As Interior Designers our core belief is that designs, interiors and spaces should revolve around you. Trends may be alluring, offering inspiration and ideas, but much like fad diets or fleeting fashion trends, interior design trends come and go, leaving you with a space that might not stand the test of time.

Looking back over the past 10 years there have been various trends, some of which have stood the test of time and some which have disappeared as quickly as they became a trend.

2014-2015: Industrial Chic

  • The industrial aesthetic gained popularity, featuring exposed brick, metal and reclaimed wood elements.
  • Edison bulb lighting and open shelving were commonly used.

2016-2017: Hygge and Minimalism

  • The Danish concept of “hygge” (cozy and comfortable) influenced interior design.
  • Minimalism continued to be popular, emphasizing clean lines and a clutter-free look.

2018: Millennial Pink and Velvet

  • Millennial pink became a dominant color trend.
  • Velvet upholstery – especially in rich jewel tones, gained popularity.

2019-2020: Biophilic Design

  • A focus on incorporating nature into interiors, using natural materials, plants and large windows.
  • Sustainable and eco-friendly design became more mainstream.

2020-2021: Work from Home Revolution

  • The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the need for functional home offices and flexible living spaces.
  • Multi-functional furniture and dedicated workspaces became essential.

2021-2022: Grandmillennial Style

  • A resurgence of traditional and vintage elements, mixing old and new.
  • Floral patterns, chintz fabrics and antique furniture made a comeback.

2022-2023: Earthy Tones and Warm Neutrals

  • A shift towards warmer color palettes, including earthy tones and muted neutrals.
  • Emphasis on creating cozy, welcoming environments.

2023-2024: Mixed Materials and Textures

  • Experimentation with a variety of materials and textures, such as mixed metals, stone and diverse fabrics.
  • Playful combinations of textures to add depth and interest.

Whilst trends have a place in the world, we are all well aware of the costs associated with renovating and decorating; blindly following the latest trends can be financially and environmentally unsustainable due to the inevitable wastage. That’s why, at Hannah Elle Interiors, our focus is on crafting timeless, authentically designed spaces tailored to you. Reflecting on the designs of the past 10 years, I am sure there are styles that you really loved and some not so much. 2024 has brought with it a multitude of trends including canopy beds, overloading textures and colours and even the colour brown as the statement colour. But, if this isn’t your cup of tea then we can work with you to create a space that is YOU!

As a business’ office should reflect their branding, your home should reflect your personality. If the current trend is leaning to a bold, loud design but you prefer a more tranquil monochromatic space, then let’s make a space that resonates with you and your needs. In a world that’s constantly evolving, your space should be a sanctuary that remains a true expression of you.

Let 2024 be the year you embrace your individuality and celebrate your uniqueness. Your home is more than just a place; it’s a canvas that tells your story. Break away from the conformity of trends and let Hannah Elle Interiors help you create a space that stands the test of time, authentically reflecting the essence of you.