When looking to create a timeless interior, it’s important to be clear about your interior decorating style, while also looking at past, present and future trends. At Hurst Homes we have a design expert who will help you create a cohesive and timeless look during your selection consultation. With over 29 years experience in the building industry, we know which looks will last the test of time, whilst staying in your style. Here are 5 key elements that together will enable you to create a timeless foundation that you can develop – or easily reinvent – over time.
1. Choose Open-Plan Design
Open-plan living provides a seamless transition through different areas of the home and allows a unified approach to interior design. Particularly notable is the relationship between the kitchen, dining and living areas. To create a seamless relationship between zones, consider carrying your flooring, colour scheme, any motifs or lighting styles through both spaces.
2. Go For White Walls And Ceilings
White walls and ceilings create continuity in open-plan spaces, while providing a blank canvas to evolve your decor at any time. With so many variations of white paint available, it’s important to select the white that best suits your interior style and the feeling you want to create in your home.
Cool Whites – Ideal for neutralising bright light in spaces abundant with natural light, the crispness of cool whites also makes them a popular choice for modern and minimalist decorating styles.
Warm Whites – If you want to make a room feel more inviting or have a lot of natural textures in your home, then warm whites are for you, with yellow, brown or red bases.
As you start to investigate whites you may also be drawn to greys. Cool greys are ideal for glamorous spaces, whereas warm greys set a more relaxed tone.
3. Think About Your Flooring
We’ve moved past the days where carpet dominated flooring choices at home. As hard flooring takes its place, texture is moving to the forefront. Here are some good textural options:
Timber – Oak is a popular timber choice as its grain adds just the right amount of texture to suit any interior style. From the blonde oaks that are seen in Scandinavian decorating styles to dark chocolate tones that amp up the glamour, the variation of tints make oak easy to team with your style. Spotted gum, blackbutt and other Australian species are growing in popularity, and their distinctive grains and colours make them a good match for timeless interiors.
Polished Concrete, Stone or Tiles – These look classic in various shades of grey. Selected in this instance as an alternative to timber, they are also useful in wet areas of the home, such as laundries and bathrooms, where timber flooring is not as suitable.
Carpet – Carpet provides a luxurious foundation to sink your feet into and works particularly well in bedrooms or other secluded areas of the home that aren’t high in traffic and suit softness underfoot. With timelessness in mind, it’s hard go to past twist or textured carpet designs. While both styles are easy to maintain and work well with all interior styles, a twist carpet is ideal if you have pets, as their claws are less likely to get stuck in the fibres.
Rugs – Rugs enable you to enhance your interior style, while softening the sound, and defining zones within a larger area. When it comes to rug fibres and textures, it’s best to be guided by the look and feel you want to create – keeping in mind that timelessness is about quality not quantity.
4. Move To Metals
From stainless steel and chrome, to copper and rose gold, metallic finishes have a lifelong appeal. Ideal for lamps, fixtures, vases and other smaller accessories, keeping metallics as accents within your interior scheme will allow it to remain timeless while adding character to your home. Although it’s important to stay true to your interior style, don’t be afraid to challenge conventional thinking by mixing different metallic finishes in the same space. A kitchen provides a good example as the stainless-steel appliances and fittings recede into the background while copper light fittings take centrestage.
5. Select Clean, Simple Lines
Choosing streamlined fixtures, fittings and appliances allows them to seamlessly tie into your interior. You can either:
Make your fixtures fit in with your wall colour – If you prefer a minimalistic approach or have selected statement pieces throughout your space, then consider the tones and textures of the kitchen cupboards and stainless steel appliances into the hue on the walls.
Or Mix it up – If your decorating style embraces different textures, or you’re looking to do something a little different to the norm, then select a different material, colour and/or texture (timber, metallic, glass or statement colour) for cupboards, splashbacks, benches, or fixtures and other fittings.
As you combine these five key elements with your interior style, you’ll find you’ve created a timeless home to sit back and enjoy. So if you’e looking to build don’t go past Wagga’s Best Builder. For a no-obligation building consultation or for more information on any of our available turn-key or custom house & land packages then contact a friendly member of our team today, and discover why we are Wagga’s first choice builder.
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