• Amanda Gerow

Hometalk, Inc. Trends Report - June 2022

The sun is shining and the summer project possibilities are overflowing.

Check out the ideas, trends, and materials we’re seeing across the sites and beyond this month that are sure to jumpstart the month of June.

Trending on the Hometalk Family of Sites

Here are the trends we are seeing across the Hometalk family of sites that have been creating a buzz and setting the standard.

Hometalk Hits

Outdoor Seating Updates & Refreshes

It’s time to kick back and relax for a bit this month, but first be sure to update your outdoor seating. Summer seating projects and chair makeovers are big hits with the Hometalk audience right now. Take a look at how one creator took this normal plastic chair and turned it into a new way to cool off by the pool.

Upcycled Planters & Flower Pots

All of those May flowers deserve to be shown off and our readers are absolutely loving low budget planter projects this month. Jake + Ali at Fiercely Blessed gave an old can some new life with their fluted wooden plant pot.

Foodtalk Faves

Salads & Dips to Pair With Chips

Those bright and bountiful summer veggies are just begging to be added into your summer menus. We’re seeing a lot of love for salad & chip-dip crossover recipes like this rainbow salad from Wren’s Little Nest. Readers are also ready to dig their spurs into this cowboy caviar from Meredith at Our Love Language Is Food.

Nostalgic Desserts

We’re seeing lots of love for desserts that are sure to transport readers right back to their childhoods & grandmas’ kitchens. Cozy desserts like this are sure to add a little taste of home that everyone will love.

Upstyle Stars

Wedding Hairstyles

Summer wedding season is in full swing, and so is the heat and humidity. We’re loving all of these ways to keep our hair under control and still look wedding ready.

Towel Upcyles

Don’t just toss aside those bath towels you no longer use - wear them instead! We’ve seen all the praise and love pour in for recycled projects with a fashionable spin like this old towel turned beach coverup by Sew Much 2 Wear.

Wows from the Web

We’re bringing the best of the web to you this month with examples and trends we’re seeing take social media by storm. Check out the examples we’ve added here to give you some new inspiration and add to your ideation.

Perfect for Hometalk…

DIY Solar Lamps & Lights

Everyone is looking for ways to enjoy as much of their days as possible this month, and that means adding a little extra light for those summer nights outside. DIY solar lamps are as easy to create as they are budget friendly and we’re seeing so many amazing solar projects like this solar lamp Instagram post from Vicki at On The Fly… DIY.

Framed Art From Alternative Items

Some things are just too beautiful not to frame. We’re seeing so much love for normal items turned to framed art. Aliya at Open Door Open Hearts turned a rug into inexpensive wall art and showed us all that art doesn’t have to break the bank. Claire at Pillarbox Blue blew us & her readers away with the artistic photo frame she made from a shoebox lid. Maybe your next gallery inspired project is just a room away.

Perfect for Foodtalk…

Mushrooms as The Main Ingredient

Mushrooms are the new meat. At least... that’s what we’re seeing across sites this season.

Have you thought about giving your recipes a little extra earthiness by adding some mushrooms? Angela at the Bella Vita is in on the mushroom trend with her recipe for meatless pappardelle pasta with mushrooms. These crab stuffed mushrooms from Brandi at Inspired Fresh Life are perfect for tying summer coastal cuisine to this hot summer trend.

Bright & Bubbly Summer Cocktails

It’s the perfect month to make a refreshing cocktail (or mocktail). Summer flavors are everywhere and the options are endless. Laura at Love Chef Laura has perfected the balance between watermelon and mint with this cute cocktail. Naomi at A Life Delicious knows a thing or two about summer cocktails, like her recipe for this grapefruit vodka lemonade.

Perfect for Upstyle…

How to Dress for the Heat & Humidity

Have we mentioned it’s hot? It looks like audiences across social platforms agree & are in full pursuit of how to beat the heat and still look cute like vlogger Alyssa Beltempo does here. Ideas & guides for how to help readers stay cool and look cooler would be a great way to connect with Upstyle readers this month.

DIY Summer Skincare

Readers are looking for ways to keep their skin hydrated and healthy despite the extra sunshine. DIY skincare recipes are really taking off on social platforms. We’re seeing big love for ways to add aloe into skincare like vlogger LittleDIY does in this video.

Materials Worth Mentioning

Here's a quick list of items and materials our audience is loving when it comes to DIY projects.

Challenge yourself to creating something new using one of the materials listed below.

  • Wine corks

  • Clothespins

  • Cheap rugs and door mats

  • Caning fabric

  • Faux stones, rocks, and jewels

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

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