The Home Beautiful 2024 Style Forecast

On the brink of 2024, we look at the incoming trends and how to introduce them at your place.
Interior Design Trends 2024Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Lucy Gough

As one year comes to a close, here at Home Beautiful we’re busy looking forward to the future in interiors and which trends to leave in the past. With the new year on the horizon, the interior design trends for 2024 are coming into focus and they’re looking fresh. Read on for all of our forecasted style predictions and ideas on how to update your place with them, whether you’re looking to do a little house refresh or inform a large renovation.

Welcome to the interior design trends for 2024!

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Interior design trends 2024

Trend 1: Pearl

First up in our predictions for interior design trends in 2024 is ‘Pearl‘. There’s a certain comfort to be found in coming home to a serene interior after a long day. Collapsing into luxuriously soft furnishings provides instant relaxation while light and breezy colours give a gentle resting place for the eyes. This is what pearl feels like… a deep, soothing breath, the tide washing over your feet.

Interior Design Trend 2024 Pearl
‘Oceania’ damask non-woven wallpaper in Sand, Milton & King. ‘Painterly Stripes’ wallpaper in Beige and Cream, Olive et Oriel. Sheer curtains in Chloe Mist, Luxaflex. ‘Gyprock Symphony’ cornice painted in Dulux Hog Bristle Quarter, CSR Gyprock. ‘Pesce’ resin napkin ring in White, Freedom. Mini coral, Sourceress. Mother of pearl caviar spoons, Sourceress. Noble grey 5211 mineral surface, Caesarstone. White Attica 5143 mineral surface, Caesarstone. ‘Flowers’ embroidered and beaded placemat, Alfresco Emporium. For similar terrazzo, try ‘Gelati Marshmellow’ terrazzo-look porcelain tiles, Perini. Nickel shell bowl, Alfresco Emporium. Metal coral napkin ring in Silver (in bowl), Alfresco Emporium. ‘Oyster’ salt and pepper cellars, Grit and Grace. ‘Flora’ wallpaper in Blush, Milton & King. ‘Coastal Calm’ oyster necklace, Grit and Grace. (Photography: Alana Landsberry & Nic Gossage / Styling: Lucy Gough)

Pearl is demure and delicate, filled with neutrals, iridescent finishes and just a hint of blush. This light and airy palette is then anchored with pared-back vintage pieces and tactile surfaces such as wicker, sea grass and stone, introducing interest, personality and depth. And don’t forget the opalescent accents and smooth shapes, reminiscent of the watery jewels the style is named after.

Interior Design Trend 2024 Pearl
‘Mermaid Shells’ wallpaper, Olive et Oriel. ‘Étienne’ bedhead in Eastbourne Sage fabric from Warwick, Merci Maison. ‘Florence Stripe Wheat’ bolster, and ‘Mini Surf’ cushion in Tan, both Bonnie and Neil. French flax linen sheet in Clay and Creme, both I Love Linen. Natural undyed ruffled linen bed skirt, House of Baltic Linen. ‘Mass’ marble terrazzo side table in Yellow, Freedom. ‘The Home Style Handbook’ book by Lucy Gough, Dymocks. ‘Patience’ lamp, Motivo. ‘Louise’ distressed floral rug in Grey Ivory and Beige, Miss Amara. Sheer curtains in Chloe Mist, Luxaflex. (Photography: Alana Landsberry & Nic Gossage / Styling: Lucy Gough)

Trend 2: Art of display

Another incoming interior design trend for 2024 is ‘Art of display‘. 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. Your home is a gallery of precious possessions and with curation and consideration, you can elevate these into a work of art.

“Make an impact with items you already own by grouping them in an artful and considered way.”

Katrina Yaxley, creative director
Interior Design Trend 2024 Art of Display (7)
‘Gorge du Tarn, Southern France’ artwork by unknown artist, Vintage Art Emporium. ‘Persian Ghom’ silk rug, Cadrys. ‘Han Style’ vessel, Orient House. Bowl in Foresta, Greg Natale. Santa Maria Novella Fresia EDC, ‘Rose Uniacke at Home’ book by Rose Uniacke and François Halard, Kinokuniya. ‘A Painted Landscape: Across Australia From Bush to Coast’ book by Amber Creswell Bell, Kinokuniya. ‘Textilepedia: The Complete Fabric Guide’ book by Hannah Durkin, Kinokuniya. Cire Trudon room spray, Becker Minty. Bronze horse sculpture, Orient House. ‘Freya’ candle snuffer, Mecque. ‘Sesson Shukei: A Zen Monk-Painter in Medieval Japan’ book by Frank Feltens and Yukio Lippit, Kinokuniya. ‘Kairagi’ teapot, The DEA Store. ‘Narrow Mouth’ vase, Watertiger. (Photography: Brigid Arnott / Styling: Corina Koch)

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.

Interior Design Trend 2024 Art of Display
‘Chinese Elm’ cupboard, Orient House. Top of cupboard, from left: Bronze horse sculpture, Orient House. ‘Narrow Mouth’ vase and wooden bowls, both Watertiger. Top shelf, from left: ‘Damien Hirst: Cherry Blossoms’ book by Damien Hirst, Emanuele Coccia and Philippe Costamagna, Kinokuniya. ‘Han Style’ vessel, Orient House. Juicer, grater, syrup, tumbler and vintage cutlery, all The Lost + Found Department. Middle shelf, from left: Cire Trudon room spray, Becker Minty. Small bowls, Watertiger. ‘La Cabane de la Forêt’ painting by unknown artist, Vintage Art Emporium. Aqua Vireo Swedish serviette in White and table runner in Natural, both The Lost + Found Department. ‘Chameli’ quilt, Walter G. Bottom shelf, clockwise from top left: ‘Kutch Shell’ and ‘Ankara Cactus’ cushions, both Walter G. ‘Georgia’ cushion in Forest, Provincial Home Living. ‘Iznik Elm’ cushion, Walter G. On floor, from left: Painted pot, Orient House. ‘Persian Ghom’ silk rug, Cadrys. ‘Shanxi Hunting’ chair, Orient House. (Photography: Brigid Arnott / Styling: Corina Koch)

Trend 3: Wildflower

One of the more vibrant interior design trends for 2024 is ‘Wildflower‘. There are times to be solemn and times to embrace frivolity and fun. Wildflower is all about the latter. Immerse yourself in a world of colour inspired by the colour trends for 2024, pattern and organic decoration. Don’t wait for someone else to buy you flowers so you can display foliage in your home. Free your favourite colours from the confines of a single cushion or mug. Have the bravery to be bold and unabashedly command attention.

“This style is uplifting after the past few years. It’s full of colour, positivity and happiness.”

Lucy Gough, stylist
Interior Design Trend 2024 Wildflower
Wallpaper Republic ‘Bottlebrush’ in Pink Neutral, Milton & King. ‘In the Garden of My Dreams’ book by Nathalie Lété, Dymocks. ‘Gyprock Tempo’ cornice painted in Dulux Harmonious, CSR Gyprock. ‘Barclay’ dish with brass bird lid, Alfresco Emporium. ‘Gyprock Tempo’ cornice painted in Dulux Tuft, CSR Gyprock. ‘Urban Arboreal: A Modern Glossary of City Trees’ book by Michael Jordan and Kelly Louise Judd, Kinokuniya. ‘Candy Floss’ premium thermoformed doors and panels, Kaboodle. ‘Sakura Blossom’ curtain fabric in Petal, Luxaflex. Butterfly, Amazon. Glasshouse Fragrances Sunsets in Capri EDP. ‘Noblesse’ whisky tumbler in Aqua, Nachtmann. Simcox Designs ‘Australian Wild Flowers’ non-woven wallpaper in Original, Milton & King. ‘Flora Leaves’ and ‘Flora Clover’ teaspoons, both Bonnie and Neil. ‘Peijing’ curtain fabric in Jet, Luxaflex. ‘Tagine’ premium melamine doors and panels, Kaboodle. Dish, as before. ‘Arlo’ vintage candle holder, Ruby Rabbit. ‘Peijing’ curtain fabric in Mint, Luxaflex. ‘Mostaza’ premium melamine doors and panels, Kaboodle. (Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Lucy Gough)

Put simply, this is a joyous and bright look – just like wildflowers. Pair patterned wallpaper with panelling finished in a complementary hue for a boutique look. Incorporate blooms, not just with bountiful bouquets but also botanical patterns on soft furnishings. Not sure where to begin? Start with a single piece and build it up from there.

Interior Design Trend 2024 Wildflower
Simcox Designs ‘Australian Wild Flowers’ non-woven wallpaper in Original, Milton & King. Porter’s Paints Aqua Satin Enamel paint in Soleil (on lower wall). Flora Gorgeous Magnolia EDP, Gucci. For similar tapware, try Perrin & Rowe ‘Contemporary’ basin tap, The English Tapware Company. ‘Strap’ mirror no. 2 in Red, Hay. Rattan ‘Tulip’ basket in Nude, Olli Ella. ‘Picasso’ matt encaustic floor tiles, Tilemall. ‘Gus Odeon’ side table in Pearl, M+Co Property. For similar vase, try ‘Glass Cylinder’ vase in Clear, Koch & Co. Grants of Australia bamboo toothbrush, Coles. ‘Noblesse’ whisky tumbler in Rosé, Nachtmann. For similar basin, try The Water Monopoly ‘Soho’ basin, The English Tapware Company. (Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Lucy Gough)

Trend 4: Equestrian

Finally, we predict the ‘Equestrian‘ interior design trend will be galloping its way into 2024. Ignite the senses with tantalisingly tactile experiences. Enjoy the smoothness of polished wood as you run your hand along a banister or dining table. Relax against luxurious velvet upholstery in deep, rich tones. Indulge in the earthy aromatics of natural leather. There are, as the name suggests, horse motifs but this style is so much more. It’s polished, tailored and luxurious yet organic and comfortable, which would turn any room into a relaxing space.

Interior Design Trend 2024 Equestrian
‘Tally Ho’ wallpaper in Teal/Ruby, Silk Interiors. ‘Gyprock Duo’ cornice painted in Dulux Linseed, CSR Gyprock. ‘Dark and Stormy’ brick in Monsoon, CSR PGH Bricks & Pavers. ‘Galet’ carpet in (from left) Indigo and Sienna, Bremworth. Cast iron horse head hook, Just Gorgeous Things. White Smoked Engineered Oak flooring, Royal Oak Floors. Élitis ‘Rythme LW 358 95’ fabric, Ivory T. Wedgwood ‘Renaissance Red’ side plate in Multicolour, David Jones. Equestrian bottle opener, Just Gorgeous Things. ‘Gyprock Duo’ cornice painted in Dulux Wild Brumby, CSR Gyprock. Dowel in Tasmanian Oak, Polytec. (Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Lucy Gough)

In many ways, this style totally contrasts with many of the other looks in this forecast. Where ‘Wildflower’ is frivolous, ‘Equestrian’ is serious. Where ‘Pearl’ is feminine, ‘Equestrian’ has more traditionally masculine roots. But one thing these looks have in common is the ability to bring the outside world into your home.

Interior Design Trend 2024 Equestrian
‘La Luna’ console table, Haig + Smith. Stoneware plant pot in Rust Brown, H&M. Leather stirrup tray in Tan, Just Gorgeous Things. ‘Wave’ whisky glass, Malt & Brew. ‘Vintage Oak Tree’ paste-the-wall linen wallpaper mural in Warm Brown, Olive et Oriel. ‘Cemintel Territory’ panelling in Woodlands Kwilla Slats, CSR Cemintel. For similar flooring (throughout), try Plantino Native Herringbone flooring in Blackbutt, Choices Flooring. H hook, Just Gorgeous Things. Vintage boots and matching timber lasts, Quintessential Duck Egg Blue. Large antique black horse sculpture, French Knot. ‘Blair’ tartan rug, Tartan Carpets Australasia. ‘Nolan’ side table, Haig + Smith. ‘Deux’ canvas art print by Anna Morner, Olive et Oriel. Vintage Arnhem handbag, stylist’s own. Refined rib floor lamp by Barbara Barry, Bloomingdales Lighting. (Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Lucy Gough)

Exterior design trends 2024

Andrea O’Ryan, design strategy manager of CSR Limited, shares the latest exterior trends and how to blend indoor and outdoor styles.

  • Hamptons and mid-century design are as prevalent as ever but there are some newer trends. “The Australian market has seen an increased interest in barn-style roof forms,” says Andrea, “as well as Japandi, a fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian design.”
  • If you want to give your interiors the same organic and natural feel that your outdoor spaces have, focus on rounded shapes, rendered surfaces and sculptural profiles.
  • Tactile materials can bridge the gap between indoors and outdoors. “Brickwork can be incorporated as feature walls, fireplace surrounds, or even architectural elements such as flooring, archways, and kitchen splashbacks,” says Andrea.

“The right exterior sets the tone for your interior.”

Andrea O’Ryan, CSR Limited

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