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Interior Design Trends to Watch out for in 2024

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What will 2024 bring for interior design trends? Earlier this year, Dulux named ‘Sweet Embrace’, a delicate pink, as its Colour of the Year [1] so we know one of the colours set to make a splash but what else should we look out for? Megan Doherty, client account manager at our interior design partners, Edward Thomas Interiors shares her top five trends…

1. Dopamine Décor

The carefully curated look is out and instead, we’ll be bold, deliberately mismatched and embrace vivid colours to surround ourselves with interiors that bring joy and a sense of carefree. This is the next iteration of the maximalist trend, now extending to wall treatments, fabric choices and accessories. Expect colourful rugs, bright upholstery and quirky furniture.

2. Circularity

Our collective commitment towards sustainable living remains and we’ll be uber-conscious about material choices, favouring natural over manmade, as well as what furniture and accessories we use to ensure the longest lifespan. Obviously upcycling or repurposing forms an integral part of this.

3. Abstract Art

Moving away from the Matisse-style line drawings that were dominant this year, we’ll start to opt for more abstract artwork that is free form and individual. We’re not just talking wall art here either, lamp shades, figurines and objet d’art will all follow the abstract aesthetic.

4. Buttery Yellow & Silver Strikes Back

Alongside Sweet Embrace, two colours to watch out for next year are yellow and silver. The darker shades of the yellow family (mustard, ochre, etc) that have been a staple of recent times will make way for softer, comforting shades like straw and butter. Similarly, silver is set to make its comeback alongside aluminium, chrome and stainless steel. Expect to see to this in light fittings and kitchens the most.

5. Multi-purpose spaces

We’re letting go of the traditionally defined rooms and making the space in our homes suit our lifestyle. So that could be turning a dining room into an office, a study into a craft room, a bedroom into a cinema or teenager’s hideaway. Or it could be about embracing ‘self-care’ spaces, somewhere restorative that supports our mental and physical wellbeing. We love using transitional spaces like landings, hallways or alcoves to create a cosy spot to read, listen to a podcast or crochet!

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