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Cozy and comfortable spaces with luxury details are emerging as popular choices of homeowners this year. According to the American Society of Interior Designers’ 2024 Trends Outlook, private spaces are offering boutique hotel amenities and spa-like serene bathrooms, while the kitchen has become the focal point to gather in connected and comfortable living. Both the kitchen and bathroom are welcoming warm neutrals with blue accents.

Cleanability Is a Must. A product of the pandemic, homeowners are wishing for cleanability and durability, especially with homes that have pets. As a grout-less option, bathrooms are getting quartz vanities and large slabs or solid-surface panels. Consumers are also looking for matte and brushed finishes that show fewer water marks and blemishes.

Texture-Infused Finishes Throughout. Designers are seeing an increase of highly textured surfaces and textiles that add layers of interest in 2024. From seagrass wallpaper to Venetian plaster, walls throughout the home are also getting some extra depth and interest.

Primary Suites Get an Upgrade. Much like a luxury hotel, primary suites are becoming home to beverage stations, refrigerator drawers, and miniature refrigerators to accommodate morning coffee and evening drinks, but also medications and cooling face products. Influenced by self-care spaces, spa-inspired bathrooms are ushering in frameless, doorless steam showers with multiple water sources. Stone, quartz, and marble materials are on trend.

Kitchen Islands Steal the Show. Now the anchor of many kitchens in 2024, the multifunctional space for preparation and dining is also receiving additions like faucets for filtered water and taps for fizzy soda water or hot water for tea. Side-by-side seating encourages the “eatertainment” trend that is being seen across all trend reports including the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

Utility Spaces Maximize Storage. Utility and mud rooms are being combined with laundry rooms—embracing color and layering patterns in wallpapers and textiles—to build on much-needed storage and functionality that can be lost by kitchen open shelving and loss of upper cabinets.

Technology Is Expected. Increasingly prevalent in residential design, connected home devices that create personalized routines are becoming the norm. From app-controlled heating features beneath tile floors to motion sensor lighting, ASID expects technology-enabled homes to be expected including top smart toilet trends like automatic lids and self-cleaning functions.

Soft Edges Offer Coziness. In terms of furniture and décor, soft edges are making a comeback. Modular L-shaped sofas with storage and chaise lounges are on the rise, ASID notes. The shift in seating signals a return to true comfort and lounging in the home. ASID says that sculptured furniture and curved accent chairs offer warmth and comfort especially with velvet and boucle coverings. Boucle—while popular in living spaces for a few years—is also entering the bedroom to create additional coziness and warmth.

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