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  • Writer's pictureAimee Bercovici

Hometalk, Inc. Trends Report - May 2023

May is here, and with it comes a fresh wave of DIY inspiration! We’re looking for all of your summer hits to keep us cool in the upcoming warmer months!

Trending on the Hometalk Family of Sites

Here are the trends we're seeing across the Hometalk family of sites!

Hometalk Hits

Front Porch Planters

As summer approaches, Hometalkers are turning their attention to their front porches, seeking to elevate their curb appeal with stylish and upscale planter designs. Take a look at Krista's stunning handmade flower planter box, as well as this creative porch planter made from a repurposed file cabinet.

Ikea Furniture Hacks

Ikea furniture hacks are once again proving to be a popular DIY trend, and we can't get enough of them! Whether it's a revamped bookcase or a chic new storage solution, there's no shortage of creative ideas to explore. One post that caught our eye recently is this Billy bookcase hack - a simple yet stylish twist on a classic Ikea staple. Take a dive into the world of Ikea hacks this month and share your favorites!

Foodtalk Faves

Spring Salads

Now is the perfect time to share some refreshing and colorful salad recipes that celebrate the season's flavors and textures. Whether you're a fan of classic salads or experimental flavor combinations, there's a wealth of ideas out there to explore and share! We loved this Spring Salmon

Salad by Uncomplicated Chef. Our readers will appreciate the fresh and flavorful inspiration that you bring to their tables!

No Bake Desserts

Another trend that's worth highlighting this month is the growing popularity of no-bake, easy-to-prepare desserts. With temperatures rising and the summer season approaching, people are looking for sweet treats that won't require them to spend hours in the kitchen with the oven on. This recipe for a No-bake Nutella and Biscoff Cheesecake by Amy Massey was popular with our readers which I’m sure you can see why!

Upstyle Stars

Simple Summer Hairstyles

We all know that hot summer weather can make it a challenge to create stylish and comfortable hairstyles. That's why we're inviting you to share your best simple summer hairstyles on Upstyle! Our readers are eager to discover the most effortlessly chic hairdos that will keep them looking and feeling cool all season long. This post by Glam Girl Gabi, shows 6 cute hairstyles that are perfect for Summer!

Fashion Hacks

Our readers have been loving all of the fashion related hacks that have been shared lately. From DIY alterations to jewelry tips, there are countless fashion hacks that can transform your look and make getting dressed a breeze. Our Upstylers are just waiting to read your favorite fashion tips and tricks like this super cool hack where she wears her bra over her dress!

Wows from the Web

We’re bringing inspiration from all corners of the web. Here’s what we’re seeing trending online.

Perfect for Hometalk…

Toilet Cleaning Hacks

Believe it or not, the least favorite chore

of the household is trending right now - toilet cleaning! With readers looking for innovative and effective ways to keep their bathrooms sparkling clean, don't hesitate to share your best tips and hacks on Hometalk. Check out how this creator keeps her toilet sparkling clean with minimal effort.

Renter Friendly Feature Walls

More and more renters are seeking creative ways to personalize their living spaces and we’re seeing a rise in renter-friendly feature walls online. Readers would love more ideas on how to transform their temporary living spaces into a home that truly reflects their personality and style. We loved this amazing bathroom feature wall a creator did using contact paper!

Perfect for Foodtalk…

Starbucks Delicious Dupes

The economy is tight but the weather is getting warm! Making your own Starbucks-inspired beverages at home is an affordable and convenient alternative to shelling out for expensive drinks at the coffee shop. Our Foodtalkers are loving all of the delicious coffee creations like these so go ahead and share your Starbucks delicious dupes!

Summer Picnic Ideas

The warm weather is the perfect time to get out and enjoy a lovely picnic with family or friends. There are endless possibilities when it comes to picnic food so we want to see all of your favorite summer picnic recipes! We loved the gluten free ideas shared here on this Tiktok video.

Perfect for Upstyle…

Makeup Tutorials for Summer

Our Upstylers are always keeping up with the seasonal makeup trends and this Summer, it’s all about the glow. We’re talking dewy cheekbones, bright lips, glitter brows, and more. You can see a perfect example of this glowy look here and we are all for it!

Upcycling Jeans

Denim will always be trending but we’re seeing a great idea where sewers are upcycling their old jeans and turning them into skirts! This is perfect for when it’s hot out but you still want to wear denim. This creator upcycled her jeans into a gorgeous maxi skirt and she even makes it look easy!

Materials Worth Mentioning

Here's a quick list of items and materials our audience is loving when it comes to DIY projects & recipes. Challenge yourself to create something new using one of the materials listed below.

  • Concrete

  • Denim

  • Vaseline

  • Florals

Do you have a favorite trend? Let us know in the comments below!

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