During this time of year there are many areas of the design industry predicting their picks for the up coming year. As I review the trends others are reporting, I've been putting together a list of my own. Some ideas match and others don't. The goal is the same - what can we do to make our homes beautiful, functional, and comfortable without looking like we all bought our furnishings and décor from the same store? I have 3 designs that I believe show the trends that will carry forward through 2024. They go from light, airy, and a bit nostalgic for an older elegant era, to natural and organic bringing nature and art together in a more modern style, and finally, to a moody mix of styles that makes you feel grown up and ready to relax and enjoy the home you worked hard to achieve.
Romance and Glamour
Pantone picked their 2024 color of the year to be Apricot Crush. The design I put together above uses the pinks and oranges of a setting sun as inspiration for an elegant boudoir! It is lighter and airier than Apricot Crush, to bring a softer side to a space where you'll want to wind down before you slip into your luxurious bed which envelops you with its padded wing back headboard. There are art deco accents on the dresser and screen along with the lighting and art bringing you to an era where you can dream big dreams well into the night. I picked these elements because we are moving into a time where everyone deserves a little romance to make them feel special and loved. The glamour factor just adds a cherry on top of a great big hug!
Gather with Nature and Art
As we move from a good night's sleep to a place where friends and family gather, the design above moves out of the 1920's and 1930's influence to a much more modern approach that brings nature inside. Biophilic design has been around for some time, but gains momentum in 2024 as we continue to find more reasons and ways to entertain in and out of our homes. When inside, bringing nature together with artful moments helps generate conversation in a relacing atmosphere. Large tables and comfortable seating are a must. Sticking with neutrals for furnishings, wall color, and flooring make the art stand out. Statement lighting is an option to decorate that 5th wall in the room - the ceiling.
Drama and quiet? Why can't we have both! There seems to be many trend reports that show dark color palettes are still trending well in 2024. Sorry Pantone! The design above is a moody mix of mid-century, industrial, and Asian influences. Painting a room dark, whether large or small, does not necessarily close you in. Think of standing in a large field surrounded by a vast dark sky. Imagine the immenseness! As long as you add in great lighting and light colors around the space, you will just feel the drama of a great night ahead.
Meet Your Designer
I, Brenda Szarek, am the founder of Autumn Light Interiors. I have immersed myself in home design and problem solving for years and have creative solutions for all kinds of interior design dilemmas. I hope you enjoy my tips, tricks, trends, and inspiration to help you find your way to a well-designed, comfortable, and functional home you can be excited to live in and welcome others within.