How to Ensure a Timeless Design
Have you ever looked at old photos of homes and thought to yourself you could see that in today’s homes? How is it that some homes can look dated while others can look fresh and current? It’s all about having a design that can withstand time and always be on trend. How can you create your home to be a classic? Well we’re here to tell you!
When you create a timeless design, it needs to have “staying power”. Staying power means it is not created to be temporary. If you want your home to have a timeless look that always feels fresh and relevant, then seek out designs, styles, and colors that are “classic” and have been created to last.
Design Your Home with A Classic Style
The key to having a classic style is having it be an enduring style. If you want a classic architectural look to your home, try pulling from Greek architecture. Incorporate columns, statues, and moldings. Then have your interior design complement the architecture. The design of the inside of your home will work off of the design of the outside of your home. A home that is timeless utilizes natural resources such as wood, stone, brick, and natural fibers like cotton.
Don’t Follow the Fads
Having a timeless design means not pulling from the current trends. It can be difficult – especially if the trend is amazing! A classic look is usually not avant-garde or opulent. It is described as being understated, simple, and sophisticated. It is a style that belongs to both its space and its environment. Now of course there is wiggle-room with a timeless design. You can have an antique piece of furniture against a neutral wall with a modern piece of art above it. Finding a sense of balance between yesterday, today, and tomorrow designs can keep your home looking classic.
Make It Functional
Having a timeless design means your home has to be sensible, yet functional. When creating a functional space, make sure your furniture fits in the room as though it belongs to the room. It should not be too large where it over-powers the room. Stay clear of oversized, over puffy couches as well. Another note to remember is to steer clear of having your room overly decorated. Having a classic design means removing busy patterns and odd shapes. In this case – less is more!
Creating a timeless, classic design to your home does not have to be a struggle. Just remember to keep your rooms neutral in color, emphasize clean lines, invest in a few antique pieces of furniture, and add classic colors (navy, black, deep green) for a complemented look. Before you know it, your home will be exuding in elegance and grace – that will stand the test of time.
If you are wanted to create the perfect timeless home, give us a call at 615-376-9354 to start discussing your classic dream home!
By: Sarah C. Spadavecchia - August 13, 2016