Home Decor Trends

Your home decor is your opportunity to express yourself and make your home feel personal, comfortable, and cozy. If you’re not sure where to start with your decor or interior design, you could use the current trends as your foundation and add your own unique touches. While certain popular styles are starting to decline in 2024, new trends are also emerging that can help inspire your home decor.

Trends That Are Fading

Trends That Are Fading

Trends will always come and go, and some of the most popular decor and design styles from recent years are now fading in popularity. If you’re looking for ways to spruce up your interior design in 2024, you could start by letting go of some of the fading trends. Here are five styles that are on their way out:

 1. Open Floor Plans

Open floor plans have been popular for many years because they’re very flexible and accommodating for hosting. However, the desire for an open layout started to decline during the pandemic. When families spend more time at home, they crave more private and secluded spaces. Although most pandemic concerns have faded in 2024, many homeowners still prefer layouts that offer plenty of opportunities for solitude. Older homes may become increasingly popular because they tend to have smaller, separate rooms instead of open floor plans.

Neutral Color Schemes

2. Neutral Color Schemes

Bright white kitchens, gray walls and flooring, and other neutral color schemes were trendy for several years. Homeowners gravitated toward the clean aesthetic of a white color scheme, especially when minimalism was at its peak popularity. Cool neutral tones are starting to be replaced with colors and patterns, though. Today, most people desire spaces that feel warm, cozy, and lived in. The neutral color schemes can feel somewhat cold and empty, so designers are starting to embrace more color and texture in their work.

3. Accent Walls

Accent walls were a popular complement to white, gray, or beige walls. When the rest of the room is mostly colorless, a bold accent wall pops out and adds depth to the room. Because homeowners are now opting for more color, though, accent walls are no longer necessary. Fortunately, covering up an accent wall or repainting a room is a fairly easy DIY project.

4. Granite Countertops

Granite countertops have been a popular choice for decades, and they may never fully go out of style. The material is durable, easy to keep clean, and highly customizable. Although there will always be a place on the market for granite countertops, other materials are starting to become more popular. For example, quartzite, limestone, marble, and soapstone have all been sought after in the last couple years.

5. Matching Furniture Sets

Matching sets can be an easy way to achieve a cohesive look in your living space, but designers are turning away from matching sets in favor of more eclectic styles. One of the most popular trends in 2024 will be thrifted or vintage furniture pieces, and many designers are choosing to mix vintage items with modern ones. This has reduced the interest in perfectly matching sets, and some retailers are even phasing them out of their catalogs.

New Trends to Inspire Your Decor

New Trends to Inspire Your Decor

Your home decor should always reflect your personal preferences and style, but checking out the current trends can be a great way to get inspired. The following are just a few interior design trends that will continue to rise in popularity in 2024:

1. Bold Colors and Patterns

White, gray, and other cool neutral shades are being replaced by bolder and brighter colors in 2024. Fun and whimsical interior design will be popular this year, so you could consider painting your living room, kitchen, or bedroom with your favorite bright colors. Patterns are also trendy in 2024, which you can incorporate with throw pillows, blankets, rugs, wall art, or wallpaper.

Earth Tones

2. Earth Tones

In addition to bright and vibrant colors, earth tones are also making an appearance in home decor this year. Soft greens are especially popular for kitchen cabinets, but you can incorporate the shade throughout any room in your home. Greens paired with brown, tan, or other warm neutral shades will look great in 2024.

3. Lamps

Recessed lighting can be practical and functional in some settings, but many designers are now choosing to prioritize lamps and accessory lighting instead. Lamps, wall sconces, and string lights all provide gentler lighting than the harsh overhead fixtures. They also create fewer unattractive shadows than overhead lights. Having a variety of lights in each room allows for greater flexibility throughout the day, too. As the natural lighting shifts, you can use different sources of light to brighten up the room.

Vintage Furniture Pieces

4. Vintage Furniture Pieces

Sustainability becomes more and more important every year. In 2024, designers are embracing sustainability by focusing on vintage and thrifted furniture pieces. Family heirlooms will also be heavily emphasized in interior design this year. Unfortunately, much of the furniture that’s produced today is cheaply made and not built to last. As an alternative, you can source timeless older pieces that will last for decades to come. A vintage couch or coffee table could be a statement piece in your home, or you could thrift smaller accent items or wall art to embrace the vintage aesthetic.

5. Soft Edges

Soft, curvy, and flowing lines are becoming incredibly popular for furniture and decor. Instead of boxy couches and chairs, homeowners are choosing pieces with curved edges and softer lines. Circular end tables and coffee tables are preferred over square ones, too. Curved edges feel more organic than sharp corners, so this style promotes a more relaxed, natural, and comfortable atmosphere. If you want to embrace this trend without replacing your furniture, you could opt for circular mirrors or picture frames. Pillows, blankets, and rugs with curvy and flowing lines can make great accents, too.

6. Unique Tiles

Tiles are a fun and flexible way to create a statement, especially in the kitchen or bathroom. Quirky and unique tile designs are currently trending and will become more popular throughout 2024. Instead of using wall art or an area rug as a statement piece, consider using a bold and dramatic tile design.

Keeping up with the current home decor trends can help you decide how best to spruce up your living space. You don’t have to implement all the current trends into your design, but you could start by choosing a few styles or colors that interest you. Then, you can continue to upgrade and customize your home until it perfectly matches your own individual style.