When it comes to interior design, trends come and go but it’s the classic staples that truly make a house a home. And while it’s always fun to spend countless hours browsing Pinterest for the latest in decor fads, we recommend sticking with a few key traditional pieces to frame your space.
Starting with neutral and classic furniture and then layering in some more trendy pieces allows you to create a unique space that blends together to capture your style.
We’ve gone ahead and compiled our list of 10 home accessories that are guaranteed to never go out of style:
The clean lines of a Chesterfield sofa are timeless. While the most traditional version is leather, these sofas are now available in a range of bright colors and fabrics, including tweed, linen, cotton and canvas. With all the variations available in textures and colors, this sofa can certainly become completely unique statement piece but the shape will always remain a classic.
Nothing is quite as time-honored as a good ol’ leather armchair. And the more lived-in it looks, the better. Perfect for rounding out a sitting room or a small reading nook, a leather armchair can make a big statement in any home. Jazz it up with a colorful pillow or throw and you’ll be well on your way to fighting over the best place to sip your morning joe.
Framed, decorative mirrors look great in just about every room of your home’s living room, bathroom, bedroom, entryway, you-name-it. Whether you buy new or from a vintage shop, a quality mirror is a timeless investment that can change the feel of your space instantly. Bonus? Mirrors are one of the most popular feng shui cures known to bring beneficial energy throughout your home.
The best way to frame a space in your house is with the use of a quality rug. Traditional Persian rugs have long been a classic go-to piece as they both look great both on any flooring and offer the durability to maintain their life through, well, yours. The intricate patterns and colors provide an exotic feeling and help to liven up traditional or modern-style spaces.
Chandeliers seem to be one style of lighting that will never fade away. While tastes and styles my change, there is something to be said for a statement piece dangling over your dining room, calling attention to your living area or brightening your hallway. While tastes may range from a classic crystal chandelier to a mid-century orb, a statement chandelier always adds a hint of glamour to your space. And glamour never goes out of style.
Eternally inviting, a freestanding tub is the end-all be-all of what we think about when we think about luxurious soaks. These tubs (particularly clawfoot tubs) have been a classic bathroom fixture for years and have risen again in popularity of late. Throw in a glass of wine and some bubbles and you’ve got us hooked for life.
A simple white pedestal sink adds a vintage touch to any bathroom, no matter your style. Perfect for smaller bathroom spaces, the pedestal sink is both inviting as well as space-saving. Throw a wicker basket underneath for extra storage and you’re all set.
At the end of a long day it’s all about bedding. Having the right space to curl up in at night can make all the difference in how good a night’s rest you’re able to get. A traditional white palette (on Belgian Linen, may we recommend) will allow you to more quickly decompress after a long day. Still need some extra oomph? Add a dash of color with decorative pillows or quilts.
Whether tufted or smooth, made of velvet or linen, curved or straight-lined, an upholstered headboard helps provide a bedroom with an eye-catching foundation. The great news is that headboards are now available in a variety of heights and widths, in order to best accommodate your living space – from tight apartment living in Brooklyn to expansive ranches in Texas. And a great headboard gets bonus points from us for providing much-needed back support for when you stay up late into the night with a great book.
An Adirondack-style chair is a true classic for outdoor seating. Whether you’re looking to style a veranda or a high-rise patio, the Adirondack pretty much takes the cake on the classic chair that provides a dash of style without giving up on comfort. A high-quality wooden version will not only last forever, but can get new life with a coat of paint to match the changes in trends over the years.
So, what do you think? Are there any other traditional pieces in your home that you can’t live without?
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