5 Trends that will define 2024 Interiors

5 Trends that will define 2024 Interiors
Nov 09, 2023

Results of annual designer poll are in — here’s what’s going to be hot in the new year

It’s become an annual tradition—and predicting 2024 interiors will be no exception. Each fall the online marketplaces reache out to the designers and industry professionals — a go-to for finds ranging from 18th-century Louis XVI sideboards to Ettore Sottsass consoles — and asks them about the future. Today, the results of the survey are in.

More than 600 designers around the world answered the call to offer their insights on what’s hot for 2024 interiors. “It’s interesting to see the aesthetic shifts anticipated by interior designers, those discerning friends of ours who reliably lead the way in matters of style and taste,” says Anthony Barzilay Freund, director of fine art and editorial director at 1stDibs.

Chocolate brown is one of the newer hues designers are favoring for the new year. Here it appears in an interior

Chocolate brown is on the way up

When it comes to the colors designers say will rule in 2024, chocolate brown, it seems, is melting hearts: Compared to last year, the sultry hue jumped from sixth to third place for most-favored color, with 21% of respondents anticipating it as the shade for the new year. Earthy tones like burnt orange and mustard followed.

A blue shift

In the blues family, robin’s egg is soaring, almost reaching the heights of cobalt: 24% of designers like the former; just under 25% prefer the latter. Both rank slightly above navy, which was the preferred shade for 23% of designers.

It’s still easy being green

Green will continue its multiyear reign in 2024 interiors, the survey says. “We saw during the pandemic the idea that elements of nature that people found soothing were increasingly incorporated into people’s interior schemes,” notes Barzilay Freund. And this trend hasn’t solely been limited to color: Floral and plant motifs came in as the survey’s most popular patterns for 2024.

Texture takes the lead

Limewash came in as the number one choice for popular materials and finishes among surveyed designers. “It feels softer and enveloping,” Barzilay Freund explains. Ceramic/terra-cotta (21%) and blond wood (19%) carry on that warm trend.

Afra and Tobia Scarpa Soriana seating which is on the rise for 2024 appears here in a home designed by AD100 designer
Afra and Tobia Scarpa Soriana seating, which is on the rise for 2024, appears here in a home designed by Jeremiah Brent.

Curves, patterns—and wallpaper on the ceiling

In 2024, it’s about taking the curves: A third of respondents praised irregular shaped furniture (32%). And finding patterns: 29% percent of designers anticipate patterned wallpapers will remain popular. (A quarter of respondents expect to see these wallpapers being installed on ceilings in the new year.)

Designers are betting on references to midcentury modernism and Scandinavian modernism in the year ahead; they will also embrace both minimalism and maximalism. Each of these movements earned more than 30% of votes for 2024.