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Designers share 4 home trends that will be in this summer and 4 that will be out

Designers share 4 home trends that will be in this summer and 4 that will be out
Designers said trends like maximalism and curved doorways will be on the rise this summer.Andreas von Einsiedel/Getty Images
  • Designers shared the home trends that will be in and out this summer.
  • People are gravitating toward bold styles, curves, and water features.

Renovating a home can be pretty expensive. In fact, the average cost of a project is over $40,000. Before spending that kind of money on upgrades and shopping for new pieces, take a look at what trends are in and out this summer.

To figure out which updates are worth the splurge, Business Insider spoke to four designers. Here's what they said.

Bold styles and patterns will be thriving this summer.

Bold styles and patterns will be thriving this summer.
More people are creating interesting spaces by mixing patterns and colors.      Per Magnus Persson/Getty Images

The designers we spoke to said home design is all about taking risks this summer.

"2024 has been about not playing it safe, design-wise," said Sunita Ritesh, founder and principal designer at House of MDC. "I see more textures, bold colors, and patterns."

Designer Elle H-Millard also told BI that bold styles are becoming more popular, citing maximalism luxe — a mix of many pieces to create a luxurious, abundant feel — as a new defining trend. According to H-Millard, more people are mixing color, shape, and patterns to create visual drama.

Greens and blues are making a comeback.

Greens and blues are making a comeback.
Green and blue hues are trending in homes.      Boris SV/Getty Images

Charmain Bibby, owner and principal designer at Bibby Fine Interiors, predicts that bold greens and blues, especially mixed into colorful and geometric patterns, will make a comeback this season.

H-Millard also thinks nature-inspired colors are on the rise.

"Floral patterns mixed with animals or birds lean into the need to be surrounded by nature, which connects with the biophilic trend that's been increasing since COVID," said H-Millard.

Curves and archways are on the rise.

Curves and archways are on the rise.
Curves add a visual softness to a living space.      John Keeble/Getty Images

H-Millard said curves and arches will become more popular in the home this summer. According to the designer, the curves in archways, doors, and hallways create visual warmth and softness in shape.

Indoor and outdoor water features are gaining traction.

Indoor and outdoor water features are gaining traction.
Plunge pools are becoming more popular.      nieriss/Shutterstock

Ritesh has seen an increase in water features in the home. Though these features are more commonly seen outdoors, the designer predicts a rising demand for indoor fountains and highlight-wall waterfalls.

According to designer Gillian Ley, founder of Ley Art and Interiors, plunge pools are also trending in outdoor living areas. "Their compact size creates an optimal addition to any outdoor space, which can be used for cold-water plunges, health, relaxation, and well-being," she said.

The designer also told BI that plunge-pool sanctuaries surrounded by outdoor furnishings like speakers, atmospheric night lighting, and decorative privacy panels are becoming increasingly popular.

On the other hand, minimalism is waning.

On the other hand, minimalism is waning.
Fewer people are leaning toward minimalist styles.      Nazar Abbas Photography/Getty Images

Though the less-is-more trend has been popular for years, H-Millard said minimalism is out this summer.

Ritesh also predicts homeowners will move away from the safety of simple minimalism in favor of bolder and louder choices.

White kitchens are losing appeal.

White kitchens are losing appeal.
Designers expect patterns and colors to replace all-white kitchens.      in4mal/Getty Images

White kitchens have long been a staple in home design, but the designers we spoke to said this trend is waning.

"Don't gasp for air — white will be around forever," said H-Millard. "However, white is now being woven into patterns and composed with positive and negative space."

Ritesh also told BI that she expects white kitchens to fade away and has seen a greater demand for colored cabinets.

Straight lines and narrow spaces are falling out of favor.

Straight lines and narrow spaces are falling out of favor.
More people are opting for open, airy concepts instead of narrow spaces with linear designs.      John Keeble/Getty Images

Many people are also moving away from straight lines and narrow spaces this summer. According to H-Millard, sharp lines and linear designs lack the open, airy vibe that many people want.

Monochromatic looks are going away.

Monochromatic looks are going away.
Beige and white monochromatic concepts are falling out of favor.      oxygen/Getty Images

Popular for its calming ambiance and subtlety, the monochromatic, tone-on-tone look offered serenity during the winter. But as summer heats up, the designers said these subtle looks aren't hitting the sweet spot.

"The vanilla, tone-on-tone monochromatic interiors are definitely fading," said Bibby. The designer expects cream and beige hues to be replaced with more colorful options.




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