Decorating interiors is no easy task. Something that looks beautiful and trendy today may appear old and dated in a few months or when the season changes. Unless you have an unlimited budget to update your interiors as the trends change, you may want to consider adopting a more classic and timeless look that will stand the test of time.
Consider classic elements
The classic style of décor is influenced by timeless elements from various different architectural styles. For instance, strong columns, wrought ironwork, statues, stripes and moldings are important elements of classic architectural style and support a variety of design themes and stay stylish for decades. Look for natural fibers, bricks, stone and wood to create furniture, floors and upholstery for a more classic look. Of course, you can always change things up with temporary elements to add a bit of fun and color every now and then.
Beware of fads
If you want your interiors to stay timeless, then you will have to stay away from trends and fads. These come and go very fast and can make a room go from trendy to outdated within a matter of months. If you are going for a timeless look, you may need to resist the trends and the fads to keep the space looking simple and sophisticated. Instead of going merely for decorative items, you can look for functional items that also look great. If you are looking for permanent items such as furniture, then go for simple items in solid colors that are made from natural materials for a timeless look. You can always go for changeable items, such as cushions if you plan on trying out a new trend.
Go for a neutral palette
Neutrals are a timeless color scheme that works in a range of different ways and is considered timeless. While trendy colors and bold patterns come and go, neutrals remain the same and keep your spaces looking up-to-date even years after decorating. Neutrals are ideal for walls, floors, window treatments, furniture and any other permanent element in your home so that they don’t have to be changed when the style changes. Classic colors, such as navy blues and dark greens, are ideal for adding a bit of color without making a space appear dated. Choose your colorful elements in such a way that the room’s entire mood and feel doesn’t depend on it.
Look for clean, simple lines
There was a time when ornate carvings, complicated furniture shapes and dangling embellishments were all the rage. For a more timeless look, go for more sleek and simple lines. Simple, square designs and un-embellished natural fabrics are a great choice for furniture. If you are unsure of what to pick, go for something that is in a neutral color and doesn’t have any trendy designs on it. If you must have prints or designs, go for simple classic prints such as squares, lines or dots and keep the colors as neutral as possible.