Much like many things in life, home design moves through different trends and fashions. When you are not sure exactly what you want your home to look like, a great way to find inspiration is to check some of the latest trends out there.
Whilst this can work in your favour, choosing your home design based on trends can sometimes feel that in just a short period of time, the style that you choose is going to be out of date.
This means that you are going to want to balance trendy with timeless, but this can be a difficult balance to achieve. To help you to get the home that you hope for, here is our guide on how to balance trendy vs timeless home design.
Many companies in the interior design industry keep track and create new trends every year. Dulux is one of the biggest trends-setters when it comes to unveiling the trend colour of the year. Photo from Dulux (above) and Trendbook.com (below)
Trending Vs Timeless Design Tip #1:
Keep trends small
If you love the idea of bringing trends to your home design but you don’t want to go overboard, then it is a good idea to think about keeping trends as small as possible. The easiest way to keep trends small is to limit them to your furnishings and finishing touches.
The reason to do this is that when things move forward and you want to make the change, it is going to be much easier, cheaper and quicker to do.
Create a timeless statement. If the trend is bold wallpaper find one that will stand the pass of time and get the right furniture to complement it. Photo from Kitkemp.com
Trending Vs Timeless Design Tip #2:
See timeless as a trend
One of the issues with the idea of “timeless” design is that it can sometimes seem a little less exciting than keeping up with the latest trends and styles. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Why not embrace the idea of timeless design as a style all on its own? Not only will this help to make the idea of timeless design a little bit more interesting, but it will also help you to bring it into your home too.
Best of all, unlike other trends out there, you don’t have to worry about it being out of date and needing to be replaced in no time at all.
Tone down the Morrocan tile trend by mixing it with modern tiles and finishes – get the best of both worlds. Photo from Pinterest.
Trending Vs Timeless Design Tip #3:
Be natural with your trend
If you are really determined to embrace a trend for your home, then one way that you can do this but still keep to the idea of timeless style is to make your trend more natural and neutral.
When you opt for a simpler style for your home, even as a trend, then it is definitely more likely to be timeless. Not only is it not so much in your face and bold as other trends out there, but it is also going to be easier to make it work with your space, no matter what the latest trends are.
It pays to choose timeless over a trend, but we know that it is not always the easiest thing to do. Hopefully, these tips have helped you to see why it is important to embrace the power of timeless over the lure of the trend.
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