As we are striding into 2024, there is much to be excited about on the interior front. The trends between the UK and my birthplace Scandinavia, differ somewhat but below are a few trends that both places embrace in the coming year.
Mix it up!
There are no rules this year on how to mix up your patterns apart from just that- mix it up! Combine flowers and leafy prints with stripes, checks and abstract patterns. Make your living room inviting and homely with colours, textures and patterns.
Inspiration from Svenskt Tenn
Textures in cushions, throws and rugs as well as sculptures and interesting 3-D art rather than a print behind glass is a trend for the mind. Soft velvet and cosy cashmere will bring harmony and calm to your living room such as this cosy living room by OKA
OKA inspiration called "considered elegance"
and an exciting sculpture over your desk, can enhance creativity such as this piece by Tara McCauley. Tara explains that 'creating an attractive "Zoom background" for your colleagues to see is just as important as having a beautiful view when you're facing the computer'.
Scuplture by Tara McCauley and photo credit Hanna Granqvist for House Beautiful
The trend of using colour is continuing in 2024. Warm neutrals, earthy tones are still in fashion but we will see a more rich and muted color palette. Colour matching cabinets, walls and even ceilings in rich hues is an increasing trend.
Various Interior Designers and paint companies such as Farrow and Ball also present a palette of different "soothing blues", which will be the big colour for 2024.
In the Scandinavian countries red is a big accent colour and Pantone's colour of the year is 13-1023 Peach Fuzz and described by Pantone as “a velvety, gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul."
Go big or go home
Abundance is the word where difference styles are mixed, old and new pieces as well as different textures and patterns in an explosion of visual impressions. Why not have wall paper in the ceiling and a mural in the staircase?
Wallpaper "Tree Canopy" from Boråstapeter
So- What’s out?
British Vogue tells us that as well as "White kitchens", "Fast furniture" and "Ivory Bouclé", "Design copied from Instagram and Pinterest" is out.
Uncomfortable furniture only made to look good on an image and perfectly Magasine-matched rooms are making way for unique and curated finds that should be connected to the people living there. We love to hear that as StyledSpaces as one of our passions is to scour the globe for unique pieces to use both for our staging as well as in clients' homes.
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