The Stars Of Unsellable Houses Weigh In On Popular Housing Trends

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You can always trust the stars of HGTV's "Unsellable Houses" on popular housing trends. So, anyone looking for home advice and wanting to know what's trending in real estate should listen to Leslie Davis and Lyndsay Lamb. When those talented sisters share their insights, people listen. Luckily, they both shared some prominent home trends that may influence how homeowners approach their plans in 2024.

"We've been seeing a lot of natural, organic materials. Tons of wood-on-wood — mixing woods together ... it's something that Lyndsay and I easily work into our designs pretty flawlessly because it's something that we have in our styles as well," Davis told 425 Magazine. Thus, wood is everywhere in 2024, and the "Unsellable Houses" stars are here for it.

Lamb also noted, "I would add (that) with real-estate trends, we're seeing a lot of people — at least in the second half of 2023 — putting money back into their current home instead of choosing to move." So, not only is embracing wood a standout 2024 trend but choosing to stay and improve your current home instead of packing up and moving is also becoming a popular option.

Tips for incorporating more wood into your home

As "Unsellable Houses" star Leslie Davis said, wood is everywhere in 2024. If you don't have much wood in your home, don't feel like you have to break the bank to swap out all your floors and furniture for wood just to be on-trend. However, think about how you can incorporate more wood into the home when you need to shop for new items. For instance, before you buy a plastic cutting board, consider opting for wood instead. And don't be afraid to mix wood with more wood in different tones. So, before buying something plastic or metal for your home, ask yourself, "Do they make this in wood, too?"

Also, try updating your home by investing in stylish wooden decorations, such as the Hand-Carved Twisted Wood Vases, available for $63.99 at Pottery Barn. A chic wooden vase like that will draw attention to your flowers or plants while adding a trendy touch to your home. If you're not much of a plant person, consider a wooden bowl instead, like the Wood Decor Bowl by Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia, selling for $24.99 at Target. Keep whatever you want in a bowl like this and incorporate that organic trend into your interior design.

Be practical when renovating your home

Remember, Lyndsay Lamb shared that many people are opting to renovate and stay in their current homes instead of moving in 2024. Of course, you should trust your gut, and if your instincts tell you to move — because you're ready for a new location or any other reason — you should follow those instincts. But renovating is an option for people who aren't set on moving but are tired of their home's current look.

Renovating can be a long and tiring journey, so be realistic before determining which renovations you should tackle first and how big of a project you can take on. "If you notice severe problems with your home's structure, like extensive moisture and mold damage in different areas, you might want to rebuild ...There are some smaller renovations you can probably do yourself like painting or building a small shelf, but we always say don't attempt to DIY a complex renovation project that you don't have the skills to do well," Lamb and Leslie Davis told Austin Monthly. So, although renovating is trendy in 2024, you should still be pragmatic and leave advanced renovations to the professionals.

Furthermore, while renovating typically isn't as expensive as moving, you should still have a budget and stick to it, as budgeting is crucial for any significant home change. And sometimes, a new color scheme, updated furniture, modern appliances, and fresh decor can make you fall in love with your home all over again.