5 Timeless 2024 Design Trends Interior Designers Predict Will Actually Last

You won't regret any of these.

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With so many trends these days, it can be hard to keep up. And while it can be fun to update a room with whatever the newest thing is, if you’re remodeling your home or looking for something you want to keep in the long term, it can be a challenge to know what to get. After all, you don’t want to invest in something for your home only to have it look dated next year. Here are five current trends that interior designers predict will be timeless.

Bold and Vibrant Colors

According to interior designer Jennifer Hunter, the vibrant colors we are currently seeing are here for the long haul. “I am currently designing lots of spaces with full gloss colorful walls. Think hues of plum, wine, and indigo,” she tells me.

Interior designer Kate Dawson is on the same page. “For years we've focused on neutral, clean looks—and that is absolutely beautiful and luxurious, but people want to make a statement now. Of all the trends coming this year, I think that bold colors are the thing that is going to have the most staying power,” she explains. “People are tired of everything looking the same. How many neighbors do you know who have white kitchens?”

So if you’re considering using bold paint or a bright-colored textile, don’t be afraid to go with it. You probably won’t regret it in the future.

Unique and One-of-a-Kind Items

Perhaps everyone who laughed at those “Live. Laugh. Love” signs was right. They’re a flash in the pan. Dawson tells me unique pieces are far more timeless than mass-produced decor. “Anytime something starts to look mass-produced, it loses its design impact.”

The more unique, old, and interesting, the better. However, this doesn’t means you need an expensive antique. An old family heirloom or something you find at a flea market does the trick. “An example of this would be reviving your great-grandmother's vase or table lamp that was showcased in her old Parisian home back in the '50s. These pieces give a space personality and make you look worldly, aside from stylish,” says interior designer Tova Kook.

Quiet Luxury

Quiet luxury was one of the biggest microtrends on TikTok in 2023. This aesthetic has evolved to become a macrotrend and is on the road to being a timeless aesthetic.

“The quiet luxury trend ticks all the boxes when it comes to foundational principles for creating a timeless home. Think of it like a capsule wardrobe: invest in the essentials such as good lighting, scale, craftsmanship, and functionality and let the layers fall into place over time—even incorporating the occasional trendy trinket,” says HGTV star and interior designer Shay Holland.

If you’re looking to incorporate this trend into your home, Holland recommends choosing natural materials “Materials like solid wood and wool can endure years of heavy use, unlike easily chipped laminates and synthetic fabrics that fray and pill.”

Dark Countertops

While lighter countertops made of marble and quartz were on trend for years, we’ve now opened the door to darker stones with bold and contrasting veining. But this isn’t just another trend—it’s something that will look chic for decades. According to interior designer Ryann Swan, “Stunning natural stone has been used in interiors for long enough that I don't think we should consider this a trend. Think Greek and Roman architecture, think Versailles! We are finding ourselves evolving our application of marble, softer edge profiles, more radiused details, really pushing ourselves to apply the stone in thoughtful ways so it continues to feel fresh.”

However, this doesn’t mean that Carrara marble is over. “Just like boot cut jeans and the iconic beige trench coat have been closet classics for over 100 years, certain interior design trends will never go out of style. Carrara marble has been used in building decor since ancient times,” Holland explains.

Related: 10 Types of Countertops To Consider for Your Next Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel

Plaster

From walls to range hoods, there are so many ways to incorporate plaster details into your home. This element, while currently on the rise, is unlikely to go out of style anytime soon reveals interior designer Alissa Johnson. “With a rich history spanning many years, plaster has proven its versatility and enduring aesthetic value. Its continued presence in contemporary design presents its ability to adapt to various styles, from classic to modern. Beyond its adaptability, plaster offers durability and ease of maintenance, making it a steadfast choice for interior design."

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