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And just like that, 2023 is coming to a close! Of course, we wouldn’t end the year without sharing the top interior design trends of 2024. In 2023, we’ve seen trends like quiet luxury and cottagecore come and stay, and we’ve welcomed back historical designs and principles like Japandi and feng shui. But now it’s time to look ahead, and we couldn’t predict the best interior design trends without reaching out to experts, Next Wave Designers, the New York City Design Center, and more for styles that will win our hearts in the year to come.
To help you plan and prepare for 2024, designers share their trade show notes, requests from clients, and inspiring ideas you’ll want to jot down for your renovation plans. Taking note of our expert responses, we can predict 2024 to be a year of personalization like never before. From unique color pairings to a break from technology, these designs are widespread options for any style or aesthetic. Designer Noz Nozawa says, “While I am so supportive of our clients and any homeowner who wants A.I.-assisted homes that help make life more convenient, I am also really excited about this idea of homes where you get up to turn the light on and feel a satisfying click when pressing the switch, as a way to stay grounded while our lives become more and more dependent on our smartphones!”
Design trends come and go, but we’re rooting for you to make your home a space you can always grow with—even when your style changes. Ahead, learn everything you need to know about the interior design trends you’ll see everywhere in 2024.
“For 2024 we will continue to see designs trending out of grays and into browns. Not only will this be seen in fabrics and textiles but also in cabinetry and casegoods,” says Next Wave Designer DuVäl. This wave of chocolate neutrals has also been noted by a survey on design trends the New York Design Center conducted. Over 90 percent of respondents predict that brown will be the color of choice in 2024.
Here, designer Katie Rosenfeld painted the trim and ceiling in Setting Plaster by Farrow & Ball, what she calls a nude pinky tone to offset the browns and olives in this bathroom’s Michael S. Smith wallpaper.
“Wall-mounted sculptures offer so much depth and dimension. Prints behind glass can feel so flat. I like to mix artworks in a variety of finishes, textures, and shapes,” designer Tara McCauley explains. She also notes that the work of creating an attractive “Zoom background” for your colleagues to see is just as important as having a beautiful view when you’re facing the computer.
McCauley brings inky dark walls to life in this hardworking corner with a black and white sculptural piece above the desk. It’s a blank slate for your ideas to come to life!
Dynamic Range Hoods
“Hood vent covers often fall to the back burner during the kitchen design process, but I anticipate a greater focus on them in 2024. We will see bolder designs incorporating distinct textures on the hood, like plaster or wood fluting. I always like to pair a dramatic hood vent with a beautiful eye-catching range, like the iconic models offered by Wolf,” says New York City-based designer Hilary Matt.
Here, a deep olive green hood is the center of attention. The design of this unit is contemporary, masking itself in the heavy industrial look found in most kitchen hoods.
A Pause From Technology
“What I think will be a big turnabout in design for 2024, is that more and more of my clients are actually wanting to return to ‘dumb homes’ at least that’s what I’m calling the opposite of a smart home! Harsh blue lights and bright touchscreens that illuminate when you walk by at night are starting to give way to a love of mechanical controls: old-school buttons, switches that toggle up and down, and simpler toilet washlets!” says Nozawa.
Self-care sessions in the bathroom can have a refreshing start without the buzz of tech. This bathroom window invites nature in as you start your day renewed and focused.
Leah Alexander of Beauty is Abundant says this will be the year of investments in vibrant and audacious color choices. “I see the appeal of gray and white kitchens and endless beige bouclé tapering off in favor of vibrance, saturation, and increasingly edgy color combinations,” says Alexander. “While I’m still obsessed with zellige tile I’m seeing stronger staying power in simple shapes in unique hues.”
Take your home’s design to the next level! Often ignored but frequently used, your stairway is the perfect place to hint at the beauty to come within your home. Take note of this stairway designed by Andre Hilton of Jordan Hilton Interiors that adds intrigue to the walls.
“You will start to see murals appear in unexpected places such as foyers and stair halls,” Hilton says. “No more boring, neglected stairwells. They deserve just as much attention as any other room in the house. It should definitely be a journey from one floor to the next, and this trend is sure to make people fall in love with every inch of their home.”
Design duo Joel Wong and Amanda Gunawan of OWIU Design anticipate a rise in sustainable materials in both design and building. Think unique pieces like seaweed lamps, features made out of mycelium, or Japanese shikkui plaster made out of natural seaweed fibers.
While designers and homeowners have been open to more intentional sustainable choices, next year will become an overarching goal.
Customized Secondary Spaces
“From back kitchens, additional wet bars, to butler’s pantries, I expect more and more homeowners to create extensions of their kitchens with secondary spaces,” says Matt. “With the option of being transitional or closed off behind doors, these secondary spaces can house everything from additional refrigeration and warming drawers to built-in coffee systems, wine storage, dishwashers, and more.”
As shown in the image, this secondary space allows for more functionality, convenience, and storage for kitchenwares. You can finally enjoy a coffee corner or wet bar in peace.
Inviting Living Rooms
So long to cold, white living rooms! Embrace a living room you can actually enjoy without worrying about accidental wine stains.
Alexis Pew of Kaminski + Pew shares, “Minimalism, but it’s evolved into a look that is less rigid for a more organic and inviting feel. Warm, textural spaces with natural materials in moodier, earthy color palettes. We’re moving away from bright whites and grays toward more creams, browns, rusts, and muted greens.”
A Reintroduction to Chartreuse
From the runways to the bedroom, we will be seeing this zesty green hue everywhere in 2024. “Chartreuse is a bold, energizing color that I’ve loved for as long as I can remember, but I think it’s about to have a moment in interiors and fashion. My tip for incorporating chartreuse into an interior is to avoid going full neon,” McCauley notes.
In this bedroom, she chose a Chesterfield-styled headboard in Chartreuse against a navy blue wall to showcase the elegance of the hue. If you’re not sure if the color you chose is chartreuse, she notes, “There is a fine line between an acid green and day glow; neon is best kept for nightclubs.”
According to designer Kerri Pilchik, 2024 will be a year of putting decor with character and stories first. “I think in 2024 we are going to see more highly personalized spaces and rich color palettes,” Pilchik shares. “Interiors will be more eclectic as people use antiques and pieces that have been passed down from family alongside new pieces that range from bespoke to CB2.”
In line with the uptick we’ve seen in antique and vintage shopping, homeowners have the desire to create a connection to their past. This pattern-clad bathroom cleverly displays a colorful and layered personality, from the scalloped shower curtains to the monogrammed towels.
Cozy Quiet Luxury
“Maybe it is the ‘quiet luxury’ effect, but I anticipate a trend toward relaxed and casual luxury, specifically when it comes to furniture,” says Jen Samson of Jen Samson Design. “Clients will lean more towards comfortable, lived-in furniture rather than smooth clean, and sterile looks.”
Though the debate on bouclé still continues, Samson proves the style can be right at home in your design with revamped design and usage. According to the New York City Design Center, the design world remains divided on the fate of bouclé in 2024. A noteworthy 54.5 percent of designers believe it’s on its way out, while the remaining 45.5 precent are adamant that it’s here to stay, setting the stage for an intriguing debate on the future of this textured fabric.
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