6 interior design trends exploding on TikTok this month | Architectural Summary

It’s no surprise that social media has a huge hold on interior design trends, but major player Instagram is increasingly challenged by the wide range of content on TikTok. What sets TikTok creators apart is their keen interest in educating others: DesignTok often focuses on sharing tips, tricks, and passionate portraits of intriguing interiors, often with a wink and a to smile. In March, the app saw creators focusing on the beauty of limited space, from studios to elaborate miniatures, as well as design critique, maximalism and the ubiquitous mood board. Here are six design trends we saw take TikTok by storm in March.

Interior Design Don’ts

Although we are usually more interested in the positive, we start our TikTok trending alert with a do not do—in this case, recommendations from interior design experts (and amateurs) on common mistakes to avoid when decorating your space. In March, we saw designers share cautionary advice on everything from Rae Dunn to overly obvious house signage, mostly in an effort to avoid the dreaded decorating faux pas: looking “cheugy.” .

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#studio

We appreciate a beautiful, sprawling home, but it’s just as nice and refreshing to see smaller (and more budget-friendly) spaces celebrated for their beauty and the unique design challenge they present when decorating. The past month has seen an influx of designers sharing their small spaces, often under #studioapartment, presenting their limited floor plans as an opportunity to think creatively and maximize their square footage. This trend exemplifies the beauty of social media, where creators are able to collect knowledge and educate others. No control here!

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“The colorful, the cluttered, the maximalist…”

Building on the post-minimalism movement of recent years, we are seeing an increase in the popularity of maximalist spaces that feature prominent colors and diverse textures, and demonstrate the unique taste of their owner. This month, we’ve seen creators share their loud and proud spaces, paired with audio from creator @seizethade that begins “Where are the creators on TikTok who don’t care about luxury, minimalism or color tan?” These videos are filled with brilliant colors, envious vintage finds, and plenty of plants. The maximalism trend is here to stay!

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Design reviews

TikTok is no stranger to reviews, and over the past month we’ve seen more and more design-conscious designers review interiors or compare two spaces and pick their favorite. These reviews are quick and lighthearted, often featuring popular audios like Kim Kardashian’s now famous “John Mayer” quote. By keeping things simple and airy, these videos help educate the public about interior and furniture design while encouraging others to voice their own opinions.

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“My ______ if it was a ____”

If there’s one lasting effect that Tumblr has had on millennial and Gen Z populations, it’s the enduring popularity of moodboarding, whether on carefully selected Instagram accounts or, in this case, on atmospheric TikToks. On the healthiest side of the app is the “My _____ if they were _____” trend, which features designers lining up a series of images interpreting a loved one as a bedroom, living room, color or even a sniff. This trend emphasizes how physical places and objects embody a person’s character, and the videos are sweet homages to romantic and platonic love.

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#thumbnail

The growing popularity of miniatures – tiny models of objects and spaces – took center stage in March, especially in videos featuring creators showing off their tiny rooms and tiny homes. These miniature spaces allow design curious people to experiment with their interior-related fantasies and enthusiastically share their passion with an engaged audience. Joy and a childlike sense of wonder bring a positive vibe to this trend, and we love to see it.

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