The new year signals new beginnings along with fresh looks in home styling, so what interior design trends can we expect to see in 2024?
The evolving home styling trends for 2024 introduce opportunities to balance enlivened interiors and bold tones with calming curves, layered textures, ambient lighting, eco-friendly choices and smart functionality.
Embrace your curves
Straight lines are heading out of town, making way for curvy edges in fixtures and accessories. Growing in popularity are curved island benches and rounded kitchen cabinet hardware, curved-edge bath tubs and round, arched or oval mirrors to soften the aesthetic in bathrooms.
Interior decorating trends in 2024 sees living rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms made cosier by layering different textures. Three is the optimal number of texture variations to add depth, interest and character in any one space.
Choose ambient lighting
In 2024 warm tones are the difference feature lights, table lamps and any ambient lighting source, dimming the popularity of the cool LED downlights we’ve seen in past years. This focus on pendant lights over kitchen benchtops continues albeit in a softer light, with chandeliers or statement lights a highlight in stairwells and entry foyers with vaulted or high ceilings.
Increased eco-friendly awareness
As we did in 2023, we will continue to make eco-friendly choices when it comes to furniture and accessories around the home. That may start with choosing energy-efficient home designs and filling them with soft furnishings made from sustainably-produced materials and selecting recycled furniture pieces.
Automated functionality is high on the agenda in 2024, so we will embrace more smart technology built into our homes. Think charging stations built into benchtops, voice activated lighting controls and window furnishings, and remote-controlled smart security systems.
Colour me bold
We can expect interior design trends to showcase an injection of increased personality into home styling during 2024. Geometric forms in soft furnishings, patterned ceramics and eclectic one-off accessories will offset warmer greys and natural earthy tones for added vitality. Fresh greens introduce a wellness vibe alongside calming shades of olive and sage, with bold contrasts.