How to achieve a timeless appeal in your home?
What makes a timeless home design? Why do some homes look dated or clashed with awful styles while others always look perfectly curated, current and never tired? Most importantly, how can you create your home so that it doesn’t appear to be passe in the next couple of years?
Timeless design – or anything timeless for that matter – has staying power. It was not created to be temporary. It was never anything considered to be a fad or a trend. If you want your home to have that timeless look, one that is as fresh and relevant today as it was yesterday, and will be tomorrow, you’ll want to seek out designs, styles and colours that are considered to be “classic,” that have been created to last, in style, colour and materials that were meant to last.
Drop the trend
Timeless design doesn’t pull from trends – it is neither avant-garde, fussy, ornate nor opulent. In fact, timeless décor resists these trends. Timeless design is quietly understated, simple and sophisticated. This style is one that is designed to be highly functional, yet not bland and boring. Your timeless style is subtle, adaptable and outlasts. It’s a style that belongs to both its space and its environment.
You can certainly incorporate other elements of design and pull them within, items, for example, from yesterday, today and tomorrow can all be pulled together to create a look that is timeless. You can place an antique piece of furniture against a neutral wall, under a large piece of modern or contemporary art and it will look fabulous. It’s about creating a sense of balance and order. Function is an important essence of timeless design.