Hilary Duff's calming outdoor living room celebrates simple, understated luxury – it's a huge trend for 2024

The modern patio set up at the actress's home creates the perfect space for family time with beautiful, naturally opulent design

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When we think of beautiful homes, we almost always discuss interiors, but exteriors can be strangely absent from the conversation. Hilary Duff's home shows why leaving outdoor spaces out of the design sphere is a huge mistake.

The actress and Below60° shared her outdoor living room on Instagram and it's a sight to behold. The actress's furnished patio is built of warmly finished natural wood that stretches over two levels. White seating and low coffee tables give the space a cozy, sophisticated feel. A potted cactus and palm tree add a bit of greenery for a grounded feel. We see her whole family posed on the surface, indicating it's a space where they spend a lot of time.

With its neutral color palette and natural elements, Hilary's space taps into the quiet luxury interior design trend permeating the design sphere for all of 2024. This trend prioritizes high-quality furniture and a warm, neutral color palette. However, through the natural wood, Duff's look taps into this trend in a gorgeous, understated way.

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This pared back version of quiet luxury look is represented across patio furniture trends for 2024. Rikke Blaeside, design manager at Scandinavian furniture brand JYSK, tells Homes & Gardens: 'To make a design-led statement, garden furniture pieces with minimal impact and paired-back silhouettes are gaining traction, providing a modern and easy-breezy feel within outdoor spaces. This trend has taken hold throughout the garden furniture portfolio, from sunloungers with woven bases to sleek metal tables and chairs.'

Rikke Blaeside
Rikke Blaeside

Rikki is a Denmark-based design manager at JYSK, a Scandinavian home furnishing retailer. She has extensive knowledge about interior aesthetics and trend analysis.

She advises: 'The best approach is to opt for furniture items that do not feel bulky or heavy within the space, but seamlessly blend into the garden area, without impacting the surroundings and atmosphere of the area.'

The strong use of wood and plants on Hilary Duff's patio is also reflective of current trends. Blaeside says, 'When it comes to garden design and outdoor living, we’re often inspired by our natural surroundings and SS24 is no different. Once again, we’re seeing a resurgence in naturally inspired materials and finishes, with metal and stone taking centre stage this year. Consciously crafted products are made from these robust materials, providing a visual contrast to the surrounding greenery.'

Shop the Outdoor Living Room Edit

When building an outdoor living room, it can look especially chic to echo the decor on the inside of your home for a more polished, cohesive look. These pieces are from all different vendors and interior design styles, lending themselves to every kind of different space.

An outdoor living room can be a wonderful way to add unexpected social space to your home. In Hilary Duff's case, her family will be using the furnished patio for years to come.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.