2024 Interior Design – 5 Guidelines


Are you eager to transform your living space into a haven of style and comfort? If so, the exciting world of interior design in 2024 has plenty of trends to inspire and delight. While trends change, their significance lies in the insight they present into evolving tastes, technological advancements and cultural shifts. Comparatively classic interior design principles are what stand the test of time. Therefore, whether you’re looking to refresh your home or planning your vacation property, think of trends as guidelines!

Bring Outdoors In:

Biophilic design is the art of incorporating nature in the interior design of your home. It’s important to remember plants, natural materials like wood, stone and water are biophilic elements. They add tranquility and promote a sense of wellbeing. In order to achieve this think of greenery, day light, water features, organic shapes in architecture, furnishings, patterns and finishes.

2 images: Four Hands  Indoor outdoor furnishings.                                  Living room seating area

Mix Old with New:

Minimal and classic interiors evolve to become a mix of eras. In essence, it is all about blending the best of both. This supports a circular economy with upcycled vintage pieces alongside, modern and sculptural designs for a curated timeless feel. Consider modern furniture paired with traditional rugs, panelling, metallic accents, and abstract art for a chic interior design that’s full of character. Follow this link to SMC Interior Design’s product page for a mix of locally made furniture options. https://smcdesign.biz/products/

      image: Four Hands    living room with sofa and chairs   image: SMC Interior Design   sunroom with interior design of mixed furniture types and colours.

Embrace Color:

Forgo neutrals – bold vibrant hues are taking over! Paint industry research and fashion trends point to jewel tones, both vibrant and muddy and brighter hues in light and airy pastels. Blues inspired by twilight and the ocean are favored over green, while green appears more neutral. Neutrals are still in the picture, but they are warming up, think butter and blush tones. Don’t be afraid to experiment with the transformative power of colour in your interior design!

paint colour palette from Benjamin Moore for 2024  Brightly painted bedroom for children.  Sherwin Williams 2024 colour palette.

Create Versatile Spaces:

Make sure your home’s design works hard! Flexibility is key to ensuring ease of transitions from day to night. For example, a spare bedroom may double as a home office, media room or hobby space. A dining area could be furnished to masquerade as a library, homework station or games centre. Multifunctional millwork like adjustable built-ins, sliding doors or room dividers, storage benches, wall mounted shelving, fold down desks and Murphy beds all support dual purposes. Equally consider modular furniture, pull-up coffee tables, nesting tables, stacking chairs, convertible sofas, daybeds, adjustable lighting and baskets. With some planning you can design your space to evolve and grow alongside changing needs.

                                       interior design of a multi-purpose room  2 images: SMC Interior Design   interior design in a room with built-in desk

Tech-savvy Living:

From voice-controlled assistants to intuitive home automation, integrating smart technology into your interiors is evolving. You don’t have to be tech-savvy to enjoy its benefits. These common home systems can accommodate user preferences, provide peace of mind, conserve resources, money and much more! Smart TVs, lighting, thermostats, door locks, security options, pet and lawn care, kitchen appliances, the list is growing.

                                                                                             image: Lutron   image of a light switch

And voila, a micro piece of intel about the interior design trends of 2024. To sum it up in a phrase remember; “vibe on nature, mix the eras, invite bold and vibrant, maximize space and get smart.” Whether you’re a seasoned interior design enthusiast or just becoming one, there’s never been a time quite like this to get creative. It’s undeniably the year to make your home truly your own! For another example follow this link to an Architectural Digest post. https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/interior-design-trends-2024