Whether you’re a maximalist maven or a nature enthusiast, there’s something for everyone in the interior design trends for 2024.
With nods to classic and timeless designs from the Victorian era to distinct shifts from minimalist to maximum impact, if one of your resolutions this year is to update your home’s interior décor, here’s how to nail some of 2024’s hottest interior looks. (Hint: It’s all in the details. 😉)
Before getting started, though, here’s a designer tip. The thing to remember about any trend is that you don’t want to commit to it everywhere. Mix things up using color, shapes and texture to create balanced, more interesting spaces, starting with smaller often overlooked and underused ones.
Small spaces are big trend
Tapping into the insights and foresights from some of the world’s leading interior designer firms, elledecor.com tells us “previously underestimated areas” of the home such as the hallway, pantry, utility and laundry rooms are moving center stage and enjoying a design boost.
Think outside the straight lines
The shortest point between what’s in and out in interior design trends for 2024 are curved versus straight lines. Softer shapes and edges in furnishings and scalloped designs in the frame of a mirror or on upholstery can help make rooms look less linear.
Ornate moldings and a moody palette are all part of the 2024 trend of all-things Victorian. Walls comprised of different pieces of oak in square and diamond shapes, along with crown moldings and chevron floors mimicking early 19th-century Parisian salons are definitely enjoying a design revival. Balance these classic styles with more modern millwork for a lighter, updated look.
A touch of texture
Texture is in, flat high-gloss walls are out. Bring in the touchy feelies with unique tile backsplashes and textures like brick, wood and terra cotta on walls and in flooring. Snuggle up to bubbly nubbly bouclé upholstery, soft blankets and plush rugs to create that cozy, comfy, at-home feeling,
Cool it with warmer colors
All-white countertops, flooring, cabinetry and walls are becoming a thing of the past, say multiple designers. You can say goodbye to cool grays, too, especially in flooring where tile planks are being replaced by hardwoods in colors like sand dune, birch, twig and golden oak. Don’t be afraid to go bold, too. Try tones of deep red, rich browns, dark oranges and purple. Even black is back.
Say hello to the great indoors! Interior design trends for 2024 are all about bringing the outdoors in. Build your own biophilic design by incorporating nature-inspired elements into your space. Think luscious greenery, natural textures like rattan and jute, and earthy color palettes that make you feel one with Mother Nature. Adding a touch of green not only freshens up your space but also revitalizes your mood. It’s like having a mini-indoor garden minus the muddy footprints.
Going hand in hand with biophilic designs, being eco-friendly is always in vogue. This year, sustainable design takes center stage. Opt for furniture made from recycled materials, invest in energy-efficient lighting and choose decor pieces crafted by artisans using sustainable practices. Reduce, reuse, recycle isn’t just a mantra—it’s a lifestyle that makes your home not just beautiful, but also kind to our planet.
Take it to the maximalist
Move over, minimalist chic! More is more in 2024. Be extravagant and celebrate your maximalist aesthetic. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns, textures and colors in a riot of creative expression. Layer rugs, pile on cushions and let your walls tell stories with a collage of art. It’s about creating a space that’s uniquely yours, bursting with personality and charm. Go big or go home! This style lets you do both.
Welcome to the future, where tech seamlessly meets design. This year’s interior design trends embrace smart home devices that not only elevate your lifestyle but also blend flawlessly with your decor. From voice-controlled lighting to sleek, futuristic furniture with integrated charging stations, the marriage of technology and style is a match made in interior heaven.
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