Throughout the years, we have seen many interior design trends come and go, some of which we loved and some a tad questionable if you ask us (*cough* popcorn ceilings *cough*). It’s great to embrace interior design and change with the times, but often we want a classic look that won’t go out of style anytime soon, regardless of any upcoming trends.
Below are some of our favourite ways to create timeless decor:
The walls in your home or a room will have a significant impact on the general feel of the interior. When it comes to keeping it timeless, opt for paint rather than wallpaper. Avoid patterns or bold colours and opt for neutral colours like beige, taupe, ivory, shades of white, cream and light grey. The idea here is that if you choose to make a daring statement with your paint or wallpaper, it’s a pretty long term commitment and the chances are that your statement will go out of date before you decide to redecorate. The beauty of neutral walls is that you can still add character with throws, rugs and cushions, which can easily be swapped out when you decide to go for a different look. More plainly coloured walls in a room act as a kind of blank canvas which can constantly be worked upon.
Minimalism is based on the ideology that ‘less is more’ and when it comes to interior design, minimalism is all about a lack of clutter, creating clean lines and naturally emphasising the architecture and structure of a space. To start with, the idea of de-cluttered space will never go out of style because, let’s face it, a messy home just isn’t stylish. What’s more, minimalism is about focusing your design on serenity and simplicity in order to create an oasis of calm within your home. This sense of order and tranquillity in our surroundings is something that people have always craved, and we will continue to strive for it well into the future.
Nature will not go out of style, probably ever. Strategically incorporating natural materials and decor into your home will not only help you to achieve a timeless look, but it will also add an element of luxury to your home. Think unstained timber flooring, sandstone benchtops in your kitchen and opt for natural cotton, linen or silk when it comes to your softer furnishings. All of these items will age very gracefully and will always be a staple of elegant interior design.
Try to avoid relying on one feature piece to carry the look of the entire room. If you want to create a timeless look then, just like with your walls, you should avoid making significant statements with a single piece of furniture or with one specific fitting in a room. Instead, incorporate lighting, furniture and accessories, which all compliment each other and create an overall blended look. This creates a much more unobtrusive and classic looking interior which will stand the test of time.
Are you thinking of doing a major home renovation or adding a second storey to your house? At Total Lifestyle Builders, we’re experts in transforming homes from planning to design to construction. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, call us today on (07) 3367 8222 or get in touch with us via our website.