Looking to give your home a refresh for the new year? In this article, Tracey Hague, Director at eclectic online furniture retailer Where Saints Go, shares four interior trend predictions for 2024 to give you some inspiration.
With a new year comes new trends in the world of interiors, and there are a lot of unique and exciting home styles on the horizon in 2024. We saw an eclectic mixture of trends rise to prominence in 2023, from curved furniture and the revival of mid-century modern to Barbie-inspired pink furnishings. And 2024 looks set to be just as varied, meaning there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re planning a complete home makeover or you’re simply looking to do a mini room refresh, the four trends below are sure to give you some inspiration.
The perfect combination of classic ranch interiors and dark, moody décor, dark Western is a new and unique home décor style expected to be prominent in 2024. Pinterest Predicts has stated that Western gothic homes are going to be all the rage this year, with searches for “Western gothic” on the site up 145%, and searches for “country room ideas” up 125%.
This interior trend is all about filling your home with dark versions of classic Western-style furnishings, such as black and white butterfly chairs, black leather sofas, and moody-coloured fringed furnishings. There are so many ways you can incorporate this trend in different rooms of your home, from black leather kitchen bar stools to dark Western print bedding with fringed cushions for the bedroom.
Black isn’t the only neutral expected to be prominent in 2024, as brown shades of home interiors are predicted to be particularly popular throughout the year. This is in part due to the popularity of wood furnishings, which have stayed consistently popular over the last few years as people have been searching for more ways to incorporate natural materials into their interiors. The versatile neutral colour also perfectly complements a wide variety of other more vibrant shades, from green and blue hues to oranges and reds, as well as peach fuzz, Pantone’s colour of the year.
There is a wide selection of brown shades to choose from, including rich red chestnut browns and deep, dark browns. However, light shades of brown are predicted to be especially popular in 2024. This is because over recent years homeowners have been searching for warmer alternatives to classic white, and neutral shades like this are the ideal replacement for those looking for something that is stylish and versatile.
You could decorate with brown in a variety of ways in your home, whether it’s in the form of wooden furnishings, home accessories, or even flooring and walls. The versatile colour works well with a variety of bright shades, but can also be paired perfectly with other brown hues, as well as more neutral tones like black and white for a more relaxed look.
If you’re looking to brighten up your morning coffee, colourful kitchens are a fantastic trend for you to give a go in 2024. While green kitchens have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years, we’re likely to see even more bright colours in our cooking space this year, as well as some quirky accents. Pinterest Predicts has found that “kitschens” are becoming popular amongst users, with searches for “eccentric kitchen” up 160% and “kitschy kitchen” up 75%. This style lends itself to the wider colourful kitchen trend, with searches for “green kitchen paint” up 55% on Pinterest, and “retro pink kitchens” up 40%.
The great thing about this 2024 trend is that there are so many ways to incorporate it into your own kitchen. From giving your cabinets and appliances a colourful update to investing in stylish new kitchen stools in an eclectic mixture of shades, you won’t be short of ways to add a pop of colour to the room. Even smaller colourful additions can make a big difference, such as a bright accent vase or a fun new print to add a bit of colour and character.
If tidying up is your most loathed chore, you’ll likely love this new laidback 2024 trend. In recent years we’ve seen an increase in interest in home organisation and tidy living, with the “clean girl aesthetic” transcending from makeup and skincare to home interiors in 2022 and 2023 (House Beautiful). However, it is predicted that the tide will start to turn on this trend in 2024 as we embrace the look of more lived-in spaces.
Described by some as “undone maximalism”, this trend is about embracing function and fun, in the form of stacks of books or magazines, open shelving for trinkets, and a little clutter. This does not necessarily mean that the look is messy, but simply less polished and more practical than traditional maximalism. The trend is all about having a space that is liveable to help you love the look of your lived-in home in its natural state.
A great way to replicate this trend in your own home is to make use of your surfaces. Display your favourite ornaments and artwork on open shelving, and make the most of your coffee table and sideboard space by using them to store some of your everyday essentials, like books, candles, and lamps.
2024 is set to be a year of varied interior styles, meaning that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
About the expert
Tracey Hague is Director at eclectic online furniture retailer Where Saints Go. Tracey’s professional background was in the legal sector, but an instinctive love for statement furniture ultimately led her to embark upon a radical career change. Her devotion towards rock ‘n’ roll design trends began during her student accommodation days in Manchester, where she would often rip up the carpets and whitewash the walls in preparation for a stylish revamp (much to her landlord’s dismay!). In her own words, Tracey describes her personal style as both eclectic and a little ‘off the wall’, a trend that translates perfectly into WSG’s product range! Find out more at wheresaintsgo.co.uk