12 Interior Design Trends Unveiled: A 2024 Comprehensive Guide by Experts

12 Interior Design Trends You'll See Everywhere in 2024, According to Experts Heading Into 2024: Unveiling the Next Wave of Interior Design

Heading Into 2024: Unveiling the Next Wave of Interior Design

As the curtains closed on 2023, the anticipation for the upcoming year’s design trends is palpable. From the resurgence of brown tones to the redefined concept of luxury, leading experts and designers are setting the stage for a dynamic and personalized year in interior design. Let’s dive into the 12 trends poised to shape your living spaces in 2024.

Brown Renaissance – A Shift from Grays to Rich Neutrals

designed by Katie Rosenfeld, with Setting Plaster by Farrow & Ball, creates a harmonious balance in a bathroom adorned with Michael S. Smith wallpaper.

Next Wave Designer DuVäl predicts a departure from greys as brown takes centre stage in 2024. This warm and inviting colour is expected to dominate fabrics and textiles and find its way into cabinetry and case goods. According to a New York Design Center survey, over 90 per cent of respondents foresee brown as the colour of choice in the coming year.

In a nod to this trend, designer Katie Rosenfeld demonstrates the seamless integration of browns with Setting Plaster by Farrow & Ball, creating a harmonious balance in a bathroom adorned with Michael S. Smith wallpaper.

Sculptural Art – Adding Depth and Dimension to Walls

McCauley transforms a corner with inky dark walls, showcasing a black and white sculptural piece above a desk.

Designer Tara McCauley advocates for wall-mounted sculptures to infuse depth and dimension into living spaces. Moving beyond flat prints behind glass, McCauley emphasizes creating an appealing “Zoom background” for remote workspaces.

In a striking example, McCauley transforms a corner with inky dark walls, showcasing a black and white sculptural piece above a desk. The result is a blank canvas ready for creative ideas to come to life.

Dynamic Range Hoods – Elevating Kitchen Design

a contemporary kitchen with a deep olive green hood as the focal point, seamlessly blending industrial aesthetics with modern design

Anticipating a shift in focus, New York City-based designer Hilary Matt highlights the often overlooked hood vent covers in kitchen design. Predicting bolder designs with distinct textures such as plaster or wood fluting, Matt suggests pairing these hoods with eye-catching ranges for a dramatic effect.

An example of this trend is showcased in a contemporary kitchen with a deep olive green hood as the focal point, seamlessly blending industrial aesthetics with modern design.

A Pause From Technology – Embracing Mechanical Controls

a serene bathroom setting, Nozawa emphasizes the importance of self-care without the intrusion of technology

Designer Noz Nozawa foresees a departure from smart homes, with clients wanting to return to ‘dumb homes.’ This trend involves a shift away from harsh blue lights and bright touchscreens, favouring mechanical controls like old-school buttons and switches.

In a serene bathroom setting, Nozawa emphasizes the importance of self-care without the intrusion of technology, creating a space to start the day renewed and focused.

Bold Colors – Embracing Vibrant and Audacious Choices

Leah Alexander of Beauty is Abundant predicts a departure from subdued colour palettes in favour of vibrant and audacious choices

Leah Alexander of Beauty is Abundant predicts a departure from subdued colour palettes in favour of vibrant and audacious choices. Moving away from the popularity of grey and white kitchens, she envisions a surge in unique and edgy colour combinations.

Surprising Murals – Transforming Neglected Spaces

Designer Andre Hilton of Jordan Hilton Interiors introduces the trend of unexpected murals in spaces such as foyers and stair halls

Designer Andre Hilton of Jordan Hilton Interiors introduces the trend of unexpected murals in spaces such as foyers and stair halls. Reinventing neglected stairwells, Hilton believes in giving equal attention to every inch of the home.

Innovative Materials – A Rise in Sustainable Design

Design duo Joel Wong and Amanda Gunawan of OWIU Design anticipate a rise in sustainable materials

Design duo Joel Wong and Amanda Gunawan of OWIU Design anticipate a rise in sustainable materials, including seaweed lamps, mycelium features, and Japanese shikkui plaster made from natural seaweed fibres.

Customized Secondary Spaces – Extending Kitchen Functionality

a trend in creating extensions of kitchens, designer Hilary Matt envisions secondary spaces

Anticipating a trend in creating extensions of kitchens, designer Hilary Matt envisions secondary spaces like back kitchens and butler’s pantries. These versatile spaces offer functionality, convenience, and additional storage.

Inviting Living Rooms – A Shift Towards Warm and Textural Spaces

Designer Alexis Pew of Kaminski + Pew predicts a shift from cold, white living rooms to warmer, more inviting spaces

Designer Alexis Pew of Kaminski + Pew predicts a shift from cold, white living rooms to warmer, more inviting spaces with natural materials and earthy colour palettes.

A Reintroduction to Chartreuse – A Bold, Energizing Hue

designer Tara McCauley, Chartreuse makes a bold return in 2024

As noted by designer Tara McCauley, Chartreuse makes a bold return in 2024. Embracing this zesty green hue, McCauley advises incorporating it into interiors without going full neon.

Personalized Eclecticism – Decor with Character and Stories

Designer Kerri Pilchik anticipates a year of highly personalized spaces, blending antiques and new pieces

Designer Kerri Pilchik anticipates a year of highly personalized spaces, blending antiques and new pieces reflecting individual stories and characters.

Cozy Quiet Luxury – Relaxed and Casual Furnishings

Jen Samson of Jen Samson Design predicts a trend towards relaxed and casual luxury

Jen Samson of Jen Samson Design predicts a trend towards relaxed and casual luxury, veering away from clean and sterile looks in favour of comfortable, lived-in furniture.

As the design world steps into 2024, these trends promise a vibrant and eclectic year of personalization, innovation, and a renewed appreciation for the diverse elements that make a space uniquely yours.

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