How to Strike a Design Balance Between Trendy and Timeless
June 30, 2020
Shag carpeting. Beaded curtains. Carpeted walls. Indoor wicker furniture. Over the last 50 years, people have followed some truly horrifying design trends. And you’ll notice you (hopefully) haven’t seen a single one of them in a new build home or modern design catalog. Striking a balance between trendy and timeless isn’t always easy. You might be swayed by the newest trends, confident they will remain relevant forever. But that’s what people thought about water beds, too. Here’s how you can strike the right balance between classic and modern in your home. Invest in High-Quality, Timeless Materials There are some design mistakes you can afford to make. For instance, replacing outdated kitchen chairs or living room curtains is relatively easy. But others – not so much. You can’t remodel your kitchen or bathroom every few years when the cabinets and fixtures go out of style. To avoid this, be sure you invest in high-quality materials for everything. This includes your flooring, cabinets, countertops, and major fixtures. Go for What is Always in Style Nobody can predict the future of design trends. People can try, but it’s not a sure thing. Instead of trying to be on the cutting edge of fashion, include elements in your home that are truly timeless. To get you thinking about it, here’s a quick list of what has always been in fashion (though it is certainly not an exhaustive list!).
- Hardwood floors.
- White kitchens.
- Built-in shelving (with clean lines).
- Classic colors (dark green, navy) to complement neutrals.
- A clawfoot bathtub.
- True antiques.
- Area rugs.