As your new home nears completion, you are probably thinking about how you’re going to style it - will it be timeless or trendy?
Go down the timeless route and you risk your living areas becoming dull. Choose trendy, and you risk your decor dating in just a few years’ time. At Impressions, we specialise in affordable luxury home designs built to stand the test of time so we understand your dilemma. Here are just a few of our tips and tricks on how to get the balance just right when decorating your new home.
Incorporate both timeless and trendy
There’s no hard and fast rule saying you have to choose one or the other. Blending both timeless and trendy elements into your new home is a fantastic way to give your house long-term value while staying on-trend. Consider making the elements of your home that are more long-standing, such as flooring or kitchen benchtops, timeless. This is bound to add value to your home (and be less expensive to replace in a few years’ time). Trendy accent and accessory pieces can be used to jazz up an area, such as scatter cushions, picture frames and lamps. Even a colourful feature wall you no longer love can be treated with a new coat of paint. These are easy and inexpensive components to replace, and can be done multiple times over the years without hitting your hip pocket too hard.
Ensure those heirloom pieces really are timeless
Holding onto Aunt Bertha’s antique dresser may seem like the right thing to do, but you need to weigh up the pros and cons of whether it’s right for you. If you’re living in a contemporary home, can it be successfully incorporated into your design plans? Perhaps it can be painted or re-stained to fit into your colour scheme.
Invest in a flexible colour palette
Choosing a fairly neutral colour scheme not only helps keep your home fashionable and modern, but it is bound to save you money in the long-run. Deciding to go with paint over wallpaper is a far more affordable option, as it’s less expensive than wallpaper to remove and replace. Paint is also less likely to go out of fashion. If neutral colour tones really put you to sleep, try adding some oomph to your living spaces with colourful accessories and paintings. Textures can also warm up a neutral area - think luxurious plush-pile rugs, cashmere throws and wooden or metallic feature pieces.
When you build with Impressions, we will work with you to ensure your interior colour selections such as your benchtops, cabinets or tiles suit your style and future plans.
For more information about how Impressions can help with your affordable luxury home design questions, please contact our team on 6461 5297. Alternatively, you can make an enquiry online by using our contact us form.