From sunken living rooms to blingy crystal chandeliers, some elements of home décor come and go with passing trends. But there are timeless interior design trends you can use that will always remain a staple and stay in style no matter what the latest craze might bring.
Read on for seven classic home décor elements that’ll give your space a versatile, timeless touch you can easily interchange with other upgrades as time goes on.
7 Absolutely Timeless Interior Design Elements
Think the white kitchen has gone out of style? Think again! Nothing says “classic” quite like a white kitchen.
What’s wonderful about white kitchens is that they work in modern, traditional, transitional and rustic spaces too. Basically, no matter your style, a white kitchen can work.
It’s bright and light and, contrary to what you may think, they’re easy to keep clean.
White kitchen cabinets also make a room feel more open, so they work well in small kitchen spaces.
If you’re not a fan of the all-white look, try mixing in another cabinet color. Black, grey and blue beautifully complement a white kitchen.
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You really can’t go wrong with neutral paint. Neutrals will endure the many interior decorating phases and trends we go through! This doesn’t mean your home has to be coated in white, it just means you can select a tone that works well with a variety of artwork, furniture, and flooring styles.
A warm white, for example, will have a completely different feel as a cool white. You could also opt for taupe shades or grey.
Black & White Color Schemes
I think I’ve told you before how much I love decorating with black! And, in terms of color combinations, black and white are definitely a timeless interior design element!
You can mix and match these two colors to create a real visual impact that’s both bold and clean. Use brass accessories for a modern look!
Try a black and white tile floor or use black accents in a white room for a dynamic contrast. This color combo is truly versatile and can easily be intermingled with more colorful accents without being overbearing. And, it’s proven to be timeless.
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Every home needs at least one antique! They are the most prized possessions in my home! Especially the ones that have been passed down through my family. Not only are they cherished because of the history and memories they hold, but the timeless beauty they add is priceless.
Whether it’s a wingback velvet chair or a stunning sculpture, you can mix and match antiques to fit your current style. These key pieces are always well-made and add just the right amount of visual interest to any room.
Although tile and bamboo have grown in popularity for flooring, hardwood is still considered a timeless interior design staple. This hardy flooring fits beautifully in a variety of homes ranging from the traditional and transitional home to the modern, contemporary condominium.
For older hardwood, you can sand and refinish them a different color as time goes on if you need a change.
And for bedrooms and living room, you can add area rugs to warm up the space. The only area I wouldn’t use hardwood is in a bathroom. Since this space gets hot, wet and humid, it is not ideal for hardwood floors.
White Subway Tile
Although it’s currently considered “trendy”, subway tile offers your home a classic, sleek accent that won’t get in the way of other looks. And it’s been around for quite a while!
White subway tile is especially versatile and looks striking as a kitchen backsplash or used as part of your bathroom tile. Whether it’s glass or ceramic, white subway tile lends any room just the right amount of high-end flair, and it pairs well with anything.
Remember, there are many different ways to lay out your white subway tile; try a herringbone pattern, linear vertical or stacked pattern for a unique look.
Good Quality Furniture
When it comes to furniture, don’t skimp on quality. A well-made chair, sofa, or table will last for years and give you a real return on your investment. Look for furniture that offers a timeless silhouette that can transition as your style changes.
Aside from visual versatility, high-quality furniture can hold up well to wear and tear due to our busy lifestyles. If it isn’t in your budget to go custom, try higher-end furniture stores. And if you’re worried about committing to furniture for the long-haul, my best advice is to stick to neutrals. A cream-colored sofa or grey, for example, will never go out of style and you can easily change things up with colorful throws, pillows and accessories.
What’s your favorite timeless interior design element? Let us know in the comments below!
Photo credits: Leslie Wood Interiors, Young House Love, Becca Tappert