The Top Design Trends Of 2024

While some things in home design are timeless, like wrap-around verandahs and alfresco dining areas, there are lots of trends we see that change and update every year.

Regardless of your budget, there are plenty of ways to get in on these trends, from the smallest of touches like furnishings and decor accents to big-ticket items like paint colours and flooring.
To help take the guesswork out of it, here are the top design trends we see coming in 2024.


Let the years we spent trying to hide all our stuff be over! It's all about maximalism in 2024. From colour and tones to your collectables and kitchenware, this trend says ‘put it out there’. Modern maximalism will be about saturated jewel colour tones, accented with colourful rugs, bold artwork and bookshelves full of your favourite items. It's time to bring your things out of the box and put them on display.

Maximal lounge rooms

Scandi Is Here To Stay 

The functionality, clean lines, natural woods and neutral colours epitomising the Scandi aesthetic are going nowhere. The Scandi look can be achieved with exposed timber beams and neutral colours. Focusing on functionality and beauty, the Scandi trend is also about how you use your home, while keeping that organised, geometric look - so think built-in shelving for function, large windows for light and soft furnishings for comfort.

Scandi look living roomScandi look lounge and kitchen

Features Walls Are BACK

Kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms or hallways; while the overall trend for walls remains neutral in white creams and beige, the feature wall has returned. More manageable than painting your entire house, a feature wall is a quick and effective way of creating mood and giving rooms in your home a bold new look. Stick to deep jewel tones that make an impact, and don't be afraid to go dark; a dark wall can make your home feel larger. 

living room with feature wallBedroom with green feature wall


Thick stripes in dual tones are coming IN, complementing the maximalism that's also coming back for 2024. You can get on the stripe trend in easy-to-achieve ways, like throw rugs, pillows and curtains, or go all out with striped wallpaper or carpeting. 

striped wallsCushion with stripesroom with striped carpet

Our colours & selections team at Swanbuild can help you achieve your look no matter if you’re following a trend or creating your own. We offer a vast range of finishes, fixtures, fittings and colours for every Swanbuild home, and we’ll work with you to make sure your home looks just the way you want it to.

Talk to the team today about what you want your new home to look like, and we'll help you get there. 

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