We all take pride in our homes but keeping up with the latest interior design trends is a never ending battle. Whether its luxury, style or comfort that you desire, we all strive for that delightful and welcoming décor that makes our houses, homes.
Now, it is unrealistic to revamp your home every year to meet every new change in the industry. So instead of conforming to a trend that may change in 6 months, why not elect for some timeless styles that will leave your home looking permanently fantastic.
Below we have listed 7 home décor trends that will keep your interior looking inspirational for years to come.
With everything in life, less is more. Home’s are so often spoilt by clutter so the less that you have taking up that all important space, the better your home looks as a result. Minimalism should be implemented into your layout, your furniture and your decorations. You need to work with the space you have and ensure that the objects in the room are in proportion to its overall size.
Unless you’re living in a showroom there must be a level of comfort in your home. Just because an item may look bespoke and so unbelievably unique that you must have it, you need to think if it’s going to work in your setup. For example, if you have kids, then you simply cannot have a glass finish everywhere.
Today people are looking being more inventive with their furniture for functionality. They’re bringing their outdoor furniture into their homes for dual use and they’re upscaling their tired, old pieces, turning them into modern day wonders. There no reason why you can’t do this as well and by being practical, you can display décor items that are used as well as admired.
The ‘in’ colour seems to be new every year and even, every season. For a room to escape looking dull and miserable, it needs some colour to make it stand out and be inviting. As mentioned, you can’t buy every new trend that gets announced but what you can do is invest in the ideal accessories that bring you that colour for a fraction of the price. Take advantage of throw pillows, vases, lamps, ornaments and blankets. They’re simple to swap out with the cycling seasons and they make that bold statement that catches the eye in the room.
A common mistake people make is they treat their rooms as a never ending project. They are prey to new product releases and they think just because it fits in the colour palette and there is a spot free on the self, they need to fill it. It is here we urge you to stop. No home looks sophisticated with too much going on so you need to cherish those purchases. Try shopping less often for just any old addition and instead wait to buy those high-quality items that are actually worth it. One focal piece is better than five little additions that you’ve just put in for the sake of it.
This is a big consideration for any room you plan – where is that light coming from? Nobody wants a dark room in their house that portrays a sad story so you need to utilise what you have. Look to choose window treatments that let in the more light and where that light is at a minimum, buy some lights that give the room a warmer glow.
Lighting can make or break a room, too much and it overpowers it, too little and it makes it looks mundane. Take stock of what your room has and work your colour scheme around making the room a more natural-looking place.
An organised home is a happy home. Nobody wants to come home to mess everyday and your guests don’t want to be looking at your clutter. Having innovative storage solutions never goes out of style and it will ensure everything is tucked away where its supposed to be. Whether it’s compartments under your coffee table/couch or shelves on the wall, there are many smart options available to make storage apart of your visually appealing aesthetic design.
You always need to think about the long-term nature of your home décor rather than something trendy but cheap. By keeping your room timeless, you should see it as a longer term invest from the moment you decide to decorate it.
It is all about shopping cleverly. If you end up replacing a poorly made product, it is going to cost you more than a well-made piece would. It is simply not timeless if you have to replace your newest piece because it breaks or because you can’t relax on it so you need that piece that looks great whilst standing the test of time.