When I design a space, I try my best to incorporate pieces that I know my clients won’t grow weary of in a couple years. I am a firm believer that homeownership equals updates, period. What fun is owning a home if you can’t make it your own? Not to mention, the home will quickly loose it’s value if it is not maintained, properly.
The best monetary investment when planning a renovation incorporates what I call timeless elements. Pieces that won’t be “out of style,” in the next five years. Elements that looked good 50 years ago and still look good, today.
Here’s a list of my favorite timeless elements that I am incorporating in my own home.
-Subway Tile or other Classic Styled Tile
-Woodwork: Beams, Flooring, Antiques
-Light and Airy Colors
By far the easiest feature to incorporate is light and airy colors… With a little critical thinking, you can pick out the colors that best fit your personal style. I love lighter colors because they make a room look bigger. Painting always takes a little elbow grease to get the proper finish.
If you need suggestions be sure to contact me for specific color ideas. I literally have access to all the top quality colors on the market!
Tile is something that is always an investment. It’s not something that is easily changeable and I see the trend is leaning towards bold patterns. This is great, and do it if that’s your style. If you are on the fence and want something that will go with all finishes, subway tile is an amazing option. I love how easy it is to incorporate with different looks and style. Plus, it is so easy to clean!
You will never go wrong with woodwork! Specifically wood flooring, beams, antiques (for furniture), and Tudor styled craftsmanship. So many wood pieces tell a story and hold so much character.
Crown molding (yes, a type of “woodwork”) tops off a room. It draws the eye up, making the room look taller. I haven’t ever met a home owner who didn’t love crown molding.
Built ins add storage and function to a space without having closets. Style them to meet the needs of your lifestyle and space.
Natural light. Most potential home buyers look for this element when purchasing a home. Natural light is obviously obtained by proper window placement, window treatments, and outdoor environment.
In a world filled with “trending” subjects, these elements are by far the most timeless when it comes to home design. Keep them in mind when planning for your next home renovation or design dilemma. Timeless trumps trends any day. For more inspiration be sure to follow me on Instagram! I like to share daily tips and tricks in my Instagram Stories.