We are already looking forward to the new year and as usual love looking at the latest designs which influence our customers choice and requests. We think that home design trends for 2024 will follow a more functional focus rather than just aesthetics for next year with smart appliances featuring heavily and space being utilised as multi functional.
Recent events have reshaped our understanding of living spaces. Homes will need to adapt as remote work and flexible schedules become more common. Interior designers are responding by creating multifunctional spaces that, depending on the need, can serve as offices, gyms, or relaxation areas. Our latest article explores what we think is to come in the year ahead.
In terms of technology, smart appliances are becoming more prevalent. Nearly every aspect of life where technology has entered the domestic space — including lightbulbs, dishwashers and other appliances — has seen the introduction of a smart home alternative.
From fridges that can keep track of a shopping list to voice-activated appliances, homeowners are looking for ways to make their houses more efficient and convenient and combining style and functionality to bring together the perfect space.
Bathrooms will have a spa-like feel, with large soaking tubs and rainfall showerheads. Tiling will be used to create feature walls, with hexagonal and herringbone patterns being trendy and bidets and smart toilets will become more popular and serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to toilet paper.
Dining areas will be designed to bring people together, with an emphasis on communal eating. Long, wooden tables will be paired with mismatched chairs for an eclectic look and decorative crockery will be used to add a personal touch to the table, with handmade ceramics and vintage plates being popular choices. Lighting will be used to add ambience, with dimmer switches and candlelight creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
The lounge will be a multi-functional space, with a focus on comfort and relaxation. Large, plush sofas will be paired with smaller, more versatile seating options such as poufs and bean bags and plants and greenery will be incorporated into the design, with hanging plants and indoor trees being of particular interest. Statement lighting, in the form of oversized pendants and sculptural fixtures, will add interest to the space.
Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Materials
The shift towards sustainability is more than just a passing phase; it’s a lifestyle choice. The growing emphasis on eco-friendly and sustainable materials is evident, with the integration of renewable resources and energy-efficient solutions in new home builds. This approach minimises environmental impact and resonates with conscientious homeowners’ values, creating healthier living spaces.
Overall, home design trends for 2024 will be focused on the marriage of form and function. Spaces will be designed to be both beautiful and practical, with smart technology being used to streamline the home and a focus on sustainability and eco-friendly options will also play a prominent role in design choices.