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Forever Young: Timeless Designs That Always Keep You Trendy

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People usually wonder about how often they need to redecorate their homes to stay chic and fashionable. Making your home the latest and the coolest market trends is more of an art of changing as little as possible rather than revamping the whole home every couple of years. Smart design and decorating pattern is one that stays relevant at any point of time and is timeless when it comes to appeal. But is it really possible to achieve a timeless design? Here’s how you can get yourself started in that direction…

Add wooden furniture that is classy and lasts long

Every designer and decorator will tell you that there is nothing that adds charm to a room, like the classic wooden furniture. Pick out real high quality and elegant wooden furniture irrespective of the theme and the style that you have chosen for your home. Wood ages beautifully with time and further adds to the grandeur of your interiors. The charisma of wooden furniture is never lost irrespective of how futuristic the world wishes to turn into.

Pick a suitable theme and work within those limitations

Traditional, oriental and Victorian styles are generally always cool and once you step into such homes you start to marvel at the beauty that surrounds you. You can bring the same touch to even a minimalist theme that you love. There is no need to limit yourself with the options of the theme, but once you have decided on what you want, make sure you pick furniture and accessories that exude grace and will last for quite sometime.

Blend in the usage of glass, wood and stone

The one look that always stays visually appealing is a blend of sweeping stone floors, sensible usage of wood (as a complimentary material) and appropriate use of glass (in the form of floor to ceiling windows whenever needed). This is a trend that seems to never run out of style and with such a combination you can always improvise to suit your taste. An increased use of stone gives you a Gothic look, beefing up the wood can transform the same space into one with classic style and variations in glass with tainted or even frosted types can offer a Victorian look.

Adding a fireplace adds to the room’s warmth

To take the appeal of any home up by several notches, there is nothing like a fireplace. You can either use a classic stone fireplace or the magnificent and sleek modern designs that are being dished out for the minimalist homes these days. A fireplace just brings that stamp of authenticity to the timeless look.

Ambient lighting and appropriate shades

There are some colors that are relevant just for a small lifespan and they become outdated once the fashion season changes. Avoiding them keeps you on the safe side. Right now people seem to love the blue, orange and yellow, but the phase will pass and then you would need to repaint. Instead opt for classic colors like black, white and gray and alter the choice depending on the theme. Ambient lighting with a chandelier thrown in, helps a lot as well.

Accessories that portray your personality

Your home must be timeless, but still it has to have its own unique personality. Use artwork and sculptures in the right fashion to further bring out the beauty of the home. It is the accessories that make a good home great or mediocre, depending on their choice and arrangement. The better your picks, the more awesome the home looks.

Achieving a timeless design is an issue that even the experts of the design world often fail to agree on as the perception varies with individuals. But the above mentioned tips surely are a part of common consensus on what makes a timeless home.

Beyond this, it is purely a matter of individual taste!

One comment

  • Zameer R. April 11, 2009 at 19:08 PM Login to Reply →

    I so much love the pictures in this post.
    the are so serene and peaceful.
    and the advices are great too!