Whether it be in fashion, food or home design, each industry has their very own “classic” piece or element. In fashion there is the white button-up blouse, in home design there are neutral tones, both pieces and elements that will never go out of style.
With trends changing so frequently in today’s day and age, it can be a bit tiresome keeping up with it all – especially if you want to stay on-trend for as long as possible. Luckily when it comes to home design, there are more classics to fall back on versus one-off trends. Here are some of our favourite home design classics we can’t help but fall in love with all over again!
Classic Designs for Dining Rooms
Open-Concept Floor Plan – Open-concepts have been around for a while now and it doesn’t look like this “trend” will become a “fad” anytime soon. This design is considered a classic because it is not only aesthetically preferred, it is also practical. Appearance-wise, an open concept can really enlarge a room and with the hustle and bustle that typically takes place in a dining room, an open concept is the way to go!
Casement Windows – This window style is a classic and is often found in traditional styled homes. Long and straight casement windows are and will forever be a popular pick for dining rooms. This style of window is quite simple in terms of design and functionality. Because it has the ability to open and close with the help of a single hinge, it offers plenty of sunshine and fresh air. On top of that, casement windows come in various sizes.
Classic Designs for Kitchens
White Cabinets – White cabinets are the definition of classic! This style has been around for over 100 years, appearing for the first time in cottages located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Today, white cabinets go beyond cottages and can be found in most homes around the world! A crisp, clean, and contemporary coat of white paint can really brighten up a kitchen while also making the space feel bigger as a whole.
Bold Lighting Fixtures – It’s funny how a single lighting fixture can really amp up the look of a kitchen. If you’re taking the traditional route, consider a classic chandelier. If you want a more modern approach, go for a more modern silhouette. A bold and dramatic lighting fixture is a must-have in kitchens!
Classic Designs for Home Offices
Natural Lighting – Often times natural light is credited for its ability to help improve mental health. This is why natural lighting in a work space will never go out of style. In a room filled with high-stress, lots of brain power usage, and deadlines to meet, it is key to have nice, bright windows to keep you sane while working! Natural lighting offers vitamin D and can help with keeping you inspired and motivated.
Separate Areas for Work and Rest – Like stated before, an at-home office holds a lot of tension and stress. Traditionally and in modern times, home offices offer two different spaces: one for work and the other for rest. This allows you to step away from work life without fully checking out.
We only touched on a few of our favourite home design classics but we can confidentially say that there are much, much more out there! You can never go wrong with a classic style or design.
With that being said, we don’t want to discredit any new modern features and elements that have been recently introduced to the home design world. We highly encourage our clients to choose certain features and functions based on their lifestyle and practicality. Don’t be afraid to mix classic pieces with modern pieces!