Since my first post on Over 55 Decor stimulated so much interest, I have decided to continue the concept as a series. You can read the first installment here. Most baby boomers want a home that looks current and fresh now but won’t look dated in three or four years. It might be our last house. As I stated in my first post, most of us have traveled and brought back accessories for our home. We have collected real art, and perhaps some antiques. We want to combine all of these elements cohesively without making our house look like a gallery or a museum. Timeless design is quietly understated, simple and sophisticated “just like us”. How do we go about making our homes functional and sensible yet stylish and fresh at any age?
1. Keep the Design Consistent Throughout the House. Try to pick mostly neutrals and a couple of accent colors that will be continued throughout the home. Every room should connect to those around it in some way. If not you end up with a disjointed home.
Black is the glue that holds this project together in the Highlands Project from Amy Morris.
2. Use Quality Details and Make Thoughtful Choices. Pick classic furniture pieces with clean and simple lines in neutral fabrics. Keep the expensive items neutral and timeless Splurge on signature, quality pieces that will stand the test of time.
“belong” to a room. It shouldn’t be too large as to overpower, or too small as to seem insignificant.
8. Stick to Clean Lines– less is more, . Avoid overly carved ornate furnishings that will become dated quickly.
9. Invest In Antiques (if none have been handed down) they can give your space a sense of history and character. They help create a curated look and create a sense of history. Antique furniture becomes timeless when incorporated with other styles and furnishings.
10. Choose some items that just make you happy (regardless of trends) You’re less likely to get tired of a piece if you’ve always gravitated to that style.