This year, homeowners will be all about making their spaces more comfortable.
That’s because as people choose to work remotely and host social gatherings instead of going out — not out of necessity, but convenience — they want their homes to be peaceful sanctuaries that are a joy to spend lots of time in.
In turn, a handful of comfort-creating features dominate our forecast for luxury interior design in 2024, from laid-back layouts to nostalgic aesthetics and soft furniture and colour palettes, which will provide the solace homeowners are looking for.
Here’s a closer look at how interior designers and developers can expect these trends to manifest in the coming months. Inspiration awaits!
Home offices won’t be so rigid
Compact, adjustable furniture will replace traditional home office setups this year as those making home improvements wave goodbye to unsightly, awkward layouts thrown together mid-pandemic and integrate flexible remote working stations seamlessly with the rest of their space.
Rather than having large desks and bulky office chairs disrupt guest bedrooms and dining rooms, homeowners will enjoy sleek-looking hideaway tables with stylish ergonomic seats that can be easily tucked away after their 9–5 routines (or when hybrid workers are in the office). This modular furniture will help preserve a home’s ‘feng shui’ and maximise ease of use.
Clever desks with built-in storage will also feature in home offices in the year ahead, offering valuable places to help keep laptops and paperwork out of sight and mind — ensuring work-from-home employees stay organised and comfortable.
Open-plan living will prove popular
More free-flowing, open-plan spaces are the perfect way for today’s homeowners to welcome friends and family for celebrations and get-togethers. So, it’s no surprise they’ll be the layout of choice in luxury interior design this year.
As well as trading doors for decorative curtains that suggest rather than define room boundaries, we’ll see the rise of built-in cushioned seats in kitchen-living rooms. These innovative design features offer homeowners and guests a casual and convenient place to relax and rest their feet — especially in the corners of small spaces and underneath bay windows.
More discreet, integrated kitchen appliances from companies like Miele will go hand in hand with these open-plan spaces in 2024, streamlining the appearance of busy cooking areas to create a more relaxing and spacious environment that’s a dream when it comes to hosting.
There’ll be lots of seventies-inspired pieces
People’s recent interest in the 1970s, a time associated with free-spiritedness and laid-back vibes, will grow even stronger this year, with luxury interior design schemes set to draw on all sorts of structural and decorative elements from the era.
In contrast with the sharp, straight edges characteristic of contemporary design features, we’ll see softer curved and rounded shapes bringing a natural, organic feel to high-end homes. Our top examples? Wall arches and fluted wall panelling that help add a sense of calm to bedrooms and lounges.
High-end housing designs will also use vintage-inspired wavy headboards and plush L-shaped sofas, the pinnacle of carefree lounging. Plus, we expect to see lots of retro-inspired dressing tables and chaise lounges adding an elegant flair to living spaces, transporting homeowners back to simpler days.
We’ll see lots of different textures
In 2024, anyone working on home improvement projects will have plenty of reasons to swap flat, shiny surfaces for textured alternatives. They’re physically and visually softer, highly durable and often incredibly sustainable — ideal for those adopting eco-friendlier lifestyles. Plus, they’re reminiscent of the natural world, which is great for anyone looking to bring the outside in.
Homeowners will love textured rattan furniture for its rustic-looking charm, ability to withstand wear and tear and biodegradability, thanks to being made from natural materials like cane and bamboo.
Dark wood and laminate flooring from the likes of Amtico, an eco-conscious brand committed to using materials with a low environmental impact, will also be big in 2024. They make a gorgeous hard-wearing, homier alternative to tiles, which can look and feel cold.
It’ll be the year of muted, neutral colours
Considering today’s focus on comfort, it’s safe to say that cool tones and stark blacks and whites won’t be particularly popular in 2024. Instead, luxury interior designs will stick with less intense, warmer shades from across the colour wheel.
We’ll see plenty of neutral walls painted with timeless shades, such as understated beiges and sun-kissed apricots, from brands like Farrow & Ball. These colours are easy on the eye and pair perfectly with wooden furniture — offering quiet elegance and helping create a more soothing, relaxed environment.
As for the top colour of the year, it’s a tie between chocolate brown and post-Barbiecore pink, which is a muted dusty rose. These shades won’t be limited to walls, either — we’ll see whispers of brown and light pink on kitchen tiles and even in peachy quartz countertops. The possibilities are endless...
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