As we step into 2024, the world of home design is evolving, bringing forth new trends and reviving classic styles. This year, homeowners are leaning towards a harmonious blend of earthy tones, rustic furnishings, natural elements, and nods to the past. Let’s explore the home design predictions that will dominate this year.
In 2024, the color palette for home interiors is taking a grounded turn. Earthy tones such as browns, greens, and blacks are gaining popularity, making their mark on wall colors, cabinetry, and décor. These colors evoke a sense of connection to nature, creating tranquil and inviting spaces. Picture warm brown or green walls complemented by black accents and detailing – a timeless combination that brings a sense of balance and calmness to any room.
Whole house remodels:
For 2024, the fickle housing market has families opting to invest in their own homes. This ensures they have the ability to create areas exactly as they wish. Remodeling an entire house gives you the option of choosing where the process begins. Kitchen and bathroom remodels are, typically, the first areas updated and yield the largest return on investment. Families in their forever home, who love their neighborhood and land, are, however, renovating their homes to look and feel exactly the way they want without worrying about the investment or ROI. They want what they want in the area they love, and that is all that matters.
Old is New Again:
The nostalgia for simpler times is reflected in the resurgence of furnishings reminiscent of the frontier era. Homeowners are embracing the charm of older pieces that exude craftsmanship and character. From sturdy wooden tables to weathered leather sofas, the trend is to incorporate pieces that tell a story and add a touch of history to modern living spaces. This blend of old and new creates a unique and inviting atmosphere that feels both familiar and timeless. Adam and I love old-new furnishings, so we were delighted to find these type of furniture offered on our beloved Fixer-Upper couple’s online shop: Magnolia.
Natural Wood Cabinetry:
2024 sees a shift towards natural and warm materials, particularly in kitchen and bathroom designs. Wood cabinetry, with its rich textures and organic feel, is gaining popularity as homeowners seek to infuse their spaces with a sense of warmth and authenticity. Whether it’s sleek and modern or rustic and distressed, natural wood cabinetry adds a touch of nature to the heart of the home, creating a welcoming environment for family and guests alike.
In an era dominated by technology and constant connectivity, homeowners are yearning for quiet spaces within their homes. Designers are responding by creating dedicated areas for relaxation and reflection. Whether it’s a cozy reading nook tucked away in a corner or a serene meditation space, these quiet havens provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Soft lighting, comfortable seating, and minimal distractions characterize these spaces, encouraging mindfulness and rejuvenation.
Plants were not meant to be left in the yard! Plants are living, breathing gifts to us humans. They create a sense of peace and organic comfort. They also improve the air quality in your home. Plants introduce calmness into a space, so you will see a big trend of bringing nature indoors in order to enjoy their benefits year-round. Greenery, in our humble opinion, looks good in any room and in any interior design style. Plants also give a POP of color in a space with light walls and neutral décor.
Colorful Interiors: The days of light color themes are not ending, but we will definitely be seeing cheerful colors in homes, whether it be on cabinetry or in tile selections. If light colors are chosen for the walls, cabinets, floors, etc, then pops of color will be brought in with the decorations used throughout the area. This allows the homeowner to reveal parts of his or her personality and to create warmth in the area. Bold statement walls, painted in bold colors, evoke emotion, comfort and relaxation for many people. We will continue to see bold colors in meaningful, purposeful spaces.
Mother-in-law suites/Adult dwelling units:
2024 is bringing room additions to the forefront. Aging parents are opting to move in with their children. Some children are opting to move in with their aging parents. In either of these cases, the individuals may desire their own space with their own entrance. Some may need their own kitchen and living room, which would mean the area would then function more like an apartment or a suite.
Some homeowners are embracing a sense of opulence and sophistication by channeling the “Old Money” aesthetic of Victorian design. Ornate details, luxurious fabrics, and antique furniture are making a comeback, offering a timeless elegance that transcends trends. Intricate patterns, velvet upholstery, and elaborate chandeliers contribute to the overall grandeur, creating homes that feel like a step back in time while maintaining a modern sensibility.
Since 2020, families now, more than ever, are concerned with their mental and emotional health. One of our number one homeowner requests are spa-like bathroom with large showers and free-standing soaking tubs to refresh their bodies and minds. This trend will continue to be huge in 2024. Bathroom renovations are good for the soul, as they bring joy each time the homeowners enter the space. Soaking tubs and larger showers allow for aging homeowners to soothe achy muscles and bones in the privacy and comfort of their own home. Another top request with master bathrooms is his and her areas. The bathroom, although shared, allows couples to have their own sinks, drawers and storage areas.
With over 50 years of combined home remodeling experience together, Adam and I have noticed one particular theme that stays true throughout the years, there are no rules when it comes to your home. Trends always start because someone had an idea and ran with it. We always tell our clients to do what makes their soul happy even if it’s a little different. You never know, you could be the next trend setter or DIY star. Go for it.