Interior Design Experts Reveal How to Make Your Home Style Timeless and Trendy

Interior design experts have shared their top style tips to keep your home timelessly chic and on-trend beyond passing fads.

Interior designer for 247 Shades and 247 Curtains, Amy Wilson, said to keep it classic with your color choices, experiment with patterns, and incorporate greenery and indoor plants into your home.

Lucy Ackroyd, head of design at Christie, a luxury linens company, said changing soft furnishings like cushions and throws can revamp a space and reuse and recycle old furniture and Jonathan Warren of the designer bed Time4Sleep says to balance new trends with timeless pieces.

Below, interior experts share their top six tips for increasing the longevity of your home style.

Interior design experts share their top six tips for creating timeless style in your home, including embracing greenery and indoor plants to add color and improve air quality

1. Complete the scene with greens

Indoor plants were a rising trend as people were locked in homes during the pandemic and Ms Wilson said they were here to stay.

Incorporating plants and greenery into the home is a timeless way to add color to the home and has been proven to improve indoor air quality.

“Greenery, both color and plants, is going nowhere as biophilic design, incorporating plants into interiors, continues to be the focus of designers and wellness experts,” said she declared.

“There’s a plant for everyone, from those that require minimal effort to those that need daily attention, so do some research to find out which is best for you.” Plant pots themselves can also be a great way to add color or pattern.

Blending new trends with timeless centerpieces, like rattan bed frames and headboards, minimize the risk of the style looking dated in the future

Blending new trends with timeless centerpieces, like rattan bed frames and headboards, minimize the risk of the style looking dated in the future

2. Balance trendy and timeless

When thinking of a new look for a room, Warren said it’s a good idea to mix new trends with timeless centerpieces to minimize the risk of the style looking dated in the future.

“When it comes to enhancing the look or feel you want in your bedroom, the bed is a key element to focus on, which naturally takes center stage,” he said.

“When considering the best bed for your space, be sure to choose one that supports your ever-changing style by providing a timeless canvas.”

“Wooden beds are a great option to give the room a touch of tradition while keeping things versatile. If you’re leaning towards more modern trends, opt for a rattan bed frame to introduce a more playful texture.

Kmart Australia’s range of rattan furniture, including their stylish headboards, is an affordable option for having a trendy centerpiece for your bedroom.

3. Reuse and recycle

Rather than replacing outdated furniture, many home stylists are getting crafty and giving their household items trendy makeovers like this bobble lamp created by DIY expert Geneva Vanderzeil that uses pop bottles, paint white and plaster.

Rather than replacing outdated furniture, many home stylists are getting crafty and giving their household items trendy makeovers like this bobble lamp created by DIY expert Geneva Vanderzeil that uses pop bottles, paint white and plaster.

“Interior design trends are constantly changing and evolving. But at the same time, the interior industry is increasingly focusing on sustainability, so while you might want to jump on the latest trends, there are ways to do that without over-consuming,” said Ms. Ackroyd.

“There is an ongoing effort to encourage us to buy less, buy vintage and do our part to be more attentive and aware consumers,” Ms Wilson added.

“That doesn’t mean we can’t buy anything new, but consider selling old furniture and buying used.” Also take a look at the items in your home and see if you can recycle them rather than just buying something new.

Rather than replacing outdated furniture, many home stylists are getting crafty and giving their homewares fashionable makeovers.

DIY expert Geneva Vanderzeil from Brisbane recently upcycled a plain floor lamp and gave it a stylish makeover using old bottles, plaster and white paint.

How to make Geneva Vanderzeil’s recycled pompom floor lamp

What you will need

An old street lamp

About 15 empty soft drink bottles depend on your lamp size

masking tape

What to do

1. Cut off the top third of the pop bottles with scissors and cut the side of each bottle cap

2. Carefully cut the screw necks of the bottle caps

3. Remove the lamp shade and place the bottle caps on the lamp base and repeat with the other bottles in alternating directions.

4. Glue and secure each of the bottle caps with tape to create rounded diamond-like shapes.

5. Once the floor lamp is full of bottle caps, apply a coat of white paint to the base and the bottles.

6. Once the paint is dry, apply a coat of plaster to the bottles to create a seamless look and let them dry

7. Once the plaster is dry, use sandpaper to sand the surface until smooth and reattach the shade.

Source: TikTok/genevavanderzeil

Remove the lamp shade and place the bottle caps on the lamp base and repeat with the other bottles in alternating directions and glue together

Add a coat of white paint, when dry apply a coat of plaster and sand until smooth

Make an upcycled pom-pom lamp by stacking cut-out pop bottles on the base, painting white, and adding a layer of plaster

Switching up accessories like pillows, throws, bedding, towels and bath mats is a great way to embrace on-trend colors without doing a complete style overhaul.

Switching up accessories like pillows, throws, bedding, towels and bath mats is a great way to embrace on-trend colors without doing a complete style overhaul.

4. Change upholstery

Switching up accessories like cushions, throws, bed linens, towels and bath mats is a great way to embrace on-trend colors without doing a complete style overhaul, Ms Ackroyd said.

‘For the bedroom, I suggest investing in high-quality bed linen in a timeless neutral hue, then contrasting cushions and throws in varying textures, complementary colors, and different shapes and sizes for an elegant look that is easy to update with changes in trends,” she said.

“The same can be said for updating your bathroom – a new bath mat and new towel color can completely transform the room.” Deep greens and chocolate browns have a real moment and they can make a bathroom super cozy and relaxing.

Ms. Wilson said adding pattern to a room through fabrics on blinds, curtains and throw pillows is a great way to incorporate the latest trends into your space on a limited scale.

Ms. Wilson said adding pattern to a room through fabrics on blinds, curtains and throw pillows is a great way to incorporate the latest trends into your space on a limited scale.

Be bold with the pattern

Ms. Wilson said adding pattern to a room through fabrics on blinds, curtains and throw pillows is a great way to incorporate the latest trends into your space on a limited scale.

“Pattern trends grow and evolve every year, with clashing patterns and geometric shapes gaining popularity this year,” she said.

“Checkerboard patterns are making a comeback and stripes have become wider and brighter. There are some great patterned fabrics that will enhance your decor.

While colors are very seasonal and different shades and tones become popular each year, Ms Wilson said there are safe and stylish color combinations that stand the test of time.

While colors are very seasonal and different shades and tones become popular each year, Ms Wilson said there are safe and stylish color combinations that stand the test of time.

Stay classic

While colors are very seasonal and different shades and tones become popular each year, Ms Wilson said there are safe and stylish color combinations that stand the test of time.

“Bright colors and color blocking continue to be a popular paint effect and can be achieved by anyone with a steady hand and a roll of tape,” she said.

“Pantone’s color of the year, Very Peri, is bold and contemporary and has been seen in a variety of color-blocking versions.”

She said those who don’t want to commit to paint can embrace color with throw pillows, curtains, blinds and rugs.