There are trends out there that are popular one day and then gone the next so what makes a trend long lasting? Today’s interior designers are using timeless designs and pieces for the current look in today’s home. If you start with ageless finishes then you will have a space that will be more flexible when it comes to updating.
A popular trend that fits the bill is using layers of neutral finishes, especially those made out of organic materials. Areas such as kitchen countertops, cabinetry and flooring are harder to change out, so using a neutral finish gives the space more of a neutral canvas to recreate a new look. A good way to do this is to go in and change out the rugs and furnishings, leaving the flooring, counters and cabinets the same. Not only are neutrals good for timeless looks but using grays, taupes and creamy colors also gives the space a calm, cool neutral environment.
Going green will never be out of style, so using natural materials will always be a popular choice. Natural stone can be used in so many places in a home from the countertops to a whole accent wall. Tongue and groove wood ceilings or accents on walls, also gives a warmth to a room. This trend can be used in both modern and traditional designs.
“The beauty of a trend is to provide knowledge and inspiration, but the beauty of design is being able to take that trend and create something unique to each space,” says Kristin Hazen of Kristin Hazen Design out of Arizona.
A great way to make a space stand out is to use artistic lighting. Adding pendants and chandeliers give a room a wonderful artistic focal point as well as being functional. Hanging a chandelier closer to the ceiling will also give a room more depth making it look bigger than it actually is.
During the pandemic a trend that has been around became even more popular due to the at home restrictions. This is the indoor-outdoor crossover space with retracting glass doors. This is especially popular in areas that have a milder winter climate because they can be used year round. Add an outdoor fireplace and it can be the perfect spot for even a cooler winter’s night.
Trendy designs that come and go can be added to a design, but should be mixed with timeless pieces. If you are looking to purchase a home, contact a local real estate agent in your area who can help with the home buying process.