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The Top Home Improvement and Decorating Trends for 2024

26th April, 2024
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Home Improvements to make this year

As the world steps into a new era with climate and weather at the top of the agenda, the essence of living in unique places like Malta and Gozo is also embracing sensible and exciting adaptations but at the same time embracing modern functionality. With the rising importance of comfortable and sustainable living spaces, homeowners in Malta and Gozo are welcoming the latest innovative home improvement trends and tailor-making it to suit their unique lifestyles. This can range from integrating eco-friendly features to maximising outdoor living spaces, as well as expanding on the further incorporation of smart technology everywhere in- and outside the home.

Let’s explore the top home improvement trends shaping the Maltese real estate scene for 2024/5.


In line with global efforts towards sustainability, Maltese developers and homeowners are increasingly prioritising eco-friendly renovations and implementing sustainability in new construction projects. This can range from energy-efficient appliances to solar panels and the focus is on reducing carbon footprints while embracing renewable energy sources.

  • Materials

Sustainable materials such as bamboo flooring and recycled wood are gaining popularity, reflecting a commitment to environmental conservation without compromising on style.

  • Rainwater harvesting

Another well-known but up to now neglected green initiative that is regaining momentum is that of rainwater harvesting: Malta’s dry season can be very long and by installing a rainwater harvesting system to collect rainwater during the winter, you will not only save money but also help Mother Nature out during the summer months.

  • Solar panels

Soak up the abundant sunshine in Malta! Invest in solar panels to generate your own electricity and reduce your reliance on the grid.

  • Natural ventilation and lighting

Make the most of Malta’s natural resources. Strategically placed windows and skylights can maximise natural light and airflow, reducing your need for artificial lighting and air conditioning.

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The local climate practically begs for extended outdoor living. Look for ways to seamlessly blend your indoor and outdoor areas. Here’s how:

  • Folding glass doors

Invest in high-quality folding or sliding glass doors that open your living space right up to the patio or balcony. This creates a light, airy feel and allows for effortless entertaining.

  • Balcony revamp

Don’t neglect your balcony! Spruce it up with weather-resistant furniture, potted plants and mood lighting for cosy evenings under the stars.

  • Pergolas and gazebos

For that extra touch of sophistication, consider installing a pergola or gazebo. These provide shade during the hottest parts of the day and create a designated entertaining area. They are also ideal for hosting a get-together with friends, whether it is an extended lunch or cocktails at sunset.

With our enviable climate, outdoor living spaces are now definitely an extension of the home. From rooftop terraces to cosy courtyards, homeowners are maximising outdoor areas for relaxation and entertainment. Trendy features such as outdoor kitchens and fire pits are transforming gardens into inviting retreats, perfect for enjoying breathtaking Mediterranean sunsets.


As technology continues to revolutionise our daily lives, homeowners on the islands are embracing smart home innovations to enhance their convenience and security. From smart thermostats that regulate the indoor climate to automated lighting and security systems, the integration of smart devices are streamlining daily routines while providing peace of mind, whether at home or away. An added bonus is that it can actually save you money on electrical bills by for example deactivating air-conditioners or switching off lights automatically in rooms where there’s no movement detected. Explore the smart home options that are available such as:

  • Smart thermostats

Regulate your home’s temperature remotely, ensuring optimal comfort and energy efficiency.

  • Smart irrigation systems

Keep your garden lush with a smart irrigation system that waters your plants based on real-time weather conditions.

  • Smart security systems

Enjoy peace of mind with a smart security system that allows you to monitor your property remotely, even when you’re not in Malta. This way you will also be able to give someone access remotely to for instance do some maintenance work and you will know at all times who has entered the premises.

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4. Coastal-inspired interiors

Drawing inspiration from our stunning coastline, interior design trends for 2024/5 reflect a fusion of modern elegance with coastal charm. Cool hues of blue and turquoise are paired with warm neutrals to create a soothing ambience reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Natural textures such as rattan furniture, woven rugs and seagrass accents add depth and character, bringing the essence of island living indoors.


With space being a premium in Malta, homeowners are maximising functionality by reimagining traditional room layouts. Open-plan living areas seamlessly blend kitchen, dining and lounge spaces, promoting connectivity and versatility. Multi-functional furniture such as sofa beds and foldable tables cater to diverse needs, ensuring every square meter is utilised efficiently without compromising on comfort or style. Maximise your space with these clever design solutions:

  • Built-in storage

Utilise built-in shelving, ottomans with storage compartments and other clever furniture solutions to keep clutter at bay.

  • Folding furniture

Invest in folding furniture that can be easily tucked away when not in use, creating a more spacious feel.

  • Open floor plans

This one is definitely not new, but if you are considering purchasing an older property, knocking down non-load-bearing walls will create a more open and airy feel, especially in living areas. This will also contribute considerably in updating the whole interior.

  • Biophilic design

Incorporating elements of nature into home interiors is a growing trend world-wide, promoting well-being and harmony with the environment. Biophilic design principles, such as large windows that frame scenic views, indoor plants and natural materials, create a connection to the outdoors while enhancing indoor air quality and mental health. Living walls and vertical gardens serve as focal points, infusing homes with vitality and tranquillity. The latter is ideal for those with smaller apartments.


With a collective awareness of what we are doing to our planet, the trend for reuniting with earthly elements and drawing inspiration from nature is on the increase. We look at some of the design components that are high on everyone’s wish lists for the foreseeable future:

  • Natural materials

Top interior designers and decorators are out to embrace the beauty of natural materials like limestone flooring, woven baskets and wooden furniture.

  • Earthy colour palettes

There is a huge preference for a calming colour palette inspired by the landscape: think light blues, terracotta hues and sandy tones.

  • Handmade touches

The height of designer chic includes a touch of culture with locally-made rugs, hand-painted tiles, or unique artwork from Maltese artists and craftspeople.

  • Painted murals

This is another way of reflecting the shapes of nature inside the home. Landscapes with muted earthy tones, forests and foliage painted on interior walls are all the rage. The popularity of murals dates back thousands of years and saw a revival during the time of the Roman Empire, the Renaissance, the 1920’s and the 1940’s.

Embracing the essence of island living has never been more exciting. From sustainable renovations to smart home integration, the top home improvement trends for 2024/5 definitely shows a yearning to be closer to nature and getting away from the austere that was minimalism. Whether it is colour, shapes, objects or organics, the preference seems to be on the increase to incorporate elements in the home that gets its inspiration from nature. If you are looking at consulting the professionals to help update or renovate your home, our Home Interiors Division at Frank Salt Real Estate is ready for the job. We will project manage, consult on your behalf with interior decorators and source all appliances, fixtures, fittings and soft furnishings in partnership with you, making your home renovation or makeover an absolute pleasure.

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