As we bid farewell to the old and usher in a brand new year, it’s the perfect time to refresh our living spaces and embrace the spirit of new beginnings. Monumental Windows and Doors compiled our top five predictions for home design trends in 2024, and we can’t wait to inspire you with our ideas.
Your home can be a reflection of your enthusiasm for the future, a canvas ready to be adorned with the colors of optimism and adventure. Or, it can be turned into a sanctuary for family and friends. There truly is no limit to your creativity and where it can take you!
Embracing the New Year, New You Mentality
Do you smell all of that possibility in the air? The new year serves as a natural juncture for redecoration, symbolizing a fresh start.
It inspires a desire for positive change and personal growth, making it the perfect moment to rejuvenate your living spaces. As you bid farewell to the past, redecorating allows you to shed outdated styles and embrace a new aesthetic. It’s an opportunity to declutter, experiment with novel design elements, and create a home environment that aligns with your evolving tastes and aspirations. You can set a vibrant tone for the months ahead, encouraging a mindset of creativity and transformation.
Before You Redecorate, Simplify!
Embarking on a redecoration or redesign project can be exciting. But we always recommend starting not with new stuff, but instead, with a mindful and systematic decluttering process. This crucial step is a symbolic act. You are clearing away the remnants of the past year, making room for new opportunities and positive energy to flow into your home.
To begin this journey, take a look at your home and assess each room’s functionality and purpose. Where will your project begin, and what is the ultimate objective?
Start by evaluating your belongings, and adopt a discerning eye. Items that no longer serve a purpose or bring joy should be considered for donation or repurposing. This intentional decluttering process not only reduces the physical load in your space but also creates a mental shift. It allows you to let go of attachments to items that no longer contribute to your well-being or the well-being of your family.
Tidy up to Grow — the KonMari Method
Consider adopting the KonMari method, popularized by organizing consultant Marie Kondo. This technique encourages you to evaluate each item based on its ability to spark joy in your life. Hold each possession in your hands, and if it doesn’t elicit a positive emotion, it might be time to part ways. If this sounds a little too silly, notice the items, clothing, or products in your home that have gone unused for a significant amount of time. Do you still need them?
Embrace this opportunity to create a harmonious environment that nurtures positivity and reflects your evolving tastes and lifestyle.
Get Rid of What Doesn’t Serve You
Once you’ve identified all of the items for removal, explore sustainable avenues for their disposal. Donating to local charities not only benefits those in need but also extends the life of your belongings. Alternatively, repurposing items into DIY projects adds a personal touch to your decor and reduces environmental impact. We’re big fans of Goodwill and the Salvation Army.
As you clear out physical spaces, also delve into hidden spaces such as closets and storage areas. Often we pile things up here and forget all about them. Tackle one area at a time, sorting items into categories like keep, donate, and discard. This methodical approach prevents overwhelm and ensures a thorough decluttering process. And if it becomes too much, try timing yourself as you tackle a single area. You’ll be shocked to learn how much time you’re spending on these tasks (it’ll be less than you think!)
Realign Spaces to Channel Energy
Now that you’ve lightened the load, shift your focus to furniture arrangement. Consider the layout of each room and how it aligns with your lifestyle. One great way to tackle this task is to consider a room’s feng shui.
Rearranging furniture not only refreshes the look of your space but also enhances functionality. Experiment with different configurations to breathe new life into your rooms, fostering a sense of exploration. Consider what you want the room to accomplish, the activities that will take place there, and the energy you want it to evoke.
Explore the potential of multifunctional furniture that maximizes space and serves dual purposes. This not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also contributes to an efficient and organized living environment. Be open to reimagining the purpose of each room, allowing them to evolve with your changing needs and aspirations.
In this decluttering and rearranging process, embrace the concept of “editing” your home. Just as a writer refines their writing, consider refining your space by curating a collection of meaningful and purposeful items. This meticulous curation ensures that every element in your home contributes to the overall narrative and atmosphere you wish to create.
Decluttering is a symbolic act of letting go of the past. You are creating space for new opportunities and fostering positivity in your living environment. By thoughtfully assessing and decluttering your belongings, rearranging furniture, and embracing a mindset of editing, you lay the foundation for a home that not only looks beautiful but also aligns with your evolving self.
5 Home Design Trends for 2024
We scoured the internet to find our top five favorite home decor and design trends for 2024. Monumental’s experts wanted to be sure to make selections based on multiple price points. That way you can tackle projects large and small with the inspiration below.
Trend #1: Metal and Aluminum is Everywhere
It’s probably not surprising that trend #1 is our favorite of the bunch. After all, Monumental’s thermally broken aluminum-framed windows and doors are eco-friendly, and affordable, and embrace European style with California aesthetics.
Metal and aluminum are emerging as a sizzling home decor trend, captivating design enthusiasts with cool silver tones and bold chrome accents. The allure of melty metallics is undeniable, as people trade in their trusty neutrals for a more hardcore aesthetic.
This trend is notably driven by the discerning tastes of Gen Z and Millennials, who embrace the edgy, industrial vibe of heavy metal elements. From sleek furniture pieces to statement decor items, the infusion of metal adds a modern and dynamic touch to interiors. They reflect a bold departure from conventional design choices. Get ready to embrace the metallic revolution in home decor!
Trend #2: Embrace Your Curves
2024 is all about embracing the chill vibes of furniture with curves. Forget the strict lines, sharp edges, and painful corners — we’re talking sofas, chairs, and tables that bring the easygoing, cozy feels.
Curved designs ditch the serious vibe for something more playful, making your space feel like a warm hug. Say goodbye to the cold and stiff — these pieces, from curvy sofas to rounded coffee tables, are all about laid-back style and comfort. They also better mimic the natural world around us. So, if you’re into creating a space that’s as comfy as it is cool, give a nod to the trend of the year with some awesome furniture that’s all about those curves.
Trend #3: Step Away From the Tech
We used to think the future looked a lot like an episode of The Jetsons; all interactive screens, butler robots, and flying cars. But the truth is all of that blue light can really harsh your mellow after a while. That’s why trend number three is all about dialing down the tech and letting in the natural: natural light, natural greenery, and more.
Old-school buttons, classic toggle switches, and straightforward toilet washlets are making a comeback. This trend signifies a preference for a tech-free environment that prioritizes tranquility. For a refreshing start to self-care, imagine a bathroom with a window, inviting the calming influence of nature as you kickstart your day renewed and focused.
Trend #4: Vintage Finds
Going vintage doesn’t mean that you can’t be innovative — and creative. Revamp your space with a dash of character by repurposing vintage treasures for a modern vibe.
Embrace the charm of yesteryear with unique finds. Think retro furniture, weathered frames, or classic accessories. Infuse a touch of nostalgia into your home, blending the timeless appeal of vintage pieces with contemporary aesthetics. Whether it’s upcycling an old dresser into a chic media console or turning vintage frames into eclectic wall art, the possibilities are endless.
Elevate your decor with a curated mix of old and new, adding a personal touch that tells a story and transforms your space into a stylish home with a rich sense of history.
Trend #5: Try Something New and Break the Mold
Embrace the new with open arms by incorporating fresh elements. Experiment with vibrant hues, textures, and patterns that invigorate your senses and elevate your mood.
Introduce lovely indoor plants to bring nature indoors, creating a serene and rejuvenating atmosphere. Opt for statement pieces that tell a story and spark conversations, injecting personality into your space.
Step out of your comfort zone by exploring design styles you’ve never considered before. Whether it’s a bold color palette, unconventional furniture arrangements, or daring wall art, challenge yourself to break free from routine. Seek inspiration from design magazines, social media, or local artists to discover unique pieces that resonate with your taste.
Do It Yourself
Consider DIY projects to infuse your personal touch into your decor. Upcycling old furniture, creating custom artwork, or crafting decorative items can be both therapeutic and rewarding. These handmade elements add character and warmth to your home. It’s also a wonderful way to bond with kids.
As you embark on this journey of rejuvenation, remember that your home is a reflection of your evolving self. Embrace the new year as an opportunity to create a space that inspires, rejuvenates, and sets the tone for a time filled with joy and fulfillment.