In 2024, designers should pay attention to Gen Z, Connected Living, AI Technology and more: ASID

Between taking more inspiration from Gen Z and prioritizing mental health, wellbeing, and sustainability, the American Society of Interior Designers released a list to help industry professionals keep specific trends on their radars this year.

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From health and wellness to sustainability, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) have shared a list of key trends that span across all sectors of design to look out for in 2024.

The list, called the Top 11 Design Trends for 2024, are pulled from ASID’s annual Trends Outlook Report, a work created by its research division that explores which trends are set to impact the interior design industry each year.

The following are the design trends featured on the list.

Living with and Learning from Gen Z  took the number one spot on the list, which according to ASID, “enters and occupies consumer culture” while noting the importance of designers familiarizing themselves with the generation’s evolving empathies and concerns. “Gen Z’s unique set of experiences — from negotiating a pandemic, racial, political, social and cultural upheaval, gun control and school shootings, police brutality, natural disasters and war — have heightened their awareness and impacted their priorities,” said ASID.

Solo-Living and Seeking Connection came in second, as seeking connectedness to loved ones and communities remains a priority. “The American family has undergone significant change in recent decades, and Americans are experiencing family life in increasingly different ways. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of one-person households has increased every decade since 1940, reaching 27.6 per cent in 2020,” said the ASID, noting that with solo-living on the rise, Americans are seeking connectedness to love.

The list also included Comfortable and Connected Living, in which designers can “support the comfort and camaraderie occupants desire by creating opportunities for gathering in the home”; Health and Wellness, which emphasized the importance of designers considering the self-care push; and Quiet Luxury, in which consumers seek a more low-key and personalized approach to luxury.

It also included Blurred Lines in Travel, in which guests blur the lines of living, working, staying and playing; A Custom Approach to Today’s Workplace, in which designers have the opportunity to help organizations create a more personalized approach to their hybrid work strategies; AI technology;  Digital Marketing in Design; Extreme Weather Event and Climate Impact; and Sustainability Rules.

The full report will be available on January 29, 2024,  and will kick off its unveiling with a virtual press conference which will feature ASID CEO Khoi Vo and design leaders from several sectors and practices.