The climate crisis as well as our uncertain global environment is increasingly reflected in how we shape our personal living spaces.
We all crave cosiness and warmth, and a changing urban landscape is influencing our rooms inside and out, according to the design professionals and enthusiasts as well as the homeowners using the platform Houzz.
So, whether we blame all the above, or increased remote working, we’ve all become fond of a pot plant in the past few years as interior designers urged us to bring the outside in, as nature-inspired design took root.
Here are the top 10 design trend predictions from the home renovation and design platform, which has a community of over sixty-five million homeowners and home design enthusiasts and more than three million residential construction and design professionals.
Kitchen islands have become a mainstay. Still, the trend for raising them on legs is a new twist. “This can help make a bulky item appear lighter and slimmer, by allowing light underneath, and it continues the trend for homeowners wanting their kitchens to feel as carefully designed as other living spaces in the home with islands being treated as a valued piece of furniture,” says Victoria.
Rich shades take centre stage in 2024. Red, the colour of the season during September’s fashion weeks, is beginning to creep into interiors, with warm shades such as plum and burgundy making their presence felt in kitchens.
Echoing the move into a richer palette, marble worktops and surfaces will feature more prominently, with dramatic, statement marbles taking the place of cooler-veined variants. These bold, brown and gold-veined marbles pair beautifully with a rich, warm colour palette.
With a changing climate and a growing awareness for sustainability within garden design, seismic change is coming for outdoor areas.
Curved shapes, soft textures and squishy furniture will be big in interiors.
Interest in traditional materials and crafts is set to continue, with traditional wall treatments such as lime wash making a comeback.
The trend of stacking tiles vertically rather than in a traditional horizontal brick pattern looks to continue in our bathrooms, kitchens and even living rooms.
Painted wooden kitchens have long been popular on Houzz, but an emerging trend of unpainted wooden cabinets is starting to creep in.
The concept of bringing nature into the home will become more literal next year. Tapping into the desire for a connection to the outside, large-scale wall designs allow homeowners to immerse themselves fully in a natural setting, from a beach to a woodland.
Designers on Houzz are getting more experimental, from incorporating statement wall lights that are almost pieces of artwork to using small portable lamps which can be moved from room to room or introducing well-planned lighting schemes that can be adapted throughout the day.