Choose Classic Furniture Pieces and Timeless Materials:
Invest in quality furniture that will stand the test of time, such as leather sofas, wooden dining tables, and metal lighting fixtures. Use natural materials like linen, wool, or cotton for upholstery and curtains. For example, below is Manoir's Madeleine Sofa, a classic shape constructed with acacia wood and upholstered with a white hemp/linen - both materials are timeless, eco-friendly and durable.
Incorporate Neutrals into Your Color Palette:
Stick with a neutral base palette to create an elegant look that won’t go out of style anytime soon. This includes whites, creams, grays, tans and blacks – all colors you can easily mix-and-match without worrying about trends coming in or going out of style too quickly! Below is a masterful example of this technique used in the lobby of the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat in France.
Add Texture and Layers:
Create visual interest by adding textures like velvet pillows or silk draperies to your space. Layer different elements together - rugs on top of hardwood floors; multiple throw blankets over the sofa; sheer curtains behind heavier ones - this will give your room depth while still maintaining a timeless feel throughout the space.
Accessorize with Antiques & Vintage Items:
Antique accessories add character to any room while also helping create a timeless aesthetic. Look for antique lamps or artwork at flea markets or thrift stores to add some unique touches to your interior design scheme without compromising on its longevity. Below, an antique mirror sourced by lifestyle Blogger Susanna Hawkins (@shnordic). If sourcing antiques near you is difficult, you can always look for authentic antique reproductions, like Manoir's Fleury and Villecerf mirrors, which are reproductions of French classics.
Balance Modern & Traditional Styles:
Mixing modern pieces with more traditional pieces is key for creating a timeless interior design look that won't become dated too quickly. Here, Washington D.C.-based designer Darryl Carter masterfully juxtaposes style and period mixing reclaimed Belgian farmhouse shutters and antique art and furnishings with gypsum-cement tables.
So there you have it! With these 5 tips, you're well on your way to creating an interior that stands the test of time. Just remember – don't be afraid to get creative and make your space unique to you! Who knows – maybe one day people will look back at your design with admiration and say "Wow, they had such timeless style!"
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