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Be trendy, not tragic: expert tips for future-proofing your interior

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Trends happen to the best of us, and they’re a lot of fun. But they don’t last forever.

Sometimes no matter how much money and time you invest in decorating your home, your interior decor becomes a bit tired and the look you once loved doesn’t work as well.

So how can you passe-proof your home, while still indulging in the latest look? Here’s what the experts suggest:

Think about your colour base: do you prefer warm neutrals (stone and sand colours), or a cool palette (whites and ...

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Think about your colour base: do you prefer warm neutrals (stone and sand colours), or a cool palette (whites and greys). Be consistent.

FIGURE OUT YOUR PERSONAL STYLE

You know which clothing styles work on your body, but do you know your decor style? Are you a warm and cosy sort of person, or a clean-lined minimalist? Knowing your own interior style is crucial if you want to create a home you’ll love beyond the current season.

Even a neutral colour scheme can look dated when it's too matchy-matchy. But don't despair - a quick coat of paint would ...

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Even a neutral colour scheme can look dated when it’s too matchy-matchy. But don’t despair – a quick coat of paint would give this setting a new lease of life.

CONSIDER YOUR HOME’S DESIGN, TOO

What works in a high-ceilinged contemporary home isn’t necessarily appropriate for a heritage villa. And vice-versa. You can still have the decor style that you truly love, but you may need to tweak it a bit to come in line with your home’s architectural character.

The good news? If your home or apartment has no discernable character, it doesn’t mean you’re living in an anonymous-looking box – you’ve got the most flexibility of all!

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