Tips to create a timeless interior

Creating timeless interiors that you’ll love for years to come is what I do. But what is a timeless interior? And how do you create one? I have a few tips and tricks up my sleeve to help you understand what makes interiors timeless and how to create them in your own home.

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Tips to create a timeless interior

Hi, I’m Nadine

Interior design expert, globetrotter and the creative mind behind this blog and NH.DESIGN.

I’m originally from Germany but have been living abroad for over 10 years, from Canada and the UK to Sweden.

So I ask myself the question what “home” means every day.
I have made it my mission to help as many people as possible to find their own answer to this.

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Start with a neutral colour palette for a timeless home

The easiest way to create timeless interiors that you’ll enjoy for a long is to start with a neutral colour palette. It gives you the freedom to do whatever you want, change and refresh things as often as you like without being bound by specific colours or materials.

Be inspired by trends, don't copy them

Trends are great…to a certain extend. I’m not the biggest fan of following trends unless you really love something.
That’s why I always recommend my clients to take trends as an inspiration rather than copying them 1 to 1.

This will help you to create the timeless interior you’ll enjoy for a long time which in turn saves you tons of time and money.

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    Less (visual clutter) is more

    To keep any interior looking fresh, clean and timeless, less is more. That goes for everything but especially decor. Too much decoration can easily become visually overwhelming and a cluttered look isn’t really timeless.

    Focus on functionality to create a timeless interior

    Functionality is key in any interior. If a space doesn’t function well for your needs and lifestyle it doesn’t matter how beautiful it is, you’ll still end up resenting it.
    The trick to combining function and form is to make sure the pieces you need are beautiful.

    An example: instead of buying your off-the-shelf coffee maker from any regular store, do a little research and find one that makes a visual statement. This way a functional piece sitting on your kitchen counter becomes a decorative object at the same time.

    Pro Tip for timeless interiors: refresh, don't renovate

    The importance of a timeless interior is that you can easily refresh it, whether that’s just for the seasons or to give it a completely different look. It costs a lot less money (and time) to refresh a space than to renovate it.

    Read about the power of textiles, and how you can easily transform your home without spending a lot of money, here.

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    With these design tips it’s easy to create a timeless interior.

    Thanks for reading!
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    Take care, Nadine

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