Designing & Inspiration

The Top 2024 Home Design Trends

A new year calls for new inspiration! Whether you are looking to design your very own home this year or simply want to refresh your space with new design ideas, this article delves into the top design trends of 2024.  

Our home design experts have curated a list of the latest trends you can expect to see in homes throughout Australia this year and beyond. From interior decor to furnishings and home layouts, there are endless on-trend options featured to let inspiration strike for your next home design project.  


Gone are the days of straight lines and sleek edges. In 2024, it’s all about creating a sense of flow and movement in your home design with the use of curves. Smooth and soft, curves create an inviting and comfortable atmosphere in the home by contrasting straight lines and sharp angles. On top of this, curves can create the look of a more refined and sophisticated space by adding an engaging element to the interior design features of a home.    

Curves can be used in home designs in a number of ways. From arched doorways to curved staircases, curved walls, scalloped backsplashes, arched windows, curved vanity mirrors, scalloped bedheads, curve-edge tables and more.  

An eye-catching way curves are becoming a core aspect of the home is by using this design element in the heart of the home: the kitchen. Bold range hoods are rising to popularity in 2024 and the use of scalloping and curves in this centrepiece can create a truly bold kitchen statement.  


Whilst texture has always been a design essential for creating layered and dimensional homes, in 2024 its expanded its use from simple styling pieces into core design elements. In the past texture has been added to interior spaces through the use of rugs, bedding and decor. However, in 2024 texture is being used in new and exciting ways to bring depth, draw visual interest and add a tactile quality to any space.  

Texture can be used to highlight design elements and focal points of the room. Using textured wall treatments such as Venetian plaster or a concrete-look plaster can draw attention to architectural features. Perfect for creating a statement in small spaces like powder rooms, studies or guest rooms. 

Outside of wall treatments, texture can be used throughout the home in flooring and countertops to create a dynamic home design. Popular combinations include layering warm wood flooring with a quartz or granite countertop stone and textured tiling. This is a go-to option for minimalist spaces to add interest to the space without creating added clutter.   


In 2024, home design is taking a sharp turn away from all-white neutral spaces and into the playful world of patterns. Following lockdowns and years spent creating neutral-toned spaces, infusing personality through pattern has become a new way to bring back fun and freshness to our homes.  

Designers are particularly drawing inspiration from botanical and romantic styles with the use of floral patterns, lace, checkerboard, stripes, bows and more. From colourful patterned walls in children’s bedrooms to a patterned feature wall in the dining room, prints are a great way to refresh a space and infuse your unique style into your home.  


Like patterns, creating more colourful spaces has become a key component of home designs in 2024. This has been a result of pushback against the all-white aesthetic and minimalist movement seen in previous years. Using bright and bold colours to create distinct zones, add dimension and draw visual interest is having a resurgence this year.  

As a result of this trend, the term ‘colour drenching’ has quickly caught on in design circles. This refers to picking a particular colour and adding it to an entire room. For example, creating an entire powder room with the colour blue and using this hue across the flooring, vanity, hardware, paint to create a cohesive colour story and monochromatic look.  

Colourful kitchen designs with bright ovens, fridges, appliances and hardware have also been another trend spotted this year. This creates a vibrant and playful design for the heart of the home. While others have been taking a more subtle approach to colour by infusing it into spaces through hardware or selected elements to contrast a more neutral space.  


The past couple of years have re-emphasised the importance of lighting to homeowners and designers alike. In 2024, home designs need to consider the natural interior lighting of a space to create a light and bright feel to the home.  

Using the principles of Biophilic design and incorporating elements of nature into the home, creating a space that feels as airy as the outdoors has become key. This includes considering the initial orientation of the land the home will be built on. As well as adding skylights, voids, extra windows, floor to ceiling sliding doors, louvers and more.  

Inside, home designers are also focusing on colour tuning to enhance the interior lighting of a space. This creates the look of natural light, even when it may be gloomy outside. A popular technique to achieve this is tuning the colour temperature of light bulbs to recreate the look of natural light. On top of this, using warm lighting throughout the evening with soft lamps can achieve a warm, cosy and inviting look in any home.  


Adding personal touches to any space has always been a core component of home design, particularly at G.J. Gardner Homes with our custom home plans. However, the use of custom spaces, artisanal pieces, unique furniture, rich colour palettes and eclectic style to create a highly personalised space has now become a 2024 design trend of its own.  

Home designers are now prioritising custom secondary spaces to allow owners to truly make their home their own. From additional wet bars to oversized butler’s pantries, an integrated coffee system, custom wine storage solutions or bar – the options are endless! 

Personalised design reflects the individual style of homeowners to create stronger emotional connections to the home. On top of this, custom spaces tailored to the owner enables a more functional home design that is based on the specific needs and lifestyle of those residing there.  

Quiet Luxury

The quiet luxury design style has become a popular aesthetic in home designs today. It focuses on understated elegance, refined simplicity and high-quality craftsmanship. Key aspects of this style include simplicity, quality materials, neutral colour palette, attention to detail, timeless designs, functionality, comfort, subtle textures, statement art, warm lighting and the restrained use of patterns or prints.  

Quiet luxury features lived-in looks and furniture that still have a sophisticated style. From striking colours to plush velvets, luxe linens, veined marble, dark wood tones, unlacquered hardware and fine fabrics. It takes a restrained approach to home design focusing on the beauty of simplicity and the elegance often found in carefully curated details.  


Choosing ethically sourced and sustainable pieces has become a priority for homeowners and home designers alike. Investing in quality with sustainable materials built to last not only reduces any negative environmental impact but provides homes with the very best hardware, appliances and furnishings for their home that stand the test of time.  

Particularly the materiality of items used in home design has become a key focus area for shopping sustainably in 2024. This includes considering what the item is, where it comes from and where it was sourced. 

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  1. Curves – Creating design flow with curves 
  1. Texture – Adding dimension with texture 
  1. Pattern – Creating a focal point with pattern 
  1. Colour – Bold and bright colours  
  1. Light – Focusing on bringing in natural light to interiors 
  1. Personalisation – Infusing personal touches to each space 
  1. Quiet Luxury – Creating a refined yet lived-in look 
  1. Sustainability – Investing in quality pieces that last