Some things never go out of style and they all share a few traits in common, from a traditional little black dress to a classic sports car. They are simply well-designed. While trends come and go, these objectively beautiful designs continue to hold a special place in our hearts. Wouldn't it be great to feel that same deep sense of satisfaction from your home decor?
There are countless approaches you can use to bring a comforting sense of timeless beauty to your home. The key is thoughtful self-reflection and informed decision-making. Follow these steps whenever you need to choose home decor and you will be well on your way to creating a timeless space.
1. Take a Deep Breath
Don't rush to adopt the latest design trends. All trends can be attractive at first. After all, there's a reason trendy things quickly become extremely popular. But most trends don't last long. If you are going to adopt a trend, it needs to be one you truly love, and expect to love for years to come. If you still want a 1980s-style, puffy-sleeved wedding dress today, then that's a trend you truly love. But most of the time, especially when it comes to interior design, our preferences evolve. We all know someone whose beautiful hardwood floors were covered with carpet, or whose claw-foot bathtub was buried behind outdated ceramic tiling.
2. Consider Your Feelings
When you purchase a piece of home decor, whether it's a new piece of wall art, furniture, or even flooring, you are going to have to look at it every day. Take stock your feelings. Interior design influences our mood so before you make a decision, take the time to reflect on how the items makes you feel. The good news is there is no correct answer. You might decide against a boldly-patterned wallpaper in favour of something more muted, and that's fine. Or you might be absolutely confident that bolder wallpaper will bring you a little extra joy every time you look at it, and that's fine too.
It can take some practice to master self-reflection, but the rewards are great. Over time, it will get easier and easier to confidently choose home decor that makes you happy. You will be able to quickly sift through all the latest trends and choose purchases because you should, not because everyone else is doing it.
3. Take Cues from Fashion
Some of the most common rules of fashion apply equally well to home decor. Would you wear mismatched pajamas to a formal dinner? If not, then that gives you some ideas as to how your kitchen and dining area should be styled. If you love mismatched, brightly-coloured shoes and clutches with your little black dress, that gives you some ideas as to what you could do with the throw pillows in your bedroom. Your home decor should give you the same feeling as when you love what you're wearing, in many of the same ways.
By learning from fashion, you can ensure your home decor is as cohesive as a designer's classic collection. Every item in some way makes sense with everything else in the room.
That, in itself, is timeless.
At Buy the Yard Interiors, our experts can help you choose the right pieces to create your own sense of timeless beauty.