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Predicting the Top Interior Design Trends for 2024: What Can We Expect?

From bold marble to double islands, here's what is on the horizon for our top Interior Design trends that we are seeing on the horizon with our design projects.

modern kitchen with white marble countertop with waterfall edge
modern kitchen with white marble countertop with waterfall edge

More Island Space

We are opening up traditional kitchens and thinking way beyond remodeling cabinets to extending into other parts of the home. In the coming year, we expect to see even larger — and even double — kitchen islands will be integrated to accommodate for larger entertaining and gathering space in the kitchen. We are also expanding outside the box by opening up windows and doors for indoor outdoor living and allowing more natural light to promote wellness and a more integrated home with your backyard environment.

Interior design by Lynde Galloway

An Emphasis on Wellness

Wellness is a driving factor of design for 2023. Adding elements that help promote self-care and well-being can transform any space into an oasis. Our clients are loving the concept of creating your own home spa experience by adding dry saunas, steam rooms and integrated fisher paykel undercounter refrigerators for chilled towels and beverages to create your own crylotherapy restorative wellness spa and to cultivate hydration and new self-care habits for longevity.

#1 Brown is Back

Brown Renaissance:  A resurgence of brown hues is expected to make a strong impact in interior spaces, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere (House Beautiful).

Choose to make a statement by painting a wall or picking the tile to be Navy while keeping the rest of the space in neutral. When making a statement, go with pops of colors that contrast with deep navy blue. Consider a copper Poppy Flower Wall Art for the perfect artistic complementary color contrast.

#2 Minimalist Living is In

Navy Blue might not be your thing. Let’s be honest, it might not be everyone’s favorite.

Don’t be discouraged because we still have a lot more to show you.

Minimalist living is an ancient practice.

For millennia, people have found it as a way to reduce stress, focus on what’s important, and appreciate what they have rather than what they want.

When choosing a minimalist living design like this Teak Grooves Sideboard, remember this mantra: less is more, clean décor.

Minimalist living rarely uses more than two colors and ensures everything in the room serves a purpose. The minimalist lifestyle will not only help declutter your home but it will also contribute to lessening any unnecessary expenses and freeing your financial burdens.

A minimalist kitchen will encourage both you and your family to create nutritious meals while spending more quality time together. This Luna Counter Stool complements the modern feel and adds comfort geared for great entertaining.

While a minimalist bedroom can offer many physical and mental health benefits including less dust, fewer allergens, and a more peaceful resting environment.

More importantly, there will be much fewer things to clean! Try this Oak Spindle Bed with the Oak Spindle Nightstands for a minimalist modern approach.

#3 Mid Century Modern Renaissance

The mid-century modern renaissance is here, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

Mid-century modern homes exploded onto the scene after World War II.

Their architectural durability has allowed mid-century modern homes to remain relevant through multiple generations.

The Mid-century modern style includes the following characteristics:

  • Functionality and durability as an important feature

  • A classic and timeless look

  • Clean and minimal ornamentation

  • A mixture of traditional and modern contrasting materials

Mid-century modern design is streamlined and grounded in neutral tones. A mid-century modern color palette can include sage, orange, brown, sunshine yellow, turquoise, and other primary colors.

In today’s use, mid-century modern style is commonly associated with furniture that is made of natural and sustainable wood, mixed with other materials like marble, metal, glass, vinyl, velvet, etc.

This natural oak Nexus dining table paired with the updated classic Windsor black oak dining chair leverages mid-century modern sensibility into a casual modern farmhouse dining space to give it a timeless clean look.

#4 Sustainable is the New Black

Speaking of sustainable wood, sustainability in it of itself is a trend worth considering.

This trend puts less focus on flashy aesthetics and more focused on the bones of the home.

Resourcing to sustainable materials means adding more quality and care into the place you call home.

  • When considering a sustainable interior, there are a few things you should keep in mind: Purchasing energy-efficient appliances will help reduce your energy bill. You will also receive a rebate.... if it meets energy efficiency requirements.

  • Choosing WaterSense, high-efficiency toilets will help conserve your water usage to meet the City of San Diego's year-round permanent water restrictions. If you live in Rancho Santa Fe, California's top water hog, the penalties are costly for not taking all measures to reduce water intake.

  • Locally built and sourced furniture to reduce the environmental cost of shipping, plus it's cool to support local businesses!

  • Look for reclaimed and recycled materials and FSC certified sustainable wood when possible, like this Silhouette Outdoor Sofa.

#5 The Green Obsessions

If accent furniture or abstract sculptures aren’t your cups of tea, we recommend filling your empty spaces with plants.

Not only that plants can produce natural oxygen source indoor but they also have many other health benefits:

  • Plants can purify your air! Since plants make oxygen and oxygen is fairly important since it keeps our bodies and cells alive. Some plants can even purify the air and remove toxins from the air.

  • Plants can be therapeutic and have an added relaxation effect on your mind.

  • Some plants can actually help increase your physical and mental health. Plants such as lavender can help reduce your anxiety level or jasmine can have a soothing effect on your mind and body.

  • Some plants can also keep bugs away.

For bedrooms, consider French Lavender to set the scene for relaxation.

Fill those empty living room spaces with fiddle leaf figs or rubber plant.

In low lit, humid spaces like your bathroom, go for tropical plants like ferns or plants with relaxing scents like eucalyptus, lavender, and rosemary.

Your kitchen can especially benefit from a green thumb. Having a variety of herbs in the house means organic and home-grown while making your kitchen counter feel alive!

#6 Home Wellness is on the Rise

According to the remodeling leaders HIRI (Home Improvement Research Institute), they reported that wellness-focused improvements and nontoxic materials are a big selling point for millennial homeowners, as are water and air purification systems and circadian lighting improve sleep.

People are also wanting to make their home into a relaxation oasis incorporating wellness design-focused areas for exercise, hydrotherapy, steam showers, saunas and tailored home fitness space for yoga, strength training, and stationary bikes like the Pelaton.

#7 Smart Home Improvements Projects That Will Add Value To A Home

Many projects do add value to your home and improve your family’s quality of life. By working on these projects now, you can enjoy the benefits and updates now.

Remodeling a kitchen, the heart of the home is considered to be the top room of your home to pay off as long as you don't go overboard. You can expect to recoup 60%-120% of your investment on a kitchen remodel.

Bathroom additions are a great way to recoup a large return on your investment by adding another one. HGTV estimates you can recoup 80%-130% of whatever you spend by adding a bathroom.

Reinventing a room or opening up a closed floor plan is another way to save money. The cost of adding more square footage to your home can be an incredibly expensive project. By converting a bedroom or formal living room into a versatile space for entertaining you can significantly increase the enjoyment value and save money by working within your current square footage. We are experts as space planning and finding ways to repurpose room. Add a bar, or a game room, or a craft room. The idea is to take a room seldomly used and turn it into a room with a greater appeal for you to enjoy now and for future buyers.

Energy-efficient windows are another way to save on utility expenses and receive a green energy tax credit of 10% for this upgrade when you install Energy Star-rated windows. You might also qualify for additional credits from California or even the utility company. The average-sized home costs $7,500-$10,000 or more but replacing old, drafty single-pane windows is a turn off to potential buyers and is well worth the investment.

Deck additions and covered outdoor loggias are another great way to increase the value of your home. Outdoor living spaces have become more desirable, especially now since more people are staying home for vacation, referred to as a staycation. HGTV claims that homeowners recoup 65%-90% of their investment by adding a deck.

We know how intimidating taking on any sized home improvements can be. If you know the style you’re looking for, but lack the certitude to tackle the project on your own. When consulting with an expert interior designer, you can transform your home into a trending Pinterest board of beauty and sophistication.

Here are what some of the industry experts are saying about this years trends as we move forward into the year 2024, the realm of interior design is poised for an exciting evolution. The following are some of the top interior design trends that industry experts predict will be at the forefront of home decor:

1. Brown Renaissance:  A resurgence of brown hues is expected to make a strong impact in interior spaces, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere (House Beautiful).

2. Sculptural Art: Artistic expression will take center stage with three-dimensional, sculptural art pieces becoming a focal point in many homes (House Beautiful).

3. Curved Furniture: The trend of curved furniture continues to gain popularity, with an emphasis on comfort and softness in design (Forbes).

4. Big Artwork and Bold Color: Large-scale artwork and a move towards bold and sophisticated color palettes are expected to bring energy and character to living spaces (Forbes).

5. Quiet Luxury: An understated approach to luxury is on the rise, with a focus on craftsmanship and materials that convey a sense of sophistication without being ostentatious (Forbes).

6. Dark Wood and Jewel Tones: A move towards darker wood finishes and deep jewel tones will add a layer of richness and depth to interior design schemes (Architectural Digest).

7. Metal Accents: Chrome, steel, and aluminum are making a comeback, with these "hot metals" bringing a sleek and modern touch to home decor (Architectural Digest).

8. Scandinavian and Japanese Influences: Scandinavian simplicity and the Japanese Wabi-Sabi philosophy, which embraces imperfection, will continue to influence interior design, promoting a clean and serene environment (Russh).

9. Mixed Metals and Art Gallery-Inspired Spaces: Expect to see a mix of metal finishes as well as spaces that draw inspiration from art galleries, showcasing creativity and personal expression (The Spruce).

10. High-Gloss Walls and Textured Surfaces: While high-gloss walls are on their way out, textured surfaces are gaining popularity, adding visual interest and a tactile dimension to rooms (Elle Decor).

These trends highlight a shift towards more personal, artistic, and richly hued design choices, creating spaces that are both visually striking and emotionally resonant. As we head into 2024, these trends are sure to inspire and influence the way we think about and inhabit our personal spaces.

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