Remodeling projects are on the rise as homeowners feel compelled to freshen up their living spaces. Following this trend, Rent Cafe analyzed the increase in search volume for different design styles in 2021 compared to the previous year to determine which became the most popular. This is what they found:
- Calm, zen, harmonious
- One-year increase in search volume: 1,217 percent
- Average monthly search volume: 3,820
Japandi sees the most notable rise in popularity, with Google searches 13 times higher than a year ago. This style brings together the best of both worlds – Japan and Scandinavia – and focuses on creating a calm and clean aesthetic. It embraces natural tones and textures while promoting peace of mind. The color palette is filled with neutral and muted colors as well as accents and contrasts to create dynamism. At the same time, plants bring life and warmer tones are used to create a more vibrant, dynamic space.
Dark academic world
- Gloomy, dark color palette, cool tones
- One-year increase in search volume: 405 percent
- Average monthly search volume: 2,020
Dark Academia is the second trendiest design style, peaking at 405 percent in Google searches in 2021 compared to 2020. According to Rent Cafe, Dark Academic is a style endorsed by literature lovers.
and art, fostering passion for the academic lifestyle.
The overall aesthetic has a dark, gloomy color palette. Dark brown and shades of crimson or purple; heavy materials, such as velvet, metals and stones; and highly ornate pieces of furniture complete the look.
- vintage, pattern, bold
- One year increase in search volume: 217 percent
- Average monthly search volume: 730
Grandmillennial has recently changed from a range of decor options to a full-fledged aesthetic. The style is lavish, loud, and evokes the busy homes of millennials’ grandparents. While it has not yet reached the level of search volumes that other styles have, it has gained popularity in recent months and has become one of the designs to watch in 2022. This style is about reconnecting and rediscovering beauty in bold floral patterns, pleated items, bright colors and mismatched furniture, according to the article.
- Abundant, Loud, Eclectic
- One-year increase in search volume: 112 percent
- Average monthly search volume: 3,540
Using eclectic, rich colors and bold patterns, Maximalism creates an over-the-top design and makes any room come alive. According to the article, layers are the key to this design to keep it balanced in abundance. Add surfaces for display, such as bookcases, coffee tables, or open shelves. Incorporating plants and other functional items can also help complete the look.
- Charming, Cosy, Traditional
- One-year increase in search volume: 24 percent
- Average monthly search volume: 25,670
Modern Farmhouse remains the most searched for design type on Google. Unlike the classic farmhouse, this style relies less on rustic and vintage items, instead taking the warmth and coziness of the farmhouse design with a modern and elegant look. It is also moving away from clutter and kitsch and towards a more refined and sleek design.
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