To get that timeless look for your home, it makes sense to keep or invest in key decor items and materials that will transition not only through the various periods of your life, but also through changing styles.
You might have decorative items like that right now: an antique dresser with a beveled mirror or a well-made headboard your dad gave you when you got your first place.
Items that last a lifetime, and are passed on from generation to generation, include a variety of decor and furnishings that marry both outstanding function and beautiful design. Vases, oak dressers, teak dining room tables, old stoneware, dutch ovens, great sofas, and high tier beds are many items that are heirloom worthy. Take a look at some of my favorites.
Heirloom Quality Furnishings
1. Antique Dining Table
2. Handcrafted Dresser
A handcrafted pine, oak, teak, or walnut dresser or focal piece is something long lasting, evergreen, and versatile.
This kind of decor item lasts a lifetime! Every time someone comes to my house they notice the remarkable dressers in my daughter’s room–one is a large oak dresser embellished with curvilinear wood carvings, and hails from the 1920s (it’s a wonderful gift from my best friend’s parents, it once belonged to her grandfather). This dresser will last many more years. If this type of item loses its charm for you as a clothing storage unit, you can move it to a different part of your house like the bathroom, living room, or hallway.
Timeless Decor Touches
1. Great Paint in Neutral Palettes
Neutral paints act as a stage for your decor and your life and they can handle change!
I love color and think it makes a home unique. But if you are looking for a long-lasting style that holds up to changing lifestyles and interior décor trends, neutral and monochrome paints are recommended.
Classic or historic colors are winners.
This lovely gray is stylish and long lasting. You can add trending or exciting new patterns and fabrics with items like shades, throw pillows, prints, or furniture covers.
2. Functional and Attractive Window Treatments
3. Finished or Restored Mantelpiece
Art as decor can pretty much mean anything you love and consider to be well made. Remember to keep all purchasing information about the work and any correspondence from the artist or dealer.