2024 promises to be a turning point in the universe of interior design and decor. Contemporary trends reflect a general desire to create environments that are not only visually pleasing, but also sustainable and capable of arousing positive emotions.

Environmental awareness will guide the choice of materials, colours and furnishings, giving space to natural solutions both in the material and colour selection. Earthier shades will be favoured, together with an eco-design approach that makes ample use of recycled and reconverted materials.

Sustainable, eco-friendly choices will be accompanied by a new minimalist concept, as well as creative, playful notes such as the revival of curved shapes and the immersive, unique effect of coloured concrete.

To sum up, 2024 will be dominated by a fascinating mix of sustainability, innovation and creative expression. Let us now discover the most interesting news and contemporary trends of next year’s furniture and interior design.


Interior design trends: advanced minimalism

Minimalism maintains its presence in the sphere of the most contemporary interior design, but will evolve, in 2024, into a warmer, gentler and “comfier” look.

Aesthetic research remains focused on sober elegance, made up of clean lines, neutral colours and essential shapes and spaces. Such features will be complemented by soft textures, fluid silhouettes and olive green and terracotta nuances.

In this new version of minimal style, functionality stands out as core element, with the aim of creating a well-balanced atmosphere of calm, tranquillity and cosiness.



Interior design trends: eco-design, green mood

Because it responds to the latest needs, the world of interior design has been strongly influenced by eco-design and, in general, by the preference for sustainable choices.

This translates into the selection of natural and renewable materials in the furnishings and finishes, as well as in structural and architectural elements, such as wood and lime — a versatile and ecological material able to create healthy and breathable environments (to find out more on the subject, read our article “Lime and design”). Furthermore, a number of innovative solutions encourage the use of furnishing elements made with recycled materials, according to a philosophy that combines functionality, technology and sustainability.


Decor trends: natural materials, craftmanship

Among the most contemporary and long-lasting décor trends is a strong emphasis on natural materials and on craftsmanship. Solid wood, rattan, wicker and natural fabrics become the stars of furniture and upholstery, making interiors warm and authentic, whilst conveying a feeling of closeness to nature. Handcrafted furniture acquires a leading role, since craftsmanship makes each piece of furniture a unique and valuable one.


Architecture and interior design trends: a return of curved shapes

We are witnessing a return of curved shapes in both architecture and interior design. Among the latest trends, curves are becoming more and more popular in furnishing elements such as sofas and armchairs. This is mainly due to their inviting softness and organic character. Other types of furnishing elements, such as tables, consoles, sideboards and bathtubs, also tend to take on sinuous lines, which give dynamism and a strong personality to interior spaces. Additionally, curved architectural elements such as arches are recovering their charm, contextualised in modern and casual environments. They attract attention and adding touches of visual identity to rooms and passages.



Architecture and interior design trends: coloured concrete

Among the most innovative, captivating and impressive architecture and interior design trends is coloured concrete, now emerging as undisputed star. Coloured concrete’s many shades and vibrant texture make it the perfect material for spaces that require a mix of cleanliness and style, such as the bathroom. But coloured concrete can go beyond the bathroom: it is increasingly present in kitchen sinks, floorings and outdoor solutions. Its possibilities are unlimited, as it allows the creation of seamless surfaces for floors, false ceilings and walls alike. New custom possibilities include original colours and unique effects, which make it an extraordinary, versatile and evocative furnishing component.