Top 10 interior design trends for 2024

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What do style and sophistication look like in the home in 2024? We’re giving you a glimpse into this year’s hottest interior design trends. From texture-rich surfaces to the revival of brass and blue, check out the latest materials, finishes, and design concepts to ensure your home feels both current and timeless. 

Here are some of the top interior design trends for 2024:

#1 Turn to texture

2024 is all about adding depth and character to your living spaces. Say goodbye to the days of slick, high-gloss finishes and hello to the allure of texture. I’m loving how people are getting creative, mixing plaster walls with rich wood floors or ceilings, handwoven textiles, captivating stones, and expressive woods that create a home that feels lived-in and curated, rather than straight out of a catalog.

#2 Back to blue 

Blues are back! In a Forbes article, Mitchell Parker, a Houzz home design expert, says that many paint companies are choosing blue as the color of 2024: “Whether it’s a sky-inspired hue or a deep watery color, look for an array of blues to be featured more prominently in decorative materials and housewares in the coming year.”

#3 Brass accents

Get ready to welcome back the timeless allure of brass as it reclaims its role as a staple in interior design. Whether through cabinetry hardware, plumbing fixtures, or statement pieces, brass accents add warmth and sophistication to your space. The beauty of brass lies in its versatility—it effortlessly complements both traditional and modern aesthetics, adding a touch of elegance wherever it’s used. 

#4 But it’s not just about brass 

Gone are the days of carefully matching metal finishes. In 2024, we’re mixing and matching various metal tones such as brass, copper, gold, and silver to create a luxurious and visually interesting look. We mixed metals across plumbing finishes in one of our recent builds, and we love how it gives each space its own unique character. 

#5 Bold lighting 

This year promises an array of exciting trends and fixtures that will transform the way we light up our homes. From grand, large-scale fixtures that command attention to subtle-yet-sophisticated recessed cans, modern lighting design is all about making a statement. Picture intricate, sculptural pieces that not only provide illumination but also serve as works of art in their own right. 

#6 Biophilic design

We’re already seeing a surge in spaces that foster a genuine connection to the natural world. From the warmth of light oak to the richness of dark walnut, natural wood finishes are taking center stage, creating a sense of organic authenticity. Other materials like natural stone, earthy terracotta, and linen will dominate soft furnishings and upholstered pieces.

As studies have shown, there’s more to biophilic design than just aesthetics—it’s about fostering well-being, environmental consciousness, and productivity. By incorporating elements like lush greenery, earthy colors, and eco-friendly materials, biophilic design reduces stress and enhances mental well-being. 

#7 Secondary spaces

Homeowners are looking for functional, yet stylish, kitchen solutions. No longer content with cluttered cabinets, people are embracing spacious pantries as a way to organize their culinary essentials. We’ve designed several walk-in pantries (and even second kitchens) for our clients, and they love them! Other popular secondary kitchen spaces include back kitchens, butler’s pantries, extra refrigeration, built-in coffee systems, and wine storage. 

#8 A new take on tiles

We’re seeing a lot more statement tiles, especially as the size of showers and other wet areas continue to grow. Tiles are looking to steal the spotlight, replicating premium materials like solid wood or marble with remarkable accuracy. Oversized, large-scale tiles with high tactile quality and unique handcrafted designs make a bold statement. Expect to see dramatic patterns, unexpected layouts, and new compositions, turning floors and walls into stunning focal points.

#9 Quiet luxury

2024 heralds the rise of “quiet luxury,” a trend that blends innovation with timeless elegance to create spaces that inspire and elevate everyday living. At its core, quiet luxury embodies a commitment to sustainability, discreet integration of smart technology, and a resurgence of classic design elements that evoke nostalgia while embracing the modern era. Think luxurious yet understated fabrics, rich woods exuding warmth, and subdued patterns adorning large furniture pieces—a departure from more brazen displays of wealth seen in recent years.

#10 A blend of now and then

Get ready to take a trip down memory lane in 2024 as nostalgia becomes the focal point of interior design with the resurgence of retro and vintage-inspired decor. Mixing and matching historical eras allows you to create a space that exudes timeless elegance and charm. Picture the sleek lines of mid-century modern furniture complemented by the whimsical patterns of vintage wallpaper and accessories. 

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