5 Timeless Interior Design Trends
No one wants an out-of-date home. Things like pink tiled bathrooms and mustard shag rugs have had their time. It’s now time to retire those old, tired designs and replace them with something fresh. The only problem is that today’s trends will start to look dated in 10-15 years. Not everyone wants to renovate their home every decade. Not to worry. We’ve noticed some current fashions with timeless potential. Here are 5 interior designs trends that are here to stay:
1. Open Shelving
More and more, people are ditching closed cabinetry and making the switch to open shelving. Even though this feels like a trend, open shelving has actually been around for ages. It’s quite common to find old houses with built-in shelving in the kitchen and around fireplaces. Open shelves are perfect for two main reasons: versatility and endless design possibilities. You can use them in your kitchen, living room, office, bedroom, or bathroom — pretty much anywhere in the house. They provide practical storage and the opportunity to showcase pictures frames, collectibles, and plants. If you get bored with them, you can easily switch up the decor or even add baskets for clutter-free storage. Though wood is a typical choice, you can turn up the elegance in your home with marble or limestone shelving.
2. Neutral Colors
It’s tempting to jump on the latest color trends. You may love the way a pastel palette looks in that home decor magazine, but will you like it in a few years? Probably not. This is because color trends change almost yearly and it’s impossible to keep up. For big ticket items, like your flooring, walls, cabinetry, and countertops, it’s wise to stick with neutrals. Black, white, and earth tones are always relevant. Opt for earthy terracotta, creamy limestone, or lucious marble. With a neutral backdrop, it’s easy to add color accents like throw pillows or curtains. You can switch out these temporary accents as color trends change.
3. Subway Tiles
Homeowners and landlords everywhere are installing subway tiles. These rectangular tiles are typically arranged in a brick-style pattern, but it’s not uncommon to see them in a herringbone or basketweave arrangement. The simplicity of subway tiles is what makes them so classic. They are chic, sophisticated, and more affordable than other tiling designs (like hexagon or mosaic). You can use subway tiles in a kitchen backsplash, bathroom wall, or shower/tub surround. Choose limestone tiles for a rustic look or marble for a sleek, refined design.
4. White Kitchens
We’re seeing a resurgence of white kitchens in both modern and country-inspired interior design. White kitchens brighten the space and complement a wide range of tastes. And since they are neutral in color, they won’t quickly go out of style. We recommend going with painted wood cabinetry and white marble countertops. Choose a highly veined marble to bring contrast and visual interest to the space. You can also use white marble on your backsplash and range hood.
5. Natural Materials
Laminate and linoleum went out of style almost as quickly as they came in. Though man-made materials have their benefits, they just don’t have staying power. They wear out over time (both literally and stylistically). Organic materials, such as natural stone and terracotta, are both long-lasting and timeless. They’ve dominated interior design for millennia and aren’t going anywhere. Even though the upfront cost is a bit more, organic materials and natural stone will bring a timeless beauty that’s destined to even outlive you.
Choose Timeless Interior Designs From Impression
At Impression, we want to make sure you’ll love your home for as long as you live there. Our natural stone interior designs are both beautiful and enduring. While natural stone is timeless no matter where you get it, such a big investment that will last for decades is an important one! You can ensure your home is filled with only the very best natural stone by selecting marble, limestone, and reclaimed terracotta from Impression! View our selection of European-sourced natural materials online now, and get in touch to begin improving your home with the best timeless material there is.