The 5 Most Googled Home Decor Trends to Watch Out for in 2021

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The year is finally coming to a close but it wouldn't be an end-of-year celebration without looking back on the home trends that defined 2020. We've seen everything from social media-inspired decor to at-home movie theaters but as much as we loved these trends, they didn't make the cut for the most popular styles of the year.

According to online property portal Share To Buy, there are five home decor trends that saw major increases in Google searches in 2020. Considering they're all about creating cozy and welcoming spaces, we're fully ready to carry these trends over to the new year.

Check out the most Googled home decor trends that you can bring into 2021.

Cottagecore

Cottagecore reigned supreme in the 2020 home decor space with a 4,074% increase in Google searches. The decor style also went viral on TikTok, showcasing the beauty of the trend by embracing nature and the little things in life.

Shop the trend:Mariaela Pressed Flower Art, $54

Zen

Putting together a zen space was the second most Googled home decor trend of 2020 with a 316% increase in searches. Over the past year, we've seen more zen workspaces and bedroom decor and we're fully expecting to bring that calming energy to the new year, too.

Shop the trend:Kin Objects Bronze Incense Holder, $88

Grandmillennial

Grandmillennial (AKA grandma chic) saw a 95% increase in Google searches over the past year. The trend brings you back to childhood with dainty florals and ruffles that make you think of visiting your grandma's house, but with a modern, updated twist.

Shop the trend:Rifle Paper Co. Hawthorne Wallpaper, $110

Modern Rustic

Not everyone can retreat to a cozy cabin in the woods but we can dream, right? Modern rustic — a trend that saw a 231% increase in Google searches — is all about bringing earthy hues and natural textures to your space to get that warm vibe no matter where you live.

Shop the trend:Crate and Barrel Teak Root Wedge Reclaimed Wood Serving Board, $34.95

Transitional

Transitional decor — the perfect blend of traditional and modern style — also saw a 231% increase in searches. Think accenting neutral palettes with dark colors or contrasting minimalist pieces with mixed textures and materials for a cozy but refined look.

Shop the trend:The Lighting Store Benita Brushed Champagne Metal and Crystal Chandelier, $299


Pauline is a freelance lifestyle writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. When she's not writing, you can find her at her local yoga studio or scoping out hidden gems at flea markets and thrift stores.

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