It’s the time of the year where we start to look ahead to the trends set to make a splash in 2024 and beyond – after all, why would you want to buy into a style from yesteryear that’s already going to be outdated by the time it arrives into your home?
Timeless interiors are, in many cases, the best bet, but if you think any design style is truly free from the whims of interior design trends, think again. What is comes down to is investing in the right ones. The questions I always ask of any trend? Does this trend have longevity? And is it going to make my home feel more elevated?
If you’re anything like me, you’ll have expensive taste in interior design, but there’s always a way to achieve a champagne look on a lemonade budget. These are the trends interior designers are buying into for 2024 that are sure to make your home feel more expensive, and how to get the look for less.
1. The ‘boulder’ planter
a hallway with a large tree in a stone planter
By now, we’re all come around to the fact that the best indoor trees are a brilliant way to add impact and make your home feel more expensive. The more pressing question I have? What to put it in.
However, there’s one type of planter you can’t help but notice in all the most elevated homes, where it looks like the tree is growing from a large rock. I’m calling it: the boulder planter, and it’s a look that just feels so modern and so expensive, as my own efforts in trying to find one only proves.
‘Hand-crafted from stone, these planters radiate ageless charm and finesse,’ agrees interior designer Artem Kropovinsky, founder of New York-based studio Arsight. ‘With their rich detail and feel, they add a timeless elegance to any space.’
These planters are not easy to find if you don’t know where you’re looking. ‘If you are looking for authentic ones, your best bet would be local craftsmen or niche stores,’ Artem suggests. ‘Each of these planters tells its own story, a testament to the skill of its maker. Choosing such pieces doesn’t just elevate your room’s look; it’s a nod to the slowly vanishing craft of stone sculpting. Their regal appearance aside, they’re surprisingly adaptable, fitting seamlessly into both contemporary and traditional settings.’
If you can’t stretch to this type of planter in itself, look for other planters that feel raw, rustic and have a natural patina – those are the types of planters that will really elevate your space right now.
Spend: Vintage carved stone planter
Size: 12.5″ x 12.5″ x 7.5″