Planning on making this year your most home-beautiful yet? If you have big ambitions for home improvements but no aesthetic decisions set in stone, check out our run-down of the biggest interior design trends of 2024, with expert-approved suggestions for tapping into the looks.
What will the biggest interior design trends of 2024 be?
Positive thinking is a good place to start if you’re looking to be on trend for 2024. People are working harder than ever to make their homes reflect their personality and be as warm and welcoming as possible. For this reason, stark, functional minimalism is out and cosy luxury and maximalism are set to be big for 2024, with a lean toward bold colours, statement prints and eye-catching designs to express yourself at home. Following on from cottagecore and coastal grandmother in 2023, we head back to the city for chic ‘Urban Aunt’ inspired aesthetics. Here are the biggest interior design trends to watch for next year, read on for a full breakdown of each.
- Cosy Luxury
- Pretty Maximalism
- Art deco hosting
- Statement bathrooms
- Cocooning Curves
- Modern Romance
- Ombre rugs
- Peach power
- Gorgeous greens
- Urban Aunt
- Clear house, clear mind
- Storage upgrades
- Going For Gold
Interior Design Trends 2024
1. Cosy Luxury
Stark minimalism is out for 2024, as we move away from ultra-practical pared-back interiors and toward homes that reflect our personalities more. Think super-soft sofas, plush fabrics and plenty of spaces for settling in for some down-time. Bedrooms are made cosy with heavy velvet curtains and tactile bed throws, living areas call for oversized cushions and plush rugs and carpets. Be playful with colours and opt for hues and designs that spark joy: 2024’s interior design trends are all about making sure our homes represent who we are at our happiest.
2. Pretty Maximalism
Maximalism is the biggest overarching interior design trend of 2024, and the quickest way to channel a more-is-more aesthetic is with statement walls. Our pick to perfect the look is Cole & Son’s Selection of Hummingbirds wallpaper. Speaking to us about the design, the experts at Cole & Son told us: ‘Racing green and lipstick pink come together within a Selection of Hummingbirds, an homage to Cole & Son’s oldest design, Hummingbirds. Dating from the 1700s, the House’s diminutive icon can be found in some of the grandest residences including Queen Victoria’s former bedroom at Kensington Palace. Updated in palettes of metallic Gold, brushed pearl Duck Egg, and Blush, Hummingbirds can be combined in a feminine maximalism; embroidered silks and crisp printed cottons layered with this classic wallpaper.’ Use on a feature wall, upcycle furniture with feature panels or go for all-out wall-to-wall prints. cole-and-son.com
3. Art Deco Hosting
Fresh tableware is one of the easiest ways to update your home or dip your toe in a new trend before making major changes to your decor. We spoke to the experts at luxury table setting brand Truffle-Bee to find out how we should be laying our tables in 2024. ‘Looking ahead to the New Year, we bid farewell to minimalism and welcome back classic and Art Deco influences,’ they told us. ‘What does this mean for table settings? Crisp white tablecloths emerge, gilded cutlery takes the stage, tall candlesticks illuminate the scene, and generous flower arrangements grace the centre of the table.’ truffle-bee.com
4. Statement Bathrooms
With eye-catching interiors and bold design choices expected to be big for 2024, why not start with your bathroom to make a statement? ‘Spathrooms’ are also an interior design trend for 2024, with people bringing the spa aesthetic into their home: think chrome and gold finishes and marble tops. Etsy’s interiors experts are predicting that bathrooms will be a focal point for the home in 2024, seeing a rise in searches for bathroom art, vanity lights and alternative sink units like stone or ceramic sink bowls. Handmade Shell Sink, from £600, Etsy
5. Cocooning Curves
Following on from cosy luxury, when it comes to furniture, harsh angles are out in favour of sculptural curves. The experts at Handmade British Sofas brand Sofas & Stuff told us: ‘We’ve seen a favouring of sculptural curves in sofa and armchair designs. Sinuous shapes have gained popularity for their ability to infuse spaces with an organic flow. They create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere in living rooms, thanks to their visually appealing, cocooning design. Curved sofas and armchairs also tend to draw the eye and serve as a compelling focal point, irrespective of the room’s size.
‘Our Pugin 3 Seater sofa, designed in collaboration with the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) encapsulates this trend beautifully, with a softly rounded profile, that epitomises quality British craftsmanship. Upholstered here in an exclusive fabric from our Threads of India collection, which has also been designed in collaboration with the V&A, drawing on their exquisite archive of South Asian textiles.’ Soft lines and curves add a cosy feeling to the room, as will warm tones and textures, which brings us onto our next trend. sofasandstuff.com
6. Modern Romance
Following on from all things pink in ’23 with Barbiecore spilling over into the home, 2024’s ultra-feminine trend du jour comes straight from the heart. Add a touch of kitsch and wear your heart on your sleeve with pretty love-themed finishing touches. Tap into the trend pre-Valentine’s Day to woo the one you love. The team at Nina Campbell told us: ‘Bring a touch of romance into your home this year with heart accessories. Try a piece from Nina’s signature Hearts collection, a favourite since it was designed by Nina in the 70s, or the ultimate breakfast cup & saucer hand painted in Limoges in collaboration with Marie d’Age. This year we have added a few new pieces from Halcyon Days including a love hearts mug in white or red.’ shop.ninacampbell.com
7. Ombré Rugs & Carpets
Adding warmth and texture to your home with the right rugs or carpets is key for 2024. Muted neutrals are out and statement hues and designs are in, in line with the other mood-lifting maximalism interiors trends we’re seeing elsewhere. Stay within your favourite colour palette or family but opt for a multi-tone design: we predict that ombré style rugs will be huge next year. We spoke to market leader Deirdre Dyson to find out what she predicts will be big for 2024. Her 2024 collection, ‘Graduation’, set to launch on 17 January in Paris as part of Maison et Objet In The City, is all about sensual colour transitions in wools, silks and silk/wool mixes. She said: ‘People often find it difficult selecting a [rug] design. The more choice, the harder it is, so this [graded collection] is the solution.’ deirdredyson.com
8. Peach Power
PANTONE’s colour of the year ‘peach fuzz’ will filter into many design collections in 2024, softening the pink sugar rush of Barbiecore seen in 2023. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director at the Pantone Color Institute describes the colour thus: ‘A cosy peach hue softly nestled between pink and orange, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz brings belonging, inspires recalibration, and an opportunity for nurturing, conjuring up an air of calm, offering us a space to be, feel and heal and to flourish.’ We predict an onslaught of peach fuzz bathrooms and nurseries with peach velvet soft furnishings and bedding.
9. Gorgeous Greens
It’s not just peach that’s trending for 2024, the interiors world will be going green, too. Along with biophilia, expect a further push toward eco-conscious lines and brands, upcycling and vintage and antique options across the board. Eco-homeware brands like Bower Collective help you to keep your home clean and fresh while cutting down on plastic waste, while eco-conscious plants and flowers providers like the Green Salon-accredited florist The Real Flower Company make adding a final flourish to your home an affirmative action, too. With maximalism having a moment, second-hand items are an easy way to add some colour, texture and eye-catching centrepieces to your home while looking out for the planet and not adding to the waste issue if you decide to declutter again in 2025 or when you next update your home.
10. Urban Aunt
Moving on from cottagecore and coastal grandmother, we head back to the city for this interior design trend. The ‘urban aunt’ interiors trend is a stylish and sophisticated aesthetic that embraces chic, understated elegance with a touch of flair. It reflects the lifestyle of a child-free city dweller with a penchant for hosting chic get togethers. The design trend features a mix of classic and modern elements, clean furniture, bold prints, and statement lighting. Carole Annett, Country & Town House’s Interiors Editor, describes it thus: ‘It’s a mix of sophisticated and homely like the Beckhams’ kitchen with its raw oak shelves contrasted with lavish marble. Just add home made pickles (bought from Borough Market and home-made by someone else) on the shelves. Colours are unexpected, ochre walls in a bedroom with a chest or chair painted in the same hue sitting against the wall. A forest green or mole velvet sofa in the sitting room with deep seats and a low back – so you can kick off your shoes and sit cross-legged with an expresso Martini (from your own bar or antique drinks trolley). The space is uncluttered, no tv, cashmere throws draped over a stool.’ Read our full guide to the Urban Aunt Interior Design Trend here.
11. Clear House, Clear Mind
All this talk of maximalism stressing you out? There’s a place for pared-back living in there, too. Following on from making more conscious choices in all areas of life, we’re learning to live with less, too. You can still tap into the maximalism trend without all the stuff: statement wallpapers and paint hues, bold art (large standalone pieces are tipped to be bigger than the gallery wall next year) and colourful soft furnishings and bedding. But what will you do with all ‘the stuff’? Better upgrade your storage…
12. Storage Upgrades
Whether you’re scaling your interiors up with maximalism, or living with less, you’ll be needing to upgrade your storage solutions to match your home. According to the experts at luxury wardrobe and storage providers Neatsmith, we should expect to see tech-integrated, bespoke storage solutions in high-impact colours for 2024. ‘Many trends are impacting the world of bespoke wardrobes, from greater consumer demand for luxury finishes such as inlaid brass to growing interest in higher-tech options such as integrated lighting and charging stations,’ says Philipp Nagel, Director at Neatsmith. ‘Consumers are looking for options that make the everyday feel luxurious and tailored to their needs.
‘We’re predicting colour and texture will be a key trend of 2024, building on the strong desire for natural materials like rattan in 2023. We also expect that customers will continue to be drawn to unique textures such as fabric-covered doors like our Belgravia wardrobes. While neutrals are ever popular in interiors, colours such as deep blues, rich greens and a wider selection of materials are sure to make an appearance in the 2024 trends. Maximalism is also growing in popularity, and we’re expecting a growing number of customers to opt for the bolder finishes and colours to make a statement in their homes. We’re also seeing growing demand for bespoke cabinetry not just in wardrobes but for playroom storage, luxury home bars, media units and more. Consumers are no longer satisfied with out-of-the-box options, they want their storage to be tailored to them and fit around their needs. People are staying in their homes longer and want to invest in quality furniture that is built around them.’ neatsmith.co.uk
13. Going For Gold
The minimalist backlash continues in this interior design trend with lashings of gold in every tone trending for 2024. Think darker bronze tones for wall edges and panelling or high-shine glittering details for elements like cupboard handles and knobs. Shining golden pendant lights that catch the sunlight and even furniture and wallpaper that features luxe, golden elements. Your home is your palace, after all.