How to Ensure a Timeless Home Design
Home is where the heart is. A home is the place where people spend their time with highest comfort. The way a home is decorated makes a statement to the world. It speaks about a person and expresses their personality. A home is a long term investment and our expectation is to keep it forever. The best way to design and decorate homes is to make it a timeless one. Timeless designs can withstand the test of time and always retain its fascinating appeal throughout the years. Here are some tips on how timeless design can be ensured.
Incorporate classic design elements
To achieve a timeless design; classic design elements need to flourish inside the house. The desired look will be something that is fresh and relatable in today’s environment and will also uphold its appeal tomorrow. Hanging some medium to large sized paintings in the living room gives off an aristocrat vibe. The stairway walls leading to the floors above can also be decorated with paintings in fancy frames arranged in a diagonal and progressive fashion. The sizes of these staircase paintings should not be too big. Small sized paintings work best here and more number of paintings is preferred in this space. There can also be pictures of historical figures, old and late family members and group family pictures as well.
Elements from Greek architecture gives a great classic look, especially in terms of structuring. Strong columns and pillars, statues and other historic architectural mouldings on the walls and in the corners can elevate the overall classic look. These elements can be played upon in different combinations to achieve that desired look and settings. The interiors will complement these elements. A large and highly light reflecting chandelier on the living room ceiling will totally change the look and bring a centre of attraction to the home. Last but not the least, tables and other furniture made of crafted wood, stones, and bricks will provide the final layer of the timeless look.
Apply traditional colours
Neutral and soft colours work excellent in such settings and make the other elements stand out and bloom. Beige, white, and grey have a strong presence and reflect more light alongside accentuating the other elements on the wall. They are ideal as backdrops for fancy furnishings, statues and artwork display. Warmer and darker colours are to be used in a very few spaces, that too with care because it has to complement the base colours. It’s easy to lose the gravity of the colour balance if trend is followed, but with a bit of care and observation, Black, Prussian blue, and Bottle Green can be used. These colours should not be the principal colour, the base colour should be the main colour that sets the tone of the rooms.
Don’t adapt to trends – balance between function and form and blend different styles
Trends change with time. Timeless design does not conform to trend and fad. It is a mixture of old and new, a bit of trend with a lot of substance. Trends are temporary but the style and design of your home is not. It is a balance between function and form, varying with the incorporation of different styles. There is the function part, which provides functionality for the whole home through different elements, and then there is the form part, which provides the decoration. Timeless design is sophisticated, simple yet elegant and powerful. Neither it can be too flashy, nor can it be boring.
For example, a symmetrical white-coloured wooden grand doors providing entry to the hall. When opened, it meets the eyes with a French neoclassical styled chair set and a large timber table with a display of traditional Chinese crockeries and cutleries in the back. Beneath the table is a wooden floor topped with a carpet regally laid out. A bouquet on top of the table and some Turkish design influenced ceiling to top it all off is makes a room timeless as ever.
Blend the old with the new
If all the elements are from the old times, the home will hold no appeal for the future, that’s why it’s important to blend the old with the new. A neutral coloured background and a royal enchanting table in front of it, only to give place to a historical antique along with windows draped in broad embroidered top borders make a good combination. There can also be roman blinds that provide a Romanesque feeling that can be complemented by marble countertop vanities in the bathrooms. Wooden floors with vinyls can be used for a more modern flooring style, complemented by flute legged wooden beds and white-golden combined chest of drawers. These are just a few examples. By utilising the same kind of design concepts, many different kinds of mutually complementing designs can be visualised and implemented for a timeless décor.
Timeless design is an interesting concept which is bound to impress others and make the owner of the home feel proud with all the wonderful elements that elevate the look of the home. Homes like this surpass the barriers of time and keep shining with all their glorious effort that can be cherished by people for many years to come.