It’s always good to be on the pulse of what is happening now, and what is coming next. Our trend forecast for this year focuses on four concepts for a contemporary home. At Trit, we believe in purchasing something that reflects your personal point-of-view. When embarking on the hunt for new pieces, consider your home’s architecture, how you use the space and what appeals to you.
Trend 1 – Texture
We love the calming feeling of a beige room, but it is time to add a bit more personality. The creamy white tones we love will look more curated when mixed with warmer red/browns and rich greens. Adding contrast throughout the room in fixtures and fittings, and varying the texture and materials, will go a long way to make your home more unique in 2024.
A shelf of all-white accessories has really seen its day, replaced by a shift of collective consciousness on consumption towards more intentional and eco-friendly materials. Natural timbers and fibres are definitely in, creating an increased connection of your home to the natural world.
Take the Dancing Pendant from Audo Copenhagen, the gentle glow of light comes from underneath the felt shade, exuding so much more warmth and interest than if the pendant was made from metal.
When speaking about texture, we can’t go past fabrics. Boucle is still very much alive, but pick something in a richer colour. We particularly enjoy specifying the Fleece fabric range from Tolv & Natadora, as it is made from recycled plastic, soft to the touch and easy to keep clean. If it’s not the Fleece, it’s something with a two-toned texture, like the Silenzio fabric on The Lobby Chair.
Trend 2 – Personality
Taking cues from a maximalist style of decoration, clients are infusing their homes with distinctive and unique personality. With an oversupply of inspiration coming from social media, it’s brought a larger importance on making your home unique, reflecting your own personal tastes.
Maximalism is an art form; it translates to mixing metals, adding vintage or retro elements, varying heights & colour tones, and the touch of the unexpected. For those looking to inject personality into their home this year, look out for corduroy fabrics, unique natural marbles & stones.
Achieve a Kelly Wearstler sense of colour-mixing with retro inspired brand United Strangers. Their pieces mix materials to create a home usually only achieved by years of collection. To really elevate the maximalist look, go for some stand-out art and sculpture. We love the expressive artworks from Nunzio Miano (read his recent interview) and the unique sculptures from Danish duo Raawii.
Trend 3 – Pastels
On the other end of the spectrum, colour is being introduced even in more muted ways through pastels. The much anticipated Pantone colour of the year “Peach Fuzz” echoes this sentiment.
Pantone, the world renowned colour matching powerhouse, selects a specific colour that they believe reflects the cultural and design trends of the time. This colour is intended to influence various industries, including fashion, interior design, graphic design, and product development, so we think it’s fair to expect to see more in furniture & homewares this year.
For the bedroom, our best-selling Miranda Bed in Desert Sand Fur will infuse warmth and cosiness for a restful night’s sleep. Pair it with crisp white bedding and add in small pops of mint for a pastel paradise.
Mix this light peachy hue with whites and neutrals to not overwhelm the space. Aside from peach, other pastel tones to look out for are powder blue and lilac.
Trend 4 – Quiet Luxury
As with fashion, quiet luxury has made its way into homes across Australia. Use this in your home though careful detailing, dark and moody timbers, and luxurious materials like velvet.
This trend marries a traditional European look of intricate mouldings and marble floors with modern minimal curved lounges, and hand made ceramics. Darker timbers and black accents elevate the space to create a rich warm feeling.
Mix walnut and mahogany timbers with creamy travertines and linen curtains for the perfect quiet luxury colour pallet. Add ornamentation but be selective; too many accessories will take away from your key pieces.
These four themes are created to guide you on your home decor projects this year. Adapting elements from more than one theme will help you to create your unique home. For expert assistance, book a consultation with our team today. https://www.trithouse.com.au/pages/design-services