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Top 100 Home Trends of 2012

From Ombre-Shaded Chandeliers to Acoustic-Absorbing Furniture

— January 19, 2013 — Art & Design
Innovations in home trends in 2012 featured some of the most wacky and wild products for one's abode. From chandeliers inspired by the ombre hair craze to floppy disk flower holders, there are few limits to the types of products one can use for home decoration.

For consumers who don't have much room in their apartments, space-saving products such as simple, yet effective bike mounts are being introduced to help with these common problems. Furniture that's easily stored also aims to alleviate these issues of space so many consumers face when living in a big city.

Trend Hunter's Home Trend Report explores how certain home trends can be harnessed to develop new products and opportunities.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Carchitecture Structures
Carchitecture Structures
Leger Wanaselja Car Part Home Used Over 100 Vehicle Scraps
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99
Mini Tree Lighting
Mini Tree Lighting
Bonsai by Moredesign is Inspired by a Traditional Japanese Art Form
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98
Secluded EMS Homes
Secluded EMS Homes
The Ambulance Garage House by Doepel Strijkers is an Orange Haven
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97
Pinboard Table Lamps
Pinboard Table Lamps
The Luminarie Post is an Unconventional Corkboard with a Second Function
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96
Scrumptious Dessert Candles
Scrumptious Dessert Candles
The 'Heart Song Tarts n Finds' Offers Tart Scented Wax
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95
Artistically Corroded Furniture
Artistically Corroded Furniture
Ka-lai Chan's The Ordinary Family Collection is Volatile
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94
Prehistoric Cartoon Architecture
Prehistoric Cartoon Architecture
Dick Clark's Flintstones-Inspired House in Malibu is ip for Sale
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93
Bottle Stopper Furnishings
Bottle Stopper Furnishings
Becki Chan 'Corky' Project Uses Old Corks to Create Home Decor
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92
Industrial Pipe Furniture
Industrial Pipe Furniture
DOSUNO Design's Open Tap Project Uses Repurposed Materials
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91
Saggy Resin Seating
Saggy Resin Seating
The Family -ERT Collection Reinterprets the Conventional Forms of Furnishings
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90
Indoor Vegetation Planters
Indoor Vegetation Planters
The Windowfarms Allows You to Grow Fresh Vegetables All Year Round
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89
Vibrant Child-Centric Furniture
Vibrant Child-Centric Furniture
InKidible Hopes to Expand Kids Perspective of Contemporary Art
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88
Retro Beach Abodes
Retro Beach Abodes
The House in Palabritas Beach by Metropolis is 60s-Inspired
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87
Colorful Mountainous Cushions
Colorful Mountainous Cushions
Cumulus Project's Mound of Rounds is Mightily Multifunctional
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86
Domino-Like Furniture
Domino-Like Furniture
The KERAMOS Cabinet by Coprodotto is Colorfully Cute
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85
Warm Minimalist Bathrooms
Warm Minimalist Bathrooms
The Bisazza Bagno Nendo Collection is Organically Contemporary
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84
Tongue-Wagging Seats
Tongue-Wagging Seats
WAMHOUSE's Armchair Paszcza is Cute and Carnal
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83
Slowly Sinking Bookcases
Slowly Sinking Bookcases
Raw Edges' Hole In The Floor is Full of Whimsy and Character
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82
Sunny Side Up Furniture
Sunny Side Up Furniture
WamHouse's Table Egg is Inspired by a Breakfast Meal
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81
DIY Hardcover Timpieces
DIY Hardcover Timpieces
Brit Morin Shows How to Turn Old Books Into Neat Clocks
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80
Moon-Inspired Lighting
Moon-Inspired Lighting
MONOCOMPLEX's Scene #01 Floor Lamp is Eerily Romantic
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79
Dripping Wax Candlesticks
Dripping Wax Candlesticks
The Elas Candle Holder Changes Form to Fit Different Taper Widths
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78
Coffee Filter Lampshades
Coffee Filter Lampshades
Vilma Farrell of Lampada Creates Caffeinated Lighting
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77
Giant Disco Ball Structures
Giant Disco Ball Structures
The Shadow Pavilion Design Uses Over 100 Pieces of Aluminum
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76
Unfolding Circular Furniture
Unfolding Circular Furniture
The Fan Table by Mauricio Affonso Explores Social Interaction
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75
DNA-Inspired Furniture
DNA-Inspired Furniture
The Mutation Series by Maarten De Ceulaer is Excitingly Experimental
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74
Flower Petal Furniture
Flower Petal Furniture
Bruehl's Morning Dew Chair is Refreshing and Feminine
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73
Squeezebox Planter Partitions
Squeezebox Planter Partitions
The Herb2 System Provides Privacy, Decoration and Fresh Air
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72
Experimental Test Tube Lights
Experimental Test Tube Lights
The Maria S.C. Lamp by Pani Jurek can be Decorated With Anything
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71
Over-Sized Cosmetics Furniture
Over-Sized Cosmetics Furniture
The MakeUp Now! Accessories are Set to Polish Your Living Rooms
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70
Burnt Lumber Furniture
Burnt Lumber Furniture
Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia Boasts a Metal Base
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69
Retractable Abode Exteriors
Retractable Abode Exteriors
The Sliding House by drMM Architects is Statically Mobile
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68
Skinny Paneled Abodes
Skinny Paneled Abodes
The SIP Panel House Was Impressively Built in Just 10 Days
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67
Extruded Pendent Lamps
Extruded Pendent Lamps
The EXTL Lights by David Irwin is Contemporary and Structured
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66
Unorthodox Urban Condos
Unorthodox Urban Condos
The Kariouk Associates 'Redeveloper Apartment' is Space-Efficient
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65
Volcanic Island-Inspired Abodes
Volcanic Island-Inspired Abodes
Planning Korea's Cocoon House is Architecturally Sculptural
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64
Convertible Bedroom Furniture
Convertible Bedroom Furniture
The Kickstarter UrbanDesk Conserves Space and Saves Time
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63
Leftover Timber Furniture
Leftover Timber Furniture
The Endy Series by Studio Ve is Cute and Eco-Conscious
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62
Floppy Disk Flower Holders
Floppy Disk Flower Holders
The Brit & Co. Blog Shows How to Make Nerdy Plant Pots
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61
Modular Toy-Inspired Shelving
Modular Toy-Inspired Shelving
Clark Art Center's Jacob Bookcase is Playfully Practical
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60
Dirt-Wall Abodes
Dirt-Wall Abodes
The Caterpillar House by Feldman Architecture is Made from the Ground It Sits On
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59
Celebrity Furniture Designs
Celebrity Furniture Designs
The Pitt Pollaro Collection is Brad Pitt's Debut Line
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58
Magnetic Wooden Tables
Magnetic Wooden Tables
Multiple by Raphael Charles Can Take on Various Fun Shapes
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57
Sunken Furniture Surfaces
Sunken Furniture Surfaces
Rising Table by Robert van Embricqs is Organically Intricate
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56
Sliced-Off Furniture
Sliced-Off Furniture
The CUTLINE Collection Balances Between the Hidden and Visible
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55
Sci-Fi Cat Beds
Sci-Fi Cat Beds
The Feline Tardis Contraption Lets Your Cat Explore Space and Time
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54
Chalkboard Chairs
Chalkboard Chairs
LOL Furniture Presents Unique Seating Styles
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53
Acoustic-Absorbing Furniture
Acoustic-Absorbing Furniture
The Rosa Chair by Studio KMJ Provides a Distraction Barrier
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52
Sky-Surfing Blimp Abodes
Sky-Surfing Blimp Abodes
The 'Wolke 7' Flying Home Sets Eyes High for Future Housing
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51
Curving Cumulus Cottages
Curving Cumulus Cottages
The McBride Charles Ryan Cloud House is Whimsical
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50
Mobile Minimalist Hotel Rooms
Mobile Minimalist Hotel Rooms
The Hypercubus by Studio WG3 is Self-Sufficient and Compact
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49
Boxed Interior Abodes
Boxed Interior Abodes
The Melander Architects Design Maximizes Living Space
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48
Material-Juxtaposed Furniture
Material-Juxtaposed Furniture
The Laselva Studio Creates Quirky Products That Are Full of Texture
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47
Structure-Wrapped Interiors
Structure-Wrapped Interiors
In House Wing, Architecture and Furniture Design are Uniquely United
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46
Frosted Glass Eco Homes
Frosted Glass Eco Homes
The Cube Court House is a Secluded Paradise for Green Living
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45
DIY Celebrity Clothing Hooks
DIY Celebrity Clothing Hooks
The 'OutsaPop Trashion' Kate Moss Hangers are Ideal for Fashionistas
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44
Inflatable Steel Furniture
Inflatable Steel Furniture
Zieta Prozessdesign Creations are Contemporarily Cartoonish
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43
Colored Corner Furnishings
Colored Corner Furnishings
The Soapbox Furniture Requires No Tools to Assemble
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42
Wool Kitty Nests
Wool Kitty Nests
The Vaivanat Bed Collection Provides Chic Comfort for Your Feline
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41
Hovering Arboreal Architecture
Hovering Arboreal Architecture
The HP Tree House by mmp Architects is Easily Maintained
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40
DIY Upcycled Jean Coasters
DIY Upcycled Jean Coasters
The Brit & Co. Cocktail Napkins are Hip and Stylish
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39
Crumbled Concrete Lighting
Crumbled Concrete Lighting
The Minimalist 'Like Paper Lamp' Has Kinks and Crinkles
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38
DIY Butterfly Wreaths
DIY Butterfly Wreaths
The ‘A Beautiful Mess’ Feather Garland is Easy to Make
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37
Luxurious Cleansing Beds
Luxurious Cleansing Beds
The Dornbracht Horizontal Shower Lets You Lie Back and Relax
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36
Hassle-Free Hydroponic Systems
Hassle-Free Hydroponic Systems
The Urban Cultivator Makes Growing Greens Year-Round Simple
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35
Rock-inspired Furniture
Rock-inspired Furniture
The Isola Collection by Gumdesign is Full of Eclectic Geometric Shapes
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34
Rustic Jar Lighting
Rustic Jar Lighting
Luke Lamp Co. Creates Light Fixtures That are Full of Character
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33
Meme Christmas Decor
Meme Christmas Decor
Ermahgerd Ernamernts are Hilarious Holiday Ornaments
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32
Open-Concept Box Abodes
Open-Concept Box Abodes
The H.2 Residence by 314 Architecture Studio is One Modest Home
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31
Soapless Eco Clothes Cleaners
Soapless Eco Clothes Cleaners
The Orbit Washing Machine Lets You Do Laundry Anywhere
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30
Modern Mechanized Furniture
Modern Mechanized Furniture
The Astrolab Dining Table Extends Via Remote Control
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29
$21-Million Apartments
$21-Million Apartments
'The House' in Tokyo is the World's Most Expensive One-Bedroom Apartment
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28
Whimsically Imperfect Furniture
Whimsically Imperfect Furniture
Seasons by Valentin Loellmann is Beautifully Organic
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27
Instagram Throw Pillows
Instagram Throw Pillows
'Stitchtagram' Creates Handmade Memories
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26
Pre-Made IKEA Abodes
Pre-Made IKEA Abodes
Aktiv Provides Users with a House From the Retail Giant
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25
Minimalist Cubed Havens
Minimalist Cubed Havens
The Gomez Residence by Marta Gonzalez Architects Has an Open Concept
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24
Expandable Furniture
Expandable Furniture
Reinier de Jong's REK Coffee Table Grows and Shrinks as Needed
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23
Exposed Concrete Mansions
Exposed Concrete Mansions
The Ipes House was Designed by Marcio Kogan's StudioMK27
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22
Macabre Princess Cartoons (UPDATE)
Macabre Princess Cartoons (UPDATE)
The Thomas Czarneck Photos Give a Twist to Fairytale Endings
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21
Cantilevered Marble Furniture
Cantilevered Marble Furniture
The SUTIL Table is Made Out of Carrara Marble and Carbon Fiber
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20
Hidden Router Tutorials
Hidden Router Tutorials
The Anamu Book Cover DIY is Simply Brilliant
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19
Magnificent Moat Mansions
Magnificent Moat Mansions
The Cadas Architecture Itaipava Residence is Lavish and Rustic
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18
Literature-Shingled Lamps
Literature-Shingled Lamps
The Zipper 8 Lighting Collection Covers Bulbs with Book Contents
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17
Piped Paperback Storage
Piped Paperback Storage
Industrial Bookshelves Bind Your Library into the Structure of Your Home
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16
Carpentry Off-Cut Furniture
Carpentry Off-Cut Furniture
The Wood-con-fusion Series by Eli Chissick is Made out of Scraps
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15
PET Bottle Lighting
PET Bottle Lighting
The Bubble Chandelier by Souda is a Sparkling Eco-Friendly Orb
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14
DIY Erasable Wall Decor
DIY Erasable Wall Decor
The How to Mix Chalkboard Paint Tutorial is Easy and Awesome
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13
Shipping Container Workspaces
Shipping Container Workspaces
The Sugoroku Office by Daiken-Met Architects is Stacked Cargo Boxes
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12
Movement-Inducing Wall Stickers
Movement-Inducing Wall Stickers
These Halloween Wall Decals are Perfect for Any Party
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11
Contained Beach Scenes
Contained Beach Scenes
The Mason Jar Terrarium is a Great Vacation Keepsake
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10
Effortless Prefab Retreats
Effortless Prefab Retreats
The Coodo 'My Home' Residences Come Furnished and Poised for Placement
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9
Animal Sculpture Furniture
Animal Sculpture Furniture
The Hippo Coffee Table Collection is Adorably Realistic
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8
3-in-1 Furniture
3-in-1 Furniture
The #006 SideSeat by PROOFF is a Seat, Desk and Storage in One
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7
Spectacularly Asymmetric Cottages
Spectacularly Asymmetric Cottages
The 'Wintergreen' by Balance Associates Architects is Gorgeous
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6
Multi-Purpose Outdoor Homes
Multi-Purpose Outdoor Homes
Broadhurst Architects Inc.'s 'The Crib' is Versatile
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5
Small Prefab Shelters
Small Prefab Shelters
The Mini House 2.0 by Jonas Wagell is Compactly Contemporary
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4
DIY Globe Chandeliers
DIY Globe Chandeliers
The Inspireramera Pilates Ball Lamp Tutorial is Cleverly Cute
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3
DIY Paper Speakers
DIY Paper Speakers
The Plywood iVictrola Design for iPhones is a Fun Project
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2
Ombre-Shaded Chandeliers
Ombre-Shaded Chandeliers
This Hey Gorgeous DIY Project Will Add Subtle Color to Your Abode
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1
Minimalist Cycle Storage
Minimalist Cycle Storage
The Very Nice Bike Rack Puts Precious Rides on Display in the Home
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