The Most Popular Apartment Therapy House Tours on Pinterest This Year

published Dec 24, 2020
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Pinterest is always a huge source of design (and organizing, and crafting, and cooking…) ideas and creativity for folks around the world. In fact, Pinterest is one of the elements often cited by Apartment Therapy house tour subjects when they’re asked about their home’s inspiration. It’s a wonderful tool because different types of design styles quite literally pass in front of your eyes, and then you can save the things that stand out and catch your attention. Save enough random pieces of inspo, and you’ll likely start to see a pattern… and maybe even begin to understand your own home’s decor style.

Apartment Therapy house tours are frequently pinned on Pinterest, probably because real peoples’ real homes are always full of clever ideas and beautiful inspiration. Below, a countdown of the top five most popular house tours pinned this year. Did any of these photos make it on your inspiration boards in 2020?

Credit: Erin Derby

5. This professional organizer’s Brooklyn apartment

Filled with a soft, nature-inspired neutral color palette, simple furnishings, and botanical art, it was undoubtedly the organizing ideas in Claire DeBoer‘s impeccable home that won pinners over this year. “As a professional organizer, I think of the living room primarily as a place to relax and socialize and aim to create clear surfaces to display beloved objects,” Claire explained in her house tour. “Aside from some easy storage such as bins, baskets, and bookshelves, I try not to store too much in the living room.”

Credit: Amber Thrane

4. This all-white, dreamy A-frame cabin that beautifully mixes rustic and Scandi-modern

Casie Wilson and her husband spent months renovating this cabin to create a retreat for themselves and for families to “come and connect with one another while enjoying all that the mountains have to offer.” She describes the cabin’s style as whimsical, cheerful, and bohemian, and while the whole space is beautiful, the kitchen is a must-see. “We worked so hard on designing and building this space, and to see how it came together gives me such pride! It was the biggest DIY my husband and I have ever done, and I love how it brought us together, helped us to work as a team, and empowered us to want to do it all again,” she wrote in her house call.

Credit: Tina W

3. This 234-square-foot converted school bus that fits a family of four

Converted vans and buses are always popular content on Apartment Therapy. There’s something fascinating about people who choose to make their home on wheels, but they also often feature loads of small-space storage and design solutions. Chris and Tina’s skoolie is a great example.” We wanted a home on wheels that allowed us to travel and one that we could customize to meet all of our needs. This skoolie does all of that! After adventure, our goal was to create a home that minimized our bills. On top of living mortgage free, we also have the ability to live off grid,” they explained in their school bus tour.

2. This house that features over 90+ plants

In a lot of ways, 2020 was the year of house plants, as people quarantining around the world sought ways to brighten their home. Nothing quite does that like a lovely plant, even though it does require work to keep plants alive. How much work? Darcie Tashey gave Apartment Therapy the complete run-down of an entire day of taking care of 90+ house plants, as well as shared a look around her colorful Chicago home.

Credit: Amanda Poe

1. This bold and beautiful bohemian apartment

Amanda Poe doesn’t let the fact that she’s renting this San Francisco apartment get in the way of making it a bright and cheery home. I think that’s undoubtedly the reason why this photo from her rental apartment’s bathroom is the most popular one pinned by Apartment Therapy this year. Bursting with green plant life, natural textures, energetic patterns, and the cutest shower curtain pattern ever, you hardly notice the bathroom vanity that’s so standard in rental units. You don’t notice that the walls are a “plain” beige. It’s a perfect example of how to add color and personality to a rental.