How to Follow Design Trends While Keeping It Timeless
Can décor be on trend and timeless? Yes. The two can seamlessly come together. The trick, designers say, is to find a balance between current design trends with classic styles for a look that is both of-the-moment and everlasting. Take note of the following tips to find a way to blend now and forever your clients will appreciate.
Focus on Foundation
As you are laying the groundwork in a space – bath or bedroom, kitchen or living room – the key is to keep the major elements timeless. Flooring, cabinetry, lighting, are all major investments that you want to last throughout the years. Other décor, accents and accessories can all be updated over time. For example, sofas can be reupholstered and new hardware can be added to cabinets.
Take the following two homes. The two have distinct looks: modern and country-chic. Yet, both rooms have the same dark hardwood flooring, Smoked Oak Rustic European White Oak.
An easy way to try something new is to try painting. You don’t have to repaint the entire home or office suite, even an accent wall can dramatically spice up a space. For example, in the kitchen, a bright yellow accent wall near a breakfast nook can brighten the room. In the bathroom, cool blue hues can create a soothing, spa-like retreat. In the bedroom, neutral shades of greys can cast a harmonious, relaxed ambiance.
Accents, artwork, window coverings and other decorative pieces can truly transform the look of a home or office. Table lamps, hand towels, planters, pillows, throws or table settings are all a good place to start. If a client wants to try something bold, you may want to suggest these small pieces to incorporate new design trends. This will also make it easy and more cost-effective to swap out or mix and match accessories in the future.