How to Create a Classic, Timeless Interior
Timeless style is the antithesis of trendy. It never looks dated because no matter the changing trends, it remains unaffected by the passage of time. For timeless home interiors, the trick is introducing elements that will stand the test of time. Doing so reaps benefits, including the creation of calm, harmonious rooms and a place you want to come home to.
Mention Hamptons Style or Modern Classic and one can immediately conjure up the feelings those classical styles elicit. They are simple, clean, and timeless. Nothing that goes on in the world of interior design holds sway over them. They are what they have always been – classical.
Here are a few steps you can take to ensure your home is a timeless masterpiece.
Elevate Spaces with Antiques
Even if your idea of a fun Sunday afternoon does not include shopping for antiques, introducing a few classic bespoke pieces to your home can transform the space in a number of ways. The image below is taken from The Vault, an Antique store in Sydney.
An antique sets itself apart from the ordinary, everyday items found in your local department store. They transcend time and tell a story of days gone by.
- Antiques offer your home a sense of warmth and history
- Antiques present points of visual interest and are a counterpoint to more contemporary pieces
- Antiques give a home a sense of gravitas, of permanence, and stability
Consider a Persion rug in muted tones, Carved Louis Mirror, Chesterfield sofa, or an intricate crystal chandelier. Each of these antiques would have fit as comfortably into a classical early 20th century home or in the 21st century. Each piece comes with its own history and allows guests to wonder at its origin.
Stand Out with Statement Pieces
Have you ever walked into a room and immediately felt drawn to a single item of focus, something so interesting you couldn’t take your eyes off it? That is the perfect example of a statement piece.
When it comes to timeless décor, it is important to add statement pieces that speak to your aesthetic while quietly demanding attention. It can be those items that don’t go unnoticed and those that you may have second guessed before you purchased instore. These items provide a room with personality and timeless design.
Incorporate Metal and Marble
As man moved from a nomadic lifestyle, he wanted to create beautiful spaces that would last throughout the ages. One technique was to use durable building materials. You’ll notice as you visit ancient castles and historical sites that period craftsmen used materials they hoped would outlast the ravages of time, weather, and even wars.
Marble was a go-to, not only for its durability but also for its beauty. Structures like the temple of Olympian Zeus and parts of the Parthenon in Greece were covered in marble. As for metal, man first discovered copper around 9000 BC and Prehistoric man used a range of metals in his everyday life. Like marble, metal was sturdy and dependable. It could be both beautiful and functional.
You may not want to cover the floors and walls of your home in marble or allow metal ductwork to show, but you can easily introduce them in picture frames, side tables, coasters, ornamental boxes, and even kitchen utensils.
The Warmth of Wood
Every room in your home can benefit from the warmth of natural wood. Whether it’s introduced through the installation of a sideboard, end table, buffet or cabinet, wood offers a combination of structural integrity and primal aesthetic appeal that can’t be beat.
Wood is welcoming, and durable. It is available in such a wide range of textures and colours that you can handpick the pieces that will work best in your space. There is a reason that so many people have wood furnishings that have been passed down through the generations — it simply lasts.
As an added benefit, wood is a renewable resource, meaning you can purchase it with a clear conscience.
Keep it Green
Some people add plants to their home as a final touch. While it may be one of the last things you think about in decorating your home, it can be one of the most important. You may simply see a lush green plant in a beautiful ceramic vase or container, but what you experience by bringing plants into your home is so much more. Plants help clear toxins from the air you breathe, can decrease your risk of serious illnesses, help you feel less sick, reduce fatigue, improve your mood, and even strengthen relationships. In short, filling your home with greenery adds beauty and health benefits.
Zjoosh: Timeless Transformations at Home
We know you’re not the kind of person who tends to jump on the bandwagon, follows the crowd, or adopts the latest style trends. Your home should be a reflection of who you are. You can make it even more special by taking these little steps and add these elements to make it truly timeless.
In need of inspiration? Take a virtual stroll through our furniture collection for ideas that will help you create the one of a kind home you deserve.
- Amandine Saille