We’ve all heard the expression, “Trends come and go, but style is eternal.” While this applies to many things, it’s especially appropriate in home decor.
When you’re selecting furniture for your home, you probably do so with the intention of keeping your style and aesthetic for many years. After all, updating your furniture and decor every season to keep up with trends would be incredibly costly. But for homeowners looking to make trend-forward choices with their home furniture, the question at hand is, “How do they avoid redecorating every time the trends change?”
Luckily, there is a way to choose furniture that is always on-trend and never out of style. Here are seven of our favorite classic furniture trends that are always in style.
Your bedroom is a place of retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle. However, it’s not just a sanctuary; this space is also an opportunity for self-expression and individuality. Whether you want your bedroom to feel glamorous, romantic, or tranquil, a high-impact headboard sets the tone for your entire space.
Headboards that are oversized, have dramatic hues and fabrics, and feature dynamic shapes are always in style and can help make a statement of your unique taste.
Pops of Color
While color trends change every year, some colors will always be in – like natural hues and earthy tones. But just because a particular color is in the spotlight at the moment doesn’t mean it’s the “must-have hue” for your home. The best way to create an inviting home is to lead with things you love, starting with your favorite colors.
While we love a bold, monochromatic room as much as the next person, they can become tiresome. This is why incorporating “pops” of color works so well in interior design. Bold accents draw the eye without taking over a space completely.
If you’re starting with a neutral color base, pops of color allow you to easily change the look and feel of your home. For example, introducing a vibrant fuchsia lacquered chair or matte navy coffee table will instantaneously elevate a space in two very different ways.
So, it’s not always about which color you choose, but how you use it in a space. One thing is for certain, pops of color to catch the eye is a timeless and tasteful trend.
A Less-Is-More Approach
Clutter is never in style. While you don’t have to go full-on minimalist, avoid filling in every empty space to make sure the eye always has a soft place to land. Sparser spaces also feel more streamlined and clean.
The secret to this timeless trend: balance. Like anything, too much empty space is bad, but too much clutter is overwhelming. While it’s important to have some white space in any setting, cozy touches like curtains can prevent your environment from feeling too empty.
There’s a simple way to make the less-is-more approach work for you with your furniture selections. Never buy a piece of furniture just to fill an empty corner in a room. Every piece of furniture you bring into your home should have a purpose and speak to your design aesthetic.
Natural and Organic Materials
Speaking of natural elements, home decor has always found inspiration in the natural world. That’s not going to change any time soon. Wood, cotton, leather, seagrass, wicker, stone, greenery, and natural sunlight are a few examples of natural and organic materials that add timeless warmth and beauty to your space.
Mixing the Old and New
Many people feel like they have to stick with a particular design style to create a cohesive interior space. However, this means that if this design trend falls out of favor, your entire space will look outdated.
One way to ensure your space is always on-trend is to pull inspiration from different design styles. Afraid that pulling in different styles will have a chaotic or clashing result? Stick with themes, such as a consistent color palette or finishes. For example, marry a vintage-inspired dresser with modern colors. This way, your home aesthetic is a very blended mixture of design styles and trends from different periods.
Open shelving can be a polarizing trend. Some people love it while others aren’t fans. If you’re in the former category, open shelves have many benefits that stand the test of time, including making spaces feel bigger, brighter, and more open. This alternative to storage also offers easier organization and increases storage space.
While many people believe open-style shelving is a “new” trend, it had a major moment between the 1930s and 1960s when mid-century homes came into vogue. You can’t go wrong with this unique and timeless storage style, as it has been popular in homes for almost a century.
We live in an era of “fast” everything. While “fast” furniture may be accessible and inexpensive, you ultimately get what you pay for. A chair, table, bed, or sofa isn’t just an object. In the hands of visionary designers and mindful craftsmen, it can also be a work of art.
The takeaway? Rather than thinking of furniture as just furniture, think of it as an investment. With every piece of quality furniture, you are creating a welcoming and beautiful home. So don’t settle for anything less than perfect.
Decorating your home can feel like a monumental undertaking. But following these seven timeless design tips can help you create a unique space that’s both trendy and never out of style.