When it comes to Interior design styles, we understand that it can be difficult to choose what style fits you and your aesthetic. With so many styles existing, and many more developing with every new fad, finding out what would timelessly suit you is challenging. However, we are here to help you out! We have brought with us a guide to interior design styles and how you can use them to make your place look and feel timeless.
Make it yours
One of the first things you need to realize is that the home you are going to live in needs to feel comfortable and beautiful to you. No matter what interior design style you follow. Sometimes, you will find out that your style confronts not one style and can be a mix of multiple. This is completely fine! If you follow the basic rules of a timeless design, it will not look cluttered or out of place (even when it’s maximalism!)
Symmetry: When it comes to symmetry, it does not always mean matching elements on both sides of the room. Instead, it just means balance. One of the easiest ways to do this is by dividing the room into two parts, or four if that’s more comfortable, and balancing the elements in each part. Think, balancing on one side with a lamp on the other. However, make sure that you don’t go too far ahead as this will make your room start looking cluttered and messy.
Focal Point: One thing common with all timeless designs is that they have a focal point. This is because as you enter a room, your eyes need something to focus on. This makes focal points comfortable for the eyes. Usually, a lot of rooms have natural focal points- like a built-in mantle fireplace or a balcony. The important thing here is to ensure that your furniture is pointed towards it or is making it a focus. If your room lacks a focal point, you can always make one of your own- a focal wall, art gallery wall or even your television!
Hide the Technology
One of the best and easiest ways to make your room look timeless is by hiding away technology. One of the biggest problems with technology such as a television placed in a living room is that they become the focal points without meaning to! This does not mean that you need to invest in integrated pieces. This problem can easily be solved with a little professional work. Get your TV wall mounted and disguise it as a painting when not in use. You can go a step ahead and get a picture frame put around it as well! For more information on this, click here. Another way you can disguise your technology is by decorating
the area around it. Add a bookcase as a focal point so that eyes are not drawn toward your television. Better yet, you can get a built-in case where you can get your TV mounted so that you can open it when required.
Use Quality Items
Another way to make your room look and feel timeless is by using quality items- this will not only make the Look of your room classic, but quality material will also last a long time without needing to be changed! This is a very sustainable yet classic way of designing a place. Our pro tip would be to collect and use vintage designs and pieces. They not only look classic but also add a lot of visual depth and character to the room. Moreover, if you look for sustainable options, you will find that they last long and are environment friendly- making them quality items. You can also look into using natural fabrics- however, don’t go for unethical or harmful fabrics like natural silk made from silkworms. This is because these fabrics are very delicate and not meant for everyday wear and tear. Instead, choose natural linen or cotton as they look graceful and beautiful and can also last very long! This means that they won’t fall apart in a few years, making your room look shabby.
Stay Away From Trends
Fads and Trends are some things you should stay away from when designing a classic look. If anything, trends only last a few years at max. This means that your place will start looking ‘old fashioned’ or ‘out-of-style’ in a very tacky way, soon. For example, take the overly cluttered wallpapers that used to be popular in the 90s. Not only did they make the room look smaller and worse, but they also affected the way you felt in the room- claustrophobic. Neutrals are your best friend when it comes to classic design, but it is also important to remember that the home is yours and you shouldn’t be sticking to ‘rules’ if they don’t make you feel comfortable!