Woodgrain Millwork

entry with floral wallpaper
Lam Photography

“In 2024, there will be a boom for paint stripping companies, as we’re seeing more and more clients want to expose their original wood millwork. In the same vein, new-build clients are opting for rich woods like walnut, maple and mahogany over paint-grade millwork.” — Jeanne Barber, Camden Grace Interiors


Brass Accents

white kitchen with brass lighting
Courtesy of Bakes & Kropp

“In 2024, we expect to see brass accents continue to trend in popularity. Versatile by nature, brass exudes a classic and timeless appeal that creates a sense of sophistication in both traditional and modern design environments. It also creates visual interest and contrast by allowing other key design elements and materials — such as marble or wood — to shine, making it a popular choice amongst our clientele.” — Paul Kropp, Bakes & Kropp


Bold Lighting

neutral living room with tassel chandelier
Katie Charlotte

“There is a surge of exciting lighting trends and fixtures to look forward to in 2024. Think large-scale for true fixtures, smaller for recessed cans and intricate, sculptural lighting that serves as statement pieces. It’s an opportunity to illuminate spaces with personality and flair.” — Cortney Bishop, Cortney Bishop Design

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Fluted Details

room with fluted accent wall
Courtesy of Joe McGuier, JAM

“Fluted elements bring a distinctive texture and visual interest to surfaces and furnishings. While the design is often associated with classical architecture, it has an enduring appeal and is extremely versatile across different design styles. No matter where it’s used, though, fluted detailing adds depth and sophistication, making spaces feel more considered. We also love fluted detailing for the way the grooves play with light and shadow to create a captivating, unique texture.” — Joe McGuier, JAM


Understated Opulence

powder room with floral wallpaper
Lucy Call

“While there’s a time and place for over-the-top design elements, I’m currently enjoying the art of seamlessly integrating touches of opulence with a relaxed ease. It’s about adding in those little touches that feel a bit fancier without compromising the overall effortless and clean feel of the space. We are seeing this trend not only in furnishings, but also in our approach to finishes with a shift toward more character in edge profiles, detail-driven plumbing fixtures, wallpapers in powder baths and even the incorporation of vintage rugs and furnishings into primary or guest bathrooms.” — Shea McGee, Studio McGee


Organic Light Fixtures

kitchen with cone pendant lights
Mike Van Tassell

“Lighting fixtures that use more natural materials will surely become a trend we see more of in the new year. Not only does the texture of the materials such as rattan, wood, or clay add depth to the space, but when paired with the lighting hardware, it has a softer glow that creates a wonderful ambiance.” — Lindye Galloway, Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop

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Saturated Colors

foyer with blue dresser and painting on an orange wall
Dan Arnold

“I love the move from neutrals to the energized use of bold and saturated colors in interiors. This entry embraces the client’s love of orange and has been accented by the use of cobalt blue. I predict we will see color used more and more in 2024!” — Patrick Dragonette, Dragonette Ltd


Vintage Furniture

living room with vintage furniture
Courtesy of Betsy Burnham Design

“I’m definitely seeing a trend toward investment pieces – beautiful vintage case goods as well as expertly crafted reproductions. Let’s face it – everything in the furniture world is expensive right now. I’ve had many clients in the past few years who decorated their previous homes from box stores and have grown tired of “fast” furniture – things that looked good for a few months but haven’t stood the test of time. This go-round, they’re willing to make an investment in real furniture, pieces that are well-built, thoughtfully and sustainably crafted, that will last and be passed down to the next generation.” — Betsy Burnham, Burnham Design


Quiet Luxury

neutral living room with television
Stephen Busken

“In 2024, ‘Quiet Luxury’ will be the hot trend in interior design. The idea is that innovation and timeless elegance will merge, resulting in spaces that inspire and elevate everyday living. ‘Quiet Luxury’ interiors will feature sustainable materials, discreetly integrated smart technology and a revival of classic design elements that evoke nostalgia while embracing the modern era.” — Adam Hunter

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Wallpaper in Unexpected Places

closet with heart patterned wallpaper
Lauren Taylor

“Wallpaper has definitely made a comeback, but homeowners are starting to use it in unexpected places to bring in a little fun and surprise in spaces that, for the most part, get overlooked. Closets used for coats, linen, towels or small bars will get a glow-up because every space in a home should feel special, even if you don’t see them every day.” — Linda Hayslett, LH.Designs


Bold Hues

bedroom with blue walls
Photo: Seth Caplan, Styling: Mariana Marcki-Matos

“Neutrals and toned-down, calming spaces had their moment, but we’re all ready for a dose of color with bolder hues. While I love a good neutral, rich, saturated colors are always a favorite because of the drama and depth they bring to a space.” — Molly Torres Portnof, DATE Interiors


Natural Wood

powder room with wood walls and vanity
David Tsay

“Gone are the days of light and bright painted walls in small spaces. Adding organic natural wood on all walls in small spaces used to be frowned upon because it made the room feel small. I am seeing wood siding in spaces big and small, and we are loving how cozy the spaces feel.” —
Raili Clasen, Raili CA Interior Design; author of upcoming book, Surf Style at Home (Gibbs Smith, April 2024)

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Statement Tiles

green shower tile
Katie Griff Photo

“We’re seeing a lot more use of statement tiles – especially in showers. Using a statement or accent tile in a shower can help to break up the monotony, especially as the size of showers and wet areas continue to grow larger and larger.” — Rachel Atkins, Dwellify


Mixed Metals

walk in closet with glass doors
Courtesy of Meghan Beierle O’Brien

“Many of us are trained to think you have to stick to one hardware finish throughout the home. However, many homeowners are opting to mix metals in the same way you might layer jewelry. Hardware in closets can set the tone for a more playful, modern or masculine space, and clients are realizing there’s a way to create balance with the rest of the home, without everything matching.” — Lisa Adams, LA Closet Design


Intimate Dining Areas

dining room with floral wallpaper
David Land

“In the past decade, there has been a noticeable shift in preferences—many now favor separating the kitchen from the dining room, moving away from the once-popular open concept. This change reflects a growing inclination, reminiscent of today’s popular period dramas, to create more intimate dining experiences for gatherings with family and friends. This often involves blocking direct access to the busy kitchen, immersing guests in beautifully designed dining rooms.” — Rayman Boozer, Apartment 48

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Secondary Spaces

blue butlers pantry
Sarah Shields

“From back kitchens, additional wet bars, to butler’s pantries, I expect more and more homeowners to create extensions of their kitchens with secondary spaces. With the option of being transitional or closed off behind doors, these secondary spaces can house everything from additional refrigeration and warming drawers to built-in coffee systems, wine storage, dishwashers, and more – adding greater functionality and convenience when it comes to preparing and storing food.” — Hilary Matt, Hilary Matt Interiors, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove


Modern Maximalism

game room with pool table
Jennifer Fisher

“I’m seeing jewel tones and statement rugs — lots of color with statement neutrals. I think clients are tired of mid-century modern and subtle tones in rooms and are ready for more character and uniqueness.” — Jennifer Fisher, J. Fisher Interiors


Muted Tones

living room with colorful framed art
Design, Photography and Styled by Dabito

“Muted tones will become the new neutrals. As a color devotee, I expect that homeowners will expand their definition of neutral to include muted tones like soft blue, sage green, dusty rose pink, and even buttery yellow as new foundational colors. That way, they’re incorporating color without going all-in — at least right away. Try painting a soft, contrasting neutral on your ceilings, moldings and baseboards for a creative take. — Dabito, Old Brand New creative studio; Opendoor 2024 Home Decor Report Consultant

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Hallways With Colorful Wallpaper

hallway with red botanical wallpaper and red curtains
Kathryn Ireland

“Colorful wallpapers in hallways will be a trend. Hallways and corridors can be difficult to fill with pictures, so colorful wallpaper works perfectly. The wallpaper pictured is the latest collection of wallpaper from KMI titled Leaves in Red.” — Kathryn M. Ireland


Wellness Offerings

palazzo della luna on fisher island, florida
Champalimaud Design

“For two luxury developments in Washington, DC, we are drafting spectacular indoor and outdoor movie areas, rooftop pools and co-working lounges with private booths overlooking the main open lounge. If you create magical spaces with character, Wi-Fi and enough outlets for charging, people will come. Similarly, we’re working on a Beach Club and residences in Naples, Florida, where the developer has asked for a full-size bar to be added. Pre-pandemic this would have been unusual, but now it’s a sought-after element in designing spaces for a certain lifestyle.” — Winston Kong, Champalimaud Design

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Monique Valeris is the home design director for Good Housekeeping, where she oversees the brand’s home decorating coverage across print and digital. Prior to joining GH in 2020, she was the digital editor at Elle Decor. In her current role, she explores everything from design trends and home tours to lifestyle product recommendations, including writing her monthly column, “What’s in My Cart.”


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