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2024 Decor Trends Designers Are Gushing Over (+ What's Outdated)

The 2024 Decor Trends Report is live! See how our designers weigh in on what's in for the new year – and what's outdated.

1. IN: Moody Intellectualism
(OUT: “Live Laugh Love”)
Since its peak in the middle of 2020, we have seen a drop of 13% interest at the end of 2022.

“Thanks to TikTok and social media in general, the consensus among Gen Z is that the once unironic ‘Live, Laugh, Love’ slogan is basic, vapid and exhibitionist. Replacing it for 2024 will be real art: abstract designs that tell the viewer life can be moody, deep and even a bit dark.”


How to Bring It Home: “Abstracts can feel daunting, but don’t overthink it. For the perfect piece, go with colors you like – and match your decor.”

- Adrian Palacios, Studio Production Designer
2. IN: Defined Spaces (OUT: Open Concept)
Since its peak at the beginning of 2021, we have seen a drop of 46% interest at the end of 2022.

“Perhaps due to the rise of #cozycore and cozy vibes in general, open floor plans are being replaced by more defined spaces.”


How to Bring It Home: “You can create the illusion of defined nooks throughout your home with room dividers. Modular sectionals in U shapes around a coffee table can also create a circular spatial feel, making it easier for guests to lounge closer together for casual conversation.”

- Emilie Navarro, Interior Designer
3. IN: Artwork
(OUT: Word Wall Art)
Since its peak in the middle of 2020, we have seen a drop of 95% interest at the end of 2022.

“Word wall art is going out and being replaced by a movement toward less obvious and more nuanced art. These are complicated times we’re living in, and our walls don’t need to add to our information overload.”


How to Bring It Home: “Art is my favorite way of finishing a space. It can get as personal or generic as you wish, and the choices are unlimited. Your favorite scenic landscape adds sentimental value, while abstract bold colors can make a space truly pop.”

- Adrian Palacios, Studio Production Designer
4. IN: Being a Little “Extra” (OUT: Minimalism)
Since its peak in the beginning of 2022, we’ve seen a 25% drop of interest at the end of 2022.

“Hardcore minimalism is gradually going away as people are hanging on to objects for sentimental reasons. There’s a comfort in physicality in the digital age.”


How to Bring It Home: “The key to this ‘extra’ trend is to bring out one loud piece, such as a colorful wall hanging or tabletop arrangement. In the same space, incorporate simple pillows, rugs and curtains in the same color palette to tie the room together.”

- Brynna Evans, Interior Designer
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5. IN: Modern & Contemporary
(OUT: Rustic Style)
Since its peak in the middle of 2020, we’ve seen a 51% drop of interest at the end of 2022.

“We’re seeing a trend away from kitsch, which too much rustic can feel like. In its place, try simpler but still cozy pieces.”


How to Bring It Home: “Look for silhouettes that are straight, like track arms on a sofa. Pops of bright colors in throw pillows or end tables (avoiding too much pattern) also feel optimistic while still carrying a contemporary style.”

- Razz Al Tekreeti, Interior Designer
6. IN: Cozycore
(OUT: Palm Springs)
Since its peak in the beginning of 2021, we’ve seen a drop of 36.5% interest at the end of 2022.

“The airy, too-cool-for-school, extremely angular and futuristic Palm Springs aesthetic is out. Instead, people are looking to cozier feels.”


How to Bring It Home: “That staying-indoors-on-a-rainy-day vibe has its own aesthetic: cozycore. Layer lots of throw blankets, pillows and rugs, with soft materials like sherpa accent chairs and curved, rounded furniture shapes.”

- Pamela Oleson, Interior Designer
7. IN: Shades
(OUT: Exposed Edison Bulbs)
Since its peak in the beginning of 2018, we’ve seen a drop of 42% interest at the end of 2022.

“Exposed Edison bulbs feel minimalist, and 2024 is looking towards cozier alternatives. Lamps, pendants and sconces with shades provide that solution.”


How to Bring It Home: “If you’re working with LED lightbulbs, shades can help in creating a warmer color. But if you want to go even warmer and cozier, one hack I love is to apply a light coat of orange paint on the bulb itself!”

- Adrian Palacios, Studio Production Designer
8. IN: Curved Bases
(OUT: Hairpin Legs)
Since its peak in the middle of 2020, we’ve seen a drop of 68% interest at the end of 2022.

“Hairpin legs are cold and too minimalist for this year’s trends. Soft and cozy shapes are in.”


How to Bring It Home: “Curved chairs and sofas. Choose velvet, sherpa and boucle to hone in the coziness.”

- Razz Al Tekreeti, Interior Designer