Interior design trends are constantly changing and it can be quite challenging to keep up – especially when you know that today’s current designs may be outdated sooner than expected! It’s true that trends come and go, but the classics always remain. If you’re looking to decorate your space but don’t know which direction to take, consider that you can still get the best of both worlds.
Getting the Balance Right
It’s safe to say that an interior decoration project is an investment of sorts, considering the time and money involved.
“Understandably, most homeowners do not get to change their interior design on a regular basis. Going for a timeless look is less risky, but there’s the possibility that you’ll grow tired of it.” Brentwood Home – home of natural pieces and the Innovative Bed-in-a-Box
The key therefore is to strike the balance right and know when to go trendy or classic.Here are some tips to consider:
- High value pieces should be timeless: When it comes to valuable and essential furniture pieces, you’re better off sticking with classic designs of clean and simple lines in neutral fabrics. You need to be sure that these ‘’investment pieces’’ will stand the test of time.
- ‘’Updated classics” are always a good idea: It could even be something like a Louis XVI-style chair in a geometric print. So long as it’s a piece that has a connection to both the present and the past, it will always be relevant, adding a fresh and modern feel to your space.
- For accent pieces, it’s safe to go trendy: Since accent pieces are easily replaceable, you can always go contemporary. A trendy print, colour or a floral trend can always be incorporated in your design as a throw pillow or rug, giving your interior a stylish feel.
- You can’t go wrong with a neutral base: For flooring, furniture, cabinets, and appliances that you expect to have around for awhile, neutral colours are the way to go. Items that are expected to last should not lean trendy, as they may appear outdated with time. If you’re concerned that a neutral base might make your interior look too drab and monotonous, you can switch up the wall colours to add a bit of character, as walls are easier to change than flooring.
- Invest in Some Textured Pieces: The incorporation of textured pieces seems to be standard in interior décor. It also tends to have a level of longevity, which makes it safe for you to introduce interesting textured pieces if you’re torn between going for a trendy or timeless design. Don’t forget that one of the cheapest yet practical material choices can be a plastic sheet cut to size, available in a huge variety of colours, suitable for any homeowners vision.
Step out of the debate for a moment and pick items you like: You’re always less likely to grow tired of a piece that you genuinely like, regardless of what is trending versus what is timeless. Bringing a little bit of ‘you’ into your décor is sure to put a smile on your face and give your home a personal touch.