– Houzz predicts that blending backsplashes will be a popular trend in 2024, with designers installing slabs of stone or quartz behind the range or cooktop while keeping the surrounding backsplash areas tiled.
– Timeless style is enduring and preferred by many homeowners, with traditional details and materials such as brick, handmade clay tiles, arches, and rustic wood elements being used to create a quiet luxury.
– Herringbone is experiencing a renaissance and becoming a go-to pattern for kitchens, bathrooms, and more. It adds visual interest, movement, and texture to a space.
– There is a shift towards warmer neutrals in home design, with shades of beiges, rich browns, creamy off-whites, and other warm neutrals dominating throughout the home to create a calmer, more welcoming environment.
– Blue is expected to be a prominent color in home design, with many paint companies choosing blue as the color of 2024. Deep ocean blues and sea glass green are expected to be popular.
– The combination of mudrooms and laundry rooms is growing in popularity, especially among families with kids or those who need a space to deal with dirty clothes and muddy footwear. Practical storage solutions such as benches, cabinets, hooks, and cubbies are recommended.
– Handmade features and personalized elements are becoming more popular, adding a unique and special touch to homes. Customization is valued, with homeowners opting for bespoke lighting, custom window treatments, architectural detailing, and handmade rugs.
– Appliance garages are experiencing a resurgence in popularity as homeowners seek to declutter their kitchens and incorporate more gadgets. Countertop appliances can be concealed while remaining easily accessible and organized.
– Plantings between pavers are gaining popularity for their natural look, permeability, and design versatility. They soften pathways, break up large expanses of hardscape, and make outdoor spaces feel more like a lush, living part of a garden.
– Fluted cabinets and details are predicted to increase in popularity, adding texture and visual interest to home design.
It’s that time of the year when everyone is releasing their 2024 home design predictions — and these prognosticators may or may not be right. However, when Houzz released its top 10 predictions, we sat up and took notice. That’s because Houzz has 65 million homeowners and design enthusiasts in its community, along with 3 million residential construction and design professionals. So, we think they might know a few things about how people are designing their homes.
These are the Houzz top 10 home design trend predictions for 2024.
Tile backsplashes have long been popular in kitchens. However, Mitchell Parker, Houzz home design expert, tells us that designers on Houzz are visually breaking up those expanses of tile. “Some designers are now installing a slab of stone or quartz behind the range or cooktop, while keeping the surrounding backsplash areas tiled,” he says. The slab is often the same material as the countertops. “This gives the kitchen a vertical display of graphic veining or other interesting details to create a striking focal point that’s easy to wipe clean,” Parker explains.
Heather Mastrangeli, principal designer at Innovatus Design in Downers Grove, IL, also believes that blending backsplashes will be a hit in 2024. “You can also expect that the accent material, tile or otherwise, will be used in other parts of the kitchen as well,” Mastrangeli says. “Wine bars, dry bars, and even the back of glass door cabinets will have a splash of the accent tile.”
It’s called a ‘timeless’ style for a reason. While other trends may come and go, some are enduring. “We continue to see many homeowners on Houzz who prefer more traditional details and materials that create a timeless style,” Parker says. Even in modern homes, he says homeowners want the quiet luxury created by using brick, handmade clay tiles, arches, and rustic wood elements.
In fact, opting for a timeless style is one of the easiest ways to achieve longevity in a remodel. “Many of my clients want their investment to stand the rest of time, and weaving in timeless elements is a great way to achieve this,” Mastrangeli says.
However, be sure to integrate functional elements in this quiet luxury style. “On the surface, a kitchen may look timeless, but under the hood, rollouts, secret power outlets, upgraded lighting, sustainable features, and high-performance materials are making these spaces better than ever,” Mastrangeli explains.
The angular shape of herringbone creates interest in any space. And Parker points to it as another classic design element that is experiencing a renaissance. “It’s becoming the go-to pattern for kitchens, bathrooms and more,” he says. “But the typically horizontal zigs are beginning to zag in new directions — diagonally or vertically — to create an updated look with visual interest, movement and texture.”
It’s a trend that Mastrangeli is already seeing, and she agrees it will be hot in 2024. “Herringbone creates visual texture and adds sophistication to a space, so expect to see herringbone tile, flooring, fabric patterning and more, since this is classic and timeless.”
According to Houzz, there’s already a shift from stark whites and cool grays toward shades of beiges, rich browns, creamy off-whites, and other warmer neutrals. “We first predicted this infusion in the kitchen, but the look is beginning to dominate throughout the home to offer a calmer, more welcoming environment,” Parker explains. “Designers on Houzz recommend incorporating different tones, textures and patterns to create a more layered look that gives a room seasonal versatility.”
Although cooler tones have run their course, Mastrangeli believes the color palette will still be light and bright. “However, you’ll feel like you’re getting a warm hug walking into the space, as these warm neutrals create a cozy feeling — and cozy is in for 2024,” she says. Especially when you’re trying to create a luxury hotel bedroom at home.
Blues in Focus
Some colors may increase your home’s selling price, but always expect to see blue in any reputable color collection. In fact, Parker says many paint companies are choosing blue as the color of 2024. “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,” he says.
Mastrangeli has always incorporated blues in her home designs, and expects them to be more popular among clients in 2024. “Deep saturated navy blues are moving over to make way for tranquil ocean blues, and by the end of 2024, expect to see more sea glass green too,” she says.
Few spaces combine as well as a laundry room and a mudroom — especially when family members tend to track dirt into the home. “This setup is growing in popularity, especially among families with kids who play sports, but even for muddy boots and sand-laden swimwear and beach towels,” Parker says.
And there are ways to make the combo space even more functional. Parker recommends a utility sink to soak dirty clothes or delicates, and a pull-down faucet to rinse muddy footwear. “Also, a bench makes it easy to take off and stores shoes and boots, while cabinets, hooks, and cubbies provide practical storage solutions,” he says.
Custom features and personalized elements initially gained prominence at European design shows, but Parker says this trend is showing up in the most popular U.S. photos on Houzz. So what does this design trend entail? “Handmade tiles, custom bathroom vanities, and other bespoke elements, create a feeling that the homeowner has something truly unique and special,” he says.
In addition, homeowners are customizing their homes with bespoke lighting, custom window treatments, architectural detailing, and handmade rugs, according to Mastrangeli. “People are done with having the same thing as everyone else and there’s value in having a unique space,” she says.
You have a place to store your vehicles and clothes when they’re not in use, so it makes sense to also have a place to store your kitchen appliances. “Countertop appliances such as blenders, coffee makers, and toasters can be concealed, while keeping them easily accessible and organized,” Parker says. Admittedly, appliance garages have been around for years, but they’re experiencing a resurgence in popularity. “Homeowners seek to declutter their homes and incorporate more gadgets into their kitchens — and better-looking and harder-working options are being designed,” he explains.
For example, Mastrangeli says appliance designers are getting quite creative in appliance concealment solutions. “If a space is large enough, entire walk-in pantries become appliance garages, while in smaller spaces, appliances will be hidden in garages and cabinets,” she says. “And appliance garages also include power outlets, so appliances don’t have to move far to be used.”
Plantings Between Pavers
Whether it’s driven by aesthetics or as a byproduct of maintaining on-site drainage, Parker says there’s increased interest in greenery tucked between pavers. “Garden paths and patios made of pavers separated by ground cover have gained popularity on Houzz due to their natural look, permeability, and design versatility.” It’s a design trend that certainly adds interest to any outdoor space. “This approach softens pathways, breaks up large expanses of hardscape, and generally makes a walkway or patio feel more like a lush, living part of a garden,” he says.
Fluted Cabinets And Details
The last home design prediction is an increase in fluted details. “This trend has been on display at design shows throughout the year, accenting everything from kitchen islands to bathroom vanities to living room furniture,” Parker says. “The aesthetic creates a thick, often rough statement-making detail beneath island countertops, bathroom vanities, and dining room tables, adding visual texture and interest.”
Property Chomp’s Take:
Home design trends are constantly evolving, and Houzz, a popular home design platform, has recently released its top 10 predictions for 2024. With a community of 65 million homeowners and design enthusiasts, as well as 3 million residential construction and design professionals, Houzz is a trusted source for home design trends.
One of the trends that Houzz predicts for 2024 is the blending of backsplashes in kitchens. Instead of using traditional tile backsplashes, designers are opting for a slab of stone or quartz behind the range or cooktop, while keeping the surrounding areas tiled. This creates a striking focal point that is easy to clean and adds visual interest to the kitchen. Additionally, the accent material used in the backsplash may also be incorporated in other parts of the kitchen, such as wine bars or glass door cabinets.
Another trend that Houzz predicts will continue in 2024 is timeless style. Many homeowners prefer traditional details and materials that create a timeless look. Whether it’s using brick, handmade clay tiles, arches, or rustic wood elements, incorporating timeless elements in a remodel ensures longevity and a classic aesthetic. It’s important to integrate functional elements as well, such as rollouts, power outlets, upgraded lighting, and sustainable features.
Herringbone patterns are also making a comeback in home design. This classic design element is being used in kitchens, bathrooms, and other spaces to add visual interest, movement, and texture. Expect to see herringbone patterns in tile, flooring, fabric patterning, and more.
In terms of color trends, Houzz predicts a shift towards warm neutrals. Stark whites and cool grays are being replaced by shades of beige, rich brown, creamy off-whites, and other warm neutrals. This creates a calmer and more welcoming environment in the home. The color palette will still be light and bright, but with a cozy feeling.
Blue is another color that will be prominent in home design in 2024. Many paint companies are choosing blue as the color of the year, and designers are incorporating sky-inspired hues or deep watery colors into their designs. Expect to see an array of blues in decorative materials and housewares.
The combination of mudrooms and laundry rooms is growing in popularity, especially among families with kids or those who frequently track dirt into the home. This setup allows for more functional storage solutions, such as benches, cabinets, hooks, and cubbies. Utility sinks and pull-down faucets are also recommended for easy cleaning and rinsing of dirty clothes and muddy footwear.
Handmade features and personalized elements are gaining popularity in home design. Homeowners are opting for bespoke elements such as handmade tiles, custom bathroom vanities, bespoke lighting, custom window treatments, architectural detailing, and handmade rugs. Having a unique and personalized space is valued more than ever.
Appliance garages are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Homeowners want to declutter their kitchens and have better-looking and harder-working options for storing countertop appliances. Appliance garages can be designed to conceal appliances while keeping them easily accessible and organized. Power outlets are often included in appliance garages for convenience.
In outdoor spaces, there is a growing interest in plantings between pavers. Garden paths and patios made of pavers separated by ground cover add a natural and lush look to outdoor areas. This approach softens pathways, breaks up large expanses of hardscape, and integrates greenery into the design.
Lastly, fluted details are expected to increase in popularity in 2024. Fluted cabinets and other fluted details add texture and visual interest to a space. This design trend has been gaining traction and is expected to continue in the coming years.
While these predictions may or may not come true, they offer valuable insights into the evolving world of home design. Whether you’re planning a remodel or simply looking for inspiration, keeping an eye on these trends can help you create a stylish and functional home.