At Home Beautiful we’re eagerly looking forward to the interior design trends for 2024, and there are four exciting ones coming into focus. One of them is the eclectic Art of Display. Dust off your beloved belongings and, with a little curation and consideration, turn them into works of art.
So many of us have treasured belongings gathering dust in cupboards, all for the purpose of safekeeping. From family heirlooms to your fanciest glassware, most homes have beautiful pieces that rarely, if ever, see the light of day. It’s time to put a stop to this, once and for all.
“Make an impact with items you already own by grouping them in an artful and considered way.”
Katrina Yaxley, creative director
Your home is a gallery of precious possessions and with curation and consideration, you can elevate these into a work of art. This look really is all about creating a narrative, and you can take inspiration from anywhere; surrounding landscape, family history, a favourite place – things that mean something and make you smile.
This is one of the easiest styles to incorporate in your home because it largely consists of what you already own. It’s just a matter of learning how to put it all together. “It’s all about contrast and texture in what you’re grouping together,” says Katrina Yaxley, HB’s creative director. “Maintaining a mix of traditional and more modern styles can achieve this. Heavier materials, like metals and ceramics, will anchor the space, while contrasting wool carpets and velvets create an area that feels complete.”
A mix of shapes, whether in silhouettes or patterns, is also effective. Pair square motifs with rounded edges, and circular repetitions with angular accents.
Curation is key: Juxtapose old and new, soft furnishings with patinated metals, circular silhouettes with sharp edges.
Adjust for minimalist tastes: This look isn’t just for maximalist homes. You can create a more sleek interpretation by streamlining the objects that are showcased.
Juxtapose: Mix traditional pieces with modern styles to create a sense of contrast and the illusion that the decor has been carefully collected over time.
Features Editor Brittany Smith has had a passion for interiors since she was a child when she watched home improvement shows with her mum and sister. A Virgo with a knack for giving unsolicited advice, she's been known to rearrange cabinets and alphabetise spice racks for loved ones in her mission to help others discover their own perfect home.
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