7 Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Decor Trend-Proof and Timeless!
As much as we may love scrolling through our feeds and seeing all the latest trends, when it comes to our homes, we often want something a little more timeless. After all, redecorating can be expensive and time-consuming, so we want to make sure we won’t be regretting our choices a few years down the line.
So, how can we create a space that feels stylish and cosy, without being too trendy? One way is to focus on quality over quantity. rather than filling your home with lots of cheap, trendy items, invest in a few well-made pieces that you love. Another way to make your space feel trend-proof is to stick to a neutral palette. This doesn’t mean your home has to be boring – you can still add interest with texture, pattern and different materials. And finally, don’t be afraid to mix old and new. Antique pieces can add character to a space, and mixing different styles can create a unique and personalised look.
With these tips in mind, you can create a home that feels stylish, cosy and trend-proof – perfect for relaxing in after a long day.
Rotate Your Accessories
If you're looking for an easy way to update your home décor to match the latest trends, swapping out your accessories is the ideal solution. By simply replacing items like throw pillows, bedding, and towels, you can give any room a fresh, new look. And, by choosing neutral shades for your core pieces, it'll be easy to mix and match different accent colours and patterns to keep your space looking current.
Rely on Color to Change the Vibe of a Room
If you're looking to give your home a fresh, new look, consider starting with a neutral base. Neutrals like biscuity beige, bright white, and cool greys are easy to work with and can be adapted to any style. Plus, they're perfect for accenting with bolder, more vibrant colours. Whether you're going for a sleek and modern look or something more cosy and traditional, a neutral base is a great place to start.
In terms of layering in colours on top of your neutrals, we had a few tips to share.
If you're not quite ready to paint your room entirely, then why not embrace colour with cushions, blinds, and rugs? She suggests that bright and bold colours are making an unapologetic return to interiors, and tonal colour combinations like pink with red and blue with green offer an enticing palette. By choosing colourful accessories, you can add a touch of personality to your space without making a permanent change. Plus, it's an easy way to experiment with different colour combinations until you find one that you love.
Test Out Trends in Your Smaller Spaces
If you're unsure about whether or not you want to commit to a trend long-term, you can try it out in a small space like the bathroom. You can try out deep greens and chocolate browns as they are having a moment and can make a bathroom feel cosy and relaxing. While dark bathrooms can be dramatic, start small with a new bath mat and towels in a trendy colourway.
Look to the Natural World for Other Inspo, Too
Incorporating natural elements into your decor doesn’t just have to come in the form of plants. As nature is an everlasting source of inspiration.
There are so many colours in nature, and each one can inspire your home decor. Green is a great choice for many rooms because it can be either deep and moody or more subtle, depending on the shade you choose. We recommend borrowing bolder colours from nature, like emerald green and navy blue, to add some life to a neutral base. These colours can stand the test of time and add interest to any space.
There is a downside to following interior design trends too closely - namely, that things can go out of style quickly and become wasteful. There are ways to stay on top of the latest trends without overconsuming, including shopping vintage and being mindful of what we buy. We agree that it's important to be conscious consumers, and suggests upcycling old furniture instead of buying new. By following these tips, we can enjoy the latest trends without contributing to wastefulness.
Ask Yourself These Key Questions
When you're out furniture or decor shopping, it's easy to get caught up in the moment and buy something without really thinking about it. But we suggest taking a step back and asking yourself a few key questions before you make a purchase.
Would you still buy this item if it was more expensive?
Do you have a place for it in your home?
Do you love it and does it make you feel good?
Does it add any needed utility to your life?
Answering these questions honestly can help you avoid impulse buying items that you may not use or love in the long run. And don't discount the value of a second-hand piece - you may be surprised at how much you can love it.
Above all else, fill your home with pieces you love, not pieces that your favourite influencers might love.
“Loving where you live and having a comfortable home that reflects your personality, regardless of passing trends, is the epitome of style.”