What Is the Most Popular Design Style in Your State?

The answer might surprise you

White farmhouse-inspired kitchen with large island and black countertops.

Design: KG Designs / Photo: Heidi Culver

When you think of your state, what interior design style comes to mind? Perhaps Wyoming's miles of rolling farmland bring images of rustic farmhouse kitchens, or Washington's cool Northwest vibes scream rich, midcentury modern accents. Though many states just carry a certain feeling about them, you may be surprised what design style is actually the most popular in each state.

Home goods retailer Living Spaces, known for notable collaborations with designers like Joanna Gaines and Nate Berkus, just published a survey outlining the most popular design style by state, according to Google. Their experts compiled the preferred interior style of each state and gave their insight as to why, along with recommendations on incorporating the style into your home.

Find out which design style is the cream of the crop in your state below.

Boho Style

Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina & Vermont

Boho Scandi living room filled with plants.

Leaf and Lolo

Boho-style design reins supreme in so many states, spanning from north (like Ohio) to south (like Alabama). Experts at Living Spaces attributed the popularity of boho style to the easy, laidback lifestyle of these states, due to many of the states being near the ocean.


Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas & Wisconsin

neutral bedroom with industrial modern accents and cool tones

Yael Weiss Interiors

Did you expect to see this many states favoring industrial style? We didn't either! But, Living Spaces notes that this could be a very recent transition for these states. Places that once preferred a more rustic, farmhouse aesthetic, like Texas, are moving toward a more modern vibe in their homes. It's always good to try new things, including new home decor styles.

To get the popular industrial look, focus on highlighting elements like metal and wood and keep things clean and neutral.

Midcentury Modern

Alaska, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah & Washington

midcentury modern dining room with mirror

Michelle Boudreau Design

Another wildly popular design style among many states: midcentury modern. These states have a taste for all things mod, vintage, and classic, embracing a nostalgic feel. This is a preferred style of the West Coast historically as well as fresh, cool cities like Portland.


Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York & Virginia

Contemporary living room with tall drapery and sleek ceiling pendant light.

Tina Ramchandani

Contemporary and modern design is the most influential style in these few states, from New Jersey to Arizona. Though these states differ quite a bit, all find common ground in appreciating the broad scope that is contemporary design and its clean, minimalistic qualities.



White Sands Design + Build

White Sands Design + Build

We are just as shocked as you are that coastal style is only the most preferred design style in Delaware. This classic design style is known for its relaxed, beachy accents and light, airy color palettes.

As Delaware shares its border with the Atlantic, it's no surprise that coastal is quite a popular choice. But, according to Living Spaces, the reason this style isn’t more popular among other states at the moment may simply be because there are so many other rising trends to choose from.


Connecticut, Mississippi, Tennessee, West Virginia & Wyoming

White farmhouse-inspired kitchen with large island and black countertops.

KG Designs

The ever-popular farmhouse style is actually only the most popular style in 5 states. Living Spaces saw a trend in farmhouse style along the Southeast and the hotter climates. The cozy feel that comes from farmhouse decor is unmatched—it is a timeless style that is easy to recreate.


Hawai'i & Idaho

White Scandi living room.

Esther B Schmidt

The clean, Scandinavian look is favored in Hawai'i and Idaho, which embraces minimalism, earthy tones, and sleek functional furniture. The result is beautiful, simplistic design that we're definitely partial to—who doesn't love visits to IKEA for decor?