Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Home Decor Trendy and Timeless

In today's day and age, it's easy to succumb to the trends. When it comes to interior design, not every trend is a breeze to implement. Trying to keep up with the current look can be a headache and become outdated as the one-time trend becomes dated.

Here are some ways to make your home feel stylish, cozy, and trend-proof.

1. Rotate Accessories

Updating your accessories to match the trends is the ideal solution. Along with color, you can play with texture and scale, too. 

2. Rely on Color to Change the Vibe of a Room

If a room's canvas beings with a neutral base, it's easy to upgrade the accent colors and change a room's entire vibe. Colors such as biscuity beige, bright white, and cool greys are the best option to act as an adaptable base color. 

Utilizing color sparingly in decor pieces alongside the neutral colorways of the room's base can bring out the liveliness in one's tonal pallete.

3. Testing Trends in Small Spaces

Trend-proof doesn't mean avoiding trends entirely—it just means you should make sure you want to commit to it long-term. If you love a trend but aren’t sure you’re ready to keep it forever, it is worth trying it in a small space like the bathroom to test out the feel.

Something as simple as a new bath mat and towel colorway can drastically transform the feel of your bathroom.

4. Look to Nature

Incorporating natural elements into your decor doesn’t just have to come in the form of plants. There are so many colors in natural that one can pull inspiration from. Various different shades of green are used to today as neutral bases, and all provide their own distinctive feel to a room's canvas.

In the same regard, the question of which bright and bold colors to choose that will stand the test of time can also be answered in nature's color palette. 

5. Greens Never Go Out of Style

Nearly every major paint brand named a shade of green as the 2022 color of the year, but you don’t have to lean into the trend with paint—or even your room’s accessories or soft goods. Instead, add in plenty of plants and greenery.

6. Update Responsibly

A major downside of following the trends is that things that go out of style can quickly become wasteful. Interior design trends are constantly changing and evolving. 

7. Define Your Own Trends

To stay timeless in your home design, take cues from the clothes you wear. Are you into patterns? Solids? Take what you gravitate towards in clothing and recreate that in your space.

After assessing your wardrobe, pair it to interior aesthetics. This way, you're unlikely to tire of your new design plan.

8. Avoid "Fast Furniture"

Look for durable materials and easily repairable construction. This is where shopping second-hand actually gives consumers a huge advantage. These items don't just wear better, they also look better and will be good acquisitions for your furniture collection.

A great way to look to history for trendless decor is to look at vintage or antique pieces. Pieces that have already stood the test of time and continue to be relevant will continue to be relevant in the future!

9. You're Always Safe With the Classics

If you’re in the market for new furniture, don’t automatically spring for the trendiest piece. No matter how pretty that rounded pink velvet sofa is, it could date a room quickly.

10. Invest in Real Art

Gallery walls are a great way to freshen up a room, but they can also lead the way to a wasteful habit. You don't need to be a millionaire to have a home full of art you love. Investing in a secondhand piece of artwork that you love (or a modern work from an artist you wish to support) adds more character and personality to your home than the latest printed canvas from a big box store.

Works Cited:

https://www.facebook.com/thespruceofficial. “12 Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Decor Trend-Proof and Timeless.” The Spruce, 2022, www.thespruce.com/how-to-keep-decor-timeless-5223131.

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