Forget Chip and Joanna Gaines‘ beloved farmhouse style, whether it’s rustic or modern. And minimalism is so out—unless you’re Kayne West and Kim Kardashian West. And let’s try to erase word art forever from our memories. This year, it’s all about the industrial look.
The industrial aesthetic, known for its exposed brick and unfinished floors and cabinetry, is the most popular interior design style in the nation, according to a recent report from furniture company Joybird. The factory-chic style was tops in 12 states from across the country.
The report looked at the most-searched-for interior design trends in each state. The findings were based on Google Trends data from June 2018 through May 2019.
“Industrial style is very clean, very masculine, and very minimal,” says Devon Cameron, who worked on the report for Joybird. “The industrial style tends to be a little more underdone, a lot more raw. … It’s very unfinished-looking.”
The growing popularity of the trend could be a bit of a backlash against Victorian, which was the most-searched-for style the last time Joybird did the report in 2017, as well as minimalism. Victorian is loud and colorful, while minimalism is clean and modern.
But tastes definitely varied across the country. In the South, shabby chic, modern farmhouse, and rustic style reigned supreme. Vintage, which incorporates older pieces with more modern ones, was big in the Northeast. Meanwhile, industrial was the most-searched-for style in the Midwest, and it tied with modernism in the West.
Fort Collins, CO–based interior designer Heather Schreiner hasn’t done an entire home in the industrial style. But more of her clients are asking to incorporate the look in their decor.
“We see a lot of industrial touches when it comes to lighting fixtures, furniture accent pieces, railing on stairs,” says Schreiner, of Associates in Building & Design. That could be chairs or tables with black matte or bronze legs or bases and metal light fixtures with Edison bulbs.
“It’s going a lot more mainstream,” she adds. “Sometimes I’m surprised when certain people go that direction.”
But industrial may not be as widespread as the report makes it appear.
“I’m not seeing that [style] in the market right now,” says Jenni Lantz, the manager of DesignLens, a design resource for developers, builders, architects, and interior designers. “Perhaps industrial is an up-and-coming style, but we don’t see that it is here yet.”
So what is your state’s favorite style?
Alabama: Shabby chic
Arkansas: French country
California: Hollywood regency
Colorado: Asian Zen
Idaho: Modern country
Maryland: Shabby chic
Massachusetts: Shabby chic
Minnesota: Midcentury modern
Mississippi: Shabby chic
Missouri: Midcentury modern
Nebraska: Art Deco
Nevada: Art Deco
New Hampshire: Industrial
New Jersey: Midcentury modern
New Mexico: Minimalist
New York: Urban modern
North Carolina: Industrial
North Dakota: Industrial
Rhode Island: Minimalist
South Carolina: Coastal
South Dakota: Traditional
Tennessee: Urban modern
Virginia: Midcentury modern
West Virginia: Shabby chic
Wisconsin: Urban modern
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