If you've ever typed the words "home decor ideas" into the Pinterest search box, then you know one thing for sure: a rabbit hole awaits. You emerge two hours later with twenty conflicting color schemes and building plans for a deluxe puppy mansion (and you don't even own a dog). But somewhere among the crafty craziness are some noteworthy design inspirations. We know this because we compiled the home trends that took Pinterest by storm in 2014, and a few predictions for the most pinnable moments that lie ahead in 2015. Check out the top home trends of 2014 below.
1. Gallery Walls
Consider this the new statement wall. The secret to a Pinterest-worthy display? Use a variety of colors, sizes and styles of frames.
See this on Young House Love.
2. Colorful Staircases
Pinterest users found inventive ways to incorporate staircases into their home's color scheme. From subdued ombre to eye-popping neon, these stairs make bold first impressions.
See this on The Justina Blakeney Blog.
3. Polka Dots
The nice thing about this confetti-inspired wall adornment is that it can be dressed up or dressed down depending on what you like. Try this glimmering gold version to add some drama, or something matte black for a more muted look.
See this on The Homes I Have Made.
4. Floating Shelves
No brackets, no hassle. Floating shelves create seamless storage for books, photos and knick-knacks. Bonus? They don't require quite as much precision as shelves with a visible foundation.
See this on Shanty2Chic.
5. Sneaky Storage
Because a lot of clutter requires you to take drastic measures. Pinterest took sneaky storage to the next level in 2014, with countless "home hacks" to help us hide our junk.
See this on The Sawdust Diaries.
6. Funky Fresh Knobs
Swapping out generic doorknobs for colorful painted ones will provide a whole lot of bang for your buck.
See this on Design*Sponge.
And in 2015...
We checked the style reports from Behr, Pantone, and The National Kitchen And Bath Association, and it looks like homeowners will not shy away from dynamic color palettes next year. Here are HuffPost Home's picks for the hottest trends in the new year.
Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year is a soft, yet incredibly rich color. Keep an eye out for marsala home decor as it pops up in stores and throughout your friends' homes in the new year.
2. Neutrals with attitude
Say goodbye to the boring taupe of home makeovers past. Neutrals in 2015 will be a whole lot spicier. Look forward to deep mochas, pretty peaches, and dreamy blues in the year to come.
3. Brass Accents
For those of you who traded in your '90s brass fixtures for brushed nickel or oil-rubbed bronze...we've got some bad news. Brass is making a comeback in 2015, in the form of subtle accents that make for dynamite home decor.
4. Black is back, baby
To be perfectly honest, it never really left. But in 2015, expect dramatic, modern black interiors.