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Top 8 amazing interior design trends for 2024: London & UK edition

What are the top interior design trends for 2024? We explore the most existing looks right now, and how you can use them to rejuventate your home

19 January 2024
4 minutes read
Top Interior Design Trends

After several months in lockdown and varying degrees of post-lockdown, the majority of us have had a lot of time on our hands to take a good look at our homes.

You’ve probably wondered about the top interior design trends for 2022 and spent a lot of time thinking about comfort, convenience, flexibility and storage.

And if you’re anything like us, you realised that potentially a bit of refreshment to your interior decor could help you feel better about everything in these tough times.

So if you are looking to redecorate your interiors or your life, here are the best interior design trends for 2022 we have picked for you to make your choice a bit easier or at least clearer.

1. Goodbye industrial, welcome nature!

In these unprecedented times, we all realised how important our mental wellbeing is and there is no better way to take care of it than making your home a place where you can rest and feel centred.

Hence, the biggest interior design trend in the year 2022 is anything that will make us feel more connected with Mother Nature.

Therefore, natural fabrics and materials are leading the way this year and – of course – plants are a more crucial part of our homes than ever. If you can’t get outside, bring outside in.

2. Colours of the year

As every year in December, the US company Pantone announces its colour of the year. This tends to set the tone for the colour trends of the 12 months that follow.

This year Pantone chose PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating.

Paint manufacturer Dulux, meanwhile, picked Tranquil Dawn in 2020, which also suggests a desire for calm. Both colours fit in perfectly with the main theme of nature and mindfulness.

Although Dulux specialises in wall paints, the colour trends from both companies can and should be used on all surfaces. Think tiles, floors, kitchen cabinets, tables, sofas, chairs, cushions, rugs and more.

3. Botanical and nautical motifs

Anything biophilic is reaching its height this year. Floral patterns were already trending in 2019 and have stayed strong ever since. These motifs, again, connect us to nature and create a sense of serenity in your home.

Wallpapers, graphics and fabrics decorated with floral and nautical symbols can be used as a statement piece or a subtle addition on your walls, furniture or as an accessory.

4. Textured nudes

Some people indulge in patterns and colours, but others are on the opposite end of the scale. If you are more of a monochrome type of person, textured nudes may be the solution for you.

Light greys, pastel earthy neutrals, blush, powder pink and oatmeal bring a sense of calm and with added textured wallpaper can bring a notion of a cave-like interior, which is seen in many interior projects this year. When it comes to fabrics, wools, mohair, bouclé and sheepskin are the ones to go for.

5. Simple but not minimalist

Something that has become more and more popular is a structured and organised interior. We think this is because many people have a desire to lead a more simple life. This trend shouldn’t, however, be mistaken for a minimalist living approach.

Although these movements have a similar background, there are several differences between them. In interiors, the simple life equals a place of calm where we can relax, meditate and regenerate from the everyday busy life.

Sustainability, reuse and recycling are the main focus, making sure that our space does not overwhelm us with patterns or the number of items. (Minimalist style, by contrast, is focused on having the basic minimum of items needed to function).

6. Arches & curves

This trend is making its huge comeback this year, not only in interiors but in architecture too. Curved walls, doors and windows reduce the bulk and bring organic flow to cities. Derived from the 60s and 70s, curved furniture is a must-have in interiors.

Both sofas and chairs are getting a new, modern look to fit in within the recent trends. Curves are often connotated with nature, softness and flow, therefore, it is ideal for interiors where we look for tranquillity and zen.

7. Abstract colours and patterns

If you are not a big fan of simplicity and toned colours, we have something for you too! This year, large prints of abstract colours and shapes can help you enliven your interiors as well as revive any soul surrounded by it.

A mix of patterns, sizes and scale will be more visible this year ensuring that colours of those patterns are as interesting as their shapes. There is no rule as to where the origin of those are – whether it is a variation of abstract art inspiration or more traditional pattern variation.

You can make your patterns match the wallpaper and upholstery on your furniture, contrast them or create a pattern with colour blocking pieces of furniture and your wall paint. Your imagination and vision is the limit.

8. Sustainability

With conscious consumerism in all aspects of our lives, sustainability is no longer a trend but way of life. As more and more people are aware of the importance of sustainable approach for the sake of our planet, businesses have also had to make this shift with more and more products being produced with sustainability in mind.

From smarter reuse and recycling to more eco-friendly paints and greater use of fabrics and items made from hemp and bamboo.

So that’s our round-up of the interior design trends as we start the new year. We hope they will be useful to you as you rethink your home – especially if you’re going to be spending a lot more time in it than you did in the past…

How Urbanist Architecture can help you 

Urbanist Architecture is a London-based RIBA chartered architecture, planning practice and interior design practice with offices in Greenwich and Belgravia. With a dedicated focus in proven design and planning strategies, and expertise in residential extensions, conversions and new build homes, we help homeowners to create somewhere they enjoy living in and landowners and developers achieve ROI-focused results.

We love interiors and take them very seriously. If you would like our help creating surroundings that will make you feel content, relaxed or inspired, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Sky Moore-Clube, Architectural Designer at Urbanist Architecture
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Sky Moore-Clube

A key member of our architectural team, Sky has a passion for heritage homes and interior design, as well as a great instinct for ultra-creative extensions. Sky brings a fresh yet thorough approach to everything she designs.

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