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10 Popular Florida Home Design Trends 2024

To help inspire your design choices for updating, redecorating or remodeling, we’ve rounded up 10 top popular home design trends we’re watching in 2024. Keep in mind, not all of these will work well in every house.

If you plan to list or renovate your property, give us a call. We can help you realize your vision and maximize the impact of your investment. Also, we have some tips to help you redesign with what buyers want in a home today. Text or call the Martins at 561-33-1779 or Email Us.

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One of the best parts of owning a home is the freedom to make it truly your own with design choices that reflect your personality and lifestyle. Whether you lean toward contemporary design or a farmhouse aesthetic, your home is your canvas.

Even so, it’s always smart to think about the long-term impact those decisions might have on your home’s value. Choosing over-personalized or unpopular materials and finishes could make your home less appealing to future buyers. And selecting out-of-style or overly-trendy elements could cause your home to feel dated quickly.

Think about why you are redecorating: For your own personal long time use or to market your home and sell it quickly. Your personal choices can be what you like best and can be enjoyed for as long as you like. If decorating to sell, then you need very light neutral colors and a design plan that satisfies the majority of people.

Now to our favorite home design trends in 2024 for south Florida.

1. Spa-Like Bathrooms

We could all use a little more relaxation in our lives—so why not bring the spa into your home? In 2024, more homeowners will remodel their bathrooms to turn them into personal oases.1,2

If you’re undertaking a renovation, consider upgrading fixtures and materials. Handmade tile and custom cabinetry can add a touch of style and luxury. Trade stark whites for warm light neutrals to create a more relaxed feel—think light wood tones, creams, and beiges.3 Complete the look with soft ambient lighting from a backlit mirror or pair of decorative sconces.2,3

If you want to maximize the mind-body benefits of a relaxing bathroom (and have the budget to spare), you might consider installing a steam shower, infrared sauna, or cold plunge tub.3 Not looking to spend as much? Even minor upgrades like a massaging showerhead or heated towel bar can add some pampering to your morning routine.3

Master bathrooms are evolving into spa-like retreats, complete with luxurious features such as freestanding soaking tubs, oversized rainfall showers, and heated floors. Neutral color schemes, ambient lighting, and natural materials create a serene and tranquil environment reminiscent of a high-end spa.

Spa-inspired bathrooms showcase a calming palette of soft blues, greens, and muted grays. These colors promote relaxation and tranquility. Natural textures like marble and wood, combined with these soothing hues, create a spa-like retreat within the confines of the home.

But remember, if you’re modifying your bathroom, it’s always wise to work with experienced and licensed professionals to avoid water damage that could lead to costly repairs. We can refer you to a trusted contractor for help.

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2. Modern Maximalism

In 2024, maximalism is back in vogue, contrasting the neutral aesthetic that dominated design in recent years. While maximalism can be summed up as “more is more,” there’s nothing sloppy or cluttered about this look. Instead, it’s all about intentional curation.4

Hallmarks of maximalist style include rich and saturated colors, bold wallpaper, statement rugs and furniture, and lots of art. And forget matching—maximalist interiors often include plenty of contrasting colors, textures, and patterns selected to complement one another.4

If you’re trying to embrace maximalism on a budget, check out thrift stores. They’re often a great place to find unique furniture, colorful rugs, and interesting art or collectibles. Look for jewel tones and statement rugs — lots of color with neutrals.

We typically advise sellers to remove clutter and personal items to help buyers imagine their own future lives within the home. Sometimes, that means repainting or redecorating in a more neutral palette. Of course, this shouldn’t stop you from embracing your own style now—just be aware that you may need to walk back your aesthetic prior to selling. 

Before you invest in rolls of vintage wallpaper, though, it’s important to note—if you plan to sell your home in the near future, the maximalist look won’t appeal to most buyers. Maximalist decor is more for when you plan to live in your home for several years. We can advise you when the time comes to change your decor to a more neutral tone.

3. Japandi Style

Not quite ready to embrace maximalism? Japandi style, which blends Japanese and Scandinavian influences, offers a more subdued approach that still has plenty of character. The look dates back about 150 years to a time when many Scandinavian designers were traveling to Japan for inspiration.5

Japandi style brings together clean lines, simplicity, and a focus on natural elements and light. It emphasizes the beauty in imperfection, or “wabi sabi,” and a deep connection to Mother Earth. And like Scandinavian decor, the look prioritizes comfort and a sense of sanctuary in the home.5

Interested in playing with Japandi? Common features include calming color palettes and organic materials like raw wood and bamboo. Try softening harsh edges with softer textures, like cozy blankets and ceramic pieces.

The look also minimizes clutter, but that doesn’t mean you need to be a minimalist. Instead, Japandi style embraces storage solutions like baskets, folding screens, and sofas with built-in storage to give everything a place.6 If you’d like some help implementing Japandi-style organization in your home, contact us for a list of recommended professionals.

4. Mixed Metals

Mixing metals used to be a “no-no.” But in 2024, it’s definitely a “yes.”

According to designers, mixing the colors and finishes of metal fixtures and hardware can bring visual interest to a room—as long as you go about it the right way.1,7

In 2024, we expect to see brass accents continue to trend in popularity. Versatile by nature, brass exudes a classic and timeless appeal that creates a sense of sophistication in both traditional and modern design environments. 

Brass also creates visual interest and contrast by allowing other key design elements and materials — such as marble or wood — to shine, making it a popular choice

The most important rule to keep in mind is to stay away from near matches, like brass and gold—that’s more likely to look accidental than intentional. Instead, go for bold contrast: Think polished nickel and matte black.7

Some designers recommend using each metal at least twice in a room to make it look cohesive. Another good rule of thumb is to stick to two types of metals in a small room and two to three in a larger space.7

Finally, you might think about playing with undertones (brass is warm, chrome is cool) to change the “temperature” of a room. And don’t be afraid of a little shine—many designers predict that a retro, high-polished look will replace matte finishes in 2024.8

Want some help sourcing fixtures and hardware in a variety of finishes? Reach out for a list of our favorite retailers.

 
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5. Wood Cabinetry And Accents

The all-white kitchen has been ubiquitous in recent years. But in 2024, classic wood cabinetry is back in a big way.9 In fact, industry professionals surveyed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association predict that wood cabinets will be more popular than white in the next three years.10 In Florida, the lighter natural woods are favored and often are accent pieces in a white kitchen.

Natural wood tones offer a sense of warmth and natural beauty.11 And today’s cabinets aren’t anything like the heavy, dated versions of the past. Instead, light to medium versions—like white oak and walnut—and warmer undertones are trending.9

The addition of wood-grain accents to painted kitchen cabinets—like with a contrasting island or range hood—is another popular option.12 And wood continues to be a favored choice for flooring. A recent survey found that 40% of homeowners opted for either hardwood or engineered wood when renovating their kitchen floors.13

You can also expect to see more wood in bathrooms in 2024. According to Houzz, last year, wood vanities surpassed white in popularity for the first time in recent years, and designers expect the trend to continue.12 While white countertops and walls still dominate bathrooms, a wood-grained vanity brings a relaxed, organic element into the space.

Dreaming about new cabinets or hardwood floors? We’d be happy to share a list of recommended trade professionals who can help.

6. Timeless Renovations

In its latest Kitchen Trends Study, Houzz found that “nearly half of homeowners (47%) opt for a timeless design as a sustainable choice during renovations.” Respondents cited long-term cost effectiveness and environmental consciousness as their main motivators.14

In a rapidly changing, technology-driven world, it’s no surprise that homeowners want a nurturing space with lasting appeal—especially if they plan to stay in their homes for years to come.12

Traditional materials and quality craftsmanship lie at the core of timeless design, which some designers are calling “quiet luxury.”15 Think of enduring classics, like hardwood floors, hand-crafted tiles, and marble countertops.12 A timeless color palette will also often include warm neutrals and muted shades of blue and green.15

South Florida kitchens incorporate the latest technology, featuring smart appliances and integrated home automation systems. Touchless faucets, smart refrigerators, and voice-activated controls enhance efficiency and convenience, making cooking and entertaining a delight.

If you’re thinking about remodeling, it’s wise to incorporate as many traditional elegant and classical elements as you can. These stylistic choices tend to hold up well over time, which can prolong the life of your investment and make it easier to sell your home down the road. If you’d like advice on an upcoming project, contact us for a free consultation.

7. Nature Inspired

Nature-inspired reigns supreme as designers, homeowners, and businesses are embracing the trend to bring the outdoors in. We’re talking lush greenery, earthy colors, eco-friendly materials, and an oh-so-soothing atmosphere. It’s fitting, too, as sustainability is also cementing its spot in 2024’s interior design trends. 

Organic and Earthy Elements are used through-out the house. From stone backsplashes and terracotta tiles to live-edge wood accents, South Florida homes are embracing nature-inspired design elements that bring warmth and authenticity to interior spaces. 

With South Florida’s tropical climate, the desire for seamless indoor-outdoor living is stronger than ever. Sliding glass doors, large windows, and outdoor kitchens blur the lines between interior and exterior spaces. Patios and decks are transformed into stylish extensions of the home, ideal for entertaining and enjoying the beautiful weather.

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8. More Expressive Colors

All white is OUT! The all-white trend, while timeless, is losing some of its appeal in 2024. It’s seen as sterile and lacking personality. Design enthusiasts are opting for bolder and more expressive color schemes to infuse character and warmth into their living spaces.

Southern Living magazine talks about the 9 paint colors interior designers will be using as accents in 2024:
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9. Bold Colored Accents

Today’s homes are making a statement with bold and vibrant colors. Deep reds, indigo blues, and lush greens are popular choices for accent elements through-out the home. These colors create a sense of drama and personality, setting a unique tone for each family member in their personal spaces, as the bedrooms.

It is important to keep in mind when selling a home, keep the colors neutral to satisfy more people. Many cannot imagine what  bright or dark walls of a room would like like if they were painted off-white. They simply say, I don’t like this house and move on quickly to the next house.

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10. Home Office

The Home Office is here to stay! 2024 sees a surge in stylish home offices as remote work becomes a permanent fixture. Elegant and ergonomic furniture, ample natural light, and personalized decor create a productive yet aesthetically pleasing workspace. Homeowners prioritize functionality without compromising on style, making the home office an integral part of the overall design.

Home offices are characterized by a blend of sophistication and productivity. Neutral tones such as warm grays, muted blues, and soft greens create a serene workspace. Accents of gold or copper add a touch of glamour, making the home office both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

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Bonus: Natural Light

Natural Light is the best! To achieve this, you need large glass windows and glass doors to allow the light inside the home and also the view the natural surroundings in the outdoors.

Here is Florida, we like to entertain inside the home and then continue outdoors with our family and friends. We like the outside to have designated designed spaces to accommodate our guests for cooking, conversations, nice views, activities, and still keep our eyes on the kids and pets.

Therefore, the open floor plan in the major living areas is staying for a longer time period. Plus the open floor plan is extending even into the master suite with the sitting area and master bath more open to the bedroom, also having nice outdoor views and natural light.

Conclusion of Design Trends in South Florida

As we delve into the heart of 2024, South Florida’s home design trends showcase a harmonious blend of timeless elegance and modern changes. From the kitchen to the living room to the master bedroom, homeowners are embracing styles that reflect their unique personalities while incorporating sustainable, incorporating nature and tech-savvy elements that enhance the overall living experience.

Whether you’re looking to renovate or build anew, these trends provide inspiration for creating a home that is both stylish and functional in the dynamic landscape of South Florida.

Beautify Your Home While Boosting Its Market Value

If you’re thinking about making design changes—whether that’s repainting or a full remodel—it’s important to be informed about how your choices could impact your home’s resale potential. Buyer preferences can vary significantly based on your home’s neighborhood and price point.

Before you begin your project, reach out to discuss your plans and how they could impact the value of your home. Text or call the Martins at 561-339–1779 or email us.

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