These 2024 home decor trends will inspire your future interior design
The start of a new year is a time to reevaluate and recharge — and for many people, that includes the space they surround themselves with. Whether it’s a deep clean to clear your mind or a more dramatic makeover of your entire move, there’s no shortage of ways to make your interior look more inspired. But if you’re not quite sure where to start, who better to turn to than decor experts for information on what’s new and next? According to top designers, the biggest home decor trends for 2024 include something for every style, every budget (including renters!) and every space.
While these upcoming trends range from soothing and spa-like to big and bold, there is one overarching theme you should expect to see more of in 2024: personalization. As many functions have pivoted to hybrid or even fully remote models, it’s more important than ever to have a space that’s as functional as it is comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. “In 2024, people will be looking to make their current homes the homes of their dreams,” says Jonathan Gabrio, head of the Connected Experience Center at Samsung Electronics America. “According to our research, 69% of Americans wish they had more flexible home spaces that could be used for multiple activities, so they want ways to transform that are convenient but not permanent.”
The concept of a “dream home” varies from person to person. Maybe that means a smarter home, full of technology that makes everyday tasks simpler and smoother. For others, it may mean setting a mood that provides a respite from outside words. No matter what category you fall into — or another category entirely — you’re sure to find something in 2024’s most anticipated trends that will give you the makeover you’re looking for. Ahead, learn more about nine things designers say will have their moment in the coming year, plus how you can try them yourself in ways big and small.
The phrase “quiet luxury” first came to light when forecasters and fashion reporters set their sights on Sofia Richie’s ultra-sophisticated and modest Graeme wedding earlier this year, and has since been amplified and expanded to include an all-encompassing lifestyle aspiration. So what does it mean when it comes to home decor? According to Peak Petersen, interior design director at Hoedemaker Pfeiffer, it’s all about the balance between old and new, as well as the use of high-quality materials and calm color palettes. “The overall feel is collected, sophisticated and elegant,” she explains. “On a small scale, one can calm the colors in the space and incorporate a stone lamp, such as the Bianca marble table lamp from CB2. On a larger scale, one can wrap their walls in warm white plaster, invest in a caramel-colored mohair sofa and flaunt a unique sculptural side table from Casey McCafferty Quiet luxury is all about IYKYK pieces that have meaning to space dwellers.
Simply switching up the colors in your home can help you achieve this effect, Ginger Curtis, CEO and founder of Urbanology Designs, tells TZR. “Create a sanctuary using a neutral color palette of soft creams, taupes and rich warm tones, setting the stage for a calm and sophisticated ambiance.”
You probably already know about the dramatic change that adding a fresh coat of paint to your walls can bring, but have you ever thought about trying a different texture? This effect, which designers say will be huge in 2024, can be achieved in several ways. “Plainly painted walls may take a backseat to textured wall treatments,” Curtis says. “From patterned wallpaper to decorative paint finishes such as Venetian plaster or plaster, they add depth and interest to rooms.”
Not ready for a big commitment? Try removable wallpaper in grasscloth or linen, and start with one accent wall. But if you’re ready for a more complex project, you can try limewash, an effect frequently used in homes designed by Emily Del Bello, who recently launched a debut lighting collaboration with fellow women-founded brand Blueprint Lighting. “It adds a lot of texture to the space and creates a cloud-like experience,” she explains. “We’ve used them in living rooms, bedrooms, mudrooms, etc. The possibilities are endless!”
With an increasing focus on self-care, spa-like bathrooms continue to be a major decor trend—one that can be addressed in many ways. One way, according to Petersen, is to create a monochromatic effect. “Keeping all the colors of a bathroom space closely aligned is one of the secrets to creating a spa-like space,” she says. “Whether it’s an all-white space, or a moody forest green, it’s the monotonous nature that soothes the eye.”
A more sophisticated way to experience this in your home is to install new features and fixtures—from backlit mirrors to high-end appliances and beyond. It all just depends on your budget and how much reno you are willing to afford. “Steam baths, infrared saunas and cold plunges are being incorporated more and more into our designs as they become more affordable and accessible,” says Brad Ramsey, principal and founder of Brad Ramsey Interiors.
Of course materials are important when creating a spa environment. Think linen shower curtains, wood bath linens, and other luxury textiles — which includes your robe and towels, notes Curtis.
The bathroom isn’t the only place where you should expect to see signs of nature, according to top interior designers and decorators. Biophilic design, the concept used to connect the indoor and outdoor worlds, will be bigger than ever in 2024. So how can you achieve this? “Embrace biophilic design principles by bringing nature indoors by using low-maintenance indoor plants, maximizing natural light, and using branches right outside your home to create stunning arrangements,” says Curtis. “This holistic approach creates a harmonious and luxurious living space that speaks of comfort and elegance.”
Muted tones and minimalist decor aren’t really your thing? Don’t worry, this year will see a big return of bold patterns – from walls to upholstery and beyond. As Devon Wegman, founder and design director of Devon Grace Interiors, explains, it’s because a lot of people are tired of the same old, same old. “I think 2024 will be about bold and dramatic moves,” she says. “People are tired of playing it safe (at least we are) and sticking to soft, neutral textures everywhere. People no longer want their home to look exactly like their neighbors, but instead they want their home to be unique, and in order to do that, they It is necessary to take risks!
Some ways Curtis suggests incorporating more extremes include art and accessories. Look for bold, expressive pieces to create a more eclectic effect.
Sustainability is taking over many aspects of life as we move into the future, and this includes how you decorate your home. One way to do this? Kelly Jimenez, director of architecture at Hoedemaker Pfeiffer, explains the use of reclaimed materials. “People are becoming more aware of the value of existing structures and objects and the waste generated by their disposal,” she points out. “I think we will see design embrace and reimagine the old in new and exciting ways.”
Reclaimed materials aren’t exactly new, but Todd Bayerlein, director of architecture at Hoedemaker Pfeiffer, thinks this year you’ll see them in a different way. “Rural reclaimed materials are on their way out, being replaced by reclaimed materials that have been refurbished and revived for their next life,” he tells us. Brands including Sabai and MINNA are among those whose fully recycled materials have been redesigned in a modern way.
According to Mary Ta, founder of MASS Beverly, the curvy furniture and decor trend shows no sign of slowing down in 2024 — and that’s because such shapes provide a warm, welcoming feeling. “We think this trend is starting to come out of the pandemic with a desire for more comfortable, enveloping shapes and cool materials — velvet, collars, everything,” she says. Not ready to splurge on a curvy sofa? Ta explains that softly shaped pillows can help create the same feeling of comfort, but on a smaller scale.
Do you remember the latte makeup trend this summer? This color story is coming to your homes next. “Browns and yellow-browns in particular are feeling very nostalgic and fresh right now,” Ta tells us. “This trend came out of fashion first and represents a very classic European sensibility. The brown color story has come back to the USA – modern and comfortable at the same time. You can see these established colors in the newly launched FENDI Casa collection, but they are easy to create A similar effect if you don’t have a designer budget — starting with the paint. Ramsay says he currently loves Iced Mocha 9092 from Sherwin Williams in his clients’ homes, but you can also incorporate accessories in coffee and cappuccino shades to instantly create a feeling of elegant comfort and radical warmth.
One of the biggest trends of the year is one you don’t always see in and of itself. Smart devices will continue to be a key part of making homes more user-friendly. “Connected technology, like Samsung SmartThings, not only helps you manage your household chores, but can also elevate your living space for better self-care,” says Gabrio. “We expect to see people using these systems to link their home devices together and create individualized routines around setting a mood, waking up refreshed or getting better sleep, while removing motivational hurdles behind things like exercise.”