This week Pinterest unveiled a report that shows what their users are pinning and saving. The report offers insights into kitchen trends that are popular across the platform.
What makes this report, called the Home Work Report 2017, unique is that it shows trends on a consumer level; it's not a team of professionals or high-brow curators deciding what's in and what's not. Instead, it's everyday people saving ideas and sharing things they find interesting. As such, the Pinterest report is a more realistic indicator of what's trending and what people are loving.
The platform, which has 150 million monthly active users, had a team look at what people are searching for and saving. The report breaks its findings down into four categories: fashion, beauty and bathroom solutions, decor, and food and cooking. Under food and cooking, here are the top five.
If you're thinking about sprucing up you pantry, think beyond functionality. You can keep things organized while showing off what you have. Searches for pantry organization are up 185 percent this year.
If you're short on space, but love to entertain, there's an easy solution: vertical bar carts! Searches for vertical bar carts are up 333 percent from last year.
Turn your table scraps into food for your plants and yard, thanks to composting. Compost-related searches are up 106 percent from last year.
There's a better place to stick your to-do list than on the fridge. Pinterest users are creating "coffee command centers," where action-oriented items are right next to the coffee that will get them through the day. Coffee bar searches are up 140 percent year over year.
If you're still using only nonstick cookware in the kitchen, it's time to open your eyes to the wonderful world of cast iron. Searches for cast iron cookware are up 103 percent from last year.