Interior Design Trends 2024 | Previews from the Fairs
The end of the year is the ideal time to track interior design trends that will accompany us in the upcoming season. Why? Because most of the industry’s most important fairs have already taken place. Thanks to the exhibits of furniture manufacturers, finishing materials, and accessories presented there, it’s clear what will be fashionable in the near future. Want to know more? Check out the interior design trends for 2024.
Trends in 2024 | Salone del Mobile in Milan
The Salone del Mobile, held annually in Milan since 1961, is the largest celebration of the interior design industry in the world. Over several days, the freshest ideas of furniture designers, decorations, finishing materials, and lighting are presented. Interior design trends showcased in Italy always dominate in interior arrangements in the subsequent months, even years. This year’s April edition of Salone del Mobile 2023 was hailed by many industry connoisseurs as the most inspiring in history. What interesting could be spotted at the trade fair booths?
Vivid Colors of Nature
Although in 2024 neutral color schemes will still be popular, they will certainly be complemented by stronger colors. Cobalt blue, olive green, terracotta orange, and mustard yellow are the biggest hits for the upcoming season. They look good not only against a light background but also when combined with each other. They will be used in furniture, and accessories (including lamps and rugs), as well as wall paintings, large-format wallpapers, or tiles.
This trend has been with us for several years. In 2024, however, it will be stronger than ever before. Round, oval, organic, and not necessarily symmetrical forms will be used in lighting, decorations, and furniture. Especially trendy will be lounge models with wide seats and low backs. Still on top will also be round tables, chairs, and beds with rounded backs. Especially interesting are models with legs or bases in the shape of a cylinder.
Distinctive Textures and Patterns
The year 2024 will be marked by three-dimensional textures and distinctive patterns, as well as aged surfaces of natural materials. Upholstered furniture will be covered with bouclé, wool, or linen fabrics. Furniture tops, on the other hand, will have a strong grain of wood or veining of stone. Interestingly, textures will be used in almost every part of the arrangement – from the ceiling, through the walls and furniture, to the floor. On the walls, popular will be natural plasters, e.g., clay with an imperfect, uneven surface. Such use of aged materials will add charm and warmth to interiors.
Stylish Interiors & Trends from Maison & Objet in Paris
The Parisian trade fair for interior design and decoration takes place in January and opens the season for events of this type each year. By then, it’s likely to determine what interior design trends will be relevant in the coming season. This year’s edition was held under the theme ‘Take care.’ It was interpreted by manufacturers as caring for oneself, family, or the planet. What trends from Maison & Objet 2023 will be relevant in 2024?
Distinctive Furniture Accents
This year’s edition of the Parisian fair was marked by distinctive and unique armchairs, stools, and poufs. They were used in booth designs as so-called accent furniture. Their purpose is to attract the eye and add character to neutral, toned-down interiors. They also represent an ideal way to quickly transform a space. The trendiest armchairs have rounded shapes, usually without legs, and are upholstered in fabrics – including those with a distinctive texture.
Bold and Distinctive Patterns
Judging by the novelties presented in Paris, 2024 will be a year of bold and colorful decoration. There’s a gradual shift away from minimalist and monochromatic interiors (still fashionable in 2023).
Designers will more often reach for maximalist arrangements and use many strong colors in the next season. This is the industry’s response to the overwhelming and difficult times of global recession. Strong colors will be used not only in new projects but also in classic designs, giving them a fresh look.
There can’t be talk of interior design trends for 2024 without circular design. Simply put, it means designing in a closed loop. Until now, designers mostly understood it as using waste and recycled materials for furniture or decoration production. Currently, there’s increasing emphasis on using natural, durable, and locally available raw materials.
For example, materials such as rattan, bamboo, wood, steel, or stone are becoming more popular in interior decoration. More and more furniture, lighting, and decoration manufacturers are also emphasizing that they use solutions typical for a real closed loop – look for such markings in 2024.
Years ago, manufacturers and designers fell in love with the metallic shine of brass, copper, and gilded steel. In 2024, they will still be noticeable, although the shine of cool metals – including polished aluminum – will definitely overshadow them.
This raw material, so easy to recycle and lightweight, appeared most frequently during Maison et Objet in Paris. Interestingly, aluminum elements appeared not only in furniture but also in decorations – including vases and bowls. In the next season, aluminum will appear not only in the basic ‘silver’ version but also in mass-dyed versions.
The Freshest Trends for 2024 from Stockholm
Design Week Interior design fairs in a city brimming with Scandinavian style don’t have to focus solely on projects and manufacturers from the North. This year’s Stockholm Design Week surprised with the abundance and diversity of booths. This allowed observers to see not only how the latest iterations of interiors inspired by Scandinavian designs will look. What interior design trends for 2024 were most noticeable?
Furniture with Distinctive Textures and Colors
Scandinavian design is known for its love of simplicity and minimalism, as well as its avoidance of strong and distinctive colors. As seen at the Stockholm fair, this is changing. More and more manufacturers are betting on creative shapes, e.g., asymmetrical, inspired by nature.
There is also experimentation with new or interesting wood textures or materials from recycling. The latest collections from manufacturers also feature strong colors, e.g., red, yellow, or cobalt blue. Such an approach is mainly used in designing individual so-called accent furniture, e.g., armchairs or coffee tables.
In next year’s projects, there will certainly be no shortage of textiles that add coziness to interiors. Popular will be not only curtains hung at aluminum windows and aluminum fold patio doors across the entire height of the wall. They will also be used for decorating walls without glazing and creating light, easy-to-dismantle partition walls.
Such room dividers appeared in Stockholm not only as straight lines but also – thanks to special ceiling rails – as curved, rounded textile walls. Particularly eager to be used will be curtains made of sheer or semi-sheer fabrics that do not block sunlight.
If you’re interested in interior design trends, you surely know the Japandi style that combines the best features of Scandinavian and Japanese design. In 2024, the most distinctive sign of its popularity’s return will be lightweight lamps inspired by the Land of the Rising Sun.
They are made of light, natural materials such as paper, sea grass, rattan, bamboo. They have whimsical, non-traditional shapes, but thanks to the materials, they are unmistakably associated with Japan. Such lighting will add coziness and warmth to interiors.”
The previews from the 2024 interior design fairs offer a glimpse into a future where innovation and aesthetics converge to redefine living spaces. The interior design trends forecasted for the coming year showcase a harmonious blend of modernity, timeless design principles, and a growing emphasis on sustainability and well-being. This trajectory of interior design in 2024 promises a dynamic fusion of cultural influences, sustainable practices, inspiring creativity and elevating the standards of beauty and functionality in our living environments.
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