If you want to redecorate your home but don’t want to have to do it all over again in a few years, choosing an interior design style that will stand the test of time is the way to go. Some of the worst over the decades, according to House Beautiful, include inflatable furniture, popcorn ceilings, animal prints, beaded curtains, and textured or carpeted walls (yuck!).
While it can be fun to show off your personality, going too far is rarely a good idea especially, when it comes time to put your home on the market among Cincinnati houses for sale or anywhere else. There are certain styles that are always trendy that will give your home a new look without ending up on the “bad” list in the years to come.
A Scandinavian interior design is similar to the minimalist trend, all about functionality and simplicity. It’s been around since the 1950s and continues to be a popular trend today. It includes the use of natural materials like wood and leather, often influenced by nature, combining natural shapes and elements. Think contemporary with playful accents, gentle curves, and a balance of organic and engineered materials. When it comes to color, most Scandinavian interior designs use a foundation of white with grey tones.
A nautical theme, sometimes referred to as coastal decor, is ideal for a beach house or for anyone dreaming of living by the beach, evoking the seaside spirit. It’s based on white or a sand-colored foundation with blue the main accent color. It’s the perfect way to use fun “beachy” accents like sailboats, oars, navigational maps, jute ropes, and lots of seashells in clear glass jars. For the furniture, think unfinished wood in chairs and tables combined with sophisticated linen upholstery for sofas and lounge seats.
The Farmhouse interior design style is a more modern approach to the cabin-inspired style, with some traditional elements and farmhouse aesthetic that transports the imagination to French provincial. The furniture is characterized by upholstered linens and distressed woods, with some greenery and dried lavender bunches carefully arranged in planters and vases, completing the look. The colors are similar to nautical decor, with mostly beige and white for the base. Use brighter shades like turquoise for definition.
Classic Black and White
Black and white is a classic high-contrast combo that’s been used for decades and is unlikely to ever go out of style. For example, an outdated, dingy bathroom can be transformed into an elegant space by using black porcelain tile floors, white tiled walls, and an aged iron chandelier.
The Bohemian interior style evokes a carefree, adventurous spirit. It’s also been around for decades and is unlikely to fade away as it unleashes color, patterns, and texture in a way that makes for a unique and relaxed aesthetic while adding a nod to global influence. It’s appealing to just about anyone who wants their home to show off more of their own personality. Coloring outside the lines is something encouraged with this style that really has no hard and fast rules. Speaking of colors, think rich hues and patterns. Combinations are also key in both layering elements like art and textiles and mixing finishes. When furnishing, search for pieces that have a nomadic or ethnic vibe, such as Southwestern, tribal, or Moroccan.