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Out-of-Fashion Interior Design Trends in 2024

As the design world continues to evolve, so do our tastes and preferences. The year 2024 bids farewell to once-admired interior design trends that have become outdated and overused. Let's dig into these fading trends and explore the emerging shifts in design aesthetics that promise to redefine our living spaces.


Minimalism Gone Monotonous

The allure of minimalism is diminishing as the previously praised clean and simple aesthetic gives way to a desire for more warmth, personality, and individuality in our living spaces. Minimalism, once celebrated for its simplicity, has evolved into sterile and soulless spaces. The stark white walls, bare furniture, and minimal décor that once defined the trend can now make homes feel cold and unwelcoming. Overdoing minimalism erases the unique personality of a home, and homeowners are seeking ways to express their individuality through design choices.


All-Grey Everything

Grey, the go-to neutral for many, is losing its charm as it saturates interiors. Homeowners are now yearning for more vibrant and lively colour palettes to inject energy into their spaces. The once-popular choice of an all-grey palette is facing fatigue as predictability sets in. Grey, while elegant, has become monotonous, prompting homeowners to explore richer and more playful colour palettes. In larger spaces, grey can feel cold and sterile, pushing homeowners towards earthy tones and richer colour accents to create a more inviting atmosphere.


Open Floor Plan Obsession

The once-coveted open floor plan is facing scrutiny as homeowners seek a balance between functionality and the need for defined, intimate spaces. While open floor plans were embraced for their spaciousness and light flow, they are now critiqued for placing functionality above all else. The challenge lies in creating defined spaces and moods within a room, as open layouts can feel overly exposed. Privacy becomes a concern, particularly for families or those valuing personal space, leading to a resurgence of smaller, designated spaces.


Overused Accents and the Quest for Originality

What was once considered edgy and modern in industrial design has become cliché, prompting a quest for more original and subtle ways to incorporate industrial elements. The industrial aesthetic, once a symbol of edginess, is losing its freshness due to overused elements. Exposed brick, metal pipes, and Edison bulbs, while once trendy, have become predictable. Homeowners now seek more original and subtle ways to introduce industrial elements while maintaining a warm and inviting atmosphere.


Perfect Coordination vs. Personal Expression

The era of perfectly coordinated furniture sets is waning, as homeowners embrace a more personalized and eclectic approach to design. The trend of perfectly matched furniture sets and identical décor is on the decline. While coordination has its merits, it can appear staged and impersonal. Homeowners are now drawn to a more personalized and eclectic look, incorporating mismatched pieces, vintage finds, and personalised elements to create a unique and layered design.


Embracing Innovation and Individuality

As we bid farewell to these once-trendy styles, it's evident that the design landscape is evolving. Homeowners are becoming more conscious of their need for spaces that not only look good but also feel uniquely theirs. The design world is embracing innovation and individuality, giving rise to fresh, exciting ideas that promise to redefine our living environments in the years to come.



Posted on 28th March 2024


Written by Kelly Ong,

SIXIDES Editorial Team


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