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Planning to refresh a room or two? Or even revamp the whole house? These are the 2024 interior design trends you need to know about, writes Cambridge interior designer Georgina Robertson

The design of your home should be a reflection of your personality and personal taste while also taking inspiration from the influences around you, your environment and the industry itself. With 2024’s interior design trends coming in bold with exciting new ways to express yourself in your home, here are the top five trends you need to know about. . .

Cosy Quiet Luxury
Cosy Quiet Luxury

Cosy Quiet Luxury
I spoke about the quiet luxury trend in my column last year. This trend is all about traditional design, effortless elegance and understated luxury.
Going back to basics with simple design principles, layering without clutter, craftsmanship and high-quality materials that stand the test of time, this movement looks towards simplicity and refinement whilst creating serene, calming spaces that bring us joy.
Whilst quiet luxury is here to stay, it’s likely it will move closer towards relaxed and casual luxury this year. Leaning more towards comfortable, lived-in furniture that is built to last with high quality finishes and luxury details, this focuses more on comfort and relaxation coupled with simplicity.

The Brown Renaissance
The Brown Renaissance

The Brown Renaissance
As we continue to move away from grey homes and move further into neutrals, brown is having a comeback as a key interior colour for 2024. Think deeper, richer wood tones for furniture and cabinetry, while also being reflected in fabrics and textiles.
We saw the colour brown make a huge splash in the fashion industry for A/W 2023 so it’s not a huge surprise to see it making its way into the interior design industry too.
Warm and rich in tone, brown is a great neutral to layer with many other colours. Its renaissance is seeing palettes trend towards much warmer tones and colours and away from cold greys and whites.
With earthy palettes becoming increasingly popular, brown is a fantastic colour to couple with dusty pinks, rust orange, deep golden wheat shades, soft blues and greens.

Hot Metals CREDIT Luxxu
Hot Metals CREDIT Luxxu

Hot Metals
Just like the brown renaissance, we’ve seen a huge resurgence of metallics in the fashion industry recently and this is also making its way into interior design for the year ahead. Mirrored surfaces, bronze and aluminium elements are key for 2024.
Metals are great to mix with soft finishes in a space to create a layered look. Antique mirrored tables are huge right now, especially mixed with bronze or gunmetal. These metallic finishes will give life to your existing spaces thanks to their reflective surfaces.
After years of gold and black dominating hardware and finishes, it’s nice to have a change to something a little more muted. Look towards brushed finishes, nickels and bronze to achieve an elegant yet elevated look. Image: Luxxu

Textured Walls CREDIT Caffe Latte Home
Textured Walls CREDIT Caffe Latte Home

Textured Walls Are In
Plain white walls are still out but texture is back in. Looking towards a modern take on creating texture on your walls and a hand-finished look, designers are increasingly turning to plaster paint or lime-washing, both of which have soared in popularity recently.
2024 is all about creating movement in your surfaces and clever manipulation of natural materials, maximising the texture in wood and patterns in stone, which can add far greater interest than a plain surface can achieve. Image: Caffe Latte Home

Plenty of Pattern CREDIT Abigail Borg
Plenty of Pattern CREDIT Abigail Borg

Plenty of Pattern
As with the textured walls trend, clean white walls are out with this trend too. The minimalist/neutral farmhouse trend has been favoured for what feels like an eternity and more pattern is finally back. People are craving colour and pattern to inject their personality into their homes which has seemingly been lacking.
Adding pattern to your home adds character and interest away from a fully subdued neutral home. Even if you look to inject some pattern and colour through your textiles - such as cushions and window dressings or simply a throw here or there - you’ll suddenly start to feel lighter and brighter in your home.
Wallpaper is a fun way to make a splash. If you’re not feeling too brave to begin with, the best place to start is your WC, if you have one. From classic stripes to whimsical florals, it’s all about making a statement and adding the wow factor. Image: Abigail Borg

Meet the Designer
Georgina is the founder of Cambridge’s Georgina Robertson Interiors. With her grandma a seamstress, she was inspired by fabrics, colour and the concept of design creation from a young age. Growing up, she worked extensively with furnishing fabrics, learning bespoke curtain making and design. With an extensive career in marketing, Georgina then decided to pursue her passion and talent for interior design into creating sophisticated, luxury interiors.Find out more at georginarobertsoninteriors.com


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