Like the world of fashion, the world of interior design is subject to the vagaries of ever-accelerating trend cycles. We’ve seen TikTok and Instagram create a myriad of design aesthetics. It’s an aesthetic that has since experienced a resurgence in popularity, including mid-century modern furniture and funky “cottage core” table settings. It’s hard to know what feels timeless and what feels temporary. And more importantly, it’s hard to know exactly what will happen next.
We wanted to make sure you know some of the interior design and decor trends predicted for 2024 so you can stay ahead of the curve.
1. Maximalism undone
It’s safe to say that we’re no longer interested in the truly unattainable and unsustainable level of homeware minimalism that seems to have dominated many interior trends for the past decade or so. think. Kim Kardashian’s monolithic empty house is no longer the epitome of taste. Instead, more people are reaching for patterns, stacks of books, open shelving, and gallery walls. It’s not about clutter per se, it’s about making the space feel lived-in, functional and fun. For fun, unpretentious home goods, check out In Bed Store, MUD Australia and Saloon Store.
2. Scandinavian design
Our obsession with Copenhagen and its neighboring mecca has grown even more in recent months (see Nuria Val’s postcards from Copenhagen Fashion Week and Instagram of our favorite Scandinavian interiors for inspiration). gram account). The focus here is on functionality and clean lines, but a little fun is also essential. You can find your favorite Scandinavian interiors at Tekla, Marimekko, and of course IKEA.
3. Japanese Wabi-Sabi
Japanese wabi-sabi is a decorating style that has never gone out of style, but it has definitely become popular again in the last few years. The Japanese approach to interior design is about finding beauty in imperfection, simplicity, and the natural world. Incorporating lots of organic shapes and textures into the space, such as quirky pottery from local pottery studios or markets, asymmetrical lanterns, and wood and stone furniture, can help complete this look. Check out Provider Store, Dage Studio, Made in Japan, and Everyday Needs.
4. Farmhouse Chic
It seems like we’re all just dreaming of escaping to the countryside these days, so it’s no wonder our homes are starting to reflect that trend. This design aesthetic, with exposed wood beams, rustic, shabby-chic antique decor, and furniture that looks like it was pulled straight from a farmhouse, all convey a sense of tranquility. If you don’t know where to start, check out Klay NZ or Pottery Barn.
5. Featured walls in bright colors
Moving away from the stark, all-white decor that seemed to swallow entire homes in the 2010s, vibrant wall colors are now reinjecting personality back into spaces. Whether it’s just a section of a wall or an entire room, it’s a great and inexpensive way to bring even more character to your space.
6. Funky dining chair
Recently, there has been an influx of interesting and distinctive seating designs. Of course, bold statement sofas are becoming increasingly popular. We love seeing boring dining tables dressed up with fun, colorful, and unique dining chairs. Furniture designer HAY’s Rey chair (pictured) is one of his bolder examples, but you can also find funky vintage chairs on sites like Curated Spaces.
7. Vintage lamp
If you’re like us, you know that lighting is key to interior design. A room that looks perfectly beautiful during the day can look completely ruined under bright white overhead lights. Of course, 1950s Noguchi pendant lamps are everywhere these days, along with vintage lamps, but here, the lesser-known, the more niche, and the more unique, the better.
8. Statement piece
The idea of delving into the art world is especially scary, especially for those of us who have just graduated from the days when the “artwork” in our homes consisted of posters and photobooth images blue-tacked to the walls. maybe. Not only are prices prohibitive, but it’s also difficult to find where to find art for sale in the first place. But statement artwork is a way to instantly add personality to a space, and it can also be a conversation starter with your guests. Large, abstract, and vibrant canvases can add a punch of color and texture to a once-blanketed wall. We encourage you to visit your local art gallery to see what’s on display and to request a catalog of upcoming works.
Patterns seem to go through trend cycles as quickly as fashion. We had a gingham moment. Checkerboard prints are all the rage right now. However, in 2024, we predict that stripes will be the next pattern adopted by the masses. From bed sheets to sofa cushions to wallpaper, you only have to look at the popularity of brands like Tekla to see if a trend is here to stay.
10. Funky kitchen gadgets
Gustav Westman’s bulbous dinner plates and Le Creuset’s pots of every color have found their way into the kitchens of influencers and celebrities around the world. The days of perfect white porcelain dinner sets are long gone. Instead, 2024 will see a huge influx of funky, unique, handmade kitchenware. Why not invest in a duo of stylish salt and pepper shakers? Or maybe a hand-painted Italian pasta bowl? We love Soft Edge Studio, Lawn Bowls, and Kate Mitchell Glass.