Top 6 Interior Design Trends for 2024….

Friday Jan 12, 2024

Relaxed silhouettes, shiny surfaces and a nostalgic dip into our design past are just some of the trends making a resurgence for 2024.

Here, we look at this year’s design trends, from the functional to the frivolous and delve into what’s on offer in our Quadrant Department stores.

1. L-Shaped/Chaise Sofas

Sales of L-Shaped and Chaise Sofas are rocketing and it’s easy to see why, they are great for making use of awkward alcoves and getting more value from a large single piece. Many have modular components, reflective of our ever-evolving lifestyles and some contain hidden ottoman storage for an economical use of space.

Our pick:

  • We love this Morley Sofa, from the Jay Blades X G-Plan range available in our Chelmsford Store. As this is modular, each section is priced individually and can be build to your individual needs.

    Designed to fit perfectly into your living space, Morley’s modular units can be configured to your exact liking.


2. Statement Pieces

Think conversation starters and sculptural furniture, with even the smallest pieces making a big impact!

Our picks:

  • We love this Studio 67 GOA Cube half round display unit. Made from a dense hardwood, it has a rich grain, with exotic dark tones, it exudes both modern and traditional in equal measure. (Dimensions: 89cm x 40cm x 150cm).

    Studio Sixty Seven GOA Half Round Display Unit Was £535 SALE Price £485*


    • We love this Baines Cooper clock (57cm). This large, contemporary clock features moving gears on display. Made of metal it is a solid, well-made clock and will add statement and style to any room of the house.

      Baines Cooper Moving Gear Clock (57cm)
      £179 Best Price Promise


    3. The Updated Sofa Silhouette

    New sofa silhouettes signal a real return to comfort and lounging. Backs have been lowered, arm rests too, and cushions have become increasingly ‘sink-in’ squishy.

    Our pick:

    • We love the Cleveland by Alston. The Cleveland continues to inherit the hallmarks of high-quality detailing that we associate with the best of British manufacturing. Hand finished turned legs from characterful ash in a choice of our beautiful warm grey wash or antique finishes, bring timeless appeal that work well in city or country homes alike. Every piece is hand crafted with meticulous detailing, soft pleated scroll arms are a nod to classic, yet the look remains soft and casual with a further option of carefully finished pewter studwork.


    • Alstons Cleveland 4 Seater Pillow Back Sofa in SE Grade Fabric
      WAS £1.495
      SALE £1.159*

    4. A Sixties and Seventies Revival

    The long overdue migration of vintage and antique sellers online has nourished an appetite for all things retro. With the free spiritedness and optimism of the 60’s and 70’s holding particular appeal.

    Dark woods, lacquered surfaces, shaggy faux fur rugs and furniture that sits low to the ground are favoured for their retro references.

    Our pick:

    • We love this Broadway Swivel Chair from the Jay Blades x G Plan range. A statement piece like no other. Broadway’s iconic design speaks for itself, combined with undeniable comfort, making this vintage-inspired chair the perfect choice for any fashionable home. Make Broadway completely your own, by styling it with lavish accent fabrics, setting of the classic button detailing and high wingback.

    Embrace your inner James Bond villain with this statement wing backed chair.
    WAS £2499
    SALE £1989*


    5. Pink Blush

    Pink has been slowly creeping back into interiors – Dulux’s colour of the year 2024 is a soft blush – hastened only by the popularity of the Barbie movie. But the real-world take is far more moderate, favouring a whisper soft rose, natural clay or reddish mauve.

    Our Pick:

    • We’re craving soft pink hues for bed linen, sheets, and accessories. It’s a real ‘feel good’ colour and just the ticket for brightening up a bedroom. We love this Catherine Lansfield Brushed Cotton Pink Duvet Cover Set (includes Pillowcases).

    Embrace your inner Barbie with this soft blush pink bed linen by Catherine Lansfield From £20

    6. Back to the Elements with Chrome

    Chrome is not a new material in the home – it has a near permanent presence in bathrooms and kitchens – but this ‘hot metal’ softened and curved into fluid, organic shapes in vases, side tables and lamps adds a shiny effect to other rooms, with gleaming surfaces resembling the shiny sinew of liquid mercury.

    Pieces that are highly polished and reflective, catch surrounding light and colours with a lustrous and otherworldly effect.

    Our Pick:

    • We love this shiny nest of tables by Baines Cooper, be sure to catch your eye and offer a glisten of light when you walk into your living room.

    Baines Cooper Essentials (Silver Design Circular Nest) Best Price Promise £189


    Items shown are available in our Chelmsford Quadrant Department Store. 

    *Sale ends 10th Feb 2024