Ready for a new year with new home design ideas to try? It’s out with the old and in with the fresh and exciting. These are the interior design trends the professionals are expecting to see this 2024.
Comfortable Spaces and More Bouclé
As more of us turn to our homes as sanctuaries away from the outside noise and chaos, comfortable spaces—as opposed to stiff magazine-ready rooms—are taking over. “Clients will lean more towards comfortable, lived-in furniture rather than smooth clean, and sterile looks,” said interior designer Jen Samson to House Beautiful.
This may also explain the still growing popularity of bouclé sofas and chairs. You know, the ones that look like fluffy clouds with their curled fabric upholstery. “It’s a classic and always adds a beautiful texture to a room—you don’t want to do an entire apartment in bouclé, but we’ll never get tired of it,” said interior designer Alyssa Kaptio to Elle Décor.
Bouclé furniture are typically in white or cream but designers are predicting you’ll see them popping up in more colors soon.
We bid farewell to the previous years’ clamor over white subway tiles in kitchens and bathrooms. We welcome 2024 with the new sweetheart of pattern-seekers—herringbone. It’s a classic and it’s making a comeback.
“It’s becoming the go-to pattern for kitchens, bathrooms and more,” Mitchell Parker, Houzz home design expert, told Forbes. “But the typically horizontal zigs are beginning to zag in new directions — diagonally or vertically — to create an updated look with visual interest, movement and texture.”
Warm Neutrals and Playful Hues
Designers feel a shift away from stark whites and cool grays, and towards warm neutrals—beiges, browns, creams, and off-whites. “You’ll feel like you’re getting a warm hug walking into the space, as these warm neutrals create a cozy feeling — and cozy is in for 2024,” said Heather Mastrangeli, principal designer at Innovatus Design, also told Forbes.
Those looking to add some color to their neutral palette should opt for standout colors too. “We’re moving into pastel tones lately, and I feel that what’s on the horizon will be to bring the volume up and go into more vivid colors. It’s a good time to go for it. Be playful,” said architect and designer Lorena Vieyra to Architectural Digest.
From panels and accent walls to cabinets and furniture—fluted surfaces are everywhere right now and it will be for a good while more.
Fluted detailing makes a space look more luxe and modern. It’s an easy way to level up a room. “This trend has been on display at design shows throughout the year, accenting everything from kitchen islands to bathroom vanities to living room furniture,” said Parker.
“The aesthetic creates a thick, often rough statement-making detail beneath island countertops, bathroom vanities, and dining room tables, adding visual texture and interest.”
Though following trends won’t guarantee you a beautiful home, keeping an eye out for what the design world is coming up with does expand our perspective on the different ways we can build and create a stunning space. Are you willing to try out any of the predicted trends above?
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