Interior design trends come and go, but some stand the test of time, even outlasting various trends without losing appeal. If you’re tired of changing your interior design every couple of years, opting for a timeless look can save you time, effort, and money. A timeless interior design intentionally incorporates classic but aesthetically pleasing and functional interior decor elements in your home. Pulling off a timeless interior look shouldn’t be difficult. You can use the following trends to inspire your next major interior transformation.
1. Wall Mouldings
Why not consider wall mouldings to enhance your walls with understated sophistication and architectural depth that has beaten many design trends over the years? This timeless trend, also known as wall trim or interior wall trim, frames interior walls, doors, windows, floors, and even ceilings, defining a room’s architectural style. They can be made of wood, polyurethane, or medium-density fibreboard (MDF).
The goal is to create intricate patterns with elegant lines to add texture, style, refinement, and visual appeal to plain interior walls. They can easily elevate any interior space with sophistication and class while creating a timeless look you wouldn’t have to change for as long as you wish. Also, as a versatile design element, wall moulding can easily integrate with different interior design patterns, whether classic or contemporary.
2. A Classic Fireplace With a Mantel
A mantel spans the width of a fireplace opening, mostly as a decorative covering or shelf. While it can be made of wood, stone, or metal, the finishing has to be classic to give a timeless appeal. Originally developed in the mediaeval period, a mantel was first designed to serve as a hood to prevent smoke from the fireplace from entering the room. Today, it has become an iconic element in most classic homes, offering more functions.
You can enhance your mantel or decorate it with the right items. Typically, most people prefer sizeable paintings that are the focal point in the room, supported by decorative candlesticks, vases, picture frames, and other decorative objects or artwork. Some also prefer large mirrors instead of paintings. What to go for depends on what you love. For example, if you love artwork or paintings with Australian-inspired themes, you can decorate your mantel with a piece from an Australian artwork series such as the diverse portfolio of David Hart.
3. All-White Linens in The Bedroom
All-white bedding in the bedroom creates a soothing look devoid of aesthetic complication and visual overstimulation. It makes your bedroom easy to look, calm, relaxing, and, more importantly, timeless. Of course, it works well with white walls or other wall tones that are not overly visually stimulating. Plus, it creates a serene space, perfect for relaxation.
While white bedding has been popular for years, a recent surge in minimalist design trends has made people embrace it even more. Also, white is a neutral shade, which works perfectly for any bedroom design. That means you can achieve this timeless look by changing your bedding colour without making extensive changes to your bedroom design.
4. Blue-and-White Porcelain
The classic blue-and-white porcelain combination has existed since the 14th century after its first appearance in ancient China. Today, it’s still used everywhere, from tableware to tile work in many homes worldwide, creating a timeless look that will never go out of style. It creates an enduring allure capable of blending traditional or classic elements with contemporary aesthetics. The colour combination is more versatile and can blend with any interior style.
You can use this classic combination to create intricate tableware, display vases, or decorative tiles in your home, especially your kitchen and bathroom. Thanks to how long its been around, using blue-and-white porcelain evokes some sense of history and culture while offering a soothing appearance. And speaking of a soothing appearance, the next trend has also stood the test of time.
5. Painted Ceilings
When was the last time you walked into a home and looked up to marvel at intricate designs on the ceiling? Painted ceilings have been around for centuries and are still used despite the dominance of plain, usually white, modern ceilings. Thankfully, painted ceilings are returning, so they won’t go out of style regardless of the year or era. Although you don’t necessarily have to transform your living room ceiling into a replica of Michelagelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling, you can add a touch of design and style with relatively minimal effort.
Different types of ceiling paints are already on the market; you only have to pick a simple design that flows seamlessly with your interior theme and start painting. But you can also let a professional handle it for you. Alternatively, you can find modern ceiling tiles with wonderful designs instead of painting your ceiling. But regardless of what method you use, a painted ceiling with the right design will create a timeless look in your home.
6. Organic Accents
Adding organic accents to your interior space will never go out of style, regardless of how modern home design elements get. Natural materials like stone, wood, and rattan are some of the most commonly used design elements to create a timeless interior design with organic accents. Their ability to add warmth, depth, and immense visual interest to any home has made them popular throughout the ages, and that isn’t changing any time soon.
Whether you use them in the form of clay pottery, wooden furniture, or natural fibre area rugs, items made of organic materials can add a level of craftsmanship to any space. They also blend easily with modern interior touches without looking out of place.
7. Upholstered Furniture
Despite the latest modern furniture designs, upholstered furniture pieces are preferred in many homes. Whether you love to curl up in front of your TV by yourself or love having friends over for a cocktail, upholstered furniture offer that level of usability you don’t get from most furniture pieces, which is why they’ve never gone out of style – and probably wouldn’t. Upholstery involves attaching a piece of furniture frame with a layer of padding, cushioning, and fabric or leather covers. That gives the furniture a classic look that impacts the interior space.