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North East interior designers share their 2024 trend predictions – and how to get them at home

Written by Laura Kingston
Published 31.01.2024

We spoke to three North East interior designers to find out their interior trend predictions for 2024.

And they’re pretty different…

So whether you’re feeling like going all out maximalist or want to create a calm and refreshing space, here’s how to get the look in your own home.

 

BOLD AND ENERGETIC

Christi Anderson, founder of Wynd Design, predicts that the days of social media conformity within interior trends are over.

She said: “Finding something different – whether it’s artwork, furniture or quirky accessories makes your space completely unique to you and won’t look like every other interior on Instagram. Next year people will be looking to show off their own identity at home.”

 

The vibe

Saturated colours with contrast colours in the room – neutrals are just less exciting to look at and can feel less cosy.

Make bold colour choices and look to complement them things that are different – such as dark navy walls with a red table or sofa.

Incorporate your unique style – think about mixing patterns, using quirky accessories and furniture that looks different (second-hand stores are great for this).

Use a colour wheel if you need help – an easy way to find good contrast colours are those that are opposite colours of the colour wheel – for example orange with blue.

Shop around – flea markets, auctions and charity shops are great for finding quirky items at a bargain price.

Be bold – artwork makes all the difference between a flat and boring room and a wow room. Play with mixing patterns – try putting a funky material on the sides or back of sofas and chairs to add an element of surprise.

Get the look in your own home

Coat Paints - 2am Dark Royal Blue Sample - £1.50

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The Biscuit Factory - Pink Foliage - £110.00

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Nucasa - Green Candle Holder - £20.00

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Wayfair - Artemis 11cm Table Lamp - £54.99

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Oliver Bonas - Blue Coral Glass Bottle Matches - £15.50

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Barker and Stonehouse - Fabric Patterned Armchair - £999.00 (was £1179)

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REFRESHING PEACH HUES

The team at North East interior design agency Styled are all about pantone’s colour of the year – peach fuzz.

They said: “Over 2023 we started to see a shift in design trends looking at creating brighter, refreshing spaces with less intensity.”

The vibe

Peach tones – the beauty of the interior trend is it can be warm and hygge or cool and refreshing. Look for inspiration to set your vision before getting started.

Start subtle – if you don’t want to invest heavily in the trend, start small by using soft textiles such as throws, cushions and window dressings to inject the colour into your space.

Don’t just stick to the walls – use peach as the primary base colour for all surfaces including walls, ceilings and frameworks.

Introduce different hues – adds warms and dimension to the room by introducing different hues of the same shade – plus warm neutrals – through decorative accessories.

Get the look in your own home

Lick - Orange Eggshell 2.5L - £45.00

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Bellwoods - Martini Print | A3 - £25.00

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Amazon - Faux Pampas Grass Large - £23.99

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Sass & Belle - Small Body Vase Peach - £13.00

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H&M - Cotton Velvet Cushion Cover - £7.00 (was £9.99)

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RED IS THE NEW PINK

Alexandra Paul, interior designer at Envision Group, predicts that red will transition from fashion to interiors in 2024.

She said: “Red has emerged as the new pink in street fashion and this trend has heavily influenced the colour palatte in interior design.

The vibe

Create a cosy ambience – the red tones making their mark in interiors are rich and warm so opt for these tones which considering shades.

Think about the room’s function – for a snug lounge consider an immersive experience by painting both the ceilings and walls in this bold, dark hue.

Add textures – complement the space with lighter fabrics on sofas and a mix of textiles to add textures to the dramatic backdrop.

You can be subtle – in more functional spaces, introduce the trend through plants, accessories, curtains or feature lighting, providing a subtle but impactful touch to the overall design.

Get the look in your own home

Lick - Red HTK 57 Matt 2.5L - £45.00

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Tropical Glass - Red Fittonia Nerve Plant - £5.75

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Swyft - 3 Seat Sofa Bed | Burgundy - £1,899.00

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Estilo - Denmark Retro Hanging Light - £65.00 (was £113.00)

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Oka - Talasa Tray in Chinese Red - £160.00

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Smeg - Red Electric Kettle - £149.95

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Laura Kingston High Life North Magazine North East, Newcastle
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