Interiors Inspiration

An Australian Homebuilder's Guide To Home Design Trends for 2024

Feb 13, 2024
Pexels charlotte may 5824519 1

Victorians have good taste. Across the state, you’ll see we’ve got a culture of tastemaking. Just step into our homes.

We’ve been building homes long enough to take note of design trends. It’s our passion to make the home liveable, inside and out. That means integrating some design flair in the home.

Every year there’s something new. In 2024, interior design is getting interesting. For us, we’re making sense of it.

Interior Design Trends for 2024

Design Trend 1: Maximalism with a Modern Twist

Modern homes don’t have to be restricted. Go big and always explore new modern design pieces. That’s why we build our houses big. At JG King Homes we have homes to suit all tastes with 116 home designs in total Search all Home Designs | JG King Homes. Our main collections featuring larger homes are our Alpha and Allure home designs, as well as our range of homestead/ranch designs in our John G King Collection.

"Maximalism is about creating a space that reflects your personality and passions," says interior designer Sarah Sanders.

Design Trend 2: Bringing the Outdoors Inside

Greenery brings you down to earth. Blur the lines between indoors and outdoors by incorporating natural elements like potted plants and hanging greenery, "Bringing the outdoors in creates a sense of calm and connection to nature," says landscape architect David Jones. Be careful though, like any collecting, it becomes addictive.

Design Trend 3: Sustainable & eco-conscious choices:

Recycling is now just part of the design process. In the last few years, we’ve been through a lot. Upcycled furniture, natural materials like wood and stone, and vintage pieces add character while prioritizing sustainability. It’s also more affordable, and can even be timeless. Follow House Beautiful’s guide to shopping secondhand.

On Trend Decor: Breathing New Life into Old

Discover how to incorporate trendy decor elements into your Victorian home without compromising its historical character.

Design Trend 1: Modern Lighting with a Vintage Touch

Tall metallic floor lamps work seamlessly in the hallway or living room, offsetting the nature of modern design with an edge.

Don’t just ask, so says the experts, "Modern lighting can add a touch of edge without detracting from the modern charm," says lighting designer Emily Chen.

Design Trend 2: Upcycled Treasures and Artisanal Touches

Recycling is now becoming ‘upcycling’. Collecting secondhand is becoming so popular that people are making a business out of finding gems and reselling them. It’s a good time to decorate. Let the tastemakers do the work and pick out some preloved interiors.

Sustainability blogger, Jane Miller, has a good view on the subject, "Upcycling and supporting local artisans adds a unique story to your home,". Upcycled interiors may just add a lot more than character to your home. They might give it a legacy to follow.

Revisiting Top Designs of 2023

Explore how some popular design trends from 2023 are still relevant and can be adapted to Victorian homes.

Design Trend 1 -Millennials' Love of Mid-Century Vintage

2023 saw the vintage revival trend persist, with millennial homeowners rediscovering the charm of retro aesthetics, particularly mid-century design.

Vintage is timeless for good reason, as pointed out by Maggie Burch from House Beautiful, “One of the prevailing themes of Midcentury Modern architecture is a nearly equal emphasis on function and form. The style originated and became extremely popular for both practical and aesthetic reasons.”

Mid-Century was designed to be loved forever.

Design Trend 2 - Tech-Integrated Spaces

We saw how quickly tech integrated with the home. Smart lights, Alexa and Google Home systems were just a few ways the home was digitised. Aesthetically, they seamlessly blended with home interiors.

This home tech evolution shows no end in sight, with more developments to come in 2024.

Viewing On Trend Decor through the Display Home Experience

Display Villages throughout Victoria

If you want to see current display trends, simply visit one of the numerous display villages throughout Victoria. Most home builders appoint their own interior designers and they go all out when it comes to putting their best foot forward in their display homes in display villages.

Your best advantage at a display village is the fact you will be able to explore numerous home builders, with various design styles as discussed above. Feel free to visit the displays and find the design and style that suits your tastes. For example, JG King Homes who are a “Top 10” Victorian home builder features 36 display homes in 22 locations throughout Victoria, including Ballarat, Geelong, Lara, Bendigo, Traralgon, Horsham, Wodonga, Mildura, Shepparton, Warrnambool, and metro Melbourne (north, west, east and south-east) Display Home Locations Melbourne & Regional Victoria | JG King Homes