Alesia Karnaukhova, CEO at ZIKZAK Architects, talks about the most relevant interior design trends for 2024. Spoiler: coziness and comfort for the central character – humans – remain on-trend within the interior space.
Commercial Interior Design Trends 2024
No modern design project is complete without plants. Elaborate plant compositions create a lush oasis indoors, emphasizing the importance of natural light and the use of organic materials, making them the most sought-after elements in interior design. Phytodesign is relevant today, but in 2024, it will undeniably become a hot trend. The original plant as the focal point, a statement interior element – a fresh perspective and a fashionable solution for the upcoming year.
Japandi is a fusion of Scandinavian and Japanese styles in interior design, a symbiosis of simplicity and elegance. This style is set to be at the peak of popularity in the upcoming year. The combination of Danish hygge and Japanese wabi-sabi dictates a rejection of excess, seeking harmony, aesthetics, and meaning. The Japanese influence introduces rich colors, wood elements, and interesting decorative forms in ceramics and furniture to the clean lines of Scandinavian interiors.
3. Return of Maximalism
Simultaneously, eclectic, vibrant, and elaborate interiors will also be favored in the coming year. Saturated deep tones, the combination of unexpected textures, and the blend of polar styles within a single space – it’s all about maximalism in interior design. If approached skillfully and with taste, its kitschiness will become a recognizable character of future spaces.
4. Flexible and Multifunctional Spaces
The trend of modular furniture and spaces that can be transformed for various purposes will continue into 2024. Modern fast-paced lifestyles and high standards demand flexible solutions and quick adaptability.
5. Textures Despite Everything
Textures will set the tone for the entire interior. A mix of diverse tactile materials in one space will give it a unique character. Soft velvet, rough stone, and smooth metal, when combined, will embody depth and piquancy, enhancing both sensory and aesthetic perceptions.
Custom furniture, handmade decor, and original art will be highly valued. Designers will work in as close a tandem as possible with clients, creating an environment that highlights the unique taste and individual preferences of the customer. In commercial interiors, this influences strengthening the brand positioning and its values.
7. Sustainable Development and Eco-Friendly Approach
Sustainable development is already a lifestyle trend, and it will continue to evolve year after year, remaining at the forefront. Furniture made from recycled materials, organic raw materials, energy-efficient lighting, the use of solar panels, and conscious consumption will be embodied in environmentally friendly interiors of both the present and the future.
8. Work as a Lifestyle
The year 2024 will be marked by discussions about workplaces, tools that make employees efficient and satisfied, and the practical implementation of these ideas. Office design will be highly focused on the comfort and well-being of its inhabitants. The “work as a lifestyle” approach dictates spaces that are maximally adapted to the current needs of employees. A gym and shower in the office, a relaxation room, and a fully-equipped café – all amenities for the discerning and ambitious worker.
9. Current Color Palette
The Pantone Color of the Year, Peach Fuzz, delicate and unobtrusive, can confidently be incorporated into interior design. Additionally, warm earthy tones will be in trend, evoking a sense of comfort and harmony. Of course, this is not a one-size-fits-all solution for all commercial interiors, as the color palette is shaped over the years. It is an extension of the space’s concept and often aligns with the brand’s corporate standards.