While some of us have returned to the office, many of us are still working from home, and growing more annoyed at staring at the same four walls as the days go by. Instagram, a bastion of perfectly decorated interiors and covetable home design trends, has only stoked our lust for change – and the change doesn’t have to be big. A few accent pieces here and there can add huge personality to a room, even if you’re a minimalist at heart.
To prove the power of Instagram home decor trends, one need look no further than a certain spectacular mirror. The ‘Ultrafolga’ mirror, designed by Italian architect Ettore Sottsass in 1970, has become one of the most Instagrammable items on social media. Rippling around the edges and trimmed in lighted neon pink, the ‘‘Ultrafolga’ emits a soft, flattering glow, and acts as both a mirror and an art piece. Bella Hadid has one. It’s been on the cover of Domino magazine (along with Lena Dunham). Influencers have flocked to the mirror by the dozens to snap a selfie, as documented by this hilarious account. It also costs over $10,000 to own.
On the more affordable end of the spectrum, kitschy candles have taken over. Bent, twisted, looping, or plump, these candles are a cheap and easy way to brighten any space. We’ve also spent way too much lusting after all of the textiles on Slowdown Studio, which take incredible art pieces by artists like Maggie Stephenson and Amélie Lehoux and transform them into soft, plush throws. And you can hardly thumb through your feed any more without running into a squat Murano ‘Mushroom’ lamp, an anatomical Anissa Kermiche vase, or an eye-catching Cabana Magazine place setting that all scream “take me home”.
Memphis style, Art Deco, vintage-kitsch, Scandinavian, Danish — there is nothing uniform that unites the styles that are pushing these viral trends. And the trends are legion. Instead of chasing them on Instagram, we’ve compiled them all here for you so you can shop them directly and save yourself from the dreaded feeling of jealousy-by-osmosis that invariably comes with spending too much time on the ‘gram.
[Editor’s Note] We are well aware that this amazing candle is sold out everywhere, and we mean everywhere. However, we spoke to the creator of the candle, Lex Pott, and he assured us that they are restarting production on it in a few weeks after experiencing delays in receiving materials. Pott concluded, “In a few weeks, they will be on stock again in a lot of shops.