Five interior trends for 2024

Interior design in 2024 is all about fabulous earthy colours, relaxed silhouettes and quiet luxury.

Quiet luxury

Quiet luxury is one of the biggest trends for 2024 in both fashion and interiors. Quiet luxury is all about understated elegance, timeless appeal, and high-quality materials. Quiet luxury is about creating a harmonious environment where every element is thoughtfully considered to create a calm space that feels warm, sophisticated and elegent. Quiet luxury embraces investing in locally sourced, finely crafted items, high quality craftsmanship, natural materials, fine details and quality fabrics. 

Fabric on walls

Using fabric on walls creates a wonderfully tactile effect. It also absorbs sound and makes a room feel glamourous yet cosy. You only have to look at some of the big names in interior design to see how the trend is catching on. Luke Edward Hall has designed wonderful damask prints for Rubelli which look stunning in old houses. I recently used the Nocturnal Fornication fabric design from Design Savages to create panels in the master bedroom in a Huf Haus in Wiltshire. The construction of the house meant the beams and rough render on the walls made using wallpaper in the traditional way impossible, so we stretched fabric over thin, light, handmade wooden frames and installed them over the bedroom walls. 

Kitschy kitchens

Retro kitchens are a big trend for 2024.  Pinterest report searches for retro kitchens have increased by 160% from last year, and the look has been termed the “kitschens” trend. 

The look is an antidote to all the sleek, minamalist kitchen designs that have been so popular in recent years. This look is about referencing the period between the 1940s and 1960s’s to create a unique and personal look in your kitchen. 

Get the look with a vintage light fitting and checkerboard tiles in bright colours like bold blues, sunny yellows or vibrant reds. Add in some pretty fabrics in mid-century designs like gingham or 50s florals and a traditional retro-style fridge in a cool candy colour. Style up your space with some vintage finds like pretty plates and quirky tea and coffee containers.  

Earthy palettes

Chocolate brown, warm caramel and all things earthy and natural are the colours for 2024. These cocooning, earthy colours are a reaction to years of more Scandi-inspired grey and blue toned colours. These nature inspired colours are soothing, calm and restful.

Paint company Little Greene launched a new capsule collection at the end of last year which perfectly encapsualtes this palette of warm hues. Called “Sweet Treats” it is a curated collection of warm, neutral shades of honey, caramel and chocolate, each colour inspired by delicious desserts and some of the world’s most tasteful sweet treats. Mouth-watering names including ‘Madeleine’, ‘Galette’, ‘Affogato’, ‘Muscovado’ and ‘Ganache’ bring these enticing colours to life. This palette of nine versatile colours will bring warmth to your home.  

Curved Seventies style sofas

Sofas this year see a real return to curvy relaxed shapes perfect for lounging. Organic shapes and curved designs are on trend with lower backs and arms and squishy cushions creating a soft, calm energy in your living space. Curved sofas made for sharing appeal to our need for comfort and a cosy, cacooning vibe.

Curved sofas look great in textured fabrics like on-trend boucle and soft tactile  velvets. A curved sofa is statement enough so go for neutral tones to really show off the shape. 

Match your big Seventies style sofa with a curved rug to make your interiors more cohesive and visually appealing.