As trends cycle through the ages, interior design styles are due to repeat and resurrect ideas of the past. Industrial elements such as Edison bulbs and exposed brick are currently the most popular style in the U.S., indicated by internet searches being studied by a furniture company called Joybird.
According to this research, Joybird categorized 18 distinctive design style searches. Industrial styles topped the charts as the most searched style in 12 different states. The next leading style, vintage, only ranked highest in 6 states search logs.
Some states follow trends that compliment the surrounding culture, such as Florida and California sharing coastal influence. Other states had more surprising results, for example Louisiana showed very little interest in French country style contradicting its founding French history.
Taking a look at the country at whole, a visual of these trends can be created. The South in general favors shabby chic, whereas the more west you move transitions into minimalism and industrial, continuing Northwest. The Northeast promotes a classic vintage style, and the remaining states in the Midwest hold the highest real estate in the industrial category. For sellers looking to curate interest from potential buyers, playing into these regional trends will be key in staging a house accordingly.