Trend proofing your house can be hard. It seems like every year there are more cute and trendy design trends that are so easy to fall in love with. Style is unfortunately not eternal, while some trends make a resurgence there's no clear way to predict what will be in style or outdated in the next fifty years. While it might be easy to hold onto those bell-bottom jeans and graphic tees in case they make a comeback, home design is a lot more tricky. Here are some of our tips on creating a timeless home design that will be new and fresh as the years come and go.
Consult a Professional
Our first tip might be an obvious one but it is vital, hire a professional or at the very least consult one. While the internet has made buying so much easier, it doesn't account for a tailored design plan. Interior designers and retailers are extremely knowledgeable on lasting design trends, incorporating current trends in a way that allows for change later and trend shelf life. Before you buy any materials for a home remodel, pop into one of our stores and talk with our Sales Associates! All of our associates are trained in design and can assist you in making the best-educated choices for your home.
Keep the base neutral
While it may be tempting to go for what's the trendiest design on the market, have some restraint when it comes to the basics. Neutral flooring and walls work best as it allows for more freedom in the accessories and allow you to easily change design styles.
You can experiment with flooring design but it is vital that you keep it neutral so the base (the most expensive to remodel) can be easily changed throughout the years.
Go with a neutral carpet and design with accent colors that can be changed as time goes on!
Incorporate classic materials
There are two known facts in home design, hardwood floors will always give you a classic look, and Subway tiles will never go out of style.
One new design trend that is sure to withstand the test of time is wood-look flooring. It gives the classic look of hardwood at a more durable design and friendly price. Wood-look tile, vinyl, and laminate flooring get bonus points for having waterproof and water-resistant options allowing the classic look of hardwood in more places than ever before!
Subway tiles always look modern, especially as backsplashes. This simple look is a safe choice for timeless home designing. Years have come and gone and Subway tiles have reigned supreme. You can have fun with some colorful subway tiles or even experiment with their shape! Subway tiles have been reimagined over the years and have continued to look current and fresh.
Another classic material is marble. Marble will always have a modern edge to it. The glossy finish reflects light beautifully and gives the appearance of a bigger room. Especially popular in bathrooms, marble is a good invest peace for a home.
Experiment with Accessories
Accessories are where we can all get our trend fix! Accessories are not only cheaper to replace when outdated but are a fun way to incorporate different design trends. Accessories are where design trends thrive. Go for funky lighting or trendy paint colors that can be changed up easily!
Have fun with different area rug styles and trends to complete your look!
Don't forget the power of window treatments to complete your timeless home design and accessorize your space!
With so many different styles and colors available, there's a window treatment to complete any look!