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It’s hard to know what we are going to like and lust for in five years time, or even in 12 months time when you have had time to get used to the home decor items you have chosen. That’s why it’s a great idea to style your home with decor touches that can suit any style of home and are forever timeless. Yes, those decor ideas do exist! Today we are going to look at 10 styles and pieces that work in every home.
- Marble Surfaces
Marble really transcends style and time, which is why it’s just as popular now as it was in the 80s. A marble coffee table will be a perfect fit for a classic, contemporary or even minimalist home and can translate into any look you have achieved throughout the rest of your home.
- Neutral Tones
As the name would suggest, your neutral tones really thrive in all environments, with white (and shades of) being championed in so many different types of homes. Neutral tones allow your bolder decor to pop and can last the years because they are always in fashion, and they make adding to your home decor that much easier.
The print and colour of trending rugs might change from year to year, but a great rug is always going to complement a home. In fact, a vintage or vintage-inspired rugs can look great in modern and classic home styles, underpinning the look and feel of your home.
- Modern Technology
A good looking television, stereo, record player and speaker system can do a lot for your home. It sets the tone of understated luxury and convenience, and the technologies don’t change often enough that you need to replace them to retain that ‘modern’ look.
Art deserves space in each and every room, and what that art is can completely depend on your style. Contemporary prints or classic ceramics – it’s up to you! Art is a personal reflection of who you are and what you value, and so there is no way to make a misstep, regardless of the style of your home.
- Functional Furniture
No one has time for a chair that’s just for display or a table that is uncomfortable. With the many retailers offering reasonably priced furniture, there is no excuse for your furniture to not be functional. Don’t fall in the trap to procuring a statement piece that looks great but is in no way practical to your home.
- Layering And Mixed Textures
Home stylists are always encouraging layers and the introduction of new textures. We tend to stick to the ones we know, but there is real value in playing with all materials and making them work to tell a story about your home. This styling technique can be applied to every type of home so test it out on your bed and couch and see if you like the effect.
- Sheet Curtains
Sheer curtains have such a beautiful effect on your home, especially when your windows are open and they can move in the breeze. Overly-structured curtains and blinds can make a home feel quite vanilla, so look to linen and silk for something sheerer in your home. You can play around with colours until you find the one best for your home style.
The coziness factor is something your home has or doesn’t have, and without an effort, you probably have the latter. Fill your living spaces with blanket boxes and baskets so you can put blankets and throws inside to get things cosy in the evening.
- Quality Light Sources
There is no point in having a unique home style if your lighting is only going to take away from it. Natural light sources are of course preferred, but if you can’t add more windows and skylights take the time to find the right ambient lighting for your home that will tie all your home decor touches together.
If your head is spinning, remember that you don’t have to apply all these changes at once! See what works and scale back the ideas that are not going to be right for your style.