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    2024 Interior Design Trends Forecast!

    "The future influences the present just as much as the past."- Friedrich Nietzsche

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    2023 is winding down, so it’s that magical time for us, to look forward to what the NEW year will bring in home decor!

    As we start each year off…with the….. Color of the Year!

    Pantone’s selection is “Peach Fuzz”



    “In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and modern elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.” Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director of Pantone






    Benjamin Moore’s selection – “Blue Nova”

    “Elevate the everyday and expand horizons through juxtaposed color that is sure to inspire. With Blue Nova leading the way, depth and intrigue are balanced by an undercurrent of reassurance.” – Benjamin Moore








    Sherwin Williams selection is “Upward”



    ” ‘Upward’ is a hint of a silver lining- a breezy, blissful blue. The color found when we slow down, take a breath, and allow the mind to clear.” -Sherwin Williams








    What a lovely array of hues to play with! 2024 home design trends are subtle. For example, high gloss finishes are out, and texture is oh so in.

    Plain white walls are still out, but so are slick, high-gloss finishes that can turn any room into a hall of mirrors. “I think lacquer had its 15 minutes, and seeing your reflection in dining room walls doesn’t interest anybody right now,” says Palm Beach–based interior designer Lori Deeds of Kemble Interiors. “Brushed or hand-applied finish is where it’s at, like Roman clay or limewash with its suede-like texture or hand-tooled plaster, which I love doing.”

    HEAD’S UP! Get ready for a Terra-Cotta Tile (and color) Takeover!!! 

    In terms of trending materials, ceramic and terra-cotta earned a top spot for 2024.

    Do you see the chairs in the last photo? That chair design has been called “womb” chair. Ever since Eero Saarinen designed his famous ‘womb chair’ this all-enveloping design, offers endless posture options and extra elbow room for a comfortable and stylish spot to snuggle in. And they are so IN.

    Speaking of curves….curved EVERYTHING is hot. From furniture to walls…the curved countertops and room trend started to percolate back in 2022. Serpentine sofas are among the most coveted pieces of designers—curvaceousness.

    Ok so organic curves, cozy fabrics….and brutalism????!

    YEP. Brutalism has seen a 452% increase, according to Zillow. This stark design aesthetic has a pretty negative connotation, partly because it was popularized during a time of social unrest in the mid-20th century, but also because it relies heavily on not-super-pretty materials like concrete and other unfinished industrial materials. Rough textures, unfinished walls, (which harkens back to the textured walls we mentioned earlier!) neutral tones and geometric forms: having emerged in the 1950s, the brutalist style is one of the best-known design trends of the modern era.

    Here’s something that might surprise you….wall murals.

    Murals are showing up more and more, especially the eclectic, maximalist designs. Wallpapers with a repeated pattern have been a thing for a while now in design, and now that they’ve proven they’re not the same ol’ wall covering you used to see at your grandparents’ house, people are starting to experiment these large one wall or entire room designs. “Murals are showing up 18% more often in for-sale homes on Zillow.”Real Simple

    What’s out?

    • Three years after a global pandemic shut the world down…the Work-From-Home Spaces are on their way out.
    • The color GRAY
    • Tuscan Kitchens
    • Ultra-minimalism will fall out of design favor.

    A trend that is now a way of life and design…sustainability.

    Sustainability has transcended trendiness and thankfully has become a way of life. Great design and significantly reduce negative environmental impacts? That’s a win for everyone. Choose items made from natural materials, such as bamboo, stone, or recyclable materials. Look for glass, ceramics, and metal. Another option is reclaimed or old, repurposed wood, which can add a unique look to your home. For example, a coffee table made from wood salvaged from a torn-down old barn will have imperfections and a history that makes it one-of-a-kind.

    Speaking of sustainability….our EcoSmart Roller and EcoSmart Cellular Shades, that are made by us, right here in Vermont (we’ve been doing it for almost 4 decades!!) are all about energy efficiency, and roller fabrics made out of recycled materials. How awesome is that?!

    A selection of our Roller fabrics have been tested and certified by the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC) for their ability to reduce energy consumption through performance against solar heat in warm climates and their ability to retain heat in cool climates.

    Shown below:
    Left: EcoSmart Roller Shades in a home in Waterbury, Vermont
    Right: EcoSmart Insulating Cellular Shades in a home in Underhill, Vermont

    Inspired? NEED to see more? Check out our dedicated Pinterest board for all the trends and more.

    Feel overwhelmed with all of this? Don’t you fret. This new year, make a FRESH, on trend start.

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