Interior and exterior home renovations have been highly popular in the past three years. Architectural Digest reported that over half of homeowners have decorated the inside of their homes since 2021. Architectural Digest has analyzed the most popular design trends, and in Massachusetts, the maximalist style was the most common.
“Maximalism is more about design and features colors, shapes, tones, and textures to create an over-the-top space,” The Spruce explains. It’s common to find wallpaper-decorated rooms filled with higher-end furniture in this type of design.
To determine which interior design trend is most popular in each state, Architectural Digest analyzed Google trends data. As a result, they were able to identify which states have moved towards industrial, maximalist, French country or other styles.
“In the Northeast, there is a three-way tie in search interest for cottagecore, maximalist, and shabby chic interior design trends.” Architectural Design explained about what they found to be most popular in the region. 11 states are aligned to the industrial trend. This made it the most popular among the five options.
Massachusetts = A Maximalist State Of Mind
Joining the Bay State in this trend is Arizona, California, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Maryland. Furthermore, Boston made the list of cities most obsessed with minimalism style.
Boston Real Estate found there has been a shift in interest in recent years in terms of how residents are decorating their city spaces. A more maximalist style allows people to decorate in a way that is more self-expressive and representative of who they are.
This past summer, Homes and Gardens featured interior design professional Liz Caan’s Boston home and called it a “maximalist paradise.” You can view examples of this style here, featuring Caan’s bright-colored furniture and Gucci wallpaper. Home and Gardens also describes these Massachusetts design trends as a “maximalist carnival of color, pattern and curiosity.”