Interior design that stands the test of time

Interior design that stands the test of time
May 20, 2019 Total Lifestyle Builders

Choosing the colours, textures and furniture during a renovation can be the most exciting part of the process. While there are many interior design trends you can choose from, there are some that just seem to stand the test of time. But what makes a room feel timeless? In this article, we take a look at some features of interior design that stand the test of time.

White walls

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Trying to choose a wall colour? You can’t go wrong with a shade of white! While bright colours, busy wallpaper and feature walls may come and go, white walls can always be adapted to different seasons. And the good news is – white walls don’t mean you need to sacrifice your personal style or a splash of colour. This classic colour choice can be accessorised with unique furniture, artwork, linens and smaller design features which can be easily changed to suit the season or trend.

Quality finishes

The devil is in the detail as they say. And that rings true in interior design as well – nothing stands the test of time like quality finishes. Choosing superior finishes such as light fittings, door handles and tapware can seem like small details when renovating, but they’ll make all the difference to the feel and style of a room. The same principle applies to big budget items such as sofas and beds. When designing, it’s important to work with a timeless base and work up from there with accessories. Always remember, it’s easy to replace a throw, but it’s a nightmare having to buy a new couch when your current furniture goes out of fashion.

Neutral colours

From beige to grey and ivory to taupe, neutral colours in interior design are key when it comes to timelessness. While these colours are easily accessorised, it is important to be aware of their undertones. The undertones of neutrals can often impact the other colour choices in an area. For example, beige can have an undertone of pink or tan. When using natural colours, be sure to style according to their undertones.


It’s easy to get caught up in a particular style or trend and completely forget about comfort. However, nothing stands the test of time like true comfort. Your home is your space to relax and let the weight of the world lift off your shoulders, that means comfort is the highest priority.


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No matter if you are a designer or not, we bet you’ve walked into a space and immediately considered it to have great style. But where does that intrinsic feeling come from? The short answer is often symmetry and a sense of balance. We are often drawn to symmetrical and balanced spaces, even if we don’t recognise the balance at first.

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Are you looking to complete a major home renovation, house raise or second storey extension? Total Lifestyle Builders have decades of experience creating architecturally designed extensions for homes across Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast. Our experts will work with you to create an extension that will stand the test of time. Call us today to breathe new life into your home.

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