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Salone Del Mobile 2024 – our Show Highlights & Top Five Interior Design Trends

Written by Lucy Winters-Underwood, Founder of Lucy Winterwood Luxury Interior Design Studio. Serving St Albans, Harpenden, Hertfordshire & North London.

The Salone del Mobile Milano 2024 was a roaring success, with nearly two thousand exhibitors from thirty-five countries and a record breaking three hundred and sixty thousand attendees. We attended over three days, by no means enough time to see everything the fair and the City has to offer, but a great opportunity to soak in the vibrant atmosphere, meet new and old faces and grow our supplier network.

This blog explores a few key design trends that stood out to us during our time in Milan.

Salone Del Mobile 2024, Interior Design Trends for 2024

The crowds at Salone Del Mobile 2024

#1 The presence of Metallic finishes. Are we back in the futuristic Y2K era? Maybe! Whether it's sleek stainless-steel appliances in a modern kitchen, gilded accents in a luxurious living room, or shimmering brass fixtures in a chic bathroom, metallic finishes bring depth, texture, and visual interest to any design scheme.

Metallic finishes have the unique ability to reflect light, making spaces appear larger and brighter. Depending on the use of metals within the interior, you can add a sense of warmth, opulence, sophistication and fun.

The Triumph of Light and Ultralightness: Zieta Studio in Milan

The Triumph of Light and Ultralightness: Zieta Studio in Milan

#2 There was a continued presence of organic forms. The integration of organic shapes creates a harmonious balance between the built environment and nature. These fluid, asymmetrical forms evoke a sense of movement and tranquillity, contrasting with the rigid lines of traditional architecture.

Organic forms manifested in curved furniture pieces and nature-inspired patterns, there is an abundance of choice for designers to create environments that feel inviting and nurturing, by fostering a connection to the great outdoors.

Beautiful finishes and organic forms from Artisan, Love Wood.

Artisan wooden Furniture, available at Heals London

#3 Colour! Whilst the fashion retailers on the high street seem to be clinging onto the dull black, white and neutrals, there was an abundance of colour at Salone. Warm tones like terracotta, Peach Fuzz (Pantone’s colour of the year), dark red, and orange seemed particularly popular.

Colours wield a powerful influence in interior design, capable of transforming the mood and ambiance of any space. Whether vibrant and bold or soft and muted, the choice of colours can evoke emotions, express personalities, and define aesthetic themes.

If you aren’t feeling brave enough to colour drench a room, we encourage the strategic use of accent colours to add visual interest and personality to a space, whether that be through a single piece of furniture, punchy accessories, or an accent wall.

Poltronova never fails to delight in their Colourful Interior Design

Famous Poltronova Mirror, Colourful Interior Design

#4 Natural Materials. Whether it's the warmth of wood or the the rugged elegance of stone these elements bring a sense of authenticity and timelessness to any interior.

The use of warming wooden finishes gives opportunity to showcase meticulous craftsmanship and the extraordinary veining of natural marble and its surprising versatility is bursting into tomorrow’s furnishings. Trending colours are shifting towards warm tones with red, orange, and rust colours.

Beyond aesthetic appeal, natural materials promote sustainability, imbuing spaces with a sense of eco-consciousness and connection to the environment.

Kreoo showcased impeccable craftmanship with Marble

Marble Furniture and Accessories by Kreoo

#5 Last but not least for our Interior Design Trends of 2024; there was a prominence of indoor meets outdoor furniture. With advancements in materials and manufacturing techniques, outdoor furniture now embodies the same sophistication and style mirroring its indoor counterparts, blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces.

The growing desire for seamless transitions between indoor comfort and outdoor living is so easily accessible. From weather-resistant upholstery, including endless cushions, to durable yet chic materials like rattan, teak or aluminium in every colour possible – the outdoor world really is your oyster.

‘Bay’ a gorgeous Mid-Century style collection by Gloster

Mid-Century Modern Outdoor Furniture

And that’s a wrap from us, we hope you have enjoyed reading – there’s lots more of our trip on Instagram so be sure to head over and see!


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