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Top 8 Interior Design Trends in 2024

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Now that we’ve reached the middle of the year, it's time to reflect on the interior design trends shaping our living spaces so far in 2024. This year has seen a harmonious blend of new influences and enduring classics, each with its own unique charm.

From the understated elegance of quiet luxury to the nostalgic allure of mid-century modern, the design landscape is rich with creativity, personality, and innovation. We delve into some of the most captivating interior trends in 2024, including the resurgence of statement tiles, the fluidity of curves, and the growing influence of the fashion industry on interior design.

Quiet Luxury

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Quiet luxury, the term describing a stylish yet subtle movement that dominated the fashion world over the past year, has officially entered the interior design space. Put simply, it’s a new way of experiencing luxury that is understated, elegant, and refined. It values restraint over excess and timelessness over trends. 

Less is more with quiet luxury decor, borrowing from traditional minimalist styles including Scandinavian and Japanese. It emphasises high-quality investment pieces you can build a room around without over-cluttering. Think subtly textured fabrics, warm woods, polished marble, muted shades, and simple silhouettes that balance functionality and aesthetics. Each piece is carefully selected to create an atmosphere of comfort and sophistication without overtly flaunting wealth or status.

Mid-Century Modern

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Mid-century modern is holding onto its everlasting appeal through 2024. Inspired by the iconic designs that emerged between the mid-1940s and the late 1960s, it's an enduring and optimistic style that celebrates simplicity and functionality. Society has a growing appreciation for the nostalgia associated with this era, making it incredibly popular in today's interior design world.

The aesthetic has been reinvigorated to cater to contemporary tastes and is being seamlessly integrated into modern interiors with a unique twist that combines innovation with reminiscence. We’re seeing an abundance of earthy tones, geometric patterns, clean lines, and furniture that doubles as art as designers blend timeless retro elements with contemporary living. Luxurious sunken lounges are making a comeback alongside iconic glass bricks and eclectic chrome furniture, creating a distinctive and nostalgic point of difference in modern homes.

Mid-century modern blends traditional materials like wood, stone, and brick with non-traditional ones such as metal, glass, vinyl, and plexiglass. Its colour palette relies on a neutral base that’s layered with warm, rich hues such as mustard yellow, teal, brown, orange, or olive green.

Statement Tiles

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Tiles are making a bold statement in 2024 – from wall to floor. We’re seeing oversized, large-scale tiles with organic textures, bold checkered patterns, and unique, handmade styles like Zellige tiles. Dramatic patterns, new compositions, and unexpected layouts inject personality into spaces and create an eye-catching focal point. As we predicted at the beginning of the year, we’ve been seeing coloured grout adding a vibrant point of difference to conventional tiled areas in kitchens and bathrooms. 

Timeless terracotta tiles are also making a comeback, bringing a warm, rich, textural character to spaces. With their Mediterranean allure, these rustic tiles range from pale red and orange tones to deep reddish-browns. Lighter shades can make a room feel brighter and larger, while darker hues create a more cozy, intimate feel.

Curves

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Straight lines have given way to curves this year, adding a touch of softness and fluidity to spaces. From curved sofas to rounded windows and arched entryways, these softer silhouettes promote natural circulation, making rooms feel more open and welcoming. In living areas, curved lounges offer a comfortable seating experience while encouraging a sense of togetherness. Arched shower niches and freestanding tubs with soft curves can transform a bathroom into a luxurious, spa-like space. 

Beyond furniture, architectural elements are also breaking away from the monotony of straight lines and sharp edges. Curved walls and hallways are being used to enhance natural lighting and encourage flow from one room to another. We’re seeing a shift to softer home exterior facades, with sweeping rooflines and curved fences creating a more seamless blend between homes and their natural surroundings.

Biophilic Design

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Biophilic design seamlessly weaves natural elements into indoor spaces, fostering a deeper connection between people and nature. This approach aims to enhance physical and mental wellbeing and create more harmonious living environments. While not a new concept, 2024 is seeing a resurgence of biophilic design, with a heightened focus on natural light, organic materials and textures, and the integration of indoor and outdoor living spaces.

Wood, stone, and cork are just a few of the tactile elements designers are using to bring nature, sustainability, and durability to contemporary living spaces. We’re seeing a mix of light, neutral stones like Carrara marble and travertine and a shift towards bolder and darker shades of marble. We’re also seeing the increased use of recycled materials and handcrafted items with visible imperfections, providing a unique and authentic touch.

Floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights, and internal courtyards are being incorporated into renovations and new builds to create naturally lit spaces that connect occupants with the natural rhythms of the day. These elements go hand in hand with hanging gardens and indoor plants, which not only enhance aesthetics but also help improve air quality and overall wellbeing.

2024 Interior Design Colour Trends

Red

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In 2023, ‘pops of red’ took the fashion world by storm, and this trend is now making its way into interior design. Thanks to the likes of TikTok, Instagram, and Pinterest, the lines between the two worlds are becoming increasingly blurred. Creators and brands are showcasing cohesive lifestyle aesthetics that include both fashion and decor, leading consumers to adopt a more unified approach to personal style.

From the trend emerged a viral concept known as the 'unexpected red theory.' Coined by interior designer Taylor Migliazzo Simon, it’s defined as 'adding anything that's red, big or small, to a room where it doesn’t match at all – and it automatically looks better'. 

Red is a primary colour that represents power, sensuality, and vigour. It may seem like quite an intense, jarring colour, but its shade range is impressively versatile — ranging from terracotta to fiery red to deep maroon — meaning there’s a hue to suit every design. Adding it to a room creates an eye-catching focal point, whether through painted furniture, wall art, tiles, or textiles. Too much red can be overwhelming, but the right shade can add a splash of colour and character to any space.

Chocolate Brown

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Another trending shade inspired by the fashion world is brown. The trend encompasses tones ranging from latte and caramel to rich chocolate browns and even slightly reddish hues like burnt umber. 

Ideal for creating a cosy and indulgent atmosphere, these shades give a nostalgic nod to iconic 1970s interior design, which favoured warm, organic colour schemes reminiscent of mid-century modern interiors. Grounding brown tones can be complemented with soft, warm whites for a timeless, traditional feel or accented with brighter, more uplifting tones for a dynamic look.

The brown trend has also sparked a resurgence of dark timbers. In recent decades, the rise of Mediterranean, coastal, and Scandinavian aesthetics has diminished the appeal of dark wood. However, this trend is making a big comeback, driven by the popularity of the brown palette. Designers are increasingly favouring darker woods over lighter ones as they embrace more personalised and bolder interior styles. 

From cabinetry to timber floorboards and wall panelling, dark woods such as walnut, cherry, and mahogany instantly imbue interiors with warmth, depth, and character. The natural grains and textures of these dark timbers can make a space feel more inviting and connected to nature.

Colour Drenching

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2024 is the year of colour, and a bold new trend is taking it to the next level. Colour drenching — also known as colourful monochromatic minimalism — involves painting all elements of a room a single hue — from the ceiling to the floor, including skirting boards, doors, light fixtures, and window treatments in some cases. The trend instantly adds vibrancy and personality to conventional spaces and has been embraced by interior designers and homeowners alike.

You might think a single colour means monotony, but that’s not the case. When colour drenching a room, designers are playing around with slightly different hues of the same colour and different finishes, such as gloss and matte, to create greater visual interest.

Unsure which colour to choose? Start by thinking about how you want the room to feel. Darker shades will help spaces feel cocooning and enveloping, ideal for a living area or bedroom where the goal is rest and relaxation.

If you don’t feel brave enough to go bold in a central space like your living room, start with a spare bedroom or bathroom and go from there. In particular, colour drenching helps make small spaces feel more spacious, creating the illusion of height and expanding the space visually.


Whether you're drawn to the timeless appeal of mid-century modern, the organic charm of biophilic design, or the striking impact of colour drenching, this year's trends provide endless inspiration for creating beautiful and meaningful spaces. 

 

 

To discover more about the trends shaping our interior design landscape, read our blogs:

Cafécore: How to Get the Café Aesthetic At Home

How to Create a Tranquil Japandi Bathroom

How To Incorporate The Barbiecore Trend Into Your Home

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