At the end of the year, we always take time to explore the trends on the horizon for next 365 days. But, as we round out a decade, we’re also taking a look back at some of the most-popular trends of the 2010s. Which stuck around, which evolved, and which do we hope we never see again? We asked our VP of Style, Alessandra Wood what the most decade-defining 2010s trends were and how they’ll evolve in the future.
From Mid-Century Modern to mason jars, take a scroll down memory lane and revisit some of the most memorable trends of the 2010s!
The world’s obsession with Mid-Century Modern defined so much of the 2010s. During this decade Ray and Charles Eames were reborn as a household name, alongside other great designers of the era.
We saw the Mad Men obsession trickle into furniture designs in nearly every top retailer in some way. Whether through acorn finishes and tapered legs, or iconic revivals, Mid-Century Modern style design was everywhere—even Restoration Hardware introduced Milo Baughman chairs into their RH Modern line.
And if you look beyond the world of design, popular culture was also obsessed with this time period. Shows like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel were a huge hit, and put Mid-Century Modern trend front and center.
Modern Farmhouse Style
Chip and Jo’s Fixer Upper farmhouse style was another look that made a mark on the 2010 trends landscape. All over HGTV, Target, and Living Spaces, the duo introduced farmhouse styling to people everywhere.
Curiously, real estate reports noted that homes with a farmhouse sink commanded a higher selling price than those without. All in all, the style re-introduced us to cozy, warm spaces that are welcoming and inviting for friends and family.
This hot color seemed to be everywhere in the late 2010s. Pantone even officially solidified its place in history as one of the colors of the year in 2016 and cult beauty brand, Glossier, even dubbed it as their official color.
In the realm of home design, millennial pink got its moment in the spotlight in furniture and decor alike. Blush sofas were at one point considered the “it” statement piece and we’re still seeing the color in accent furniture and decor.
And it doesn’t seem like the design world is quite over millennial pink. Although, today it seems to have grown up a bit and reemerged as a dusty rose.
Sparked by a 2011 collaboration between Missoni and Target, chevron emerged onto the design scene as the must-have pattern. Everything, it seemed, would feel more fun and vibrant in the classic zig-zag pattern, known as chevron.
From rugs to pillows, to wallpaper, chevron dominated patterns in home design. DIYers painted rooms and furniture with chevron stripes. An early star in the Pinterest scene, this hot geometric pattern’s popularity eventually petered out in the mid-2010s.
The craft craze of the 2010s brought Mason Jars front and center to the world of home decor. After an initial debut in the wedding industry, crafters soon began to introduce Mason Jars into every aspect of the home. From rustic drinking glasses, to bathroom storage solutions, candle votives, even lighting fixtures, we saw mason jars everywhere.