Timeless Home Decor~Classic Design Trends For Your Home That Will Never Go Out Of Style
Every year I like to write a home decor trend post and while that is one of my most popular blog posts, I sort of cringe when I write it.
I know it’s fun to see what is trending every year but I am a huge believer that while there might actually be real trends in the home decor world, if you love something, then who cares if it’s trending or not.
Let’s take farmhouse decor for example….some might say that was “trending” like crazy a few years ago thanks to Joanna Gaines.
And yes, it was crazy popular and took the world (and Hobby Lobby) by storm.
It’s slowly losing steam and I have been shying away from that style myself. But if it’s a style you love or if you actually live in a farmhouse, then by all means, go for it.
It’s your home…do what you want.
The only trend I like to follow is the one where you decorate with what you love.
Let’s for a second talk about timeless decor. The home decor that just never goes out of style and doesn’t really “trend”.
It’s the ol’ faithful decor. The decor you know you can count on.
This is my favorite kind of decor.
The classic designs. The timeless designs.
And sometimes when I see the world “timeless” I also see the word “traditional”. I know that is not always the case but you will see a good amount of traditional decor in this post…which is not a bad thing.
So let’s start with one of my favorites.
1.) Wood Furniture/Vintage Furniture
I’m talking real wood furniture that has been around forever.
You know the furniture your grandma used to have? The all wood furniture that weighs more than a horse.
The good stuff that unfortunately/fortunately you can find at thrift stores these days.
That’s the furniture that will never go out of style.
Yes, some people like to paint this traditional furniture to give it new life and that is fine if that is what you want to do.
But once you put a paint brush to it, you are taking some of it’s timeless away.
You can always incorporate this furniture in a more modern home too. Having a mix of traditional and modern decor is what makes your home and your decor more interesting
So just because you stole that end table from your grandma’s house does not mean it only belongs in your grandma’s house.
2.) Pinch Pleat Curtains
My new found favorite way to hang curtains is by hanging them with a pinch pleat. I just love how they hang. They look so much more like designer drapes even though mine likely came from IKEA or Amazon.
The ones pictured above are from H&M and go in and out of stock.
I will never get tired of this style of drapes now that I have been hanging my drapes this way..
These are some of my favorites though.
3.) Wood floors
I recently wrote a blog post about my Brazilian Cherry wood floors. I do not love my floors for a few reasons but I certainly have no desire of ripping them out and replacing them with whatever is popular and trending today.
Now, if I were starting from scratch I would likely choose a medium tone wood floor.
I love a good light toned floor and we all know the dark hardwood floors were trending like crazy many years ago. But both of those choices will date your home one way or another.
A medium toned wood floor is always a safe bet.
Here I go again, getting all traditional on you.
But you can never go wrong with a good timeless molding…either crown molding or with other trim work.
I recently added box molding to my dining room and it really added some interest to my walls and I just love the tone on tone look.
5.) Plaid and Stripe Decor
I have loved plaid and striped decor for as long as I can remember. They are the most timeless prints you can find.
You can dress up these prints however you want.
I have a plaid tablecloth on my dining room table which leans a bit more traditional.
And a striped ottoman in my living room which is a bit less traditional than my tablecloth but just as classic
6.) Neutral Furniture
When you are looking for upholstered furniture, the most practical approach is to get neutral furniture with clean lines.
You can change up the pillows and decor around it as your styles change but a neutral couch will always be classic.
The last thing you’ll want to do is have to replace an expensive purchase in a few years when the trends start to shift
7.) Gallery Walls
I love a good gallery wall.
Gallery walls have been a thing for ages. They were trending many years ago and are still going strong
They can be traditional or modern.
And as big or as little as you’d like them
I think that is why I like gallery walls so much. You can customize them as your style sees fit.
8.) Stone Counters
If you have been around here for a hot second or two then you know I went through an extensive countertop search a couple of years ago.
I originally had quartzite countertops and had to have them removed for all kinds of reasons.
I replaced those counters with Dolomite counters which is a hard marble and I have not looked back since
I LOVE my counters so much and I know I will never tire of them.
Why? Because I chose them because I loved them….not because it was what was popular at the time.
It also helps that marble will always be timeless….and it’s beautiful.
You can never ever go wrong with marble.
And yes you can find a man made material that can mimic the look of marble but it is the real deal that will always be timeless.
If you love marble, do not let anyone talk you out of it.
9.) Built in bookshelves
Built ins are another popular home decor “trend” at the moment. You see them everywhere now.
And for all of the right reasons.
I know our built ins are original to our house (20 years ago) and I wouldn’t trade them for anything.
10.) Navy Walls
Oh navy… you have always had my heart.
Yes, other colors have come into my life that I am embracing but the color navy will always be one I lean to.
I have loved this color in my home for years and I will never tire of it.
It’s the most classic color in home decor that will never date your home.
You want a dark and moody room but don’t want to hate it in a few years because that color is no longer popular?
Navy is your friend
My office is Hague Blue by Farrow and Ball (color matched at Home Depot). So while it isn’t a true navy, it’s just the amount of navy I wanted for my space with a touch of green undertones.
11.) Neutral Wall Colors
I know, I know. I just told you to paint your walls navy
I’m all about that one dark and moody room but if you want to paint your walls and never have to worry about painting them again for a long time…then paint your walls a light neutral color.
You can add color and personality to your space with the pillows and decor.
The majority of my house is painted Silver Drop by Behr.
It’s the perfect color in my opinion.
12.) Subway Tiles
I recently added a new backsplash to my kitchen and as much as I tried to find something other than subway tile…I couldn’t
I had a sample of my backsplash on my kitchen counters for two years before I pulled the trigger.
I was trying to think outside of the box and do something different with my backsplash.
I know we have seen plenty of our share of subway tile over the years. Subway tile has been around for ages and will be around for more ages.
It’s a classic.
I decided on this tile for my backsplash and I really love the texture that it adds to my kitchen without being too bold.
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13.) Natural Materials
I mentioned natural and rattan decor in my home decor trend post but I’ll mention it here too because while it might be trending, it’s also such a timeless decor style.
It adds texture and contrast to any room. And it brings a level of warmth and coziness to your room.
14.) White Kitchens
This one might be a bit controversial. I know some are sick of seeing white kitchens (I might be one of them) and some love white kitchens.
A white neutral kitchen will always be timeless and classic though (regardless if you are sick of seeing them or not.
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