The TREE 2024 interior trend forecast

23 January 2024

With an abundance of design predictions that come out every year, it can feel overwhelming to keep abreast of new trends. In today’s bLOG, we’ve filtered down our favourite trends that we think will take shape in the coming year, and how to incorporate these design elements through our curation of furniture and home accessories.

While trends are a fun and wonderful way to give spaces a lovingly refresh, they naturally do come and go. We encourage you to view these trends with a mindful eye, focusing less on what will help keep your space ‘in style’, and considering how these design elements speak to you authentically.

Grounded in stone 

Marble’s durability, luxurious aesthetic and individual pattern formations make it a timeless choice for any home interior. Our marble accessories come in an array of designs including bowls, containers and platters, so that homeowners can add a cool-to-the-touch sophistication wherever it is placed, be it your bathroom or kitchen.

marble accessories

While marble isn’t going anywhere for 2024, this year there’s an emphasis on other stone materials. Lava stone, andesite stone and stoneware have raw, tactile surfaces that lend a grounding element to any home, and beautifully compliments the polished look of marble. Whether placed in the living room or dining room, styled with indoor greenery or in their own right, these finely crafted pieces serve as stylish yet functional pieces that work with any home interior.

stone accessories

Raw and rustic wood

Wood has been (and always will be) a mainstay for interior spaces due its versatility, durability and timelessness. But with a shift towards the natural in 2024, there is a particular interest in the raw-and-rustic aesthetic. With wood sitting at the heart of TREE, you’ll find an abundance of collections and products that suit this characterful look and feel – which very much resonates with the ever-lasting wabi sabi’s ethos of finding beauty in imperfection and transience.

celebes dining table and bench

Our celebes dining table and bench is handcrafted from one-off, reclaimed solid teak pieces that were previously used as fence posts. Its lovingly weathered surfaces lend a beautifully rustic, lived-in look, and tells the story of the pieces standing up to the elements over decades.

artisan, reclaimed teak furniture

Meanwhile, our artisan dining table and bench are also crafted from reclaimed solid teak sourced from century-old houses in Java, Indonesia. Their distinctive joinery (inspired by a Javanese house construction system) and wonderfully rustic surfaces are contrasted against contemporary designs, giving way to pieces that perfectly fuse tradition with modernity.

Warmer hues

Grey once dominated the interior space, and while neutrals will always remain a favourite at TREE, there has been a growing interest in a warmer colour palette. Think of brown, wheat, rust and yellow, which together create a colour story that is rich, cosy and inviting. Our upholstered furniture will add warmth and a jolt of vitality into any space. The ghia sofa bed in ochre boucle has curved arms that can be lifted or flattened down, making it a versatile piece to sit, lounge or sleep at any time of the day. Meanwhile, the tusk dining armchair in saffron features a wraparound frame with cutouts, giving way to a sleek and stylish seat that takes any contemporary dining setting to the next level.

sofa bed, dining room furniture

Layers on layers

With the chaos that everyday life brings, there is a yearning to create a warm, inviting sanctuary to return to after a long day. Layering furnishings (such as cushions and throws on an upholstered sofa or bed frame) can help create that lived-in, comfortable feel. Our mystic ink cushions draw inspiration from ink drawings, paying homage to the interaction between pigment and medium. Featuring dots and lines with a casually painted feel and in calming colours, these soft furnishings can help achieve that lovingly layered look that is perfect for cosying up in.

Layers can also be used beyond textiles – pairing different styles (such as an antique with a modern piece) can help create an eclectic and unique look that is individual to you.

lazy time sofa

A crave for character and individuality

Out with mass-market, and in with individuality something that we fully embrace here at TREE. Now, homeowners are looking to fill their spaces with pieces that resonate with their inner selves. Consider shopping artisanal crafts, with each piece bearing unique marks from the hands of the maker. Curio is a curation of sculptural, decorative and artistic interpretations beautifully carved by Javanese artisans using upcycled black-tinted mahogany and pine wood, with each piece carrying a naturally unique story that sparks interest and conversation. Meanwhile, our teak root stools are handcrafted in Indonesia, and feature organic edges and hollows that embrace natural forms and textures. No two stools are alike and each piece is truly one of a kind.

wood furniture, wood accessories

Alternative materials

With every year, sustainability has become increasingly recognised as something beyond just a consideration, but as what we need to do. More and more brands have started to take an eco-friendly approach by using alternative materials that don’t deplete our natural resources, and have proven that sustainability and style can truly go hand in hand. Our terra glow collection of sustainable lighting are a reflection of this, with each piece crafted using natural, renewable materials. Their frames are made with bamboo that is durable, flexible and fast-growing, while the lamp shades are made with eco-linen derived from flax that consumes little water during cultivation. Style terra glow with a mixture of your own table and floor lamps to create layered lighting and a warm, ambient glow.

terra glow lamps

Among our extensive selection of rugs are designs that are uniquely crafted with 100% recycled bottles, complete with a braided weave that make them a sustainably stylish addition to any home.

woven rug

Ahead of the curve

Curves and organic shapes made an appearance in 2023, and it seems this design trend is here to stay. From dining tables with rounded edges to sofas, these pieces add a softness to any room, and also create contrast when paired against furniture with clean, sharp lines. This design trend is also perfect for creating a family-friendly home – with curved furniture, you can rest assured your little one won’t be running into any sharp corners!

curved furniture

We hope today’s bLOG post helps give you some ideas of how to infuse some of 2024’s top interior trends into your home (should you be looking to give your space a refresh)!

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