Decorating a home successfully is about timeless design, not following fads or trends but creating a perfectly balanced environment that won't date...
How do you design a home's interior that will remain timeless? Choose subtle colours, pastels or neutrals not bright or dominant colours and a mix of furniture. When I say mix up your furniture, choose a few older pieces, vintage, antique or maybe re-cycled and find a couple of contemporary pieces to work with them. I say it many times, "matching 3 piece dining, lounge or bedroom suites is the quickest way of giving your home an outdated look".
Pattern and texture should be carefully chosen just as designer, Karla Amadatsu has in this Vancouver home. Karla of Kerrisdale Design, depicts what I consider are the elements of timeless design, a subtle palette of neutral colours that will work with any colour or pattern, antique and modern furniture that compliment each other and the addition of interesting accent pieces make all the difference. Decorative cushions pull a scheme together and if your foundation is right, then all you need do is change your cushions for a fresh, new look. Another important point to remember is not to clutter up your foundation with too many accessories, keep it simple and change things around from time to time instead of displaying all your decorative pieces at once.
Above: Decorative cushions add interest and lift a neutral sofa. Cushions are the easiest way to change the look of a room or update it if your foundation is timeless
Above: Side tables are a must, a great place for a lamp and some decorative pieces or simply a vase of flowers
Above: A few stacked coffee table books can look great when finished off with a decorative piece such as a piece of agate, large crystal or coral