The influence of HGTV's "Fixer Upper" and Joanna Gaines' design style remains strong despite the show not airing new episodes since April 2018. According to Google's "Top Trending Searches" report, farmhouse style ranked as the most popular home design trend of 2019, PEOPLE reports. The top trending ranking means farmhouse style had a high spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2019 as compared to 2018.
Farmhouse style has seen a major boost in popularity, thanks in no small part to the influence of Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, who employed the rustic-yet-livable aesthetic in many of the designs executed on their former show. It also seems to have some serious staying power, considering the Gaineses ended their hit series in April 2018 and haven’t been on TV regularly since.
A few features have come to define the all-American look: White walls, salvaged architectural elements, industrial lighting, vintage or hand-painted signs, neutral furnishings, and of course, Joanna’s signature shiplap walls.
The other top-ranked styles of 2019, according to Google, are surprisingly diverse. Colonial style came in at number two, while Cape Cod, Spanish and Art Deco round out the top five. Other search terms that made the list include Japanese, Craftsman, transitional, Prairie, and modern. The trends run the gambit from minimal and clean (Japanese, modern) to artful maximalism (Art Deco).
Several have clear geographic ties too. Cape Cod-style homes are popular in New England, near the peninsula they’re named for; Spanish Colonial-inspired houses are ubiquitous in Southern California; and Prairie style, originated by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, was inspired by the landscape of the Midwest.Read More