Sometimes there’s a paradox to decorating your home. You love to make your home look nice, but you don’t love decorating all the time. Is there a way to do it once and never do it again? Is it really possible to create a look that is classic and timeless enough to last many years without looking outdated or out of style?
Yes. Yes, there is a classic and timeless way to cultivate a beautiful home that looks high end, but also delightfully comfortable. And timeless and classic doesn’t mean boring and simple. Timeless and classic can be matched with different kinds of styles, like modern, traditional, country, and more.
To achieve timelessness, it’s crucial to be able to mix styles: a few pieces that are antique-y, some that are contemporary, and then a couple of conversation items. By doing this, it’s near impossible for the décor to get stuck in a point in time and become outdated.
That’s the ticket! And it can apply to any kind of design style pairings, accents, and details. Go with choices with unexpected materials, compositions, colors, and scale.
Simple, Clean, and Tailored
Mix a bare, refined style with lushness and plushness. Balance the two style elements with a bright yellow and warm orange color palette and add some modernity to a neutral room.
Country charm celebrates uncomplicated times and simple pleasures. Idealism in an authentic way…this can make a room seem like it’s seeped in nostalgia…then it quickly looks outdated. Instead, look for pieces that can look upscale without breaking the budget. Furniture or accessories that are made with wrought iron, intricate, cool hardware for the curtains, and woven rugs will look country, but your home will be forever classic…and country!
Modern and Luxurious
What is modern? It can depend on your perspective, but there are touchstones that definitely define modernity. They are:
- Strong silhouettes
- Clean lines
- Sharp edges
- Bolds and graphic
- Details, details, details
If this is the style you choose to commit to your antiques should make their appearance. Antiques add atmosphere, age, and a certain emotional and comfortable feeling. After all, your antique pieces are tried and trusted. You already know they work.
This style is fun! It’s dynamic, exciting, and creative. But when you go over the (style) top, make sure that you will want to keep it for a long time. Otherwise, you’re back to redecorating frequently. Try layers of patterns and colorful and interesting accents.
Timelessness and classic style manifests out of individuality. You can decorate in a style that fits your personality but is also grounded enough that it can withstand style movement. Create your classic and chic home décor on your own terms!
Would you describe your home style as timeless? Let us know in the comments below!