5 Interior Design Trends in 2024 to Make the Most of Your Home

Let's look at five interior design trends for 2024 that are influencing interior design. We discuss interior design and ways to make the most of our homes to create happiness, health, and well-being. Today, we're talking about five trends that have been on the rise and are forecasted to increase in popularity next year.

1. A balanced approach

Trends on both ends of the minimalist to maximalist spectrum are starting to move to the middle. Cool colors and uber minimalism were all the rage in years past, but that's all been changing over the last few years.

Warm minimalism in interior design

The upswing of interest in warm minimalism indicates that people crave a softer, warmer, and more sustainable approach to minimalism.

Maximalism as an interior design trend

At the other end of the spectrum, maximalism shows signs of mellowing, with a more restrained approach that still has many layers of interest for those who crave more stimulating environments.

It's all about degree, which makes the trend toward balance so doable and ultimately an expression of personal style.

2. Relaxed sophistication

This same desire for balance has led to styles that feature clean lines and uncluttered spaces, spaces, but use warmer colors and natural textures and materials.

Warm, earthy, and nature-inspired spaces

Warm, earthy, and nature-inspired spaces are continuing to trend for 2024, and this is great news because nature never goes out of style.

Organic modern has seen a rise in popularity, and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Organic modern is a great mixture of organic shapes and natural textures and brings in some luxe elements for a sophisticated and relaxed style.

Quiet luxury as an interior design trend

One trend that surprised us this year is quiet luxury, also known as stealth wealth.

It's more of a lifestyle movement than a trend, emphasizing understated elegance, timeless appeal, and quality materials.

Mixing modern and classic interior design

It's a great aesthetic for those who like to mix modern and classic in a relaxed yet sophisticated way.

Organic modern aesthetic

3. Biophilic design

Working hand-in-hand with the organic modern aesthetic, biophilic design is the underlying philosophy influencing many of the warm and natural styles we've seen over the last few years. It's a safe bet that styles based on biophilia will have lasting power for their serene looks and calming effects.

Natural light and other elements in design

But no matter the specific style or aesthetic, some ways to enhance the nature experience in our homes are by letting in fresh air and natural light, bringing in natural elements like water and fire, adding greenery, and spending time with our pets.

Nature-inspired interior design

We can also experience nature indirectly through materials and decor that represent nature, like natural materials, colors, and shapes.

Natural materials and shapes in decor

4. Timelessness

Combining finishes, furniture, and features of different styles and eras can help create enduring interiors that balance old and new, giving the feeling of an evolved space. We're seeing a resurgence in some classic patterns, details, and materials that are being used freshly.

Roman herringbone design

Herringbone is an ancient pattern dating back to the Roman Empire, where it was used as a stable and durable interlocking paving system for roadways.

Modern herringbone in interior design

This graphic pattern is now experiencing a renaissance, creating movement and adding texture in a classic yet contemporary way.

Fluting vs reeding

Fluting and reeding for furniture, cabinetry, and accessories are classic details that will remain popular.

These techniques for adding texture to plain materials date back to antiquity and are being done today in a contemporary way, adding texture and interest to clean and modern shapes.

Zellige tile, classic handmade Moroccan tiles that originated in the 10th century, are popular right now, lending an earthy and artisanal look to kitchen backsplashes, bathrooms, or anywhere you would use tile.

Zellige tile in a kitchen and bathroom

The square shape and varying shades of white are super popular because of their versatility in coordinating with modern, neutral, and natural interiors.

But they come in a variety of shapes, and for those who love more color, there are some really deep and bold choices that create a lot of visual impact.

Warm neutrals for 2024

5. Color direction

Neutrals are timeless, classic, and easy to incorporate into any design scheme, so they're always a great choice.

The trend has been toward more warmth, whether it's neutrals like warm whites and grays, beiges, taupes, and tans accents with deep brown or black, or neutralized versions of the hues of the color wheel like clay reds and oranges, earthy greens and yellows, or ethereal blues and violets.

We started seeing a lot more blue being used in 2023, and two of the US's largest paint manufacturers are leaning into the hue for 2024.

Benjamin Moore's Blue Nova for 2024

Blue Nova

Benjamin Moore decided to go with Blue Nova for their 2024 color of the year. It's a deep blue-violet shade that's great for creating visual excitement, especially when accented with orange tones.

You can learn more about Blue Nova and where to use it here.

Sherwin-Williams Upward for 2024


On the other hand, Sherwin-Williams kept it on the subtle side with the neutral light gray-blue Upward that they call a breezy and blissful blue.

And that it is, coordinating well with lighter, warm neutrals for a cool and airy feel, perfect for a modern coastal vibe. Leading into the neutrals, Behr did a 180 this year.

You can learn more about Upward and where to use it here.

Blank Canvas for 2023 and Cracked Pepper for 2024

Cracked Pepper

After naming Blank Canvas a warm white as their 2023 color of the year, they selected cracked pepper as their color of the year for 2024.

It's a soft black that acts as a perfect accent or creates a deep backdrop for a dark and moody look.

Interior design trends for 2024

I'm thrilled with the warm, natural, and understated interior design trends for 2024. I also want to know what you think. Please leave a comment with your thoughts and how you'll approach design in the new year.

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