It’s handy to know 2024 home trends if you’re renovating your property or simply refreshing your aesthetic. We’re seeing a focus on sustainability and interiors teeming with personality. Read on to discover interior design trends for 2024.
1. Prioritizing comfort and self-care
The Covid-19 pandemic abruptly changed the way we live, and we are still experiencing the effects today. One of the biggest adjustments we had to make was how we live in our houses. As a result, some improvements have been made to the form and function of the home that are interesting advancements from five years ago.
Staying indoors made us quickly realize the importance of comfortable surroundings and self-care. Not only do we want our homes to look good—they must FEEL good, too, with cozy furniture, soothing colours, calming fragrances, and soft textures. We prioritize our mental and physical health.
How to include it Opt for casual and comfortable furniture that you can sink into or curl up on—we’re talking daybeds, lounge chairs, poufs, armchairs, soft carpets, cozy blankets, and pillows. Your home should feel inviting and welcoming, like a calm sanctuary from the outside world.
EspaceProprio tip Add a mirror at the end of a hallway so you can simply roll out your yoga mat and stretch or meditate. Move some corner plants around to create a little nook where you can manoeuvre and relax. Remember that adequate soft lighting is the key to comfort and well-being. Always use dimmers and bulbs that emit a soft and warm glow.
2. The rise of proactive and discreet smart technology
The evolution of smart technology isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, we’ll find it creeping into our homes more and more right under our noses. Expect to see scores of innovations that make our lives more convenient, comfortable and cool, including voice-activated lighting and fridges that can tell us what food we need before we open them!
How to include it There’s a good chance the next major appliance you buy will be smart, plus you’ll be able to control it from your phone. Switch to smart bulbs and plugs for floor lamps, garden lights, speakers and more, or add colour to your life with smart ambient lighting. A smart watering system is also a great way to support sustainability while making your life a little easier. Consider motion sensors, voice control appliances, large picture frames that serve as a television and invisible office screens for a more subtle approach to high technology in your décor.
3. Clean living: A health-conscious approach
In 2024, we’re not only trying to do what’s best for the environment, but also what's best for us. The clean living trend has us switching to air-purifying paints once they’re available and getting rid of anything in our homes that is considered harmful for us and the planet.
How to include it You know those chemical-laden cleaning products lurking under the sink? Well, now’s the time to swap them for natural alternatives. While you’re at it, invest in a few indoor plants that rid the air of toxins, carbon dioxide and volatile compounds. Great options include peace lilies, florist’s chrysanthemum, snake plants, and flamingo flowers. Just be sure to keep them out of reach of pets.
4. Luxurious materials and textures
What pairs brilliantly with warm, earthy colours? Well, luxe fabrics and textures, of course! It’s not the first time we’ve seen velvet and other plush materials taking centre stage in home décor, and it probably won’t be the last.
How to include it If you’re looking for an excuse to invest in that luxurious avocado green and velvet armchair, here it is. Otherwise, scatter cushions, throws, and other accessories in corduroy, velvet and other rich textures will work perfectly in your retro-modern living room in 2024. Wool is a trendy fabric for furniture. Use it moderately in your space to maintain a balanced look.
5. The elegance of gold-toned metals
Another familiar home trend is back! Gold-toned metals aren’t going anywhere and they pair perfectly with the warm, earthy colours that are back populating home décor accessories, textiles, and fabrics.
How to include it Opt for champagne gold, brushed brass, and matte bronze for doorknobs, handles, light fixtures, and hardware. The key is to choose gold tones in a flat or matte finish.
6. The appeal of rust colours
When it comes to décor, paint, and furniture, we’re picking colours that embody resting, relaxation, self-care, and sustainability. However, if you love copper, terracotta, burnt orange, and other rusty colours, you’re in luck! These hues will dominate everything from weddings to decorative accessories in our homes. Terracotta tiling on the floor is back. Couches, pillows or rugs harmonize with neutral sand colours.
How to include it Rusty colors go well with other tones such as natural greens, warm neutrals (like chalk and milk), greige tones and black. Add a few plants in your décor and you’ll be all set with this trend.
7. Bringing back the 90’s neon aesthetic
The 90s have enjoyed a comeback in recent years in the fashion world, and we’ll be seeing it more in our homes, too. It’s good news for those seeking bright and bold colours! Hot pink, bright turquoise, lime, and electric purple are strutting down the runway this year.
How to include it Calming colours in the bedroom will make it feel more like a haven but adopt a cyberpunk 90’s vibe in areas like the living room, family room or kids’ bedrooms. Nothing says “play” like light-up neon signs and cozy curved furniture.
8. Video game room: a game-changer
Over the years, video games have become increasingly popular. What started out as a hobby for many has morphed into something bigger. Gamers are expressing their passion, going as far as shaping the layout of their living spaces to include areas dedicated to video games. Must-haves include ergonomic equipment, comfortable seating and storage space for games and snacks!
How to include it Choose furniture with fun designs to give the room a playful feel. Then, install some L.E.D. lighting to create the perfect gaming mood with bright, contrasting shades that can be changed on a whim. Personalize the walls with posters and images of the games you’re passionate about. Complete the look with interactive elements (touch screens, sound-reactive lighting) for a total immersion!
9. Elevating at-home entertainment
We’re all feeling the pinch thanks to rising costs. So, in 2024, we’ll see a shift towards entertaining at home more often. However, we’ll spend our money on things that elevate the experience for ourselves and our guests.
How to include it Turn your basement into a fun family room or entertainment area. You can also install a high-quality sound system to enjoy your favourite music or movies, create a cozy and stylish gathering area with comfortable seating and lighting and add game tables such as pool, ping pong, foosball, or board games for some friendly competition.
10. Inspiring creativity through design
With more time at home than usual in recent years, many of us explored new hobbies such as crafting, baking, and DIY as soothing ways to pass the time in lockdown. For some, the trend has continued as we look for any means to save (or make) a few bucks.
How to include it If your creative space is in an open area, make sure it's functional so you can keep it clean and organized. This can be a great add on to create moments and new hobbies with our loved ones.
11. Mushroom shapes in vintage décor
Move over, minimalism! It’s time for self-expressed maximalism and mushroom décor. We’re looking at different ways to make our homes personal and unique, and this means more vintage décor, cute mushroom prints, and fantasy art.
How to include it These soft and curvy fungi are finding their way onto fabric, wallpaper and clothing. Bring nature into your home with an adorable mushroom cushion, vase or patterned rug. For those who want to play it more subtle, the mushroom colour is still very sought after. It’s a warm and earthy tone that can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in any room.
12. The rise of "Hipstoric homes" – Mixing eras and trends
Eclectic design, a true mishmash of styles, incorporates decorative elements from a wide range of influences. This aesthetic has given rise to a décor infused with details and textures where the past and present blend seamlessly. One way to bring this bold approach to life is to match modern pieces of furniture with a vintage light fixture. This produces fascinating contrasts in a warm and timeless atmosphere.
How to include it This is the place for reused or antique pieces with a backstory to add some depth to the space. Modern furniture needs to be skillfully and purposefully added to the mix to create an appealing visual balance. Throw a Persian rug on a hardwood floor, create a wall gallery consisting of a variety of frame styles, then include heterogeneous light sources. It's a good idea to work with an interior designer for a truly successful result.
13. The return of repair and second-hand goods
In our efforts to protect the future of the planet, we’re still prioritizing reducing food waste and reusing or recycling old products. We’re googling ways too make compost at home and how to fix furniture instead of buying new.
How to include it Rather than buying a new and pricey dresser for the bedroom, keep an eye on local community pages on social media or simply drive around the neighbourhood. You might find an old sideboard worth restoring!
14. Permanent home office spaces
If you’re still working from home following the pandemic, you’re not alone. The home office isn’t going anywhere, with many companies offering hybrid working arrangements at the very least.
How to include it What do you need to be productive at home? Ergonomic and stylish office furniture, soundproofing, cool tech—and that’s exactly what you’ll see more of in 2024. Expect noise-blocking headphones, bespoke lighting, and other accessories that make workspaces more functional and inspiring. Keep in mind that the trend is moving back toward closed off office spaces.
15. Hotel luxury
Aligned with some other trends, the intention here is to evoke a feeling of luxurious escape. Budgets are tight. People are travelling less. So, why not bring that feeling of getting away into your own home.
How to include When you think hotel, the first thing that comes to mind is a comfy bed. Invest in amazing bedding and pillows, maybe even consider upgrading your headboard and replacing your side table lamps with sconces or wall mounts. Beautiful heavy velvet curtains are a must for this hotel feel. We tend to the décor by removing family photos and replacing it with subtle art.
Which interior design trends are on their way out?
The grey room Good old grey has worn out its welcome. The current trend coming to a wall near you is warm colours and earthy tones. This fresh take on colour is appealing and approachable.
Barn doors The rustic aesthetic of barn doors sure did have its heyday. But now something more discrete has come to town that fits in better with various architectural styles.
Open shelves Dust bunnies happily dwell on exposed surfaces so it’s best to shun open shelves. Stick with closed door cabinets and you'll get a much cleaner look.
Lofts The allure of having no walls can get old fast; there is often a lack of privacy and a loss of storage space. When you factor in questionable energy efficiency in old, converted buildings, it’s easy to see why this is another trend that’s leaving the party.
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