As unbelievable as it might be to some, 2023 is hurtling towards its end, and it’s been another big year in design.

Like every year, design trends have come and gone—we have TikTok to thank for a vast majority of them—and as we look forward to 2024, the question on everyone’s lips is, “what’s on the menu for next year?”

How people want to decorate has recently shifted. For a start, we’re all craving a better outlook, and part of achieving that is to condition your brain to think more positively, which you can do by surrounding yourself with things that make you feel happy. Cocktail cabinets that move and rotate, furniture that’s geared towards sitting together...anything that is a bit playful, glamorous, and dramatic is in.

Variations on Gold: Shimmering like sunsets, this pleasantly warm and flaxen hue is elevating interiors with a touch of pure luxe. In fact, many colors go with gold, meaning this hue can be used for layering, to make an interior feel warm and livable. We’re currently loving more nuanced versions of the gold finishes like darkened brass or light bronzes that tend to be more dynamic. But as long as the gold or metallic tones in a home compliment the space they’re in by adding some balance and warmth, they belong and still feel timeless.

Warm Neutrals: There’s already a shift from stark whites and cool grays toward shades of beiges, rich browns, creamy off-whites, and other warmer neutrals. This infusion was first predicted in the kitchen, but the look is beginning to dominate throughout the home to offer a calmer, more welcoming environment. Incorporating different tones, textures and patterns to create a more layered look gives a room seasonal versatility.

Although cooler tones have run their course, the color palette will still be light and bright. However, you’ll feel like you’re getting a warm hug walking into the space, as these warm neutrals create a cozy feeling — and cozy is in for 2024, especially when you’re trying to create a luxury hotel bedroom at home.

Social Seating: Designers have spotted the opportunity to bring people back together again, and this new era in furniture design sees a selection of seating options that are all about encouraging the art of in-person conversation. A curvaceous, contemporary, and modern sofa offers two people the opportunity to sit separately, but with the feeling they are still next to each other.  The shape of a curved sofa is softer and less formal. It creates an enveloping environment where all the family can sit together.

Curves & Edges: The last few years have seen undulating curves take the design realm by storm, whether it be in furniture or sculptures. They show no sign of going anywhere in 2024, but might undergo reiteration in new forms. This trend is likely to movie into new forms within the home, like archways, hallways and shower entries.  Curved furniture of the past few years will carry on as they serve a purpose and fit so nicely into a multitude of spaces, but we do think we will see more blocky squared traditional silhouettes in furniture coming in too. Visible legs on sofas have to make a comeback, as for the longest time, sofas have been organic and just hovered off the floor.

Minimaluxe: A pared-back palette that allows the showcasing of your favorite things, minimaluxe is set to take over the design world. It's characterized by soft textures, shapes, and colors, and a sense of airiness and light.

Minimaluxe has been taking shape (curved, irregular, soft) since 2020 and has now become a fully formed aesthetic era. Mid-pandemic, it seemed as though every designer began referencing the emotional responses their decor evoked, and that understanding of how a home affects our moods has only increased. Collectively, we all seem to want to be calmed and uplifted. 

Out of this desire, the look we're calling minimaluxe has been born. It’s about paring back the visual clutter in order to celebrate the things that make you feel wonderful – what a luxury it is to be able to see the objects you love most! But it also tends to include tactile materials that elevate your home – bouclé, linen, untreated wood, a contrast of smooth and naturally rough textures and a sense you can walk barefoot and feel safe.