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A guide to the best 2024 home design trends for the ‘new you’

Yes, interior designing—or home decorating—is an effective form of self-expression, too
/ 11:02 PM December 14, 2023

2024 home design trends that best resonate with the ‘new you’

2024 home design trends that best resonate with the ‘new you’ | Photo by Jens Behrmann on Unsplash

The countdown to 2024 has officially begun. And while everybody has their own way of ringing in the new year, our thoughts most likely drift toward the same things—change, transformation, and the promise of something new.

Some focus on the classic “better me” glow-up (e.g. sporting a fresh haircut or resetting their wardrobe) while others draft less conventional resolutions. There are also a few brave souls whose goal is to learn five new languages or move to a new city where no one knows them.

For individuals who fall somewhere in between, though—like those wanting to make changes beyond the superficial but not quite ready for a full-blown vanishing act—the ideal canvas for transformation is right under your roof. Because sure, home is where you can let your authentic (and unapologetic) selves run free. But it can also be a playground for reinvention—a reflection of the person you aspire to become in the new year.

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So, to help you on your journey to self-expression via interior design, here’s a rundown of some of the hottest 2024 home design trends that could best represent the “new you” (whoever that may be).

Neutrals are still in—but with splashes of bold

Neutral colors (especially white, beige, and gray) are basically the vampires of the design world—they just won’t die. Their timeless and versatile appeal has made them the go-to and safest choice for many homeowners.

But here’s the thing: “Safe” can sometimes border on bland, and 2024 is all about breaking free from the monotony sans ditching your beloved neutrals completely. Throwing in a yellow couch against your gray walls, or adding a fiery red door to your otherwise calm facade may just be the pop of attitude your home needs.

2024 home design trends: Neutrals

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(Besides, color psychology suggests that the shades you see at home can have an impact on your well-being. So, that yellow couch? Well, it’s not just some furniture; it’s a mood and memory booster. And that red door isn’t just some entrance either; it’s a portal to a more confident you in 2024.)

Simply put, it’s a design trend that screams “I’m calm and collected but also very capable of spicing things up.”

Greenovation supremacy

Considering the “excessive heat” we experienced in 2023, it’s clear that the new year isn’t merely about self-improvement anymore. It *must* be about Earth-improvement, too. 

Greenovation design trends

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Cue greenovation. For those unfamiliar, it is (at least in the context of home design) the act of renovating or remodeling your home with sustainability in mind. Think biophilic elements, eco-friendly paints, repurposed or upcycled furniture, and a whole lot of indoor greenery.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never once owned a plant before—or if your past attempts at nurturing greeneries ended up in a botanical tragedy—because 2024 is a promising year to practice (or reintroduce yourself to) sustainable living and actually commit to it.

Character-building through artisanal revival 

Forget fast homeware with non-existent individuality. 2024 wants you to rebel against the mundane and celebrate the human touch. How so? Artisanal revival.

Handblown glassware, asymmetrical pots, custom-crafted furniture—similar to humans, each piece has its own set of flaws and irregularities. But aren’t those what make them truly unique? They say imperfections add an extra layer of character to an individual, and it only seems right for living spaces to echo the sentiment.

Artisanal revival

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So, swap out that generic mug for a handmade ceramic. Pick a dining table that bears the marks of an artisan’s hands rather than that of an assembly line. Or perhaps sleep under a blanket stitched using traditional techniques.

By following this trend, you’re not only injecting personality into your house; you’re also helping out local craftspeople to keep their art alive.

Eclectic maximalism

If you grew up in an archetypal Filipino household, you’re likely very familiar with the age-old advice of keeping things neat and organized, lest you want an earful from your mother about the perils of a cluttered room.

Well, guess what? 2024 gives you a free pass to do things differently—and encourages you to bid adieu to the pristine and the minimalist. Welcome to the era of eclectic maximalism, where “more is more” and deliberate chaos is the new order.

Eclectic maximalism

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Imagine a printed (or bold-colored) rug sprawled beneath an assortment of mismatched furniture, gallery walls that seem to defy laws of symmetry, and throw pillows engaging in a riot of patterns.

There’s no need for a strict and cohesive color scheme either, as this trend allows clutter and clashing styles to harmonize in disarray. (So, if next time somebody still insists on tidying up your “messy” space, tell them it’s not messy—it’s eclectically maximalist.)

Smart technology integration

Let’s face it: Intelligence has always been an edge among humans, and it’s only fitting that your residential space gets an IQ upgrade as well. Gone are the days when voice-generated and clap-activated equipment only exists in sci-fi films; they’re now a staple in the trendiest homes of 2024.

Smart tech integration

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Lights that adjust their colors, refrigerators that help you reduce food waste, vacuum cleaners that do all the work, and coffee makers that instantly brew a cup through telepathy—all of these smart devices are a part of our reality now. (Fine, maybe not the coffee maker yet, but given how fast technology is evolving, it might enter the market sooner than we think.)

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