Decorating your home to fit your one-of-a-kind style can be one of the most rewarding parts of owning a home. The task of decorating to keep your home looking current and trendy while also matching your style can be a challenge. Avoid common interior design mistakes like taking a trend too far by following our timeless decorating tips.
The following 4 tips are ideas to make your home timeless, whether your home includes timeless features or not, and the tips are flexible enough to help you change your style with trends.
1. Start with Neutral Colors
Having neutral colored walls, which includes different shades of colors such as beige, ivory, navy, white and gray, is a great way to stay up to date with current decorating trends. You can then use artwork, furniture and other accents to add pops of color and pattern that fit your style.
2. Use Throw Pillows and Blankets
Throw pillows and blankets can always be used to spice up a simple couch or bed. Go with your favorite color schemes and patterns! If you get a new couch, you can keep your previous throw pillows and blankets or find an inexpensive option that matches your new couch.
Plus, pillows can have sassy embroidery, unique patterns, be stowed away if you want different seasonal decor options and can be reused with different shams or pillow covers.
3. Incorporate Area Rugs
Area rugs are a great option for areas that don't already have carpet. They can also add more structure to a room. Area rugs help keep heat in, prevent sun stains on your carpet and come in a variety of different patterns and textures to fit any style.
4. Hang Wall Art
Never underestimate the power that wall art can have on a room. Choose art that you love and that fits with the particular room where you're placing the art. For example, if you have a theater room, hang posters of classic movies that you love. In the family room, you can hang pictures of your family or other framed art that you love.
Different frames, photos and art works let you easily shift with trending designs. If you're embracing a Scandinavian style with light wood and sleek lines, you can incorporate accent art that can easily be taken down if you're not feeling the hip Scandinavian trend next year.
These 4 tips are timeless and can be used as design trends change over the years. Trendy styles will come and go, but by sticking to neutral colors and using accents to shift your style with your favorite trends, your home will reflect your personal flair and be a place you love coming home to each day.