In 2019, the world changed forever, and the ripple effect from then and beyond has filtered into every aspect of our lives. This includes how we incorporate the latest interior design trends.

The looming possibility of indefinitely spending way more time at home ignited a desire to focus and change interiors. The concept that you don’t have to go to work to work was officially born and here to stay, and most people work better in a warm and well-thought-out space.

Modernisation and technology are changing how we live and utilise space.

Whatever the reasons, interior design is ever-changing, so I’ve partnered with Online Flooring Store to reveal what I think based on the market’s new and renovated interior trends will encompass.


What are the Hottest Interior Design Trends?

Neutral Colours

Home interior with neutral colors.


It’s no surprise that working from home continues to be popular, with many adopting a hybrid approach (since the pandemic, people are putting a lot more thought into home offices and working spaces to look professional for events such as Zoom or in-person meetings, opting for neutral colours is always a safe bet and allows the area to interchange between a living and working environment.

Bright, pastel, monochrome, and solid colours have their place and are in trend right now.


Green Plants

Adding green plants in the interior not only provides a pop of colours without breaking the bank but also invites a living, organic presence in our environment. It makes us feel good ~ a part of nature inside our homes. Research suggests that indoor plants not only purify the air but have calming effects on your mood, stress levels and blood pressure. With outside areas shrinking and interiors growing, plants will continue to make their way into the home more and more.



Rustic furniture and restored pre-loved pieces.

Bright linen furniture coverings have made a huge resurgence in the market due to their many options and versatility. Wholistically, you can anticipate rooms, each with its personality; however, natural colours, materials, and less synthetic options have been the preference. Bamboo fabrics, pure silk, particularly for cushions, 100% cotton and linen are all trendy choices.

Rustic furniture and restored pre-loved pieces are also back in terms of their texture and charm.


Kitchen Isolation

The kitchen has undergone the most significant changes. It has become popular to have it as more of a separate and closed space, becoming less accessible for people to gather and talk around where food is being prepared. In particular, the kitchen counter has been fenced off as a “no-go zone” and is becoming less exposed, with hygiene being the main drive for this change.

More use of the Kitchen may also fuel this trend as this increases the likelihood of it being in a “messy state,” so to speak. This space can be regarded as the most attractive room in a clean state but can also be undesirable to look at when it is in use or dirty. So, closing or having the ability to section off the Kitchen means you can achieve privacy from guests if needed.

So many things fuel this trend, but as a whole, people are once again eating out less and cooking more at home, prompting huge changes to this space.


Hybrid Living Spaces in Smaller Homes

Indoor plant in living room.

Home design is constantly changing especially with the social shifts and work habits mentioned above. Functionality has become the cornerstone of design and although some kitchens may be more closed off, hybrid and multipurpose areas are the cornerstone of living spaces coupled with some function-specific areas. For instance, a predominate living area in a smaller home may also have strong home office functionalities such as:

  • A pull-down desk
  • A dining table that can convert into a desk
  • Storage that hides workstation supplies

Emerging fashions for window treatments include minimalist sheer curtains with clean lines and soft neutral colours are safe choices; the use of quality materials such as wood, bamboo, silk, or velvet; and textures like pleats and realistic grain hardwood are optional to elevate the look.


Light Fittings

I personally love using dimmable lights, the main health and wellness benefit of it is that they allow you to adjust the brightness of the lights to suit the needs of the space while saving energy and helping the environment – needless to say your bulbs will last longer.

Downlights are on their way out and LED strip lighting is back! Stereotypically, downlights give a harsh and direct light, which architects and designers are steering away from as they need to create versatile living spaces.

Both table lamps, mid-level floor lamps, floor sconces and oyster wall lighting are becoming increasingly popular to give that extra ambience to the room.


Brass Fittings & Hardware

Brass fittings add warmth to interior spaces and are one of the hottest interior design trends in 2024

The resurgence of brass fittings has been moving for a while and is continuing. I think a huge reason for this is it can go with a lot of things and easily cross over into new future trends and is a more timeless choice than past fitting options.

Black fittings were trendy for a long time but are exiting the market as quickly as they became popular. People have grown tired of this option, and it’s increasingly seen as boring at stock standard budget option for renovators (which I guess is completely fine if that aligns with your renovation goals).


Flooring Choice for Interior Designers

The great thing about flooring these days is that types such as vinyl, laminates and hybrids all have an innate ability to mimic the look and feel of various colours and textures.

As far as rugs are concerned, Jute rugs have become very popular. This fits with the whole trend of versatility; some of these rugs can also be used inside and enclosed outside areas.


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Solmaz McUtchen

Solmaz is a qualified interior designer and has worked in some of Perth’s premier office fit-out companies for several years. She also has experience in design project management with a leading Australian firm.