When it comes to design trends, it can be hard to keep up to date. New interior trends are popping up all the time, including the latest cluttercore trend, which is a maximalist way of decorating your home with the things you love.
Unfortunately, constantly changing trends can contribute to what is being called fast homeware, referring to items that are cheaply made and bought, then discarded when they are no longer in style.
However, decorating our homes in a way that we enjoy, can contribute to our overall well-being and make us happier to spend time at home so here are some upcoming interior trends for 2024, that don’t involve contributing to fast fashion.
Refreshing your colour scheme is an excellent way to update your home’s interior without undertaking major renovations. A lick of fresh paint and some coordinated accents and soft furnishings can completely change the aesthetic of a room.
Hot colours for interiors in 2024 include calming shades of green, such as mint and olive, along with richer, darker colours such as oxblood red and dark brown.
Geometry is all about man-made – rather than natural – shapes, for example, squares, circles, and triangles, and geometric design is set to be big in 2024 interiors.
Geometric shapes can feature on walls, furniture, and textiles, such as cushions, curtains, throws, and rugs. The use of geometry in your interior design allows you to create shapes and lines in your home that are both eye-catching and functional. Fitted furnishings allow you to create bold lines and symmetry, while décors such as tiles, rugs, and wall art can complement or contrast the lines of your furniture.
Bear in mind that with geometric interiors, less is more. To prevent a dizzying effect, stick to one shape and repeat throughout the room or choose three shapes and spread them throughout your home.
Smart home integration is becoming a significant aspect of modern interior design and this looks set to continue into 2024. Not only does smart technology offer convenience in our increasingly busy lives but it can also aid wellbeing and help us reduce our environmental impact.
Smart assistants have become increasingly popular in recent years. These software programmes are installed into a smart device such as a speaker, as with Amazon Alexa or Google Home, and can perform basic tasks and answer questions, for example, order a product online, set an alarm or timer, and tell you what the weather is like outside. They can also interact with our home environment, including controlling the lighting and temperature and switching appliances such as coffee makers and washing machines on and off.
Interior designers are now finding ways for this technology to be integrated into homes, allowing for all the modern convenience of a smart assistant but with a cohesive design that doesn’t detract from your home’s aesthetic.
Integrated technology such as energy-efficient lighting and automatic climate control is also becoming an increasingly sought-after design feature in modern interiors. This can help reduce energy consumption, lowering carbon emissions that lead to climate change and lowering energy costs, as well as creating a more comfortable living space.