~Kristine M. Jan 8 Believe it or not, 2024 is almost here. With a new year comes fresh home design trends. We had to ask: what’s in and what’s out? We turned to a few interior designers and architects for their 2024 home trends predictions. After all, they’re the closest thing to a Magic 8 ball of design.  From furniture shapes to paint colors and beyond, here is a sneak peek at what’s to come in the new year.  Curves So long, square—curvy furniture has reemerged in the past few years, but interior designer Joshua Smith says the trend will come to a peak in 2024. Curvy lines, whether used in sectional sofas, dining tables, or coffee tables, promote a soft, calm energy that makes for a welcoming space. “The curves lean more biophilic and biomorphic as we crave more nature,” Smith says. “Mother Nature does organic shapes best, so it makes sense we’d want to pull that inspiration into our homes.” Art Gallery-Inspired Spaces  Interior designer Carmeon Hamilton, who also hosts HGTV’s Reno My Rental, sees ultra-contemporary spaces having a moment in 2024. Think bold color, clean backdrops, and unexpected accents, like funky cocktail tables and neon light fixtures that hold intense color. “Some people may consider it trendy, but it’s something that I think will elevate current designs,” Hamilton says. Mixed Metals   Smith is calling it now: mixed metals will be a hit in bathrooms and beyond in 2024. He sees lots of opportunities to use a mixed metal light fixture to harmoniously combine brass and black or bronze or brass and nickel. He also predicts that powder-coated metals in any Pantone color become mainstream.”Accessible options make it easier to find the perfect balance of finishes you need by mixing and matching certain parts,” Smith says. More Mass Market Designer Collaborations   2023 was a banner year for big-name interior designers and stylists partnering with more approachable home brands. Sarah Sherman Samuel collaborated with Lulu & Georgia, and both Athena Calderone and Jake Arnold created lines for Crate & Barrel. Expect more of these in 2024, says Saft. “These collaborations allow top-tier designers and stylists to make their style-driven approach to design more accessible to a mass audience,” Saft says.  Deep Shades of Purple  Purple’s popularity has slowly been ramping up, but it’ll take the design world by storm in 2024, says Smith. Smith himself even painted the front door of his Vermont studio Farrow and Ball’s Pelt. Skip lilac and mauve in favor of deeper shades like plum, amethyst, and deep magenta—Etsy sees berry being big for 2024, too. Reducing Waste   “I’m expecting to see an even greater push towards new zero-impact furniture in 2024,” Smith says. He isn’t the only one. Saft sees a return to simplicity by sourcing products from local artists, which coincides with consumers’ desire to reduce their carbon footprint. Kelly Jimenez, architect at Hoedemaker Pfeiffer, agrees. She predicts both brands and consumers embracing and reimagining the old in new, exciting ways. “People are more aware of the value of existing structures and objects and the waste created by discarding them,” she says. Earthy Color Palettes  Mother Nature’s color schemes are always in style, but never more so than now. Earth tones will reign supreme in 2024, says Peak Petersen, interior designer principal at Hoedemaker Pfeiffer. A few crowd pleasing shades? Petersen points to warm neutrals, such as Benjamin Moore’s Fossil, as well as soft greens, such as Farrow & Ball’s Card Room Green. Spa-Like Bathrooms  Creating a bathroom oasis will be a top priority for both new constructions and renovations, according to multiple designers. “Enhanced bathrooms that mimic the amenities of a spa are going to be on the rise, making a big splash in 2024,” Ginger Curtis, founder and CEO of Urbanology Designs, says. Homeowners are flocking to incorporate steam showers, infrared saunas, and cold plunges into their bathrooms as they become more affordable and accessible. They’ll also explore gentle spa-like lighting too, like backlit mirrors and integrated ceiling lighting. Bringing the Outdoors In   Looking for a seamless outdoor to indoor transition? Mimicking an exterior palette on the interior of a space is a timeless way to make a room feel at home in its surrounding environment, Petersen says. “There is a reason desert tones reign supreme in Palm Springs homes, or moody greens and blues are so prevalent in the Pacific Northwest,” Petersen says. Bold Moves  Mark Devon Wegman’s words: 2024 is going to be all about bold, dramatic moves. As the founder and design director of Devon Grace Interiors, she thinks people are tired of playing it safe by sticking with neutrals and soft textures. In upcoming projects, she’s incorporating more and more graphic stone, provocative artwork, and oversized statement chandeliers in spaces. “People no longer want their home to look just like their neighbors, but instead want their home to be one of a kind,” Wegman says. “And to do that, it’s critical to take risks.”