The 2024 Design Trend Report

Now more than ever, designers are unapologetically pushing the boundaries of creative expression. Through bold color applications, eclectic style influences, and a conscious shift from mass-produced to one-of-a-kind pieces, there has never been a better time to follow the industry’s trailblazers. This year, we find ourselves at the forefront of a movement that celebrates the unique, the handcrafted, and the extraordinary in every corner of the home.

Design by Yond Interiors, Photography by Erin Little

In the world of interior design, the constant ebb and flow of innovation helps shape our perception of home. Instead of dismissing trends as fleeting, we view them as important shifts that define key movements over time. This year, we anticipate a heightened level of artistic expression from designers as they discard dated norms. Paint colors will extend beyond walls, tapestries will replace traditional wall art, and yellow kitchens have the potential to become mainstream. Brace yourself for a design landscape where nearly every rule is rewritten.

Design by Jake Arnold, Photography by Michael P. H. Clifford

Design by Marie Flanigan, Photography by Julie Soefer

Design by Courtney Bishop

Color Drench Application

There has been a significant departure from white-walled minimalism in recent years. Designers are now exploring new uses of color, notably through all-over application. This 2024 design trend involves a seamless transition from trim to wall color, extending to the ceiling. The color drench effect helps accentuate a room’s architectural details and works especially well in spaces with abundant natural light.

Design by Yond Interiors, Photography by Taylor Hall O’Brien

Design by Jessica Helgerson

Design by Brigette Romanek, Photography by Douglas Friedman

A Mix of Design Eras

Mixing decades is not a new concept, but this movement will be significantly amplified in the coming year. Designing outside a single era or style genre allows a more nuanced exploration of historical and contemporary design influences, resulting in truly unique spaces. As vintage sourcing continues to gain popularity, we’ll see more homes where new and found pieces coexist, ushering in an era of tasteful eclecticism.

Design by Becky Carter, Photography by Sam Frost

Design by Stefani Stein, Photography by Sam Frost

Design by Becky Carter, Photography by Sam Frost

Silver as the “It” Metal

Slowly but surely, more designers are veering toward silver as the metal of choice. Silver contrasts with warm spaces, bringing sleek and reflective qualities for an interesting visual balance. This departure from brass to silver signifies a conscious choice to embrace a cooler metal palette, lending a contemporary edge to interiors of every style.

Design by Nate Berkus, Photo by Kelly Marshall

Design by Heidi Caillier

Design by Unique Kitchens and Baths, Photography by Stacy Goldberg

Wall Murals

Wallpaper is everywhere, but designers are now elevating their approach to wall coverings by commissioning hand-painted murals. Custom murals add an extra layer of personalization, transforming walls into original works of art. This 2024 design trend is part of a broader departure from mass-produced pieces, emphasizing the individuality of both the designer and the homeowner.

Design by Courtney Bishop

Design by Jake Arnold, Photo by Michael P. H. Clifford

Design by THELIFESTYLEDCO, Photo by Nick Sorensen

Tapestries as Wall Art

Woven tapestries are experiencing a resurgence as a fresh way to introduce texture and visual interest on the walls. Designers like Courtney Bishop and Jake Arnold are experts at incorporating tapestries into their work, creating time-worn spaces that tell a story. These intricately woven pieces enhance the aesthetic appeal and contribute to a home’s larger design narrative.

Design by Pernille Lind Studio, Photography by Joachim Wichmann

(L) Design by Yond Interiors, Photography by Erin Little // (R) Design by Oho Interiors, Photography by Judith Marilyn

Yellow Kitchen Cabinetry

As leading designers reveal their latest projects, a standout trend has taken center stage—yellow cabinetry. The trend even caught the attention of shelter publications like House & Garden. This color selection underscores designers’ adeptness in incorporating even the most nontraditional hues into a home environment. Muted shades of mustard and ochre dominate, transforming kitchens into vibrant spaces radiating cheerfulness and warmth.

Design by Prospect Refuge Studio, Photo by Canary Grey

Design by Stefani Stein, Photography by Sam Frost

Design by Heidi Caillier, Photo by Haris Kenjar

Preppy Stripes

Call it Country Club Chic or Old-School Prep, but stripes are back in a major way. We’ve seen stripes being used extensively in design elements like upholstery, wall coverings, and bath tiles, showcasing their endless versatility. This year, stripes will continue to make a statement in both fashion and interiors, offering classic sophistication with a playful twist.

BY: ANASTASIA CASEY

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