Designers Are Already Loving These 10 Home Trends for 2024

As a new year dawns upon us, it brings along a wave of novel home design trends.

Naturally, we inquired about the current in-vogue styles and those that are on the decline. Seeking insights, we consulted a select group of interior designers and architects who serve as our reliable fortune-tellers in the realm of design trends.

Offering a glimpse into the near future, we present insights ranging from furniture shapes to paint colors and beyond. This sneak peek provides a preview of what lies ahead in the upcoming year.

01 Curves

Farewell, square shapes—according to interior designer Joshua Smith, the resurgence of curvy furniture in recent years is set to reach its pinnacle in 2024. Whether incorporated in sectional sofas, dining tables, or coffee tables, the use of curvy lines is poised to bring a soft and tranquil energy, creating an inviting space.

Smith notes that these curves tend to lean towards the biophilic and biomorphic, tapping into a desire for more natural elements. As we yearn for a connection with nature, the organic shapes inspired by Mother Nature become a fitting choice to bring into our homes.

02 Art Gallery-Inspired Spaces

Renowned interior designer Carmeon Hamilton, known for hosting HGTV’s Reno My Rental, anticipates the spotlight on ultra-contemporary spaces in 2024. Envision bold colors, crisp backdrops, and surprising accents such as eccentric cocktail tables and vibrant neon light fixtures.

Hamilton acknowledges that while some may view it as a passing trend, she sees it as a transformative element that will elevate existing designs to new heights.

03 Mixed Metals

According to Joshua Smith’s foresight, mixed metals are set to make a significant impact in bathrooms and beyond in 2024. He envisions numerous possibilities, suggesting the use of mixed metal light fixtures that seamlessly blend materials like brass with black, bronze, or nickel.

Smith also anticipates the mainstream adoption of powder-coated metals in various Pantone colors. He emphasizes the convenience of accessible options, making it easier for individuals to find the ideal balance of finishes by mixing and matching specific components.

04 More Mass Market Designer Collaborations

The year 2023 witnessed a remarkable trend as prominent interior designers and stylists joined forces with more accessible home brands. Sarah Sherman Samuel collaborated with Lulu & Georgia, while Athena Calderone and Jake Arnold developed lines for Crate & Barrel. According to Saft, this collaborative trend is expected to continue in 2024.

Saft notes that such collaborations serve as a platform for top-tier designers and stylists to bring their style-centric design approach within reach of a broader audience, making it more accessible to the masses.

05 Deep Shades of Purple

Joshua Smith predicts that purple will experience a surge in popularity and take the design world by storm in 2024. In alignment with this trend, Smith personally painted the front door of his Vermont studio using Farrow and Ball’s Pelt.

For those embracing the purple wave, Smith advises steering clear of lilac and mauve, instead opting for deeper shades such as plum, amethyst, and deep magenta. Additionally, Etsy foresees that berry tones will also be significant in 2024.

06 Reducing Waste

Joshua Smith anticipates a significant surge in the promotion of new zero-impact furniture in 2024. This sentiment is echoed by Saft, who envisions a return to simplicity through the sourcing of products from local artists. This trend aligns with consumers’ growing inclination to minimize their carbon footprint.

Kelly Jimenez, an architect at Hoedemaker Pfeiffer, shares a similar perspective. She predicts a collective shift, with both brands and consumers embracing and reimagining old items in innovative ways. According to Jimenez, there is a heightened awareness of the value inherent in existing structures and objects, coupled with a recognition of the environmental impact of discarding them.

07 Earthy Color Palettes

According to Peak Petersen, the principal interior designer at Hoedemaker Pfeiffer, Mother Nature’s color schemes, particularly earth tones, will be exceptionally fashionable in 2024.

Petersen highlights warm neutrals like Benjamin Moore’s Fossil and soft greens such as Farrow & Ball’s Card Room Green as crowd-pleasing shades that are expected to dominate the color palette in the coming year.

08 Spa-Like Bathrooms

Designers anticipate a heightened focus on creating bathroom oases in both new constructions and renovations.

Ginger Curtis, founder and CEO of Urbanology Designs, predicts that enhanced bathrooms, resembling spa amenities, will make a significant impact in 2024.

Homeowners are increasingly inclined to incorporate features like steam showers, infrared saunas, and cold plunges into their bathrooms, driven by the affordability and accessibility of such amenities.

Additionally, the trend extends to exploring gentle spa-like lighting options such as backlit mirrors and integrated ceiling lighting.

09 Bringing the Outdoors In

For a seamless transition from outdoor to indoor spaces, Peak Petersen suggests mirroring an exterior palette on the interior, emphasizing that this timeless approach creates a sense of harmony between a room and its surrounding environment.

Petersen notes that the prevalence of desert tones in Palm Springs homes or moody greens and blues in the Pacific Northwest is not coincidental—they serve a purpose in establishing a connection between the indoor space and its outdoor surroundings.

10 Bold Moves

Mark Devon Wegman, the founder and design director of Devon Grace Interiors, predicts that 2024 will be characterized by bold and dramatic moves in interior design. Wegman believes that people are moving away from playing it safe with neutrals and soft textures. In her upcoming projects, she is incorporating graphic stone, provocative artwork, and oversized statement chandeliers to make a bold statement in spaces.

According to Wegman, there’s a shift in preference, with people no longer wanting their homes to blend in with their neighbors. Instead, the desire is for each home to be unique and distinctive. Wegman emphasizes the importance of taking risks to achieve this individuality in home design.