Trendy vs Timeless Design: Finding the Right Balance in Your Home

Wilkinson Homes living room with trendy and timeless design.

May 4, 2022

When deciding on which interior design style suits your home and your personal style best—sometimes two is better than one. It can be hard not to get too wrapped up in the design trends of the day, but it is important to take the time to think through each interior piece before choosing it. The key to your ideal home interior is knowing how to seamlessly blend the trends of the day with a timeless interior style that will last for years—and at Wilkinson Homes, we’re here to help. Read on to see some design tips to keep in mind for a perfectly balanced, timeless-yet-trendy home interior. 

Earth tones are in—and they are not going away

Some trends come and go in an instant, others have staying power—and earth tones are a trend with longevity and style. Earth tones—colors that are rooted in nature—are soothing, subdued tones that tend to be quite versatile. The array of shades and hues work perfectly together for a timeless-yet-trendy design, adding just enough warmth and vibrancy while remaining classy and eye-catching. 

Muddy and muted shades, including chocolate browns, moss greens, taupes, and murky mustards all fall into the earth tone category. Additionally, terracotta, cozy reds, and sultry grays infuse spaces with energy and warmth—two things that are always good to have in a room, no matter the season. These colors draw inspiration from the outdoors and never fail to make an interior feel homier. Whether you’re adding an evergreen fog accent wall or incorporating terracotta fabrics—following the earth tone trend adds the perfect amount of timelessness and trendiness all at once, and it provides the ultimate luxury and cozy feel in your home.

Simple and sophisticated

When finding the perfect balance between a timeless interior and the trends you love, it is important to ensure that the main pieces in your home remain simple, subtle, and sophisticated. The key to following home design trends without going overboard is to stick to the classics when it comes to your big-ticket items, and from there add in trendy accessories. 

A clean and simple slate will allow for plenty of room when it comes to adding hints of trends—such as starting with hardwood floors, marble countertops, and white cabinets in the kitchen while adding in a patterned wall or trendy earth-toned color. Larger items such as your dressers, couches, tables, and cabinets should be neutral pieces that will pair well with several smaller accessories. This will ensure that the backdrop of your home interior remains constant as the years go on while at the same time—pairing perfectly with any trends that catch your eye. 

Add in trendy accents

Home design trends can be a lot of fun, but for a more timeless look, you may want to incorporate trends in smaller, more subtle ways. If you love a particular trendy pattern, you may not want to buy an entire furniture set in that pattern but integrate it into your space with accent cushions or an area rug. When the main pieces in your home and your finishes lean toward a neutral color palette, you are easily able to add in a variety of different accessories depending on what is in style and what you are gravitating toward. Changing out smaller furniture pieces to add in velvet-lined armchairs throughout your living room, adding in a pop of paint color or wallpaper to the walls in your bedroom, or switching out your rugs every so often will keep your space looking fresh throughout the years without breaking the bank. 

The Wilkinson way

It is important to remember that your home is all yours. Channel your inner designer and trust your tastes and preferences when making decisions. The classics may be the classics, and trends may come and go—but your home must be a place that you love and enjoy spending time in. The spaces we design and live in are meant for us, and whether you go with something timeless or something bold and trendy—it is about finding the right balance for you.

At Wilkinson Homes, you will be able to customize your home interior to perfectly meet your style, and we will be right beside you throughout the process. While we’re always keeping up with the trends, our designs are always timeless and classy—such as our new Briarcreek North homes, which embody the perfect balance. If you need some design inspiration, take a look through our photo gallery to see our work come to life, and don’t forget to check out our custom homes for maximum personalization. Then, browse our quick move-in homes or find your perfect floor plan, and if you’re ready to start the journey to your dream home—give us a call at (610) 274-8283 or fill out our online form and set up a tour today.

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