INFOGRAPHIC: 2022 Trending Interior Design Styles on Google


Over the past two years, people have been spending a lot more time inside their homes and, as expected, renovation projects have multiplied. RentCafe, an apartment search site, turned to Google to identify which styles are emerging as new favorites and will dominate interior design in 2022. To find out, they analyzed the increase in Google searches for 35 different design styles over the past year.

Here is what they found:

  • Japandi is the #1 trendiest style, experiencing the most remarkable rise in popularity – Google searches for Japandi grew 13x in 2021 compared to the previous year.
  • Dark University, the second most trending design style, grew 405% in Google searches over the past year, while the third most trending style, great-millennium, experienced a 217% increase.
  • On the other hand, rustic-inspired styles are experiencing a decline in popularity. Rustic and shabby chic both saw a steep decline, down 28% in searches in 2021.
  • As for the designs with the most Google searches and therefore the most popular overall, modern farmhouse took the crown (with 25,670 monthly searches), dethroning mid century modern (24,660) and Scandinavian design (22,100).

Here is their full study, which includes comprehensive Google search volume data for 35 interior design styles:

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