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New décor trends come into play every single year, and 2024 is no different. There are so many fresh décor trends this year. With so much inspiration, it’s time to redefine our living spaces. From bold and beautiful to smart and sustainable, these trends capture the essence of innovation and personality.

Interior design expert Ryan McDonough at has teamed up with several home and interior experts to create this ultimate guide, providing 24 fresh home ideas for 2024. Whether you’re going big with your renovating or just looking to make some subtle changes, these trends cater to all. Prepare to feel inspired and motivated to transform your home with these brilliant, creative new design trends.

Read below to see what Ryan and our partner experts have dubbed as the 24 best fresh home trends for 2024.

1. Biophilic Designs

“I would suggest incorporating biophilic design elements, which bring the outdoors inside and promote a sense of well-being,” says Billy Parker, home expert and director at This can include adding plants, natural lighting, and earthy colour palettes.

Biophilic designs are extremely popular at the moment and show no sign of slowing in popularity. With so many ideas, it’s easy to incorporate this trend into any modern home. “Additionally, DIY projects such as upcycling furniture or creating your own home decor can add a personal touch and save money”, Parker adds.

2. Colour-Changing Smart Paint

“As I have seen, a new trend in the market is the colour-changing smart paint that allows you to change the colour of your walls with just a voice command or through an app on your phone. This will not only give a modern touch to your home but also save time and money as you won’t have to repaint every time you want a different look,” says John Pena, real estate agent and CEO of

“You can choose from a variety of colours and even set schedules for your walls to change colour throughout the day. This is definitely something that will impress your guests and make your home stand out,” Pena adds. If you’re looking to update your home and make it look more modern, there is nothing that is much more modern and innovative than this trend.

3. Antimicrobial Surfaces

“I think it is essential to have surfaces that can protect our home from germs and bacteria. Homeowners are now more aware of the importance of incorporating antimicrobial surfaces into their homes. These surfaces can help reduce the spread of germs and keep our families safe,” says Alex Locklear, realtor and founder of NC Cash Homebuyers.

“Consider using materials like copper, brass, and silver in your home decor to give it an extra layer of protection”, Locklear adds. These surfaces are particularly beneficial in high-touch areas such as the kitchen and bathroom.

4. Underfloor Storage

“I think this idea would be a game-changer for all homeowners. Instead of overcrowding your living spaces with bulky wardrobes and cabinets, why not utilise the space under your floor” asks David Mason, interior designer and founder of

“Install hidden storage compartments in your floor that can hold items like seasonal clothing, shoes, or even extra bedding. This will not only declutter your home but also give you more usable space to work with. It will keep your things safe and out of sight,” Mason continues. “This trend is gaining popularity as people are getting more conscious about sustainable living. It also adds a unique touch to any home design.”

5. Go Bold With Wallpaper

“Another thing you should do is go bold with the wallpaper.” Explains Olivia Walton, interiors expert and manager at Bedz4U. “You may wish to invoke a floral theme, or perhaps you would prefer something a little more abstract. Regardless, your wallpaper should be aesthetically intriguing if you’re truly committed to energising your home.”

“If wallpaper doesn’t appeal to you, consider hanging up an eye-catching piece of art. In a world now full of minimalist designs, maximalism is due for a comeback. If you want to be ahead of the curve, you need to convey a cosy sense of business in your home decor. Fill your room with flowers and greenery for optimal freshness. Doing so can literally bring new life to your home,” Walton adds.

6. Focus on Natural Light

“As the culture becomes more environmentally conscious, it makes sense that we would want to be more in touch with the world around us. Therefore, you might want to participate in the switch to natural lighting,” explains Jamie Robinson, home expert and installation manager at Value Doors.

“Homeowners are deciding to install bigger windows and skylights to invite large amounts of sunlight into the house. For optimal effect, position your windows strategically to maximise the incoming light. Natural sunlight has a way of complementing interior designs, so you won’t want to miss out on the perks,” Robinson adds.

7. Smart Furniture Installations

“I expect to see an increase in smart furniture installations this year,” says Mike Rivers, interiors expert and owner of Fusion Office Design. “This may come in the form of integrated charging stations and tech-friendly features that cater to the evolving needs of the digital age we live in.”

“Not only that, but multipurpose furniture, such as desks that convert into shelving units or foldable workstations, will likely be hugely popular this year and beyond. This type of furniture helps you get the most out of your space, even in compact living environments,” Rivers adds. These multipurpose furniture solutions are also perfect for those working from home. 

8. Home Office Updates

With more people working from home now than ever, there will be a shift and a focus on updating home offices. Multifunctional furniture is perfect for home offices as it allows you to make the most out of a small space.

Handy storage solutions are king in this room, providing space to store work documents and other work-related items. Also, it’s worth considering adding some plants to your office as these offer a sense of well-being and can even contribute to improving your mood and providing more energy.

9. Indoor Gardens

“2024 is all about creating multi-functional and sustainable living spaces,” says Ashish Agarwal, owner of Home In Depth. One emerging trend is the integration of indoor gardens that not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of homes but also promote a healthier environment.”

“Think vertical plant walls and in-built herb gardens in kitchens”, Agarwal adds. Some additional ideas include floral centrepieces on dining and coffee tables, bathroom plants, terrariums, and even just something simple like placing some live flowers in a vase on display in your home.

10. Creating a Smart Home

“I have been seeing a rise in the use of smart home technology,” says Raf Michalowski, interior designer and founder of Meble Furniture. “We can expect the trend to continue and evolve even further.”

“Smart homes are equipped with devices that can be controlled remotely through a smartphone or voice assistant. This technology not only makes life more convenient but also adds an element of luxury to your home. The possibilities are endless with smart home devices, from controlling lighting and temperature to security cameras and kitchen appliances,” Michalowski adds.

11. Upcycle Garden Furniture

As we shift our focus towards well-being, the garden space is something that should be looked at. Spending time in the garden can be brilliant for improving mental health and helping you feel more in touch with nature. “Repaint or stain garden furnishings to give outdoor living spaces a quick makeover”, suggests Robert Silver, CEO of progardeningblog.

“A fresh coat of paint or weatherproof stain, perhaps in a trendy nature-inspired green hue, updates worn patio seating, raised beds, fencing or shutters affordably. Add weatherproof, comfortable cushions as a final touch,” Silver adds. Create a space where you feel comfortable, and that speaks to your soul.

12. Wellness-Oriented Design

“Focus on creating a home environment that promotes overall well-being,” says Chris McGuire. This can come in many forms and really depends on what makes you feel good. Live plants are very helpful in improving well-being. Fill your home with things that bring joy.

“Incorporate natural light, soothing colour schemes, and ample ventilation to foster a sense of tranquillity and promote a healthy lifestyle”, McGuire continues.

13. Open Floor Plans

“Open floor plans continue to be a popular choice for homeowners. They create a sense of spaciousness and allow for better flow and interaction between different areas of the home,” says Shlomo Cherniak, owner of Cherniak Handyman Services.

If you don’t currently have an open plan space, consider knocking down a wall to make your home seem more open, bright and spacious. Just be careful to make sure you’re not knocking down a load-bearing wall. If you’re unsure, get in touch with an expert for some advice.

14. Personal Fitness Haven

“You can create a dedicated home gym that goes beyond a mere exercise space”, explains Karina Newman, home expert and owner of iBuyers. This can help to provide you with a space to improve your fitness and well-being right from your own home.

“Imagine mirrors creating an illusion of spaciousness, specialised flooring ensuring comfort during workouts, and carefully arranged high-quality exercise equipment. It’s a spot that motivates and invigorates,” Newman adds.

15. Earthy Zen Colours

Earth and zen colours are very much in this year. This includes wallpaper or paint colours as well as furniture colours. “Scout vintage or upcycled furniture finds for one-of-a-kind style” suggests Dan Belcher, founder and CEO of Short Sale RE.

“Keep it minimalist and airy with less clutter throughout. Make outdoor areas into liveable spaces to enjoy. Add wellness zones to practice yoga, meditate, etc. for that home spa feel,” Belcher adds. Muted tones are perfect for this trend. Consider earthy colours such as brown and beige.

16. Mixed Metals

“Bathrooms nowadays are more attractive when it comes to mixed metal fixtures. Especially the blending of bronze, nickel, and brass with matte paint, dark or brown– it’s so popular now,” says Nicholas McMillan, owner of Hire Realty LLC.

“Some designs even include the rise of powder-coated metals in various Pantone colours. These are set to become a staple in contemporary homes,” McMillan adds. Mixed metals work well with various fixtures and fittings, including your showerhead, faucet, and even your toilet’s flush handle.

17. Statement Lighting Features

“Illuminate your home with eye-catching lighting fixtures,” says Karina Toner, operations manager at “Whether it’s a sculptural pendant in the dining area or unique bedside lamps, statement lighting can instantly elevate the aesthetic of any room.”

Statement lighting features can act as a focal point in the room. Lights are not just for providing light to a dark room; they can also act as a brilliant decorative element, helping to tie the whole room’s design together.

18. Statement Front Door

“Spruce up your entryway with a bold, colourful front door”, suggests Alex Motronchik, founder of Best Exteriors. A new front door can do wonders for the overall appearance of your home. With so many new front door styles, colours and designs, it’s easy to find something that suits the overall aesthetic of your home.

“Terracotta, deep green, or navy blue are trendy options that add personality and kerb appeal”, Motronchik explains. Not only will a new front door improve the appearance of your home, but it can also improve your home’s security.

19. Organic Modern Décor

“The rise of organic modern decor, characterised by a light and warm colour palette, will continue in 2024. This style integrates colours and textures from nature, featuring natural wood furniture, woven elements, and easy-care textiles like cotton and linen,” says Davin Eberhardt, home designer and founder of Nature of Home.

“Organic modern spaces often showcase curved furniture, a nature-inspired colour palette, and a relaxed and comfortable approach to living”, Eberhardt explains.

20. Dedicated Wellness Spaces

Consider creating spaces within your home that promote wellness. This could be a home gym or a meditation space,” explains Samantha Odo, real estate sales representative at PreCondo. “The beauty of this is that it can be tailored to suit your needs and lifestyle.”

“If you’re into yoga, you could create a serene corner with a yoga mat and some calming decor. If you prefer a more vigorous workout, you could dedicate a room to gym equipment. The key is to create a space that encourages you to take care of your physical and mental health,” Odo adds.

21. Dynamic Smart Insulation

“Dynamic smart insulation represents a technological leap in the field of home insulation, focusing on materials that actively respond to changes in the surrounding environment”, explains Oliver Creevy, co-founder of Insulation Advisor. “The key characteristic of dynamic smart insulation is its ability to adapt its thermal conductivity based on external factors like temperature and humidity.”

“This adaptability is achieved through innovative technologies such as phase-change materials and smart coatings. Phase-change materials can absorb and release heat in response to temperature fluctuations, while smart coatings can dynamically adjust their properties. The result is the insulation that optimises its performance, providing higher insulation during colder periods and lower insulation when it’s warmer,” Creevy adds.

22. Embracing Curves

“We essentially live in boxes, and an emerging trend is towards incorporating curves into our homes”, explains Manuela Hamilford, founder of Hamilford Design. “The classic kidney-shaped sofa and curved accent chairs are some of the more sculptured pieces that will make a big resurgence in 2024. These pieces are being used in boutique hotels and high-end eateries; now, we’re expecting them to be very popular in residential properties.”

“These furniture pieces are very chic and inviting, moving away from the over-dressy ‘don’t touch me’ design home, these couches are begging to be sat on. Mirroring this trend for curved furniture, we’re already using curved architecture, with arches and curved staircases,” Hamilford adds.

23. Colour Drenching

“2024 is the year we embrace colour back into our homes, but we’re doing so much more than a bright accent wall or decorative pillows this year”, says Zach Dannett, founder and CEO of Tumble. “This year is all about colour drenching. So expect to see more interiors committing to a single, vibrant hue to create a space that is modern, cohesive, and striking.”

“To implement colour drenching without a complete overhaul, consider introducing a series of smaller but impactful elements in a single shade. For instance, you could drape a sapphire blue throw over your sofa, add matching cushions, and lay down a rug in a similar tone. These can be complemented by wall art or a feature chair in the same hue. The idea is to create layers of the same colour throughout the space, which can be as temporary or permanent as you wish,” Dannett adds.

24. Personalised and Memory-Filled Spaces

More people are choosing to showcase their memories and experiences by incorporating personal items, travel souvenirs, and family photos into their décor,” explains Alex Veytsman, housing expert and founder of The Offer Sheet. “This makes your home a reflection of your unique journey and is also a great conversation starter when you have company.”

“With the prevalence of mass-produced furnishings and decor, many homeowners are turning to personalised spaces as a way to break away from generic designs. Handpicked items, custom pieces, and personal touches contribute to a sense of authenticity and uniqueness. Many homeowners are increasingly viewing their homes as a canvas for storytelling, and personalised spaces allow them to narrate their life stories, journeys, and experiences through the arrangement of objects, photographs, and memorabilia,” Veytsman adds.