Over the years, tastes have changed and evolved, and trends have come and gone. However, there are a few classic interior design ideas that have stood the test of time. If you want to decorate your home in a way that will never go out of style, here are our 10 favourite timeless interior design trends.
- Exposed brickwork
Exposed brick can add a rustic, industrial and historical quality to your interior design. Whether you choose to simply scrape the brickwork clean, whitewash, or paint as a feature wall, exposed brick is so versatile that it will never go out of style.
- Large tapestry rugs
We all know the kind of rugs – the large antique-looking tapestry rugs that can add a touch of comfort to a wooden laminate floor. Large tapestry rugs are a timeless way to add texture and layers to your space without overpowering it.
- Decorative plants
Whether you decide to grow a mini jungle or just a few potted plants, a couple of plant babies can add life and colour to a room. People have been bringing plants inside with them since forever and this will probably never change.
- Vintage furniture and décor
One thing that we have found is that even if a style does go out of favour, it always makes a reappearance in a few years’ time. For this reason, vintage furniture and décor can have a fantastic decorative impact to your home, giving the design longevity.
- Organic and natural materials
Natural fabrics such as linen and wool, and sustainable building materials like wood and stone are long-lasting, subtle, more eco-friendly, and extremely practical.
- Canopy beds
Canopy beds have been popular since the medieval era when personal bedrooms were unheard of. The curtains offered the medieval European nobility privacy when travelling and when sharing a room with their servants. Now, canopy beds are symbolic of luxury and opulence, adding warmth and a dreamy atmosphere.
- Built-in bookshelves and other open shelving
Open shelving can have a variety of uses, allowing you to swap and change whenever styles come and go. Whether you opt for a built-in wall length bookshelf, or incorporated open shelving, this feature is a timeless design technique for any room.
- Gallery-style accent wall
Every home has that one wall that is dedicated to family photos, graduation pictures, and special achievements! Why not celebrate this history and love by making it into a gallery-style accent wall, making a bold personal statement and an immediate sense of warmth.
- Hanging pots and pans
Any kitchen designer will tell you that hanging pots and pans over a kitchen island is a fantastic multidimensional way to decorate your kitchen. This is also an easy, chic way to save cabinet space.
- Drinks cabinet and bar
Have you ever dreamed of having a drinks trolley, drinks cabinet, or a built-in bar? We certainly have! These old-fashioned structures are perfect for those who love to entertain or need a stylish way to store their favourite tipple.
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