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The Most Popular Home Design Searches!

December 28, 2020





As the pandemic wears on, more homeowners are looking to spruce up their nests by searching for home design inspiration online.


Houzz, a home remodeling and design resource site, recently analyzed the most popular home design searches of the year to determine the most popular trends during the pandemic began. The two standout trends relate to the outdoors and creating cozy getaways at home.


Looking at searches from May to July, Houzz found that users’ interest in the outdoors doubled during that time. The design terms that saw the biggest growth:


Above-ground pools: up 192%

Outdoor chairs: 183%

Outdoor pillows: 122%

Hammocks: 122%

Covered patios: 109%

Fire pits: 96%

Porch swings: 88%

Outdoor umbrellas: 83%

Gazebos: 47%

Pergolas: 38%

Materials also proved to be popular searches in that stretch of time, with increases for batten and board siding (up 282%); corrugated metal roofs (up 222%); wicker (up 160%); and wrought iron railings (up 146%). The most trending colors included burgundy (167%), white (91%), and navy blue (55%).



Source: “Trend Watch: Creating Outdoor Havens and Getaway Vibes,” Houzz Blog (Dec. 21, 2020) and “The Most Popular Home Design Searches in 2020, According to Houzz,” Apartment Therapy (Dec. 27, 2020)

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