5 Practical Tips for Designing a Timeless Home - MAIA HOMES

5 Practical Tips for Designing a Timeless Home

How many times have you gone into someone's home and been bombarded with the latest trend? Maybe it was the oh-so popular pumpkins everywhere during fall or a little too much green for St. Patty's day.
modern living room
Although it is fun to keep up with the trends, they quickly become tiresome, are often expensive, and most importantly, they date your home. If you are looking for ways to make your home look classic and timeless on a budget, here are a few tips.

1. Pick neutral colors

First, stick to neutral colors when painting and decorating. This will ensure that your home looks good no matter how the trends change. Avoid overly bright colors as it may look tacky as time passes. A great color a lot of designers approve for a timeless style is agreeable gray, and pure white.
neutral color living room

2. Blend old with new furniture

Second, blend old with new when it comes to furniture. Nothing makes a room feel more dated than an entire set of matching furniture from the 80s or 90s. However, by mixing in a few antique pieces or family heirlooms with newer pieces, you can create a stylish and timeless look.

3. Skip the trends, go classic.

Third, skip the trends and go classic when it comes to design elements like hardware, lighting fixtures, furniture and rugs. If you are not sure what can be considered as a classic, check out our curation of highly collectible pieces here
Hand Painted Diamond Coffee Table

4. Buy quality pieces only

Fourth, only buy quality pieces that will stand the test of time - both in terms of style and durability. If you would like to learn more on how to choose quality products, click here.
Sabrina Curved Velvet Wooden Luxurious Lounge Chair

5. Hide wire and tech stuff

And finally, fifth, make sure to hide any unsightly wires and tech stuffs. These objects typically do not look desirable in a timeless, classic home. 
Fannie Faux Lamp Skin Arc Luxury Lounge Chair

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