Trendy vs. Timeless – How to Strike Balance - John Maher Builders
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Trendy vs. Timeless – How to Strike Balance

When building or purchasing a new home, you are faced with many options for interior design. You want to keep up with the times while choosing accents and pieces with longevity. This post will help you feel confident in your styling decisions focusing on classic, timeless finishes that will stand the test of time.  

What Defines Timeless?

Timeless refers to a classic design that is sophisticated, subtle, and able to adapt to evolving styles.

Timeless style means something different to everyone. While some might opt for clean, neutral colors, others may gravitate toward exposed wooden beams and dark, moody shades of color. Pinterest and Instagram are great resources for design inspiration.

How to Add Trendy Pieces

Adding trendy finishes to your home speaks to your personality. Trendy is defined as modern and influenced by the most recent fashions or ideas. In other words, trends come and go. When choosing stylish pieces to add to your home, opt for easily interchangeable pieces, as your style and trends will change over time. For example, light fixtures, rugs, mirrors, and curtains can easily be swapped out to adapt to new trends. Making minor updates to your home décor can completely change the look and feel.

How to Determine Timeless Style

Neutrality is key when it comes to keeping things classic. The simpler a design or finish, the more likely it will remain timeless. This way, accent pieces can be interchanged without remodeling a space.

Where to Add Classic Touches

Adding classic and timeless touches is best suited for more expensive projects. This may include your bathroom vanity, kitchen countertops, cabinets, doors, and flooring. These items serve as a backdrop to your home, so it’s important they are everlasting.

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