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Zillow, the world’s most visited real estate website, conducted a study of nearly 300 home features and design styles to identify trending design keywords of 2024.
With the fast-paced world of trends, it can be hard to predict what will be in and what will be out when it comes to design. Here’s what you can expect to see in 2024 based on Zillow’s trend predictions. (Hint: it’s all about nostalgia and modernity.)
Concrete floors, raw and exposed materials, and bronzed light fixtures are all features of the mid-century modern style that is brutalism. The clean lines and bare interiors of a brutalist decor make any space look modern and functional while also being inherently more sustainable since there is less clutter.
Sensory gardens and pathways
Sensory gardens or pathways have also seen a surge in popularity, according to Zillow. By creating a beautiful and functional outdoor space, people are able to reconnect with nature more easily. These gardens are said to have “therapeutic benefits,” as they incorporate all five senses.
Cold plunge pools
Whether you’re a fan of plunging into cold water or not, you can’t deny the invigorating effects of a cold plunge, and people appear to be looking for cold plunge pools as they search for homes. Not only do they have health benefits like being able to reduce inflammation, they are also DIY-friendly.
The surge in this sport’s popularity can be attributed to the fact that it easily appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds. Joy Kim Metalios, a Zillow Premier Agent partner in Fairfield County, Connecticut, says that he has “seen homeowners converting their driveways into courts by using portable nets.” An interesting feature to add!
Murano glass chandeliers
Handcrafted from glass on the Italian island of Murano, these chandeliers are becoming a staple for interior design enthusiasts. They are quirky and intricate and add uniqueness to any house.
Boring walls are out, and murals are in! For 2024, people seem to be gravitating towards dramatic murals that add life and personality to their space. Maximalism appears to be on the rise.