Interior design fads may come and go but some design trends stand the test of time that they almost become the automatic go-to for many decorators. If you’re smart, you’ll incorporate some of these timeless design trends into your home, saving yourself the hassle of replacing decor every now and then, and only retouching with a few key pieces.
However, not all of us are gifted with an eye for timeless style. If you’re one of those people, here are some tips to help you get started. If you need a professional interior designer, I suggest you research and call a reputable one.
1. Neutral couch
The couch is the main furniture in your living room. While you can easily replace the rest of your decor, one thing that should remain constant is your seating. A gray couch is a good place to start and though it can seem boring, you can actually keep the style fresh by furnishing it with accent pillows and throw blankets.
If a gray couch is not your style, find a comfortable sofa to match your style. Just make sure it’s one that you’ll love looking at over the years. It should just be neutral enough that you can swap out accents every year so it’ll always look brand new.
2. Indoor plants
Indoor plants are having a moment but they’ve always been included in timeless design trends that never fails to spruce up a room. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, now is the time. There are plenty of options to choose from whether it’s succulents, bonsai, fiddle leaf fig, hanging plants. Choose the variety that you can realistically maintain and you’ll have decor that will last (and grow!) with you over the years.
3. Over-sized mirrors
Mirrors are always a good addition to a home, especially the big ones. They instantly create the illusion of a bigger space and they help reflect light, making a dark room appear brighter. Don’t just pick up any large mirror. Find one in a statement style that you like, or better yet, repaint or reframe it yourself so it fits your aesthetic better.
A timeless room should have a good mix of old and new. So in addition to your new furniture, you should also add in some vintage pieces. You don’t want everything to look like it was purchased from the furniture showroom. There are plenty of beautiful vintage pieces you can find at the secondhand market for a fraction of the price. By adding in these items, you create the feeling that your home was assembled over time.
5. White bedding
The bedroom should be a place of relaxation. By having white bedding, you keep the visual stimulation down, making it easy for your mind to associate the room with calm and serenity. This is one of the rooms in your home where trends don’t have to be incorporated. Only you will get to see it so whatever keeps you relaxed should be more important.
6. Area rugs
Whether you have hardwood floors or tiles, a room can always benefit from area rugs. They help define a space and are a great cushion for your feet. You can choose from many patterns and styles, what is more important is you get the right size. It should just be big enough to define the seating area in your living room.
7. Built-in shelves
This architectural feature is not just great for putting things away, it also increases your home’s resale value. Consider having built-in shelves installed in your living room to hide items that you don’t always want to see such as the television, books, shoes, etc. These also come in handy when you’re having people over and need to do a quick clean up.
Which of these timeless interior design tips are you willing to try? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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