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These Are the Hottest Decor Trends Coming in 2024, According to Interior Designers


Warm Wood and Earth Tones

Interior designers predict that in 2024, there will be a trend of intentionally mixing in medium to darker wood tones to create a cozy and safe space. Rust, brown, and green tones will be incorporated into spaces through various elements such as wall paint, textiles, tile, wallpaper, furniture, and lighting. These colors bring depth and warmth to a space, making it feel inviting and timeless.

Another big trend in 2024 will be warm earth tones, such as mustard yellow and rust. These colors add a sense of warmth and coziness to any living space. They can be incorporated in a big way, such as painting the walls or using wall coverings, or in subtler ways with artwork and wood tones.

Textured Finishes

There will be an uptick in the use of textured finishes like limewash, roman clay, and venetian plaster on interior walls and fireplaces. These finishes give a classic Mediterranean feel to a space and add much-needed texture and warmth. They are especially useful in larger spaces without trimwork, as well as in smaller, more intimate spaces like bedrooms and libraries. Moreover, these finishes are eco-friendly as they are often free of hazardous ingredients.

Designers also predict that there will be an increase in the use of a blend of materials, such as stone walls, woven details, and wall treatments like paneling and limewash paint, to create a dimensional feel in designs.

Lots of Green

The color green has been trending for years and it's not going anywhere in 2024. This trend will be taken more literally by using outdoor elements and imagery indoors, connecting people with nature. Green can be made sophisticated by using unexpected color combinations like sage, pink, cigar leather, and pine.

To incorporate this trend, homeowners can consider adding green elements to their living spaces, such as plants, green furniture, or green accents in decor.


Mixing Old and New

In 2024, vintage furniture and one-of-a-kind objects that come with a unique story will be a popular choice for home decor. This trend adds a charming and personal element to any space. Designers suggest incorporating vintage pieces alongside new furniture to create a dynamic and eclectic look.

Painted furniture is also trending in the interior design world. It can be a vintage wood dresser given a fresh coat of paint or a chippy wood chair that adds a sense of history to a newer space.

Soft Curves and Minimal Hardware

Refined and soft edges will continue to be used in various elements like staircases, arched range alcoves, furniture, and lighting designs. This brings an organic and soft aesthetic to any space, creating a calming and soothing atmosphere.

Additionally, there will be a rise in clever ways of adding pulls and knobs to cabinets without requiring any hardware. This can be achieved through wood pulls that match the cabinet finish, circular finger pulls, or inset pull notches. The lack of hardware creates a clean and minimalist look that works well with different styles of cabinet fronts.

Oversized Lighting

Big lighting moments will be the trend in 2024. Large pendants and chandeliers are a great way to add drama to a space without cluttering it with extra furniture. These lights draw the eye up and also make smaller spaces appear larger. Oversized floor lamps inspired by '80s style are also making a comeback as art pieces that provide ambient lighting.

This trend aligns with the shift away from recessed lighting, which is more suitable for kitchens and bathrooms. In living spaces, a centered ceiling fixture or a mix of floor and table lamps are the best options. Whether it's large paper lanterns or bubble chandeliers, going big with lighting can make a statement.