June 17, 2024

AI, TikTok trends, New minimalism, and a tad 360-degree opposite new maximalism, a call for sustainable design – 2024 has been a roller coaster ride for interior designers and homeowners looking to decide their next home renovation.

More combinations of materials, textures, shapes are appearing as AI blasts out its collective libraries; these endless options rather make it difficult to conclude any finality; only aspiration we may seek from these designs at the moment.

Let’s discover our top 5 interior design trends in 2024 that we think will meet both aesthetic refinement and functionality to adorn your next dream house.

  • A dose of sustainability with environment-conscious homes:

Eco-friendly material with durability seems a win-win situation for interior designers. We have observed that both startup and developed organizations are manufacturing furniture, organic cotton, floor tiles, fixer adhesives with recycled materials, and those that are abundant in nature.

Image credit : italian bark credit: kanjuinteriors

“Raw Trends” is not a new idea per se, adopting the real, untreated woods, bamboo, and other natural materials without any paintings or natural seasoning to keep nature’s signature patterns and textures is practiced and very common in some ethnic communities.

Now that it has started, adopting mainstream interior design surely seems an excellent addition to those who love natural feelings and contemporary settings. Super soft Rugs made out of refined Jute fibers look ever natural and provide green hues to the internal atmosphere; oh – and the ceiling decorative lights made out of seashells. One of the biggest benefits is that these furniture pieces and decorations are made without any harmful chemicals and are very durable. Bamboo, jute, corks etc. also grow very fast and can be adopted for mass cultivation.

Just imagine the feelings – sit in a bamboo chair, put your legs on those soft jute rugs and enjoy a cup of tea!

These are merely examples of sustainable materials and design ideas. There are hundreds of sustainable furniture, home decor options available nowadays.

Defining Contemporary design without being ambiguous is hard; there is a fine balance between modernism and minimalism and future trends.

I can set Four main aspects that one can target when looking to achieve contemporary interior design. They are Colors, Materials, Shape and line, Balance.

Colors: Choose color mainly fine black and white for contrast, may use green or other subtle palette throughout the interior setup. Color plays a major role as light reflection is less hard on subtle color in our eyes.

Materials: Usually furniture made of wood or contains woody texture or even semi-shiny chrome or marble texture, cushion made of silk soft, cotton, natural fibers to give a smooth experience. Floor rugs are simple, made of wood or light and bright color tiles with micro-patterns. Vanity is made of fine plywood, glossy or matte finish and mostly single-colored. The Surfaces of the materials are even, flat in nature. Natural objects such as flowers, trees that require minimal care.

Credit: Perfect blend of contemporary interior design rendered by 7CGI Studio 

Shape and Line: Thin or fat lines whatever you choose make sure lines are simple, no extravagant decoration or geometry is there. The Windows and doors are mostly square-shaped.

Balance: A dance of balance for minimalism, modern trends and the amount of objects in the room should be calculated so it would seem complete, functional yet without too muchA clutter.

While the pandemic paved the way for decluttering interior setups, appreciating values of simplicity, in recent years interior designers and homeowners tried to embrace more sophistications with colors, aesthetics, and shapes. An experimental revolution is going on with boldness, individualism, more decors, and color contrast.

Credit: Jewelry designer Solange Azagury-Partridge boutique shop decorated with bold red color in Somerset, UK

Self-expression may devote passion to works, choice of colors, materials such as leathers, oak woods, shapes as stars, hexagons or circles. Jewelry designer Solange’s Somerset cottages are featured in “Living to the Max” – an inspiration guide for those who search for extravagant interiors with striking colors and patterns.

Credit: Lindsay Pennington Inc | She did an excellent job on shedding blue in the ceiling, trims, fireplace and even on matched paintings.

It is a non-invasive approach to mix retro vibes and colors. Retro-style vanity, tables, sofas are chosen with conscience and placed coherently.

  • Organic Shapes shaping our well being?

Shapes and curvatures often we observe have a profound impact on our emotions and thought process. Some prefer sharp edges and squares whereas some love smooth curves and round things.

Scandinavian design started showing its virtues in the mid-twentieth century although traces can be found way back in the eighteenth century. Nature-inspired organic shapes can be derived from any natural object ranging from eggs, beans, oranges, roots to even hornet nests. Surprising right!

Credit: NgLp Designs shows how organically shaped wood tables can give you a clean, friendly and welcoming vibes.  

After a long work, you can jump to the sofa right away without worrying about getting any injury with these sofas.

You can also mix it with other kinds of styles, such as minimalist, boho, and contemporary.

Credit: Muhammed Atef

As you can see here, the hanging light is inspired by the bird nest, smooth curvature vanity and round mirrors perfectly mixed with bohemian style interior regime. Wall decor created from natural jute fiber empowers sustainability trends as well.

  1. Finally Minimalist design for those who belief less is more:

If you believe in more is more you may argue minimalism is boring, lifeless, and lacks contrast and individualism.

“Less is more” – quoted by Architect Mies Van Der Rohe is denied this claim. A minimal interior owner actually prefers less distraction, less randomness, neutral and soft color, muted hues – reducing unnecessary decorations and jewelry.

“A breath of fresh Air” a minimalist interior designer said.

Minimalist design then is simple, right? Actually, It’s rather hard to choose the right piece that both serves the minimalist purpose and would give a unique style without overpowering other elements in the room.

Natural lights and shadows reflected through curtains need to be mild and soft, therefore, large windows and semi-transparent curtains are often used in minimalist designs. 

Credit: Rylight shows how a round and comfortable cushions sofa with semi transparent curtains ensures a modern appeal at the same time functionally perfect for resting and relaxing. 

Which trend do you prefer:

If you are an interior designer who is working on an interior project or a homeowner looking to build your next dream home you may want to experiment with any of these styles or a blend of two or more styles altogether.

Non-invasive and efficient way is developing a 3d model of the interior and rendering with your preferred textures. You can try out setups with different styles, colors, shapes as much as you want without physically purchasing furniture, props, hiring photographers etc this way. 

To be honest – I don’t think there’s a specific profound style one should solely depend on, rather a blend of style with functionality in mind would deliver a comfortable and sustainable future. 


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