in this slideshow above!
7. Painted plates
We've always been big fans of the simple white plate, but shoppers have been taking more risks lately, opting for bold hand-painted plates. "Painted plates are a fun option for self-expression in the kitchen. Whether you're a minimalist, maximalist, or anything in between, painted plates can add personality to any meal," Johnson says.
- Bryce Porcelain Dinner Plate, $56 at amyhamleyceramics
- Large Ceramic Plate, $95 at artetmanufacture
- Hand Painted 18K Gold Geometric 4 Piece Dinnerware Set, $130 at gceramicandco
Which trend are you most excited about?