5 Trendy Home Design Details for 2024

From mixed-up backsplashes to fluted accents, here are a few of the home trends that add a more customized touch.

Home design is moving past all-white and neutral colors to a more personality-infused style that focuses on the details, big and small. From texturized prints to one-of-a-kind pieces, home design in 2024 will offer up plenty of bolder interiors and exteriors.

Blended backsplashes

Designed by: Patrick A. Finn, Ltd / Photo by: Studio West Photography

Tile backsplashes are being mixed up with a slab of stone or quartz behind the range or cooktop. 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,” Houzz’s 2024 design report notes.

Fluted cabinets and details

Fluted cabinets
Designed by: Parsons i.d. / Photo by: Shanna Hickman

Fluted details are dressing up everything from kitchen islands to bathroom vanities and living room furniture. “The aesthetic creates a thick, often rough statement-making detail beneath island countertops, bathroom vanities and dining room tables, adding visual texture and interest,” Houzz’s report notes.

Handmade, one-of-a-kind accents

Handmade details
Designed by: Copper Sky Design + Remodel / Photo by: Marc Mauldin

In a growing desire to adopt a timeless style, more homeowners are embracing handmade features and details. This includes handmade tiles, custom bathroom vanities and other elements that make homeowners feel like they have something truly one-of-a-kind. Custom features and personalized elements are showing up throughout home design. For example, a separate Houzz trends report focused on bathroom design found that the majority of renovating homeowners opted for a custom or semi-custom vanity.

Herringbone patterns

Herringbone patterns
Designed by Rochelle Lee Interiors LLC / Photo by: Shanna Wolf Photography

Herringbone patterns are staging a comeback. It’s becoming a trendy pattern once again for kitchens, bathrooms and other spaces around the home. “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,” the Houzz report notes.

Plantings in-between pavers

Plantings between pavers
Photo courtesy: J Montgomery Design Inc.

Greenery is popping up between the pavers—intentionally. “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,” the Houzz report notes. “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.”

Melissa Dittmann Tracey