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New Year, New Trends: This Survey Reveals 2024's Design Trends

December 7, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST
Decorate 2024 Trends Survey

New Year, New Trends: This Survey Reveals 2024's Design Trends

December 7, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST

As the clock ticks down to 2024, the design world is abuzz with anticipation. “What’s in?” And “What’s out?” are the questions on everyone’s minds. Thanks to the 2024 Interior Designer Trends Survey by 1stDibs, we have an inside look at the future of interior design. Conducted by Surveys & Forecasts, LLC, this survey taps into the creative minds of 624 designers worldwide, revealing what the upcoming trends are as well as the fading fads.

What’s In

Sage Surpasses Emerald in Color Trends

Marking a departure from the jewel tones of previous years, sage green emerges as the new favorite, subtly surpassing emerald’s long-standing reign. This shift toward more understated, earthy tones is highlighted by the ascent of dark brown/chocolate and burnt/dusty orange, reminiscent of a 1970s-inspired palette.

sage furniture
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Decade-Inspired Design: A Retro Revival

The survey unveils a fascinating revival of past eras, with the elegance of the 1920s and 1930s styles gaining momentum, making a leap from 13% popularly in 2021 to an impressive 25% in 2024. Meanwhile, the modernist influence of the 1960s is losing its grip, giving way to the laid-back, bohemian vibes of the 1970s.

Emerging Patterns and Preferred Aesthetics

In the realm of patterns, there’s a clear shift toward organic designs, large-scale prints, and florals. However, bold-scale prints, once a dominant trend, are now experiencing a slight decline. As for design aesthetics, mid-century modernism, Scandinavian modernism, and minimalism continue to reign, while rustic and cottage core themes are gradually receding into the background.

organic design
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Seating and Lighting: Iconic and Evolving

Iconic seating options like the Eames Chair and Hans Wegner Wishbone Chairs, while still popular, are experiencing a subtle dip in favor. In the lighting department, timeless pieces like Murano Glass Pendants and the Noguchi Akari Lamp continue to illuminate our spaces.

seating decor
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The Rise of Limewash

Limewash, with its natural, textured allure, has ascended to the top spot as the most favored finish, indicating a broader trend towards organic and tactile materials. This preference extends to ceramic/terracotta and blond wood, especially in wall treatments.

What’s Out

‘Dormcore’ Takes a Bow

The whimsical, playful era of checkpoint rugs and disco ball decor is on a downturn, signaling a move toward more mature and refined design elements.

Geometric Shapes and Gingham Fade

The once-prevalent geometric shapes and gingham patterns are losing their appeal, with designers opting for more fluid and organic motifs.

Digital Art and NFTs in Decline

Despite their buzz in the digital world, NFTs and digital art are finding less favor in interior design, with traditional art forms regaining prominence.

study room
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Room-by-Room Design Requests

Kitchens and Living Rooms at the Forefront

Kitchens continue to be the centerpiece of home design, closely followed by living rooms, reflecting a focus on communal and functional spaces in the home.

Home Offices Lose Steam

As companies shift back to in-office work, the demand for home office designs is seeing a significant decline.

Luxury Without Limits

If budgets were boundless, the designers that were surveyed dream of incorporating grand walk-in closets and lavish guest suites, prioritizing comfort and hospitality in home design.


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