Design Pattern Trends in 2024

From retro florals to modern geometrics, these pattern trends are the ones designers predict we’ll be decorating with in 2024. 

Patterns are hot, hot, hot in 2024. Whether they are on the walls, floors, textiles, or furniture, patterns are the favored design aesthetic of the year. Patterns in 2024 will lean toward maximalism with complex patterns in saturated colors and a splash of texture. Here’s what’s in and how to use patterns to the greatest effect in all spaces.

Quilting

In 2024, softness and warmth are in. The 3-dimentional, repeating square pattern that quilting provides ticks all the boxes. Look for furnishings with a quilted finish, but it’s great to add in a flatter format like a coffered ceiling or a square pattern on a vent cover.

 

Geometric

Geometric patterns, such as chevron, herringbone, hexagon, and quatrefoil, have become increasingly popular. They add visual interest and a modern touch to various elements like wallpaper, rugs, tiles, and textiles. Stripes, organic shapes, and geometrics in bold but muted colors like sage, terracotta, or mustard have a vintage charm that’s popular this year.

Pattern Tip – Geometrics tend to weigh heavier in a design. Use them as an accent or in more subtle applications so your space doesn’t get overwhelmed.

 

Natural

There was a huge emphasis on sustainability in 2024 and that will only escalate into 2024. Besides using natural materials used responsibly, you can cement your focus on sustainability with natural patterns. Botanicals and animal prints are excellent. Don’t forget wood and stone (especially those with heavy grain and veining) offer the most natural of patterns.

Pattern Tip – Too much or too many patterns can become overwhelming. Choose a neutral to-ground space with bold patterns. A simple wood or stone floor is an excellent foundation for the addition of patterns without it feeling overdone.

 

Vintage

Grandmillennial, vintage, and cottagecore continue to be favorites in 2024. Large-scale florals like chintz with its light background is an obvious choice. Anything with a sense of 1960s or 70s in bold colors and shapes is a good choice too. Patterns with lots of detail often feel like they come from a time when weaving was an art form. French toile depicts scenes in the countryside and brings instant vintage vibes.

 

Moroccan

Inspired by the rich and intricate designs of Moroccan and Middle Eastern cultures, these patterns feature geometric motifs, arabesque shapes, and vibrant colors. They are often found on tiles, textiles, cushions, and lanterns, adding an exotic and bohemian flair. The ornate pattern with geometric hints makes it a great choice.

Pattern Tip – Middle Eastern patterns command a design. Use bold colors alongside them to complete the look.

 

Organic

Quite different from the regimented organization of more geometric patterns, organic patterns are almost not patterns at all. Their free-flowing nature has no repeats and follow no rules. Yet these patterns offer plenty of patterned structure to a space. Curvilinear patterns feature curved lines that move as they would in the natural world. They are often in bold high-contrast colors that work in a sort of negative vs positive space format.

 

Damask

Damask patterns are commonly found on upholstery fabrics, curtains, and wallpaper. They are elegant and often associated with traditional or formal interiors. Damask features elaborate, symmetrical designs with a mix of floral and geometric motifs.

Pattern Tip – As with 2024, 2024 will continue to embrace unique personalization in interior design. In a way, this removes the rules and lets you bring whatever makes you happy into the design.

 

Chevron

Chevron patterns have gained popularity in recent years. They consist of a repeated V-shape, creating a zigzag effect. Chevron can be used on walls, flooring, textiles, and accessories to bring a contemporary and energetic vibe to a space.

 

 

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Written by Anne Holden