If You Liked These Home Trends in 2023, Here’s What You’ll Love in 2024

published Jan 13, 2024
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collage of 2023 trends vs 2024 trends
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Have you seen one too many “in and out for 2024” lists pop up on your Instagram feed or FYP? Me too. That’s why I decided to put my own spin on this viral phenomenon for 2024’s biggest home trends, and it goes like this: Here at Apartment Therapy, we’ve identified eight decor and design motifs that dominated 2023 and then translated each into a 2024 trend suggestion to try — each of which feels like a slightly updated iteration for the new year. We’re not advocating that you throw out your disco balls or repaint the sage green kitchen cabinets that you love. All we’re aiming to do is curate something new for you that we think you’ll like based on your decor preferences of the past. Playing design match-matchmaker brings me joy, and hopefully there’s something here that will catch your eye and bring a little new energy into your space if you need or want it!

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If You Liked Disco Balls in 2023, Try Stained Glass in 2024

If you happened upon the disco ball trend and couldn’t stop scooping Studio54-core accessories up, then it’s safe to say you love glitz and glamor. Me too, so I’m going to suggest turning our attention to stained glass windows and accents. They catch the light in a similar, prismatic-like way, and if you’re a little more traditional in terms of your home style, stained glass will fit in a little bit better historically than disco-tiled objects — if that’s something you’re concerned about.  

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If You Liked Gallery Walls in 2023, Try Gallery Shelves in 2024

Sorry, Etsy, I love you, but I don’t agree that the gallery wall is dead. I’d just argue that it’s one of many stylish ways to mount art, and if you want to give it a little bit of a fresh take for 2024, maybe try the gallery shelf. Individual perches can be shallow, as what you’re seeing in the living room above. Or, you can try an installation similar to what former Small/Cool NYC designer and creative Jordan Ferney did in her Soho loft, where she built out an entire unit of perches for artwork and art books — and a central cubby for her Samsung The Frame TV

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If You Liked Sage Green in 2023, Try Chocolate Brown in 2024

You’re into earth tones, and that’s a great thing because color, on the whole, is getting bolder and moodier for 2024, and greens, mustards, and tans can hang in those circles when cast with the right saturation and intensity. Greens, in particular, are going to keep giving in 2024, but if you’d like to branch out, try chocolate brown or a brown with a greenish undertone, as seen in this dining room with textured walls by The Heartland Interior Design.

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If You liked Travertine in 2023, Try Colored Marble in 2024

Travertine remains a popular stone choice for furniture and accessories, thanks to its soothing, serene textural look that works so well with the whole “Quiet Luxury” aesthetic. But if you’d like to dip your toe into something a bit bolder, try a green, purple, or red-veined marble, similar to what you see in the kitchen countertops and backsplash of this cook space designed by Studio Roberty McKinley. Start small with some colored marble coasters or a lamp, and see how you like living with that piece before springing for counters or a backsplash. 

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If You Liked Checkerboard in 2023, Try Block Stripes in 2024

Emblazoned on all sorts of decor and installed on many floors and walls across the globe, checkers reached peak saturation in 2023 after Apartment Therapy called the checkerboard the “it” pattern of 2022. This high-contrast square design feels timeless and trendy, so I’m not going to advocate for retiring checkers — but you could add some block stripes in the mix. Apartment Therapy’s House Tour Director, Adrienne Breaux, noticed these chunky, block-like stripes appearing on chairs, mirrors, and more, pointing out that this is a great motif when you want something bold and easily DIYable. To that I say, show me your best block stripe projects!

If You Liked Limewash in 2023, Try Trompe-l’œil in 2024

In that same Apartment Therapy House Tour 2023 trend recap, Breaux also noted how widespread limewash finishes were, and this look, again, provides a little more dimension and depth for anyone who’s craving that from their walls. But if you want to take the idea of faux finishing a little further (as some “limewashing” techniques aren’t truly limewash), I’d recommend trying trompe-l’œil. Maybe you remember Calvin Hrezik, who had an apartment full of fool-the-eye murals. Yes, you need skill to pull this kind of thing off, but there’s definitely a tutorial out there for you if you’re interested. 

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If You Liked Picture Frame Molding in 2023, Try Bobbin Trim in 2024

Again, I don’t think all of the picture frame molding that shot to the top of your Pinterest page last year should be replaced with bobbin trim overnight. But in the right context, you could consider swapping plain moldings with frames of beaded ones, whether you’re DIYing a dresser or considering some kind of wall treatment in a kids’ room. I love the way bobbin trim looks on drawers in particular, but you could try trimming a wall out with box panels made from beaded pieces as well. 

If You Liked Patterned Cement Tiles in 2023, Try Delft in 2024

Finally, encaustic tile isn’t going anywhere, but delft continues to delight wherever I see it — on fireplace surrounds, in kitchen backsplashes. This look definitely skews more traditional, too, but BDDW makes their own version of Delft-inspired tile, too, so I’d love to see someone out there mixing it with more modern furnishings.