The ageless decor is a goal for most home decorators. It works and is in style and feels fresh and updated for al long time. And the best part is that it is achievable.
Here are 13 tips for timeless decor.
Tips for ageless decor in your home include comfortability
Ageless furnishings should be comfortable. If you are going to have a piece of furniture, like a sofa, for a number of years make it the most comfortable one you can find.
Look for well-constructed pieces and wonderfully time-honoured fabrics. This is where you should be spending the bulk of your decorating budget.
Make sure the styling is not too trendy or lacklustre. A classically beautiful sofa or chair or table is the backbone of a timeless look!
2. Keep Trendy Colors And Patterns For Accents
Ageless decor means fabrics that will stand up to years of changing trends. They transcend those changes.
Don’t rush out and buy foundational furniture in the colour of the year. It’s only the colour of the year for one year.
Choose colours and patterns, especially when buying expensive items, that will still look amazing when this year’s trends have come and gone Think CLASSIC!
Add layers of accent decor like lamps, art, tableware, pillows, bedding, etc. in more updated colours and styles. They can be changed out easily when they get tired or are out of style!
Introducing a new colour or contemporary style is so easy if you have timeless pieces!
3. Change the Accents
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Using pillows and throws is one of the many tips for ageless decorin your home.
Pillows and throws are like jewellery to our home decor. They can be relatively inexpensive and add lots of pop to a timeless look.
Here’s where to add just-now colours and patterns! And have fun. When the furniture is ageless introducing a little decor trend is possible.
4. Neutrals Are Ageless
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To be detail-oriented is one tip to achieve the ageless decor in your home.
Spend extra time to think about and choose every decor detail with care.
Pay attention to lighting and seating and mirrors and art and candles and objets d’art. Everything
With a timeless look, less is often best. Ask yourself if what you choose to put in a room is something you love and is worthy of the space it takes up!
Give yourself time to sit in a room and daydream about how it could look. This is time well spent!
Even the empty spaces in a home should be thought out for a timeless look.
7. Blend Old And New
An ageless look often blends old and new. It looks collected or curated.
Mixing classic pieces from different times is an amazing way to bring interest and beauty into your decor.
Now is a fabulous time to put this tip into practice Painted furniture is a new classic and not just a trend anymore.
So paint an old outdated piece of furniture with a great new fresh colour. Or upholster something outdated with a pretty new fabric.
It’s like giving a second life to decor.
8. Edit Collections
One tip for ageless decor in your home must be to edit collections.
Many of us love to collect something. And if you are a collector I bet you love showing your collection off.
For an ageless look, edit your collection to only the “best” and display them. Or rotate your precious items and display a few at a time!
Less is more when it comes to displaying collections because they often date a look. Which is the opposite of timeless.
So display with an edited hand.
9. Curate Your Look
To “curate” means to choose, organize and look after something.
Today, we have talked about “choosing” timeless decor. We have mentioned “organizing” or how to use your timeless furnishing in a space.
Now let’s make sure we look after our furniture to keep it looking it’s best. Part of a curated look is “caring” for it!
An ageless look is well cared for and neat as a pin. Free from dust bunnies and stains.
Nothing ruins a timeless look like unkempt areas and furniture that has seen better days!
When a timeless piece finally starts looking tired, it can be repainted, slipcovered or reupholstered as long as the frame is still good.
And it can continue to give you years of service!
10. Consider Symmetry
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When creating an ageless look, tips to consider include symmetry.
The human eye is drawn to symmetry and balance which means that no matter what happens with decorating styles, symmetrical rooms will always be pleasant to look at.
In order to achieve symmetry, you’ll want to double up on items so that you can create matching halves that make up a whole room.
That said, not everything has to be a pair. For instance, you’ll still want a single focal point, but you’ll want to accessorize that focal point with pairs.
So on a mantle, for instance, place matching vases, lamps or whatever else you’d like to use on either side and then place a single item in the middle.
Or you may still only want a single sofa, but you’ll want to place matching chairs in front (or on either side).
The idea is to more or less create a mirror image on each side of the room, or at least balance what’s on one side with what’s on the other.
Symmetrical rooms naturally create a sense of balance, so let your eye dictate where things should go.
11. Create a Focal Point
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A strong focal point is important in any room, and this is another tip for ageless decor.
Much like symmetry, focal points are important because they’re pleasing to the eye and give it a place to rest.
Sometimes focal points occur naturally in a room, such as with built-in mantlepieces or large picture windows, but if your room doesn’t have one don’t fret.
Focal points can be created with artwork, architectural elements, or pieces of furniture such as media units
Have a look around the room and get a sense for where your eye naturally wants to go and then create the focal point in that space.
Then once you’ve decided where you want it to be, make sure that all the furniture is arranged around it.
But whatever you do make sure that you’ve only got one—competing for focal points are confusing to the subconscious and create a sense of chaos.
12. Use Classic Patterns
Part of what gives a room timeless style is the use of classic patterns such as damasks, botanicals, stripes, and plaids.
As a general rule, it’s best to stay away from trendy prints such as chevrons, animal prints, and strong geometrics.
That’s not to say they can’t look beautiful in traditional spaces when thoughtfully administered,
but there’s no guarantee that these trendy prints will stand the test of time.
Remember also that it’s best to use at least three patterns in a single room, and vary the scale of all three.
For instance try one large, one medium, and one small; one large and two different mediums; or one small and two different mediums.
It’s also important to distribute the patterns evenly throughout the room.
If the majority are all on one side of the room the whole space will look unbalanced, and it will wreak havoc on the room’s symmetry.
13. Live With What You Love
Most important of all is to live with what you love. If you are looking for that timeless, classic, amazing look choose pieces that YOU love.
It’s your home and your sanctuary. Make it a reflection of wonderful YOU!
And don’t settle for any decor you don’t love. Make sure you want to live with what you have not just what to tolerate.
If you love that timeless decor look that so many of us do, you now have a few tips to help achieve it in your home.
Achieving a timeless look is a process. Enjoy the journey.
Now it’s time to put these tips into practice.