Four Interior Design Trends Every Homebody Should Know

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From one-of-a-kind bespoke furniture to the at-home hue that’s set to take the design world by storm, these interior design trends are currently shaping some seriously stylish spaces. Here’s what you need to know for the year ahead

Go Bespoke

Ball bearing necklace table by Kari Whitman

Be it a perfectly tailored Savile Row suit or a one-of-a-kind Hermès Birkin handbag, purveyors of style know that when it comes to the finer things in life, investing in quality over quantity makes both aesthetic and financial sense. It’s no surprise, then, that amid arising trend that sees homeowners making the move to what many are calling ‘interior couture’, bespoke furniture commissions can add the wow-factor you may be looking for. “An increasing number of individuals are leaning towards hand-crafted, bespoke items over mass-produced furniture in favour of something truly special for their homes,” Pooja Patel, founder of Dubai-based Artisanry Furniture Studio tells MOJEH. “When you buy bespoke, you’re able to personalise it to your taste, ensuring it becomes a piece that is uniquely yours and fits perfectly in your space.”

Other benefits include supporting local manufacturing, while pieces are also often made with very carefully selected materials of high quality that offer long-term durability and a luxurious finish. Look to the likes of British brand Byron and Gomez, Hungarian designer Boldizar Senteski and Custom 9 in Dubai for some real standout pieces.

Ahead of the Curve

Catherine Wilman

The distinct elegance of arches and curves is making a welcome revival in interiors right now, seen across everything from mirrors and accessories to ceilings, entryways and fireplaces. “Arches have made a resounding comeback in modern interiors, acting as a visual respite in a world dominated by straight lines and rigid structures,” says London-based interior designer Catherine Wilman. “They effortlessly bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary design, echoing a sense of timeless elegance.”

With roots deeply embedded in Roman and Gothic architecture, this stylish shape creates a focal point that draws the eye, making rooms feel taller and more expansive. That’s certainly one way to stay ahead of the curve.

The All-White Kitchen

Lonni Paul

Be it a farmhouse-forward set-up or a slick modern masterpiece, all-white kitchens are one of the year’s biggest design tropes. Popular for their enduring versatility and sophistication, as well as the opportunity to add your own personality stamp through accessories and appliances, a neutral culinary corner has never been so chic. “As a colour, white is the essence of clean and fresh,” says Chad Falkenberg, principal at award-winning Canadian architecture firm Falken Reynolds Interiors. “As a designer, it’s incredibly flexible to work with too — try adding a white marble backsplash with contrasting charcoal veining for an element of drama.

Pretty in Pink

1818 Collective, Photographed by Nicole Franzen

If you’re looking ahead when it comes to your home interiors, Dulux has recently named its colour of the year for 2024, and it’s a delicate pale pink dubbed Sweet Embrace. A soft, sophisticated and comforting hue that is much more subdued than 2023’s millennial pink, it evokes feelings of tenderness, comfort and assurance throughout a home. “Linked to the energy of red while being much more subtle and less saturated, light pink is both calming and warming at the same time,” says Dubai-based interior designer Katherine Stealey Tranter, founder of KST Interiors.

Opt to channel the trend as a beautiful stand-alone colour across walls and ceilings, or simply nod to it through simple accessories that will be the perfect addition to any kitchen, bedroom or living space.“It typically brings a positive emotional response, making it a great option for any room in the house,” adds Katherine.

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  • Words by Naomi Chadderton