How to Achieve a Timeless Design in Your Home

When designing your new home, you want to create a space that you and your family will be happy and comfortable in for many years. This includes designing an interior with timeless beauty and elegance, rather than one that will quickly become outdated. In this blog, we’ll explore four ways to achieve a timeless design in your home.

A Hanson Builders house demonstrating timeless design inside.

Consider the Architecture

One of the most important principles to remember is that an interior always looks better when it matches the architecture, design, and layout of the house itself. What style is your home? Contemporary, traditional, colonial, farmhouse, cottage? Do some research into that style and see what makes it unique. Many contemporary homes feature open floor plans, clean lines, and minimalist aesthetics. When there is cohesion between the architecture and the décor, your home will always look beautiful.

Watch Trends, but Don’t Be Bound by Them

Trends are a good indicator of what many people find aesthetically pleasing, and they’re great sources of inspiration. But don’t follow a trend for its own sake. Choose the décor that makes you happy, whether it’s currently popular or not. Otherwise, you may wish you had ignored the latest fad after its popularity passes.

If you’d like to keep your home on trend but don’t want to overhaul your interior design every few years, try a compromise. Decorate in a mostly classic style but leave space for small accents that can be swapped in and out depending on current fashions. Throw pillows, rugs, lamps, and small art pieces are easy to move and can really enhance the feel of a room. You can always place them in storage and bring them out again in a few months or a couple years.

In general, tastefully mixing old and new styles is a fantastic way to create a timeless appearance, because your home won’t feel like it belongs to any one time period or trend. Just make sure the different styles you choose complement each other.

Make It Functional

Timeless design is also practical. Make sure to design a space that fits your family’s rhythms and lifestyle in addition to looking beautiful. For example, open floor plans are popular among many modern families, and they make it easy to create aesthetic cohesion among different spaces in the house. But some families prefer closed layouts, with more privacy in each room. This can be beneficial if you want to decorate different rooms in different styles. Choose the layout that works for you, and your interior will be timeless.

Keep it Clean and Simple

Timeless designs are simple yet elegant. Be careful not to overcrowd your space with excessive decorations as you strive to build a beautiful home. Maintaining proper proportions, so that everything feels like it belongs, is also key. Many designers recommend using neutral colors such as white, gray, navy blue, and dark green. These clean, classic colors will never go out of style. If you want to add a little more personality to your home, use brighter colors in small doses as accents.

Contact Hanson Builders

The most important factor in creating a timeless design in your home is choosing the features that make you happy and fit your family’s preferences. At Hanson Builders, we listen to your needs and promise to build a home that matches your vision. Learn more about our process and contact us today to discuss your new home.