5 Interior Design Trends We’re Feeling for Spring 2024

They're a study in contrasts (and texture)

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spring home trends, including black marble

Spring interior design trends usually usher in the expected: florals, linen everything, coastal decor—refreshing, but also…yawn. This year, the focus is a bit more dramatic, with less emphasis on peppy chintz and warmer temps. Consider it what happens when last year’s quiet luxury movement collides with an overall yearning for homes imbued with personality. The end result? A high-end vibe that’s a sophisticated study in contrasts and pattern, which extends from your rug underfoot to the lighting overhead (or rather, at a more flattering bird’s eye view from you.) Here’s what we’re loving for spring 2024 and beyond, and the key to nailing each look.

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unexpected red theory in action, showing a pop of red on a pink wall, red coral on a blue and white mantle and a red pendant lamp in a neutral kitchen
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1. Unexpected Red Theory—with a Caveat

Unexpected red theory”—the idea that adding a surprising pop of red to a room makes it more visually appealing—took TikTok by storm, but color experts say it can’t just be taken at face value. The secret to making a pop of red really work is pairing it with complementary or analogous colors (as in opposites on the color wheel—like aqua and red—and ones that are right next to each other—think yellow, orange and red—respectively). Try to find a red with a similar saturation as the other, more dominant colors you’re using, and they’ll work well together. (Psst: If you’re torn on which colors to use, we’ve got a whole guide to red color pairings for your home.)

high low pile rug with a green ottoman next to it, a spring trend

2. High-Low Pile Carpets

Often, we think of high or low pile in practical terms: Do you want something cushy to walk on, or something durable for high-traffic areas? This season, we’re seeing an influx of rugs that combine both, creating a textural contrast that’s eye-catching without being as bold as, well, an unexpected red. Experiment with them in neutrals, like this hand-tufted Charlie rug from Anthropologie (from $88) or Atlin rug from Ashley Stark Home (from $945).

3. Marble Accessories

Marble counters can be finicky to care for—not to mention expensive—but the luxe look is weaving its way into all areas of the home, in smaller, more affordable doses. (Black marble, in particular, is on the rise, with searches for “black marble coffee table” up 100 percent and “black marble bathroom accessories” up 150 percent over the past five years, according to Google Trends data.) Weave into the style with a marble vanity box (West Elm, from $45), fruit bowl (CB2, $119) and/or a loud luxury-appropriate black marble soap dispenser (Pottery Barn, $39).

4. Sculptural Lighting

Statement lighting has long been considered the “jewelry” of a room, but the latest rendition is more sculptural in shape, functioning as a source of light, but even more so, a work of art. (Consider it the accent lighting in your mix.) You can go modern, like this $60 IKEA find, or take a more whimsical path, like this copper-and-butterfly number from Etsy ($132). As long as it offers a subtle glow—hey, it’s semi-functional!—and looks like it belongs in a museum, you’re good to go.

5. Wavy Decor

Back in 2020, Ettorre Sottsass’s $10,000 Ultragfragola mirror had a renaissance, popping up in celebs’ selfies and high-end boutiques alike. It’s only fitting, then, that as the striking look gained popularity, its wavy lines started trickling down to other aspects of design and gaining a more mass appeal. Now, you can find wavy-edged mirrors everywhere from Anthro to Amazon, in coastal grandmother-rattan and squishy, sponge-filled flannel. But the look isn’t confined to mirrors; you can also make waves with your floor lamp (West Elm, $199), candlestick holders (Afloral, $48) and floating shelves (Pottery Barn Kids, from $79).

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