Is Your Home Trendy or Timeless?

One of the most exciting things about interior design is that it’s always evolving and innovating. If you’re an avid reader of Freshome, you already know that there is constantly a hot new home design trend making its way through Pinterest boards and design blogs. As exciting as that is, it also means that if you choose to incorporate fashionable items into your home’s design, it’s a good bet that at some point they will grow antiquated.

Turn on the TV and any home improvement show will tell you that the many of the styles that were incredibly popular just a few decades ago are now considered to be tacky and dated. If you want to focus on following trends, you need to prepared for the possible necessity of redesigning your rooms once tastes change, especially if you’re thinking of putting your home on the market.

As always, there are exceptions to every rule. In this case, it’s how much you love a particular design element. If you find a particular item that speaks to your personal sense of style and you can’t stop thinking about — go for it. Taking pride in your home will never go out of fashion.

When it comes time to redesign your home, you’ll likely find yourself asking an age-old question: Should you go with a modern and trendy design or opt for a more timeless look?

While these two options are not necessarily mutually exclusive, it does take some know-how to combine them cohesively. Trendy can be too bold, and traditional can be too boring. However, finding a balance of both trendy and traditional means you’ll love the space now, and continue to enjoy it years down the road.

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