The new year brings new styles and new design trends. Houzz predicts that 2024 will bring back styles from the past to strong visual designs. Here are 10 trends Houzz predicts will be trending in 2024.
- Blending Backsplashes
Visually breaking up tiles on kitchen backsplashes with a slab of stone or quartz behind the cooktop provides a unique and stylish backsplash. The slab is often the same material as the countertops, giving the kitchen a vertical display of graphic veining or other interesting details to create a striking focal point that’s easy to wipe clean.
- Handmade Features
Along with the trend toward bespoke and sustainable products, designers are embracing handmade details and features. From handmade tiles to custom vanities with live-edge wooden countertops, creating the feeling that homeowners have taken part in the design of their space. In a 2023 U.S. Bathroom Trends Report, Houzz found that 62% of homeowners renovating their homes opt for a custom vanity.
- Appliance Garages
Resurging from their popularity decades ago, appliance garages hide everyday countertop appliances like coffee makers and toasters while still allowing easy access for use. More kitchens are making spaces for these as they help declutter the countertop.
- Mud-Laundry Rooms
Combining a laundry room and mudroom is an easy way to keep all mess in a centralized location. Many of these combinations add a large utility sink to make cleanup easier. Houzz recommends mudroom storage components like cabinets, hooks and cubbies to help organize all the clean gear.
- Warm Neutrals
Houzz says creamy off-whites and rich browns are some of the most talked-about trends of the new year. Starting to make its way to the kitchen, warm neutral tones are making their way into other areas of the house. Designers on Houzz recommend incorporating different tones, textures and patterns to create a more layered look that gives room seasonal versatility.
- Fluted Cabinets and Details
Design shows throughout the year have been showcasing fluted details on cabinets and vanities. The aesthetic creates a thick, often rough statement-making detail beneath island countertops, bathroom vanities and dining room tables, adding visual texture and interest.
- Blues in Focus
Shades of blue were chosen as the color of the year for many paint companies for 2024 as it provides a sense of calmness and can be paired with a variety of other colors. Whether it’s a sky-inspired hue or a deep watery color, look for an array of blues to be featured more prominently in decorative materials and housewares in the coming year.
- Timeless Style
Many homeowners are using more traditional details when designing spaces in their homes. Even modern homes incorporate “old” elements such as brick, handmade clay tiles, rustic wood elements and arches that offer “quiet luxury.”
- Herringbone Everything
Herringbone is another classic design element that is experiencing a renaissance, becoming the go-to pattern for kitchens, bathrooms and more. The zig-zag patterns are beginning to go in new directions—diagonally or vertically—to give an old look new light.
- Plantings Between Pavers
Whether driven by aesthetic requests or as a byproduct of maintaining on-site drainage, tucking greenery between pavers has been piquing the interest of many. Using pavers for garden paths and patios surrounded by ground cover like clover gives spaces natural looks and design versatility.
Lead image courtesy of Rochelle Lee Interiors, LLC/Shanna Wolf Photography