6 Tips for Choosing Timeless Interior Finishes

Are you building or renovating and you find yourself feeling nervous that you’ll make the "wrong" choices, make design decisions that are too trendy or you’ll soon regret making those decisions? Don't worry, we’ve got you covered. 

When it comes to choosing finishes for your home, it is crucial to consider timeless products that will last a lifetime, not only for your own budget, but also for the impact building and renovation has on the environment. Whether you are upgrading your entire home or just one room, these tips will help you choose finishes to achieve an elegant look that will stand the test of time.



  1. Choose Neutral Colours

When selecting finishes for your home, choose neutral colours that won't go out of style. Different tones of the same neutral can also have surprisingly varied effects. For example, one shade of white can have a warming effect, while another will have a cooling effect.

Neutral colours such as beige, taupe, grey, brown and white are timeless and versatile, making it easy to add accent colours with décor accessories such as throws, pillows, art, lighting fixtures and rugs. Your accessories can easily be refreshed every few months or years according to seasonal trends or your personal style. 



  1. Invest in Quality Materials

Investing in high-quality materials is crucial when it comes to choosing timeless finishes. Materials such as natural stone, bamboo, wood, leather, cork, metal and glass are not only durable, but also versatile, and can be used in various ways to create a sophisticated look that won't date. 



  1. Consider the Functionality

Interior finishes are normally used in the last stages of the manufacturing or construction process. They form the final surface of any building element. The purpose of the final finish is to protect the element from corrosion, water, abrasion, frost or impact, and can also be decorative.

The finishes you choose should therefore be practical, functional, and easy to clean and maintain. Finishes like engineered stone countertops, porcelain tiles and washable paint are all good examples of durable interior finishes that will last for years to come.



  1. Keep it Simple

When it comes to choosing finishes for your home, it is always best to keep it simple. Avoid overly ornate materials and stick to simple, tasteful finishes that will stand the test of time.

Simple finishes like wood and marble are timeless and elegant and have been popular throughout the ages due to their ability to add visual interest, warmth, and depth to interiors.



  1. Keep it cohesive

When choosing interior design finishes, consider the colour scheme, texture, and style and stick to a consistent colour palette. Choose finishes with complementary textures rough vs. smooth, cool tones vs. warm, flat colour vs. patterned, and so forth.

Also, make sure that the finishes you choose match the overall style of the room. It's helpful to gather inspiration and create a mood board to ensure all finishes work well together.


  1. Incorporate Plants

Finally, plants are a great way to add a touch of nature to your interior design. Not only will plants add a splash of colour and texture to your space, but they can also help purify the air and improve your mood. Plus, plants are always in style, so they are a great way to keep your design looking timeless.

 By following these interior design tips, you can create a stylish interior that will never go out of style. Start your interior design journey today and create a home that you will love for years to come.

If you’re unsure how to apply these to your space, don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation.

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