Best of Curbly: Top 40 Design Trend Projects of 2012

Best of Curbly: Top 40 Design Trend Projects of 2012

The year is beginning to wind down, with New Year's just ten days away. It's been a great 12 months, filled with plenty of DIYs and no shortage of trends, from neon and color blocked to polka dots and ombre. To celebrate the trends of the year, here's a top 40 list focused on the best design trend projects of 2012.   


created at: 12/20/2012

Best of Dip-Dyed / Paint-Dipped

1. Dip-Dyed Bedding DIY 

2. Modern Dip-Dyed Baskets

3. Paint-Dipped Wooden Utensils

4. Dip-Dyed Marshmallow Dessert

5. Paint-Dipped Flower Vases

created at: 12/20/2012

Best of Neon

1. DIY Neon Vases 

2. Modern Frame Pendant Light

3. Before and After Neon Bathroom Makeover

4. Modern Copper Tubing Side Table DIY

5. Potato Print Textiles

created at: 12/20/2012

Best of Polka Dots

1. How to decorate Housewares in Minutes with Neon Stickers

2. How to Make a Festive Confetti Dot Tablecloth

3. DIY Gold Leaf Polka Dot Ceramics

4. How to Make a Polka Dot Cake on the Inside

5. How to Make Easy Polka Dot Hand Printed Tea Towels

6. How to Paint Polka Dots on a Dresser

created at: 12/20/2012

Best of Ombre

1. How to Make a DIY Ombre Lighting Pendant

2. How to Make an Ombre Chrysanthemum Chandelier

3. Ombre Wood Stained Wall Art

created at: 12/20/2012

Best of Chevron

1. DIY Chevron Pattern Planter Box

2. How to Paint a Chevron Staircase

3. How to Make a DIY Serving Tray

4. How to Make a DIY Chevron Rug

created at: 12/20/2012

Best of Stripes

1. Recreate this Look: Striped Wall with Sunburst Mirror

2. Really Striped Walls and Ceilings Roundup

3. Before and After Striped Mudroom

created at: 12/20/2012

Best of Colorful / Color Block

1. DIY Painted Glass Table

2. DIYable Geometric Garland

3. How to Make a Modern and Colorful Geometric Mobile

4. How to Make a Modern Geometric Mobile

5. How to Use Bright and Bold Colors in your Decor 

6. Colorful Paper Mobile DIY

7. Color Blocked Coasters DIY

created at: 12/20/2012

Best of Gold Leaf

1. Confetti Sprinkled Linen Napkins

2. Mini Gold Leaf Notebooks

3. DIY Gold Leopard Print Dish

4. Gold Paint-Dipped Faux Porcelain Bowl

created at: 12/20/2012

Best of Geometric

1. Modern DIY Geometric Lampshade

2. Modern Geometric Leather Mouse Pad DIY 

3. How to Make a Miniature Geometric Planter 

What were your favorite design trends from 2012?

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Eileen on Dec 31, 2012:

So honored to be included with my little DIY gold leopard print dish! thanks :-)

Lexy | The Proper Pinwheel on Dec 30, 2012:

Holy moly! Thrilled to be included here! Thanks, Curbly! Happy New Year!

Rach | Penelope and Pip on Dec 22, 2012:

Gosh, we are so chuffed to have two of our designs in the top 40! Thanks so much Curbly!

dezandseth on Dec 21, 2012:

HONORED to have made the Top 40 with our Chevron Planter Box.....THANK YOU CURBLY!!

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