2024 interior design and material trends

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According to real estate company Zillow, Brutalism is predicted to be a trend to watch in 2024. Characterized by raw, exposed materials, this mid-20th-century design style is primed to continue its controversial comeback in 2024. Zillow said it has seen a 452% increase in for-sale listings mentioning brutalist design. 

Brutalist-inspired features, such as blackened steel casement windows, raw concrete floors, and jagged patinated bronze light fixtures, are read as modern, functional, and sustainable. This style’s stripped-back interiors act as a blank canvas, making them appealing to minimalists or creative homeowners who want to furnish them according to their style. 

Murals are also predicted to trend in 2024. They are showing up 18% more often in for-sale homes on Zillow. Wallpaper murals are now readily available and depict all types of scenes, from large-scale landscapes to modern botanicals.  

Trends on the way out? The “cloffice,” according to the online real estate company. Sparked by the pandemic, this office space created out of a closet was a trend that grew out of necessity as remote workers living in tight quarters became desperate for a quiet place to hold Zoom meetings. Combined with the return-to-office movement, the cloffice is now appearing in 54% fewer Zillow listings. Zoom rooms are also down by 41%, and office sheds are highlighted 31% less frequently in listing descriptions.

Zillow determined these trends by looking at nearly 300 home features and design styles mentioned in for-sale listing descriptions.


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Michaelle Bradford | Editor

Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Woodworking Network editor. She has more than 20 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing, and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.