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Here are each state’s favorite decades for design

Here are each state’s favorite decades for design

Joybird has compiled a list of the 20 most popular design trends and décor items from each decade, beginning with the 1950s all the way to the 2000s.

LOS ANGELES – E-commerce retailer and manufacturer of upholstered furniture, Joybird, has compiled a list of the 20 most popular design trends and décor items from each decade, beginning with the 1950s all the way to the 2000s.

Having used sources like Apartment Therapy, Domino and Bob Villa, Joybird also tapped Google trends data over the past year to analyze the search interest of each decade’s most sought-after trends and décor by state. The search volume was then averaged across all search terms to find out each state’s favorite design era.

When it comes to the most admired furniture styles by decade, the 1950s stood out from the pack and had the highest search volume in 14 states, including places such as California, New York, Michigan and Texas.

The swinging ’60s was the most searched interior design decade in eight states, including Nevada, South Dakota and Washington. The egg chair specifically trended in searches, which has recently been revamped for outdoor seating to fit modern motifs.

Most popular ’50s design trends

’50s trends identified by Joybird

The 1950s was filled with civil rights movements, diner milkshakes, Mickey Mouse and Elvis Presley playing on the radio. Designs such as the tulip chair were most popular in New York and Michigan, while other states like Pennsylvania and Texas had the highest search volume for exposed beams, giving a space an open, industrial feel.

Other popular ’50s home décor such as pastel fridges trended in six states including Washington and Illinois.

Most popular ’60s design trends

Joybird 60s trends

’60s trends identified by Joybird

Explosive patterns and bold pops of color found in work such as Andy Warhol’s, influenced interior design through decades and continues to live on in states like Wyoming, Alaska and Rhode Island.

Modular sofas had the highest search volume in Iowa, Missouri and Maryland. The hippie-like décor of the past has been modernized yet, retro looks are still very much incorporated in homes today.

Most popular ’70s design trends

joybird 70s trends

’70s trends identified by Joybird

Avocado-colored fridges were the most popular trend of the 1970s in four states. Places like Texas and Virginia are revamping the muted olive tone in appliances, couches and cabinets.

Macramé, a boho wall art feature, is the most searched in three states. Shiplap, otherwise known as wood paneling, was a widely searched 1970s trend used as an accent feature to bring boring walls to life. Nine states including Rhode Island, Utah and Maine have taken a keen interest in this trend, reveling in the eclectic glam that the 1970s offered.

Most popular ’80s design trends

80s trends identified by Joybird

’80s trends identified by Joybird

The 1980s brought us arched doorways, tropical prints and geometric motifs, all of which are making a comeback in partial thanks to Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things. Polished brass fixtures were most adored by Virginia, Wyoming and South Carolina. Often compared with gold fixtures, brass appeals to a wider variety of homes as it is relatively low maintenance.

Tambour wood has had a rise in popularity as well, allowing colors such as cherry, white oak, walnut and maple for ceilings, floors and doors. The pastels and shabby chic designs of the 1980s were most beloved in Connecticut with neon lights being the most searched trend of this decade.

Most popular ’90s design trends

90s trends identified by Joybird

’90s trends identified by Joybird

New Jersey and Pennsylvania have found a deep love for a bright and clean aesthetic, especially in kitchens. Natural elements with a mid-century feel as well as built-in bookshelves stole the show in places like Minnesota, Washington, Colorado and Texas.

The 1990s reigned in 13 states and featured canopy beds with the highest search volume.

Most popular 2000s design trends

2000s trends identified by Joybird

2000s trends identified by Joybird

The 2000s (2000 to 2010) stole the show in six states in places like Georgia and New Mexico with granite countertops being the most searched design trend of that era.

Mounted flat-screen televisions had the highest search volume in nine states, and McMansions were top-searched in Wyoming, Alaska and North Dakota. These homes signaled a peak in prosperity before the 2008 housing crash, but often contained different styles, materials and structures to give an exaggerated fun-house appearance.

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