Welcoming Back Old Interior Design Trends in 2024
As cautious as we are to use the word “trends” going into 2024, our design team feels confident in the direction the new year is going. Jkath Design Build + Reinvent specializes in historic home renovations, dedicated to enhancing the charm of traditional craftsmanship while integrating modern functionality. We’re welcoming back old interior design trends in 2024 that align with our commitment to embracing the good of the past and streamlining the future.
We’re craving warmer tones through the home, stepping away from the clean aesthetic of light woods and grays and into darker, rich stains. White oak has dominated the design industry for the past several years in cabinetry and furniture. We still love white oak and are excited to introduce richer stains on alder, birch, and walnut and maybe throw some cherry into the mix.
This serves as your reminder that you can mix light and dark woods throughout a space. At the Kath Home the kitchen island in custom stain alder makes a statement while being grounded and contrasted with white oak flooring and reclaimed wood ceiling beams. Being too matchy with woods and paint finishes can make your home feel like a warehouse catalog rather than a lived in home.
We are romanticizing coffee stations. A nook within the kitchen, custom pantry, and/or primary suite that sets your day for success. In the new year, we are striving for mindfulness and slow living as we embrace hibernation season, making a specialty coffee station a very nice to have. We like to accentuate this zone with a special touch, whether wrapping the cabinetry in wood like Fairmount Avenue, or using an accent tile or wallpaper. This spot doesn’t need to be huge, only impactful.
We’re outfitting pantries with furniture-style cabinetry, secondary appliances, and charming details. Small upgrades to replace the wire shelves of days old could be as simple as a bold paint color or statement wallpaper. Wood or coordinated painted shelves tie a cohesive look. If going the extra step with viral organization sets your heart on fire, then go for it!
Other customizations we’re striving to incorporate in custom pantries are produce bins, butcherblock countertops, the aforementioned coffee station with built-in coffee makers, Monogram 5-in-1 Advantium Ovens to replace your microwave, instant hot water and filtered water, among others.
When we talk wood wall paneling, flashbacks of 1970s shag carpet sunken living rooms come to mind. The past decade has called for minimalist white painted walls. Nevermore, we’re gravitating toward the rich history of using natural materials and textures in 2024. We love the commitment of using texture, whether it be wood or painted paneling or applied molding, wallpaper, or a limewash treatment, throughout a whole room. Unless the treatment is confined to a design feature, like a bar backsplash, a single accent wall is out in 2024.
Incorporating traditional patterns with wallpaper, tile installations, flooring, and cabinetry are back on the rise. This next generation will fill homes with as much wallpaper as 20th Century homeowners did. Thankfully, technology of wallpaper adhesives and peel-and-stick has advanced so it won’t be as painstaking to remove. In tile, we’re reverting to more classic square and rectangular shapes to transcend generations rather than the trendier patterns. If you have a closed-concept home (see below), you may consider selecting flooring for individual room use rather than the same throughout. For example, in the foyer apply a herringbone pattern to your hardwood floors rather than the standard. Another idea is a classic marble mosaic floor tile in a powder bathroom rather than continuing the hardwood.
Personality Over Perfection
The clean interior design trends of the past six years have given rooms a blank slate. Moving in to give homes personality through texture, color, dimension, and mixing materials. Accomplishing this “lived in” aesthetic through heavily veined natural stone of marble, quartzite, and granite, mixing brass and bronze metals, and unique artwork and tchotchkes. You’ll be seeing more incorporation of personal reality in interior design trends in 2024.
Intimate spaces for specific use are more desired again. This especially rings true for families who may have grown out of the phase of needing to keep eyes on little kids constantly. In “closed concept” homes, each room has its own personality. As we enter the next wave of design, incorporating more color, texture, and patterns, individual rooms give us opportunities to enrich it with personality. So wallpaper, bold colors, artwork can live loud while not having to commit to three-in-one rooms. Which room are you willing to have the most fun in?
We are wildly on board for the year of 2024 design “trends” ahead, excited for all the possibilities. Keep a close on our social media and website for reveals of three large home renovations that will feature these designs and more surprises.
If you’re ready to renovate or build new in 2024, let’s connect!
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