As we step into 2024, the world of interior design is buzzing with excitement and change. 

This year, it's all about making your space uniquely yours. We're moving away from cookie-cutter designs to embrace individualism and character. Your home is not just a place to live; it's a canvas to express your personality and a sanctuary for your well-being. 

So, with all this in mind, let's dive into some of the key trends that are shaping the way we decorate our homes this year.

The shift towards individualism and character

Gone are the days when every home looked like a page out of a catalogue. 

In 2024, it's all about you. Your home should tell your story, with every nook and cranny reflecting your personality. This trend is about breaking free from the norm and daring to be different. It's about finding what makes you happy and bringing that into your living space. 

Whether it's a quirky piece of art or a vintage heirloom, if it brings you joy, it deserves a spot in your home.

Colour drenching

This year, we're seeing a bold move towards colour drenching. 

This isn't just about painting your walls; it's about immersing a room in a single, daring colour. Imagine your walls, ceiling, cupboards, and even furniture all basking in the same bold hue. It's a contemporary way to make a statement and create a cohesive look. 

Don't be afraid to experiment with different colours to find the one that speaks to you.

Blonde wood flooring

blonde wood flooring

As we seek calmness and light in our homes, blonde wood flooring is stepping into the spotlight. 

This trend is all about using light and pale tones of wood to create a bright, welcoming, and atmospheric space. Think of it as an innovative way to open up your interior, giving it an airy and serene vibe. 

Whether you're renovating a small apartment or a large house, blonde wood flooring can transform your space into a peaceful haven.

Creating an inner sanctuary

In today's fast-paced world, our homes have become our sanctuaries. 

This trend is about turning your space into a personal retreat. Think of a room dedicated to reading, meditating, or just unwinding. Fill your space with natural materials, soft furnishings, and rich fabrics to create an environment where you can relax and recharge. 

Find peace and tranquillity right where you live.

Comforting textures

interior design ideas 2024

The way your home feels is just as important as how it looks. 

In 2024, we're embracing comforting textures that make our spaces feel cosy and inviting. Think bouclé furniture, woollen rugs, and patterned flooring. These tactile elements add depth and warmth to your home, creating an inviting atmosphere where you can curl up and feel at ease.

Dopamine décor

Did you know your home can be a source of happiness? 

Dopamine décor is all about filling your space with items that lift your mood. It's about decorating with colours, artwork, and soft furnishings that have personal significance. 

This trend is about creating a space that releases those feel-good hormones every time you step into it.

Colours for 2024

Soft pink

sweet embrace dulux

This year, soft pink is making its mark in the interior design world. 

It's a subtle yet impactful colour that brings a sense of calm and tranquillity. Dulux's 2024 colour of the year, ‘Sweet Embrace’, has a soft lavender hue with a hint of grey that blends seamlessly into any space. 

It's perfect for creating a soothing and welcoming atmosphere in your home.


benjamin moore blue nova

Blue is the colour of stability and peace, and it's making a big splash in 2024. 

As Benjamin Moore's colour of the year, ‘Blue Nova’ is a mid-tone that balances depth and classic appeal. Whether you're going for the bold colour-drenching trend or just adding a splash of blue, this colour can transform your space into a serene oasis.


dutchboy ironside 2024

Green is the colour of growth, balance, and tranquillity. 

It's a hue that brings harmony into your home. Graham and Brown's colour of the year, ‘Viridis’ (image below), reflects stability and wellness. Similarly, Dutch Boy Paints’ ‘Ironside’ (image above) emphasises creating a space for wellness. 

This trend is about bringing the outside in, creating a connection with nature and fostering a sense of well-being.


Final thoughts

In 2024, it's clear that the trends are all about making your home a reflection of you. 

Whether it's through bold colours, comforting textures, or serene spaces, your home should be a place where you feel happy and at peace. Don't be afraid to experiment and let your personality shine through your decor. 

After all, there's no place like home.

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Our friendly team of experts would be delighted to discuss your options and answer any questions you may have. Give us a ring today or pop in and see us next time you’re in Wanstead. 

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Article By: Kinga Masianis

Kinga has been in sales since she was 17 and she already has both Negotiator and Sales Progression qualifications under her belt. She is bilingual, has a weakness for chocolate, and cites Robins Pie & Mash and The Cuckfield as her favourite Wanstead haunts.

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