As we draw closer to the new year, interior designers are making their predictions for future trends within the home. It is always an exciting time, especially considering the sizable influence that many social media channels now have, with even an off-hand mention of a style or colour scheme being enough to entirely define the interior design industry for the year ahead.
Drawing from some of the most popular and well-revered interior designers, we’re sharing the current living space trends that are set to take over in 2024. So, if you’re planning a renovation or want to repaint your home anytime soon, then it may be worth reading ahead first so as to ensure that you stay ahead of the curve.
Whether inspired by the host of period dramas that have recently graced our screens or by the flurry of royal-related events, there is a contemporary revival of the regal aesthetic. This means we can expect a greater deal of golden embellishments, rich velvets, and sparkling crystals within modern homes. Known as regencycore or royalcore, these aesthetics are all about rich indulgence, elevating residents to truly feel like royalty.
With residents looking to balance affordability with sustainability, there is a need for low-cost and environmentally friendly housing design solutions. One of the best examples of such a solution is found with bamboo flooring. This beautiful panelling, technically made from a type of grass, is robust, affordable, and very fast growing, making it the ideal flooring for homes that want to help the planet without breaking the bank.
There is a greater longing for nature in living spaces, a trend that is manifesting as biophilia. This affection for the wild is one reason why log cabins and outbuildings are becoming more popular within garden spaces and are set to grow in popularity over the coming years. Residents are looking to create spaces that can be enjoyed in their gardens year-round, as well as expand their living spaces into their outdoor areas.
You may have heard the phrase dopamine decor or even, without realising it, caught glimpses of its style in modern homes. Partly a rejection of minimalist understatement and partly a pursuit of wellbeing, happy aesthetics are being celebrated in the home with bold colours and vibrant textures placed at the forefront of living space design. Such home aesthetics are even diverging from long-standing interior design rules, creating exciting new landscapes for aesthetic possibilities.
Curves Not Corners
Shifting toward a more natural design, one that rejects the rigidity of industrial and modern design, curves are in. This means that everything from furniture to walls are becoming rounded, with corners being rejected. Mirrors, for example, are no longer being presented in traditional shapes. Instead, they are more frequently presented in irregular and fascinating shapes. Overall, such designs are said to flow more freely through the home, as well as fit more appropriately within nature-inspired aesthetics such as biophilia.