Another year, another wave of trends: we picked some of our Instagram favourites of 2018 so far and, like every year, this was no easy feat given the scores of stunning interiors and gorgeous gallery walls you shared with us. In a nutshell: We were swept away by Frida fever, captivated by luscious urban jungles, turned to goo by those adorable four-pawed influencers, and impressed by your leaning wall art arrangements. So without further ado, here are our favourites, captured by you, for you.
In the past year, Fridaphilia has reached new heights. From fashion runways to magazine editorials, the Mexican painter is simply everywhere. Frida Kahlo has been an inspiration to generations of women worldwide, making her a truly global icon for a female future. Her distinctive appearance has challenged traditional notions of femininity, while her emotive self-portraits reveal an immense talent for self-expression. It’s really no surprise she’s also taken our Instagram community by storm, finding her way into homes across the globe as she becomes the latest trend motif of designers. A framed Frida is a powerful reminder to us all: to express yourself and be yourself. We couldn’t agree more.
Urban jungles are all the rage—a trend that shows no sign of slowing. In addition to the ever-popular leafy monsteras and pretty palms, we've noticed a significant surge in cacti both framed and potted. Botanical wall art is the perfect way to complement your indoor greenhouse, functioning as artistic evergreens that breathe life all year round. Our favourites this year included posts where leafy prints are contrasted with their real-life counterparts dotted around the room—a look that really makes them jump off the wall and spring into life.
The four-pawed influencer
For a second year running, our furry four-legged friends make the list. On the canvas and off the wall, their popularity is enduring—because who doesn’t need a little dose of “awwwww” morning, noon, or night? It seems that cute animals simply make the world go round. Fact. Our canine compadres were keen to strut their stuff in front of all manner of motifs. As followers of our Instagram stories will already know, our JUNIQE HQ is in fact home to two resident dogs, Emil and Mingus, with a further four guest hounds from time to time, when dogsitting duties call.
Frames propped on sideboards or supported by tables have dominated our feed this year. In short: leaning art is in. And we completely get why—leaning framed prints against the wall is a nifty solution that also looks fantastic, while enabling you to change up your selection whenever you please for a rotating interior that evolves all year round. We found arrangements that layered leaning frames especially stunning. So there you have it: the crème de la crème of our Instagram community for 2018. If you want to be featured on our feed, simply tag your beautiful homes and prized JUNIQE wall art collections with @juniqeartshop and #juniqe. And just maybe you’ll help set the trend for the months and years to come.
Text: Nicholas Potter