Interior design is constantly evolving, and part of the fun of it all is finding new ways to express your style in a way that’s innovative and aesthetically pleasing. As we round the corner into 2024, several interior design trends are poised to take center stage. From sustainable materials to bold pattern play, read on for a few trends looming in the near future and how you can incorporate them into your own home design.
1. Bring the Outdoors In
In 2024, biophilic design—the concept of increasing the connection between a space, its occupants, and the natural world—is set to gain more traction. It’s more than simply putting a nice ivy plant on your mantel. Rather, this concept revolves around creating harmony between the indoors and outdoors. Expect to see an increase in the use of natural materials, such as wood and stone, along with an emphasis on large windows that allow for ample natural light. The incorporation of indoor plants and botanical patterns will also be a key feature, promoting a sense of well-being and connection with the environment.
DESIGN TIP: Let more natural light into your space with French doors.
2. Bold Colors and Patterns
Minimalism certainly had its moment, but 2024 will lean into maximalism. From using vibrant colors on walls and furniture, to mixing bold patterns that don’t necessarily “go” together, a maximalist approach can make a big style statement. Consider creating an accent wall in a vivid paint color, work in a few eclectic furniture pieces, and embrace the bold. Jewel tones, rich textures, and intricate patterns will dominate in the next year, so don’t be afraid to let your personality and creativity shine.
3. Smart Spaces: Integrating Technology Seamlessly
Though not an entirely new concept anymore, expect to see technology more intricately incorporated into day-to-day life and interior design approaches. In 2024, “smart” home features will become the default instead of a nice addition into interior design. From automated lighting systems to intelligent climate control, homeowners will prioritize technology that enhances both convenience and energy efficiency. Plus, the use of voice-activated assistants (like Siri and Alexa), as well as smart appliances, will become more commonplace as homeowners try to streamline daily tasks.
4. Sustainable Chic: Making Eco-Friendly Choices
Our everyday choices have an impact on our planet, and we’re happy to see a more conscious approach to home design start to pick up in popularity. Environmental awareness will continue to shape interior design trends in 2024, with sustainable and eco-friendly materials prioritized, as well as furniture and decor that leaves a smaller carbon footprint. Reclaimed wood, recycled metals, and upcycled furniture pieces will be the go-to, promoting a more responsible approach to design without compromising on style.
DESIGN TIP: Do you love a vintage look? You can find high quality wooden pieces (think armoires, dressers, and buffets) on Facebook Marketplace and in your local thrift store. It’s an Earth-friendly way to reduce waste, save some money, and incorporate timeless style into your home. We call that a triple-win!
5. Homes That Feel Like Cozy Retreats
The world shifted after Covid-19 changed the way we all live and work. As people spend more time in their homes—either working or finding a respite from the fast-paced nature of modern life—there will be a notable shift towards creating cozy, intimate spaces within homes. Nooks with plush seating, reading corners with soft lighting, playrooms that convert into in-home movie theaters, and soft-colored, spa-inspired bedrooms will appear more and more.
Cozy doesn’t equal boring, and there’s plenty of room to play with patterns and color. But the idea is that whatever it looks like, the space feels peaceful to YOU. The emphasis on creating spaces for self-care reflects a growing awareness of the importance of mental well-being and comfort in the design process.
From embracing nature to brightening up a bland wall, 2024 promises to be dynamic and creative in the interior design space. Whether you lean towards a calming, serene style or fresh modern color, these trends offer a roadmap for creating spaces that are not only on-trend but deeply personal.