Trends come and go. The challenge for interior designers is selecting those trends that won’t go out of style as soon as the seasons change or a few years pass by. There are many styles popular today that I believe will continue to thrive. These are eight fabulous features that you can bring into your home without worrying whether or not they’ll go out of style by the time you unpack them!
Brass is Boss
People who know me, know that I love brass fixtures and details in a room. It brings a sophistication and elegance to any space, while also encouraging a traditional and warm feeling. The use of brass in the home has been a popular trend that I believe will continue to thrive. Brass fixtures – such as cabinet handles or lighting fixtures in kitchens and bathrooms – have always been a staple and now brass is being featured in rooms throughout the home.
Marble is a beautiful and timeless feature that can be added to any room. This naturally occurring stone provides a sense of elegance and luxury, while also adding value to any space. It may be used in any stone application, including countertops, fireplaces and tile. While some may be wary about using marble in their home, it’s proven itself to be an everlasting feature that wears beautifully over time.
It’s Cool to be Green
Recycle. Reuse. And reduce! Many designers are releasing both gorgeous – and eco-friendly – products. Something as simple as choosing eco-friendly paints and fabrics, designing a space to have more natural light (to reduce energy costs) or repurposing existing furniture pieces can make a huge impact. Helping the planet is something that will never go out of style!
Serenity and Style
Does relaxation and serenity ever go out of style? Whether it’s a vintage clawfoot or a sleek and a modern tub, there’s a style for whatever suits your taste. Don’t be afraid to make a bold choice and select one of these freestanding tubs for your ensuite. These bathtubs are a statement piece in any bathroom. While these tubs are timeless, they also provide a sense of luxury that cannot be matched.
Timeless Drama Lights the Way
I love a fixture that demands attention. When I am selecting lighting for a space, I like to look backwards to draw inspiration from the past. Whether it’s a mid-century or modern contemporary piece, dramatic lighting can be the perfect addition to any space. Whatever your style, don’t be afraid to add a dramatic pendant light fixture or sconces to a room. I believe that if you find something that you truly love, it will never go out of style.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Oversized mirrors have been a staple throughout the years. They seem to be a trend that simply cannot go out of style. Not only can a decorative mirror be added to complement the look of a room, but it can provide more natural light. With the mirror being a source of reflected light, it can add to the look of a room while also creating the illusion of more space.
Bold Powder Room
While small and quaint, the powder room can make a dramatic presence in any home. These bold half-baths are a treasure that can translate into big impact. Whether it’s bold patterned wallpaper or detailed mid-century mirrors hanging over the sink, these powder rooms can be whatever you want them to be. This trend will continue to thrive, as it embodies the concept, that even in small spaces, design can be big and bold.
Smart storage is a bonus in any space. In recent years, the placement of storage has become more and more clever and intricate. From drawers in the staircase to pull-out pantries, there is no limit to where storage can be discovered. Not only can storage benefit the size or function of our interior spaces, but it can also add to the overall value of the home. This is definitely a trend that won’t be going out of style anytime soon.