5 Interior Design Trends That Will Define 2024

Stone Fruit Chic: Peach and Apricot

Soft, sweet, and just a bit tart, peach and apricot are the dominant hues in the home trends color forecasts for 2024. Pantone declared Peach Fuzz its color of the year, and Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute describes it as “a color radiant with warmth and modern elegance.” Gemma Riberti, head of interiors at trend forecasting agency WGSN, notes that her team has had its eyes on orange.

That’s So Metal

It’s back to the essential elements (literally) for home decor trends in 2024: chrome, steel, and aluminum are suddenly everywhere. Pinterest Predicts 2024 includes a “Hot Metals” board with a distinctly surrealist aesthetic—gleaming surfaces that resemble the shiny sinew of liquid mercury.

Dark and Deep: Jewel Tones

The saturated hues of precious gems are giving the palette of 2024 design trends a sense of velvety mystery. According to Rob Natale, chief of design at Sixpenny, this is thanks in part to the recent dominance of neutrals across interiors. “People are rediscovering color in their homes, which is a welcome shift from the all-neutral palette we’ve seen for several years, and jewel tones are at the forefront of that shift,” he says

The New Romantics

Unspool your ribbons: Romanticism isn’t just for the 19th century—or the 1980s. Romantic design is more than the clichéd embodiment of Valentine’s Day aesthetics. When embraced with confidence, pinks, reds, florals, lace, and ribbons can be sensual and provocative. Though we may be in the midst of a “bow backlash,” according to Times commentators and Instagram’s peanut gallery, romanticism is undoubtedly having a moment. Proponents of the carefree style will be relieved to learn that maximalist florals are about to bloom: “From pillows to bedding to area rugs, we’re seeing botanical inspiration creep into all textiles,” says the team from the Citizenry, which shares that the company’s spring collection will feature muted floral patterns in weaving and block prints.” Kaiyo further notes that with Cottagecore and Grandmillenial styles fading from their dominance in home decor trends, bigger-than-life blooms and floral maximalism are pushing subtle blooms to one side.

Now and Then: Mixing and Matching Historical Eras

Michael Diaz-Griffith, executive director of the Design Leadership Network and author of The New Antiquarians says that where American antiques are concerned, 2023 was “like the tidal wave at the end of Deep Impact, and we are all Téa Leoni: subsumed.” This is as much a reflection of shifting taste as it is the result of exciting new scholarship in design history. “The most important trend in Americana doesn’t relate directly to aesthetics,” he tells M, “it’s our evolving understanding of the category itself. American material culture was (and is) made by craftspeople of color, women and girls, Native Americans, immigrants, and others who have traditionally been marginalized in the pages of history, and our shift in focus from the parlor to the workshop is resulting in a new understanding of who Americana was by and for: all of us.”

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