Every home is unique in its own way, especially when it comes to interior design. Homeowners often choose design styles that are inspired by what is popular in their part of the world. Joybird took a look at the styles most searched by state using Google Trends.
The most popular design choice across the country is the industrial aesthetic. As the dominant design trend in Illinois, this style takes influence from old factories and other industrial spaces with features like weathered wood, exposed brick, metal appliances, and concrete flooring. Industrial chic incorporates the open layouts of cities and lofts so homeowners can achieve a “warehouse” feel with a modern twist.
Vintage was the next most searched style and is largely popular in Texas. With the goal of creating an atmosphere of antiquity, this style is old fashioned and romantic, according to Small Design Ideas. It involves natural materials like wood and fabrics as well as artificially aged furniture and decor to reflect the fashion of decades past.
The “shabby chic” style is big in Massachusetts and places emphasis on the appearance of an aged space with distressed furniture and mismatched decor. It can also feature natural elements like plants and clay or stone accessories, according to Freshome.com. Shabby chic was found to be the third most popular style in the nation, and was actually most common in the South.
Homeowners in Georgia gravitate toward the rustic interior design style which is defined as a rough, aged and casual aesthetic based on natural inspirations according to a Housebeautiful.com article. Materials like unfinished wood and stones and burlap fabrics characterize this style that aims to use organic materials in their most natural state.
Florida’s beaches inspire the coastal design that’s the most popular trend in the state. In this aesthetic, natural light and soothing colors create a natural and relaxed atmosphere. A simplistic layout, combination of different textures, and abundance of cushions put the finishing touches on this seaside theme.