Decor that has the privilege to be called ‘timeless’ is extremely rare. We think of an interior design that has stood the test of time and only a handful of styles are namable. Victorian, Georgian, amazing Baroque, Catholic-Rennaisance, Rococo, and classical are among the top choices. But in the modern era, what can we still determine to be timeless? We have seen so many improvements, so many changes in materials, proportions, color schemes and themes, how is it possible to still have any decor that stands the test of time?
Design that has staying power
Forget neutrals, let’s consider earth tones if we’re going to talk about staying power. Take, for example, hardwood floors. No matter how modern a home’s decor may be, hardwood floors are always welcome. Beechwood, ash, walnut, American cherry, yew and oak can all be found at the best flooring stores. Find the best hardwood by speaking with the experts in-store or you can just go online and start a conversation about your needs. They are extremely experienced so it’s best to listen to their advice on what type of wood to use, what varnish or oil finish to have and the dimensions of your floorboards. Hardwood floors have amazing class and style, your guests will be impressed, that’s for sure.
When we look inside English manor houses or penthouses of the rich and famous, one form of art keeps cropping up again and again. Greek tragic sculptures are amazingly timeless. They just sing and shout of raw human emotion. That’s why you should consider these types of statues for your home. You shouldn’t overdo it with these but one, two or three in different rooms would be great.
- Bust. Do you have a favorite philosopher? Maybe a favorite war general of the ancient world? Then get their bust made and stand it on your window sill, side table or foyer table.
- Figurine. These smaller statues are superb for your living room and bedroom. They can be of little angels, virgins bathing, wandering maidens or even mythological creatures like a centaur.
- Full body. These are the largest sculptures, which you can have in your foyer or garden. These are true statements of your taste and interior design. Consider great statues of Achilles, Zeus or perhaps Hercules, doing magnificent deeds.
Lighting yin and yang
You need to have both modern and ‘old’ light in the home. Consider a candle chandelier instead of a crystal design. These are incredibly beautiful and they have been around for centuries. Thanks to modern design, they don’t have their candles changed frequently. However, for this yin you need yang. You should have LED sensor lamps that light up when you walk past. This can be great for your hallways, so people can move around the home without needing to turn the ceiling lights on, at midnight when they’re going to the bathroom.
Timeless interior design is very rare and should be treated with great respect. These are just some of the best things that every home should consider if it wants to have true staying power.