Our homes are our pride and joys. We stress over keeping them clean and looking good but let’s face it, it’s a hard task and an expensive one at that. With interior design trends changing as quick as the weather, it really is a constant battle to stay on trend.
We all want different things from our homes. It could be luxury, style or comfort that you’re seeking but regardless of what is, we all desire that showroom ‘esk’ look that is welcoming to guests and makes our house our home.
As much as we would all like to, we can’t realistically expect to redecorate our houses every year so instead of battling to afford and keep up with a trend that will only change again in a few months, why not instead go for the timeless approach. Timeless styles don’t go ‘out’ with the changing of seasons so they will leave your home looking good for longer.
Below we’ve provided you with 6 clever home décor trends that ensure your interior will be looking amazing for years to come.
The ‘in’ colour seems to change all the time so don’t be drawn in by the latest article you read. For a timeless, undull look, a room needs some colour to make it ‘pop’ and be inviting. Buying new paint or wallpaper can be costly so why not utilise accessories to give you that colour you need all for a fraction of the price. Invest in throw pillows, vases, lamps, ornaments and blankets. They’re all interchangeable products that can be cycled with the seasons.
- The Furniture
As much as you want your home to look stunning, you must satisfy your comfort need as well. An item may look amazing and be that appealing that you simply must have it but let’s be realistic, you will need somewhere where you can relax and actually sit, rather than it just looking nice.
You should look for practical and functional furniture. People are now even looking being more inventive and frugal by bringing their outdoor cane furniture into their homes as they’re looking to combat wear & tear and the effect of messy kids. Conservatory furniture has the ability for duel use, offering affordability and style, so it’s no wonder why people are taking advantage of the longevity benefit it has. By being practical, you can display décor items that deal with high household traffic all whilst being admired and look beautiful.
Home’s are spoiled so much by over crowdedness and clutter. The less you have that is needlessly taking up that all-important space, the better. Do you really need all of those old copies of Vogue clouding your living room table!? An older concept but one that will stand the test of time is minimalism. Using minimalism in your layout, your furniture and your decorations can have a visually stunning, clean-cut impact. Rather than making your room look smaller, analyse the space, remove unwanted items and put in objects that are in proportion to the size of your room.
Now, this is important to remember this when reviewing your house. Too often people make the mistake of treating their rooms like a never ending project. A slave to those trends, new product releases and friend’s opinions, they constantly buy new elements and make excuses that it fits in the colour palette or there’s a perfect place. When in fact, it only further overcrowds the space. No home looks classy or screams quality if there are too many contrasting things going on. You need to avoid those little additions and instead, wait for those bigger high-quality items that enhance your home. Chances are it may be more expensive but it will not only last longer in your home but it will look greater for longer.
Timelessness cannot be achieved if you don’t take into consideration the long-term life of your home décor. This ties in with the above point – rather than those cheap little changes look for quality ones that last and will be able to handle your day to day living. By keeping your room timeless, you should see it as a longer-term investment from the moment you decide to decorate it.
It is all about shopping cleverly. If you end up replacing a poorly made product, it is going to cost you more than a well-made piece would. It is simply not timeless if you have to replace your newest piece because it breaks, stains peel away or because you can’t relax on it.
- Natural Lighting
When you sit down to plan any room, natural lighting must be your first consideration. A dark room in a house is an unhappy one that subconsciously gets avoided due to it seeming dark and dingy.
Take advantage of what you have and choose window treatments that draw in more light. For those places where that light is at a premium, invest in some lighting additions that give the room a warmer glow. Lighting can make or break a room, too bright and you’ll find it overpowers it – not enough and it makes it look bland. Assess what you have on offer and work with your colour scheme to make the room look natural and inviting to be in.