Timeless interior design: these are the trends that don’t go out of fashion
When it comes to interior design most trends have a fleeting shelf life, only lasting a season or two before being replaced with something fresh and new. Choosing to continuously incorporate new trends into a home’s décor can end up being a costly endeavour, which is why many people opt for a more timeless approach to their interior design, choosing décor, furniture and colours which have, and will continue to, stand the test of time.
Timeless designs are known for their functionality and sophistication, which enables them to continuously adapt to the ever-changing world of interior design and stay relevant. We’re looking at some of the timeless trends and décor styles that never seem to go out of fashion:
If there is one thing that has truly stood the test of time, it is classic wooden flooring. Timelessly elegant and with a large variety of woods and finishes to choose from, you really cannot go wrong with having wooden floors in a home. Not only do they add warmth to a space, but they are also exceptionally versatile and will complement almost any décor and design style – from contemporary, to rustic and even a more classic look.
Marble is a tale as old as time, with its use dating back thousands of years and remaining one of the most sought-after materials in interior design to this day. Versatile and durable, not to mention beautiful, marble can complement an array of styles whether you prefer something more modern or classic. Whether it’s marble countertops in your kitchen or bathrooms, marble tables and even tiles, marble continues to be a luxurious addition to any room’s décor that never goes out of style.
While brighter, statement colours might move in and out of style, neutral colours will always be a timeless alternative. Incorporating neutral colours into a home’s interior is an excellent way to add a sophisticated feel that will not be affected by passing trends, while also accentuating whichever furniture, materials, patterns and accent colours form part of the home’s décor. Opting for neutral colours for walls, pieces of furniture, bedding, tiles and even cabinets is an excellent way to ensure your interior has a long-lasting timeless appeal that will not go out of style any time soon.
Plants never go out of style
People have incorporated greenery into their living areas for hundreds – even thousands – of years and it’s unlikely to go out of style anytime soon. Incorporating both greenery and flowers into a home’s décor adds a splash of much needed vitality to the space that will no doubt stand the test of time and continue to be a staple in interior design for many, many years to come.
Incorporate a touch of vintage
Vintage and antique items are, by their very nature, timeless. Incorporating a few vintage or antique pieces, whether art or furniture, into a home’s interior is a great way to add a touch of timeless elegance to your space and, if you properly maintain the pieces, then they will continue to last for many years to come, outlasting many items that form part of newer décor trends and retaining their antique charm.
Incorporating classic patterns, as opposed to newer and trendier patterns, into a home’s décor – whether in the form of scatter cushions, fabrics, backsplash tiles, furniture upholstery, curtains, rugs or feature walls – will ensure that the items and the space they’re featured in retain a timeless appeal that isn’t likely to go out of style anytime soon. Classic patterns to incorporate into your décor include florals and botanicals, stripes, damask, gingham and plaids, as these patterns have and will continue to stand the test of time and look beautiful doing it.
The key to incorporating timeless elements into a home’s décor is not to rely solely on creating a timeless look but rather to mix these timeless elements with other, trendier décor items that can be changed as and when they go out of style. This enables you to create a space that is current without needing to be completely redone every couple of years.