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Upcoming Home Trends for 2024: Embracing the Future of Living Spaces

Upcoming Home Trends for 2024: Embracing the Future of Living Spaces

As 2023 comes to an end, my focus is fully on preparing for the 2024 season! There are so many angles to explore, but this week I've spent extra time digging into what we can expect in terms of home design trends in the Lake Chelan Real Estate Market in the coming year.

Being a resort town, the Lake Chelan Valley tends to be just a bit behind the curve in terms of adopting and implementing home design trends. It's generally pretty safe to look at what is happening in bigger cities and assume we'll see it popping here soon!

The world of interior design and home living is always evolving and reflecting broader societal changes, technological advancements, and environmental concerns. It's always interesting trying to figure out which trends will stick and which are passing fads that have the potential to quickly date your home!

This year, I think we'll see some exciting trends that not only prioritize aesthetics but also focus on sustainability, functionality, and my personal favorite, wellbeing.

Below are my predictions on what trends we will see in 2024 AND beyond! I think most of these trends will be here to stay and are likely solid investments if you're thinking of updating your home. But be careful with number 8 - that one could come back to bite you :)

1. Outdoor Spaces as Extensions of the Home

Blurring Indoor and Outdoor Boundaries:

Chelan knocks this one out of the park because it comes so naturally to us! We love to be outdoors! And as people continue to value their outdoor spaces, the trend of treating them as extensions of the interior will continue to grow. In 2024, expect well-designed outdoor living areas, complete with comfortable seating, outdoor kitchens, and even weather-resistant entertainment systems.

2. Wellness-Centric Design

Homes That Heal:

This one is my favorite. Wellness-centric designs are set to take center stage in 2024. This trend focuses on creating spaces that promote health and wellbeing. I love to walk into a home that makes me feel like I'm at a spa, and I cannot wait to see more of this implemented in Chelan valley real estate! Expect to see more homes with air purification systems, ergonomic furniture, and areas dedicated to meditation and relaxation. The use of color psychology to create calming environments will also be a key feature of this trend.

3. Multi-Functional Spaces

The Versatility of Design:

As remote work remains prevalent, the demand for multi-functional spaces is on the rise. Almost all my Lake Chelan real estsate buyers these days require a dedicated office space within their home. In 2024, expect to see homes with adaptable rooms that can easily transition from a home office to a workout area or a relaxation nook.

4. Smart Homes and Technological Integration

Living in the Future:

I'm always a little surprised at how slowly Chelan Valley real estate seems to be integrating smart home technology. I would have guessed we'd be at the forefront of this trend given our proximity to Seattle. Throughout the nation, the smart home trend continues to rise, with technological advancements becoming more integrated into our living spaces, and slowly but surely, we will see more and more of this in Chelan. In 2024, this will go beyond smart speakers and thermostats. We will see the rise of AI-driven home systems that can personalize living experiences, from mood-responsive lighting to voice-controlled kitchen appliances. This technology aims to make our lives more convenient, efficient, and tailored to our individual needs.

5. Vintage and Artisanal Touches

The Charm of the Old and Handmade:

There's a growing appreciation for vintage and artisanal items, reflecting a desire for uniqueness and storytelling in our living spaces. In 2024, curated vintage pieces, handmade crafts and furniture will become even more popular, providing a contrast to the mass-produced items and adding a layer of individuality and history to our homes.

Hey - speaking of which, have you seen this beautiful Black Walnut table my very talented husband just finished? Such a perfect artisanal touch for any home and sure to be a family heirloom! Hit me up if you're looking for a beautiful handmade dining table - I'd be honored to connect you with the artist!

6. Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Materials

Embracing Nature:

Sustainable and Eco-Friendly design is another area in which Lake Chelan homes seem to be slow to adopt. I've always chalked it up to a lack of access in our area. However, homeowners are increasingly seeking materials that are sustainable. Expect to see more furniture and décor crafted from recycled materials, renewable resources like bamboo, and textiles made from organic fibers. This trend is not only about reducing our carbon footprint but also about bringing a sense of nature and tranquility into our homes.

7. Biophilic Design

Bringing the Outdoors In:

Biophilic design continues to grow in popularity. This is another area where Chelan Valley real estate performs well. Biophilic Design integrates natural elements into interior design, aiming to connect inhabitants more closely with nature. With our gorgeous surroundings, how could we not? In 2024, this will go beyond houseplants and include features like living walls, natural light enhancements, and the use of water features. This trend not only enhances aesthetic appeal but also promotes mental and physical wellbeing.

8. Bold Colors and Patterns

A Splash of Personality:

Eeek! This is my least favorite! I loved the neutral color years! But after years of minimalist, neutral palettes, bold colors and patterns are making a comeback. In 2024, expect to see vibrant hues and striking patterns being used more confidently in home interiors. This trend reflects a growing desire for personal expression and a break from the norm, allowing homeowners to create spaces that truly reflect their personalities. I say have at it, but any time you're doing something bold, make sure you can easily cover it back up!


The home trends of 2024 reflect a blend of technology, sustainability, personal wellbeing, and a strong connection with nature. I expect we'll see more and more of these things integrated into Lake Chelan Real Estate in 2024 and beyond! The future of real estate design in the valley is both exciting and inspiring. I can't wait to see where we're at in a year!


Happy Holidays and here's to a well-designed 2024!