Your home is your sanctuary, your place of peace, and comfort.
It is true that a well-decorated home can ease your stress and anxiety.
Too much clutter, undesirable decor, and nonfunctional pieces can make you overwhelmed and leave you feeling anything but relaxed in your house.
There is a solution though…
We have put together a list of the 7 timeless interior decorating trends that will keep your house stylish and save you from outdated decor.
So say goodbye to that shag carpet and let’s decorate!
7 Timeless Interior Decoration Trends That Never Go Out Of Style
Let’s take a look at the trends that have stood the test of time.
1.Black and White
This color duo is a timeless combination. The classic colors are high contrast and give a room an elevated look. Consider trying the following:
- A classic white kitchen with black appliances and cupboards
- A clean and modern white bathroom with a black door and black framed mirror
- A black recliner or sofa with mixed textures of white pillows and throws
These are just a few options to choose from. The black and white color scheme is incredibly versatile and easy to play around with.
2. Oversized Mirrors
Mirrors serve many purposes in the home. We use them to get ready, to take pictures in, and they reflect light within the room. Mirrors are both functional and decorative which is why they have never gone out of style.
Your eyes process images in just 13 milliseconds. Mirrors can help you trick your eyes into thinking that the space you are in is larger than it actually is. Try using an oversize mirror in your bedroom leaned against the wall for a more casual look than a mounted mirror.
3. New and Old
This is another timeless duo that is loved by interior designers. Mixing bold new pieces with classic heirlooms is a great way to incorporate favorite older items without making the space look too dated.
Here are some examples:
- A modern dinner table with antique place settings
- An older cabinet with updated fixtures or paint
- An upcycled mirror in a newly renovated room
- An antique chair that has been reupholstered
Upgrading older pieces with newer trims or finishes is a smart way to preserve the timeless items you care about and keep with current decor trends.
Consider buying items that you will get the most use out of new, such as, sofas, dinner tables, and office chairs. Then you can accent those items with older or antique decor.
Nothing says timeless like a fireplace. They are another function staple in the home that doubles as a decor focal point.
While they are a timeless decor standard, they can look outdated if not maintained or updated. For example, if your fireplace has glass doors with gold trim, you should consider removing them to give the fireplace a more modern look.
Consider upgrading the fireplace by refinishing the mantle or if you have a brick fireplace you could try white paint with black accent bricks.
Even if your fireplace is purely decorative it still serves a function as a key piece. Fireplaces scream luxury and sophistication so long as they are maintained and clean.
5. Area Rugs
Whether your home is all wood or carpeted or anywhere in between, area rugs are a timeless decor option that your home needs.
Area rugs can completely change the vibe of a room in seconds. They can add color, texture, and dimension to a room.
Using rugs that have deep complex patterns can immediately make a room feel cozier. On the other hand, brightly colored more abstract patterns can liven up a room making it feel more youthful or energetic.
Try using rugs with different materials than carpet for an even more unique vibe. The area rug will help you to define space within a room with proper placement.
Placing a large rug under the dining room table can help split the room if you have an open floor plan.
6. Neutral Walls
The world is your oyster with neutral walls. Having a muted color scheme on your walls will not only make your space look bigger, but it will also let you get creative with decor without competing with the wall colors.
Try sticking with time tested neutrals like off-white, light grey, or taupe. These colors are easy to dress up so to speak.
Once you have your walls painted you can decide on decor that will add flair to the room such as uniquely patterned throw pillows or antique mason jar vases.
Adding little pops of color with throw blankets or rugs won’t fight with your wall color if you stay neutral.
When you grow tired of the decor it is easy to change than the paint.
Clutter is always a big NO! Not only does it add stress to your day to day it just looks…bad.
No matter which decor options you choose, remember the mantra, less is more.
Minimalism also helps you keep your home organized and it makes it easy to keep clean. Not every wall needs a painting hanging on it and not every corner needs a little table.
Your eyes will see the negative space created by the minimal look and you feel more peaceful and relaxed.
Your decor is really up to you. You want your personality to shine. Creating a timeless interior is really about finding the pieces that are true to you and making them shine.
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