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10 Tips to Keep Your Décor Timeless and Classy

Timeless décor stands the test of time; unlike fading trends, classic, timeless décor is functional and aesthetically pleasing. With so many design trends appearing every year, producing a timeless look can be challenging. 

Here are ten decorating tips that could help you create a timeless look to complement a variety of styles. 

Buy Furniture with Clean Lines

Furniture with clean lines without ornate details adds a sophisticated look that works with many designs. The elegant straight lines, combined with open space, make you feel calm and relaxed and add less clutter. When aiming for a classic look, everything needs to be functional and picked with a purpose. Ornate furniture, like antiques, have their place; they hold a sentimental value and emotional touch. However, overdecorating your interior space with them can be distracting and overwhelming.

Choose Neutral Colours

Decorating your walls and furniture with neutral colours gives you more flexibility. Because neutral colours complement any style or colour palette, they are ideal to work with. Neutral colours create a calm and tranquil atmosphere that’s relaxing and inviting. Above all, you can easily mix and match neutral colours. For example, you can introduce colourful pillows to a neutral sofa; similarly, a colorful rug can complement a neutral wall or shades.

Use Trendy Colours and Patterns as Accents

You can include trendy colours in your décor without overdoing it. For example, you can update your bedding, i.e., bedsheets, pillowcases, and pillow shams, by selecting a colour palette that complements your décor. You can also paint an accent wall behind your bed to completely change the look of your bedroom. For your living space, you can include colorful pillow covers to freshen up the appearance of your living room sofas. They can lend texture and enhance the visual appeal of your room.

Less is More

Simplicity and minimalism can create visually appealing interior spaces. Keeping elements of your décor simple without necessarily filling every nook and cranny is pleasing to the eye. When you remove unnecessary elements or clutter, you direct the focus and attention to more essential components of your décor, which could include centerpieces like vases and paintings.

Blend Old and New

To spark your creativity, you do not necessarily have to pick the same colour palettes, textures, and patterns for your décor. You can blend old and new décor pieces for an interesting and sophisticated look. Mixing and matching vintage pieces with other contemporary décor accents can add a timeless classic look without being too matchy. 

Utilize Classic Colours

Classic colours like black, cream, beige, and navy blue have staying power. They have a long history of being used in art, fashion, and interior design because they add value and richness. Many interior designers use them to decorate because they never seem to go out of style and have a nostalgic feel.

Use Traditional Patterns

Traditional style patterns like silk, linen, velvet upholstery, and window coverings in damasks and florals can add a glamorous touch to your interior space. These patterns have been widely used in interior design for many years, and are inspired by 18th and 19th-century European classic décor.

Incorporate Natural Materials

Home decoration was inspired by nature. Natural materials like wood, stone, wool, and cotton all act as insulators and are excellent décor elements. They create a cozy space and a calming environment that is visually appealing and sustainable. When including any of these décor elements, balance is imperative so that you do not go overboard by using one material over the other.

Embrace Built-Ins

Built-ins are a highly desirable and functional décor element. They include cabinets, bookcases, and shelves. They can add a timeless and classic look to your interior décor. For example, built-in bookcases around the fireplace, and antique cabinets in the dining room can add value and character to your interior space. They also create more space within your home, allowing you to make the most of the open space you have in a room. 

Install Crown Molding

Crown molding can reinvent a room and add a touch of elegance to any space. Considered a timeless element of décor, crown molding along the top of a wall where it meets the ceiling can give your room a formal look. Crown Molding has a long heritage dating back to ancient Greece and was used to decorate palaces and mansions. Crown molding will never go out of style. It can add character and detail to newly built homes.

While trendy décor is increasingly gaining popularity, timeless décor incorporates classic, functional, and aesthetically pleasing design elements. Although it might not appeal to everyone, it has lasting value over the ever-revolving design trends!

Aaron Levinson | Staff Writer

Spring 2024

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