Meadowlark Interiors loves to work with clients on improving their spaces, whether it be a full renovation, furniture selections, or getting your home ready for the market. We truly believe that adding timeless features to your home, will not only help with resale, but will help you take more daring choices in other parts of the home. After all, our tagline is Timeless Design for the Modernized Home.
However, this is easier said than done - am I right? What if you like trendy tile, or loud and bold bedding? How do you know which aspects to keep timeless and which to tone down for longevity’s sake. We are here to help you with 3 easy tips to get you on your way!
Limit Trendy Pieces
Going with trendy and bold pieces isn’t a bad thing, but think about the balance between rooms and furniture pieces. When selecting timeless elements, choose classic pieces like your sofa and rug to be in the background, and the pillows, throws, and décor to be the real eyecatchers. Selecting a neutral sofa whether it be in lighter or darker tones, can really set the stage for really beautiful design elements. Additionally, pillows, rugs, décor, and art are very easy to switch out over time. By allowing the main pieces to stay, you are able to switch your décor as your style does over the years.
Layer to Add Interest
Layering items such as candlesticks on the mantle, decorative objects and books on your coffee table, and a chunky throw on your sofa can really bring life to a room. Group accessories in pairs of 3 in varying sizes and heights. We love to add natural elements such as foliage, ceramics, and unique pieces to really give a space character.
Collect Items that Reflect your Personality or have Significance to your Family
I was scrolling through Instagram and a quote caught my eye and it said: “ One should never be the oldest thing in one’s house”. I believe in this on a different level. While yes, having beautiful brand new furniture, decor, artwork, and home can be extremely appealing, I think adding in some charm and personal effects is what makes the home. My husband loves old vintage cameras and has them on display in our office. They aren’t expensive or valuable, but they reflect his interests and are a conversation starter when guests come over. Think of finding yourself, in little items, sprinkled throughout your home that reflect YOU! I am personally drawn to earth tones and unique decorative accessories found at vintage shops and flea markets. Challenge yourself to go find treasures at local small businesses around town.
Stay true to yourself and you will have the perfect balance of style and personality.