The Fall 2024 High Point Market, one of the most anticipated events in the interior design and home furnishing industry, once again provided a glimpse into the future of home décor. “This year’s High Point furniture market showcased a significant shift in colors, transitioning from vibrant blues to olive sage greens and earth tones. The textiles and fabrics on display were elevated, highlighting beautiful textures. Highpoint is undeniably back in full fashion,” says Jeannine Price of Redbarn Designworks.
Here are the top design trends that stole the spotlight at the event:
Biophilic Bliss: Building on the trend from previous years, Fall 2024 continued to emphasize biophilic design. Nature-inspired elements were abundant, with materials such as reclaimed wood, stone, and organic textiles taking center stage. Living walls, indoor water features, and expansive windows were prominent features, bringing the outdoors in and creating a sense of harmony and tranquility.
Earthy and Moody Tones: The color palette for Fall 2024 leaned toward deep, earthy hues and moody shades. Rich, warm tones like forest green, terracotta, deep burgundy, and indigo dominated the scene, creating a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. These colors were used not only in textiles but also as a backdrop for furniture and accent pieces.
Curvaceous Elegance: Curved and sinuous lines in furniture design continued to make waves. Sofas, chairs, and tables with rounded edges and graceful contours brought a sense of softness and fluidity to interiors. This trend evokes a sense of comfort and approachability, which was highly appreciated by designers.
Hybrid Workspaces: The ongoing shift towards remote work and hybrid work models has led to a surge in home office design. Furniture that caters to comfortable and stylish home workspaces was a focal point. Multi-functional pieces that seamlessly transition from work to leisure were especially popular.
Sustainable Chic: Sustainable design remained a cornerstone of the industry, with a renewed emphasis on eco-friendly materials, local sourcing, and responsible manufacturing. Items made from recycled materials, upcycled furniture, and sustainable practices were in high demand, reflecting the industry’s commitment to environmental responsibility.
Textural Extravaganza: Texture played a significant role in Fall 2024 trends. Designers integrated various tactile elements into their creations, from sumptuous textiles like bouclé and shearling to intricate patterns and 3D textures in wall coverings and upholstery. The result was an emphasis on the sensory experience of interiors.
Global Inspirations: International influences were seen in the patterns, colors, and materials at the market. Global-inspired designs from regions like Africa, Morocco, and Scandinavia offered a rich and diverse tapestry of influences, adding character and flair to homes.
Mid-Century Modern Redux: Mid-century modern design elements continued to have a strong presence in Fall 2024. Clean lines, minimalistic shapes, and the use of natural materials like wood and leather were observed in a variety of furniture pieces and accessories.
Retro Revival: Nostalgia for past eras manifested in the form of retro and vintage-inspired designs. Colors, patterns, and motifs from the ’70s and ’80s made a comeback, reflecting a desire to inject a sense of fun and personality into interiors.
Artful Lighting: Unique and artistic lighting fixtures remained a focal point in interior design. Sculptural chandeliers, hand-blown glass pendants, and innovative lighting concepts were used to create stunning focal points in rooms.
The Fall 2024 High Point Market demonstrated that interior design is ever evolving, responding to changing lifestyles and the desire for more meaningful, sustainable, and comfortable living spaces.
From embracing nature and texture to reviving retro aesthetics and accommodating remote work, the trends showcased at the event promise to inspire homeowners and designers in the seasons to come.