Quirky Trends for 2024
I’m not one who follows or designs to trends. In fact, we strive to create timeless, personal interior designs. The opposite of trends, one might argue.
All that being said, in 2022 I was introduced to the “Pinterest Predicts” trends report. We had some fun looking at the trends in 2022, so I’m visiting the 2024 report to see what quirky things we might have in store.
As Pinterest says, “This isn’t another year-end trend report. This is a not-yet-trending report—a window into the future, from the place where people go to plan it. Let’s look forward to 2024. This is Pinterest Predicts.”
What makes this report different? Instead of asking experts to weigh in on trends, they study the data of what people are pinning to their boards. This is something we can have a little fun with. Join me.
“Meet Western goth: your soon-to-be decor obsession that’ll mix vintage Americana chic with deep, moody hues. Expect to see Gen Z and Boomers DIY in style with sultry touches, such as dark fringe and even darker paint.”
We are currently working on a home that is leaning a little Western. We’re channeling a “Sophisticated Ranch” vibe. It’s also god a few moody hues, but we’re not heavy on the Goth. Stay tuned for more on that Denver home.
“They say the party always moves to the kitchen. But sometimes, the party is the kitchen. This year, pinners will quirk up their cooking areas with thrifted finds, vintage appliances and eye-jarring pops of paint. No minimalist aesthetic is safe.”
This trend is colorful and whimsical. And for some reason, it’s full of strawberries – salt and pepper shakers, pitchers, colanders, timers and the classic cookie jar. I’m onboard with the cookie jar; it reminds me of my grandma’s house.
“Are you ready for this jelly? From home decor to couture to beauty ideas, a whole mood will bubble up in 2024 inspired by your favorite invertebrate: jellyfish. Gen Z and Millennials are driving this squishy aesthetic.”
This style has a very bubbly, rounded look to it – everything from rugs, vases, lamps and mirrors to earrings, bags and even jelly shoes (hello 1980’s).
Give a Scrap
“One person’s trash is another person’s treat. From rescuing fabric scraps to creating discard recipes, excess will be in for 2024. Boomers and Gen X will transform basic tees to unique-to-me fits with whatever snips and shreds they can find. And they’ll lean into food sustainability by making the most of that dough discard lying at the back of the fridge. Whatever you do, just doughn’t waste it.”
I’m onboard with this trend and it’s something that we already do at Beautiful Habitat. We work with a Denver-based company that collects scrap and discard or discontinued designer fabrics and turns them into beautiful, custom pillows. Here are a few we used recently
When the fabric pieces are small, we make a patchwork design like the pillow on the chair above.
See more of this project: Maximalist Interior Decorating
There are more interesting trends outside of the home décor category. In Fashion, it appears we may be sporting an Eclectic Grandpa vibe.
For Travel, the Slowcation is predicted to reign.
Side note – if you are looking for a fabulous Staycation enjoying the peace and nature of the Rocky Mountains, the Stilt House is complete and will soon be accepting reservations!
What are your thoughts on these trends? Are you ready to try one in your home? Or fashion? Or lifestyle?
See the 2022 Home Design Trends