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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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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