Interior design trends for 2024

By Ellie Reeves | 21st November 2023 | 8 min read

The 11 biggest décor trends set to take over our homes

  1. Staircase panelling
  2. Apricot crush
  3. Quiet luxury
  4. Natural materials
  5. Curves
  6. Maximalism
  7. Boldly bohemian
  8. Boucle furniture is back
  9. Coastal chic
  10. Mid-century modern
  11. Upcycling furniture

Thinking about giving your home an update? Then you’ll want to pay attention to these interior design trends for 2024. This year’s trends are centred around bold colours, understated luxury, and being unapologetically ourselves. From bohemian décor to boucle furniture, find out what everyone is talking about in the world of interiors. Discover our top interior trend predictions for 2024.

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1. Staircase panelling

Wall panelling has had a tremendous surge in popularity over the past few years. From shiplap to slatted, there are so many different styles to choose from and experiment with. Panelling isn’t just about adding detail to plain walls, we can add panelling just about anywhere in the home – including up the staircase!

We’ve seen a 24% increase in online searches for “stairs wall panelling”. It’s a cost-effective way of transforming the look of your home without breaking the bank. Plus, it’s a great way of covering up any imperfections on your walls. Read our guide to panelling a staircase and discover how to recreate this look in your own home. 

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2. Apricot crush

Terracotta is making a comeback for 2024. Recently we're seeing more dusty tones of pinks, reds, and oranges used in interior design.

The colour experts at Dulux have chosen Sweet Embrace™, a gentle and uplifting blush pink shade as their colour of the year. The Pantone colour of the year is Peach Fuzz ™, soft peach shade sitting somewhere between pink and orange. In 2024, we expect to see captivating shades of pinks, oranges, and reds being incorporated throughout our homes, from peachy-pink kitchens to cosy burgundy living rooms.

This stylish living space has been painted with Chatelaine by Craig and Rose, a soft shade reminiscent of sweet apricots. Teracotta shades provide warmth and softness - try pairing with soft blacks, sage greens or warm neutrals to bring an earthy tone to any room.

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3. Quiet luxury

Forget over-the-top, extravagant furniture and accessories. This trend is all about subtle, sophisticated elegance. We’ve seen an enormous 4000% increase in searches for “quiet luxury”, and we expect this design trend to be huge in 2024.

Quiet luxury emphasises minimalism and simplicity while incorporating high-quality materials, textures and finishes to create a refined atmosphere that exudes understated luxury. To achieve this look, use timeless furniture pieces, natural colours, such as beiges and creams, and premium textiles. This design approach aims to create a sanctuary within the home, offering a retreat from the chaotic outside world. 

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4. Using more natural materials

As we are becoming increasingly aware of our impact on the environment, using more sustainable materials in our homes has become a top priority. Natural materials such as wood, bamboo, cork, and rattan not only add a touch of warmth and beauty to our living spaces, but also contributes to our planet's well-being. Created from 100% natural hardwood oak sourced from responsibly managed forests, this natural oak solid wood flooring will elevate the style of your home and will last for years to come. Experiment with adding more natural materials around the home, such as jute rugs, hessian wallpaper and indoor wicker seating.

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5. B&Q loves: Curves

From wriggle art prints to circular vases and scalloped armchairs, we’re all embracing curves in our interiors. We’ve seen a huge uplift in online searches for curved furniture and accessories, such as a 133% increase in searches for “scalloped furniture”, a 23% increase in searches for “full length arch mirror” and a 52% increase in searches for “round sofa”. Twists and curves are soft and easy on the eye, as opposed to angular lines and corners. If you want to create a tranquil and harmonious living space, incorporate more curved furniture and accessories.

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6. Maximalism

Maximalism has long been a trend on the catwalk, with fashion designers creating statement outfits with lavish designs and details. This bold and creative trend is also ideal for the home. Maximalism is all about encouraging creativity and personality, with individuality at the heart. Bring this trend to life in your home with personal décor touches such as pictures, mirrors, candles, lights, and mismatched furniture. Use clashing patterns, bold colours, and eclectic accessories to create a home that is as loud and vibrant as your personality. The rise of ‘Barbiecore’ also sees many merging the Dreamhouse and Maximalism look with saturated shades of pink, teal, and pops of yellow.

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7. Boldly bohemian

Boho interior design is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends in home décor, and it’s easy to see why. Boho décor is all about embracing individuality and creating a laid-back, carefree vibe. We've seen a 14% uplift in online searches for "boho living room ideas" and a 23% increase in searches for "colourful boho living room".

This trend offers you the chance to be creative, let loose, and design a home that reflects who you are. Throw the rulebook out the window. Layer patterns, colours, and textures. Mix and match different rugsthrows, and cushions for a relaxed feel. We love the boho style trend for its versatility. Whether you want to create a cosy and comfortable boho living room, or a bold and colourful kitchen, you can tailor this style to fit any space. Embrace your inner free spirit.

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8. Boucle furniture is back

Crafted from a combination of looped and woven wool, boucle furniture is wonderfully textured, offering a soft and cosy feel in your living room. The name for this woven fabric style comes from the French word “boucler”, which means to curl. This nubbly-textured fabric has become extremely popular over the past year, and it’s continuing to grow in popularity. We’ve seen a 69% increase in searches for “boucle swivel chair” and a 50% increase in searches for “boucle dining chair”. This fashionable furniture looks stunning amidst any home décor style, from minimalist living rooms to rustic dining rooms.

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9. Coastal chic

As boho continues to be a trend in both interiors and fashion, a new evolution on this trend is the rise of the coastal look. In fashion, this is seen with teals, white linens, and oversized neutral-coloured woollen jumpers.

Within our homes, this new trend will come to life through the use of aquatic blues, whites, sea greens, creams, natural materials, and fresh plants. Think fresh, light, and simple finishing touches and furnishings.

We’ve seen a 24% uplift in online searches for “seaside wall art” and a 21% increase in searches for “beach home décor”. To bring the coastal chic look together, decorate your home with beach wall art and nautical accessories. Incorporate reed diffusers in fresh scents reminiscent of the sea breeze to transport your home to the beach.

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10. Mid-century modern

The love for mid-century modern style and furniture is still on the rise. In the past year we’ve seen a 21% increase in online searches for “mid-century modern furniture”. This design trend is rooted in simplicity and functionality, which represented the world post-WW2 during that time.

Characterised by bold colours, geometric shapes, warm woods such as teak and oak, and hairpin legs. Retro furniture, specifically from the 1950s to 1970s period, fits in seamlessly with multiple décor styles. Whether you’ve got a boho living room or an industrial loft inspired living space – mid-century modern furniture will look gorgeous in any space. 

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11. Upcycling furniture

In a society becoming more mindful of the impact of our consumption habits, it’s hardly a surprise that upcycling furniture has seen a surge in popuarity. In the past year, we’ve seen a 60% increase in Google searches for “upcycling wooden furniture”.

Upcycling is a wonderful way of transforming tired furniture into something that looks as good as new. You don’t need to be a DIY aficionado to give it a try – with a lick of furniture paint, it’s easier than ever to renovate your chest of drawers or coffee table. By giving old furniture a new lease of life, we can reduce our carbon footprint and save money at the same time. 

There you have it, our 2024 home décor trend predictions. We think it's going to be an exciting year for interior design. From maximalist décor to mid-century style, there will be no shortage of trends to choose from. Looking for more inspiration? Why not have a read of our bathroom and kitchen trend predictions for 2024?