The 10 most popular interior design trends for 2020

Line art and living walls are having a moment in lockdown.

With all of us spending a lot more time indoors, focus has turned to creating a stylish haven in our homes. And now, a Google trends data study has revealed the most popular interior design trends we've been coveting during lockdown.

The research carried out by Hotel Follower has analysed the most Googled interior trends from 20 March through to June, as well as those trends which have shown the largest increase in search popularity during lockdown compared to earlier this year.

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The interior trend with the highest search volume is line art – it's not surprising that people have been looking to spice up their walls while being at home for longer periods of time. This trend is so popular that it has even captured the hearts of the ceramics and tattoos industries.

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You don't have to cover an entire space to create a living wall; you can buy frames to help you along the way and use hanging plants to make your own version.

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Stylish hard-wearing, granite remained one of the most popular choices for a kitchen worktop. Fabulously versatile, it suits contemporary, traditional and classic kitchens, and can be used to add an element of luxury.

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The ability to renovate and give a new lease of life to old factories, warehouse, barns and derelict buildings is the hottest design trend of the moment. From sharp lines, architectural elements and stripped back interiors, there is no doubt that industrial design is here for the long haul.

Function, innovation and simplicity are the key elements of an industrial designer’s philosophy and they take great pride in ensuring products not only look beautiful but work efficiently too.

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You only need to peep at Pinterest and Instagram to see that houseplants have never been more fashionable. From retro 1970s-style hanging creepers to blowsy, beautiful blooms there’s sure to be a plant to suit your style and space. Indoor plants fell out of fashion briefly in the 1990s, but we’re happy to report that they’re back – not only are they beautiful, bringing vibrancy and colour to our homes, but they also freshen the air, filtering out pollutants and releasing oxygen.

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The new emphasis of furniture and textiles that lend texture to a scheme has precipitated a revival in all forms of weaving, from simple, sculptural baskets to seventies inspired wicker, macrane and rattan.


Embrace Moorish exoticism at this Moroccan tile trend. The more intricate the design, the better.

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What better place to search for kitchen design ideas than online? Head to Pinterest and Instagram to get up-to-date looks, like this Scandinavian-inspired kitchen with wooden cabinets, marble worktops and parquet flooring.

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It's no surprise that love seats are in the top 10 most popular interior design trends. Nothing beats the chills of winter than snuggling up at home with a good book or film, and one of the comfiest places to do this is one a love seat.

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The trend for dried flowers has gone from strength to strength, with pampas grass proving the most popular.

Meanwhile, the trend which has shown the greatest increase in search volume during lockdown is rattan furniture, with searches increasing a whopping 809% during lockdown compared to the start of March. This is likely a combination of people who are looking to enjoy their gardens during lockdown alongside those investing in the trend of rattan furniture indoors.