Staple Décor Pieces For A Timeless Home
Décor can be tricky specially because you want pieces to love long term not just seasonally - that's how you create a "year round" home if you will. There's a lot on the market, Pinterest has a lot of ideas so sometimes it's hard to know where to begin. I kept it simple with this post, with eight items, for you to focus on for a timeless space.
This can be used in so many different rooms of a home, no matter where you live and it's fair easy to find when antique shopping. Put one in the bedroom to hold clothes, in the entryway for odds and ends, or in the family room as a TV stand. It would look pretty with a lamp on top or just with some simple art and books stacked.
Quality Dining Table
Dining tables hold many memories of family and friends sharing chats and good times. It’s good to be able to pass it down the line. If you pick wisely, even the wear and tear that comes over time adds interest to make it more beautiful.
Stylish (and functional) Accents
When buying home décor, I ask myself one question: “Will this be of use to me when it’s not being displayed?” A coffee table book collection, a cashmere throw, or a set of crystal glasses, for example, are all items that provide both style and functionality.
Pieces with Meaning to You
A home is only timeless if its people continue to feel connected to it. For me, that means including something like family pictures, heirlooms that have been past down from generations etc.
Custom Window Treatments
When you can, always invest in custom window treatments. It’s worth finding a local expert and having special window treatments that are tailored specifically to your space. Whether it’s a roman shade or drapery, having the proper lining for the function of the room, as well as a fabulous fabric and proper measurements really make a room come to life!
When I moved to my second home, I made sure to add a built-in because I love seeing books displayed. There’s something about them that tells a story about the people who live in the home, and they add soul. Just remember to take the sometimes colorful jackets off to reveal a more muted and stylish cover.
An area rug is the foundation for a room’s design in my opinion. In many cases, I select the rug first and then build the room from there. I love a good vintage Moroccan rug and find them to be versatile with a variety of styles. If you’re on a budget, investing in a smaller vintage rug and layering it on top of a larger sisal rug is always a timeless look.
In my opinion, art is the most timeless décor piece. It’s so personal, and truly is ‘in the eye of the beholder.’ I think it's important to buy art that speaks to you, not necessarily what’s trending. Art speaks to our personalities and literally gives character to differentiate a space, giving each space it occupies a true soul.
Get to decorating.