It’s amazing what you can find in an afternoon of playing with Google Trends. The site hosts a wealth of information if you know what to look for — even the most popular design style by state, according to what people are searching for.

Luckily, did most of the heavy lifting. The retailer analyzed  in each state to compare them to “national search volume averages.”

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The most popular design styles tend to happen in state clusters. Image:

What design styles are in — and out?

The most popular design style this year is bohemian chic. Eclectic, exotic and vibrant describe it perfectly — and 14 states are smitten. Scandinavian design (11 states) and farmhouse style (10 states) follow in popularity.

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Eclectic elements and plenty of plants mix to create a bohemian look. Image:

Victorian design is out, falling completely off the map, and Kansas is the only state keeping minimalism alive. It looks like Americans want a casual design style with a maxi vibe, reinforcing boho chic’s popularity.

Surprisingly, while mid-century modern is popular, it doesn’t top any state’s most-searched list; most states opt for Scandinavian or modern instead.

Here’s a closer look at your state’s most popular design style

Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania

Most popular design style: Art Deco

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Art Deco style is polished and elegant and features soft, curved lines. Image:

Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming

Most popular design style: bohemian chic

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The most popular style, bohemian, features a mix and match of color, texture and exotic references. Image:

Florida, New Jersey, Virginia

Most popular design style: coastal

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Blues and whites rule in coastal design. Patterns make use of whimsical references to the ocean, like starfish and seashells. Image:

Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississipi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee

Most popular design style: farmhouse

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Farmhouse design is alive and well, thanks to the popularity of Chip and Joanna Gaines‘ show, “Fixer Upper.” Image:


Most popular design style: minimalist

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Minimalist design focuses on a monochromatic color theme and large open spaces featuring only the most necessary furnishings. Image:

Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Vermont

Most popular design style: modern

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Modern design is an updated version of mid-century modern, with clean lines, timeless neutral colors and lots of wood detail. Image:

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin

Most popular design style: Scandinavian

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Scandinavian design is popular because of its crisp white spaces and organic-feeling wood elements. It’s a favorite design style for growing families. Image:

Arizona, New Mexico

Most popular design style: Southwest

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Southwest style has an earthy feel incorporating American-Indian artifacts and textiles. Image:

Most design-oriented states

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Many of the most design-focused states are in the northern part of the country. Image:

Pots, Planters & More took the most popular design style info to the next level. It analyzed the search volume by state to determine who spends the most time searching for design info. According to that resesarch, here are the most design-curious states:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Colorado
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Vermont
  • Wyoming

What do you think of this data? Do you identify with your state’s design style?