2024 Home Design Trends: Embracing Style, Sustainability, and Sensibility
Owning a home is a significant achievement that provides you with the chance to shape your space to reflect your unique style. But even if you’re renting, you can embrace design trends to make your home a perfect reflection of you!
As you contemplate your personal resolutions for 2024, why not include a refreshing makeover for your living space? To stay ahead of the curve (and maybe take advantage of holiday sales!), we’ve compiled the top home design trends predicted for the upcoming year. The key takeaways? Personality, wellness (for both the environment and your health), and the harmonious blend of practicality with beauty.
While sustainability isn’t a new trend by any means, we know it’s not going anywhere in 2024. From indoor gardens promoting clean air to eco-friendly materials in decor and construction, numerous avenues exist to reduce your environmental footprint. Opt for vintage, bespoke, or hand-made items over mass-produced alternatives. Consult your trusted contractor about installing low-flow water fixtures, tankless water heaters, or solar energy. Consider updating your landscaping with drought-tolerant, native plants, contributing to a more sustainable and aesthetically pleasing home.
A departure from the stark whites and grays of previous years, designers are embracing warmer neutrals in 2024. Rich browns, creamy whites, and beige create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. For those seeking a pop of color, consider earthy greens or classic blues, as these hues complement warm neutrals seamlessly. Whether painting a wall, investing in new furniture, or adding decor, these colors can transform your home into a welcoming haven.
Practicality meets intention with this new trend of combining mud and laundry rooms. Serving as a buffer between the outside world and your clean home, these rooms allow you to kick off muddy shoes, hang umbrellas, and toss dirty clothes into the washing machine—all in one place. You’ll not only save on square footage, but you’ll also have the opportunity to design the perfect space, with a nice bench, lots of storage, and some eco-friendly tile to make this into an ideal functional, stylish space.
When you hear wellness, you might not think of home design – but think again! Our surroundings greatly impact our overall moods, so why don’t you take that knowledge into your home? Instead of focusing solely on the aesthetics of your home, wellness design makes your health and well-being a priority. Incorporating clean air, ergonomic furniture, calming colors, natural materials and layouts that connect us with nature can impact your stress levels, sleep habits, and physical health. So open those blinds to let in natural light and fresh air, add an indoor garden, create a relaxing spa-like bathroom, install blackout curtains in your bedroom, or make a zen room for yoga or meditation. Your body and mind will thank you for it!
A significant trend that we’ve been seeing for the new year is putting personality back into your space. Whimsy brings a sense of self back into your home, moving away from the long-standing trend of minimalism. This year, think about the design elements that make you truly feel happy! Consider adding stained glass, statement lighting, a fun front door, painted murals or fun wallpaper, and interesting tilework. Handmade and bespoke elements bring a personal touch, transforming your home into a reflection of your individuality.
Explore the concept of sensory gardens in 2024—outdoor spaces designed to engage all five of your senses. This year, think about designing your front or backyard with your senses in mind – as well as the sustainability we mentioned earlier. Incorporate a variety of plants with varying textures, scents, and colors. Install rain chains or wind chimes. Plant an edible garden so you have tasty, fresh fruit, veggies, and herbs at hand whenever you need them. Make your outdoor space somewhere you love even more by enhancing your surroundings to impact your wellness.
Bid farewell to cookie-cutter designs as 2024 heralds a return to timeless style. Get more bang for your buck with elements that are made to last both the test of time and the test of style. Pick materials and details like brick, clay tiles, hardwood, arches, and antique decor pieces. Sourcing and incorporating timeless design choices instead of mass-produced items might cost a bit more in the short term, but they are made to uphold their value long-term while providing that personal, warm feeling we’ve mentioned throughout this article.
In embracing these trends, you’re not merely following the wave of the future; you’re crafting a living space that reflects your values, nurtures your well-being, and stands the test of time. Welcome the new year with a home that embodies your unique style and enhances your everyday living experience!