If you’re renovating your home, building something custom, or just redecorating, you’re likely faced with a perennial question — do you ride the latest home design trends or go with more evergreen choices?

Going with the latest fashions ensures that your home is cutting edge and modern. The downside is that when fashions change in five to ten years, your home will look outdated. If you’re planning on selling within a few years, or if you have the budget to remodel again, ride whatever trends you like.

Otherwise, you might consider design trends that never go out of style. These safe but stylish choices will help guarantee that your home looks great today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

Focus Your Home Design on Neutral Colors

Color palettes drift in and out of style. This year’s bold blue and punchy orange may look gaudy five years from now, but you can never go wrong with off-whites, greys, and other muted colors. Instead of letting your walls dominate your design, keep them neutral, and add pops of color using furniture, pillows, and other design elements.

Include Built-In Bookcases

Built-ins are always welcome additions to any space. They’re a stylish way to add extra storage without the need for furniture. They transform offices into studies, living rooms into display areas, and class up every other room they grace.

Choose Neutral Kitchen Cabinets

Home design trends tend to change more rapidly in the rooms we use the most. As a result, kitchen styles rise and crash frequently. To keep your kitchen looking clean, modern, and stylish, go with neutral white cabinets. They brighten up kitchens of any size and provide a neutral backdrop that pairs well with a wide variety of countertops, appliances, and fixtures.

Include Antiques in Your Home Design

Furniture follows a curious pattern. When it first hits the market, it’s trendy and modern. As it ages, it falls out of favor and becomes outdated. But once it becomes sufficiently old, usually 50 years or more, it cycles back around and becomes stylishly evergreen.

Antiques bring warmth to interior spaces and tend to pair well with most design aesthetics. It’s good practice to include at least one older piece in every room. But of course, you may choose to decorate with nothing but antiques, and that’s fine, too.

Fireplaces Aren’t Just For Living Rooms

The hearth has always been a focus of family life. While we don’t cook in them anymore, a fireplace brings warmth and timeless elegance to any room. Consider building one between two rooms. A double-sided hearth could bring the beauty of a winter’s fire to both your living and dining rooms.

You might also consider adding one to your master suite. Imagine falling asleep each night to the relaxing crackle of a warm fire. As a bonus, they can help cut down on heating expenses.

Exposed Brick Adds a Vintage Feel to Home Design

Exposed brick has an organic appeal that suits almost any space. With contemporary home design, it lends an industrial edge. More rustic designs benefit from its historical aesthetic. You can whitewash brick or leave it clean. No matter how you treat it, it’s a lovely addition to any room.

Install Oak Hardwood Flooring — Anywhere

Hardwood has been one of the most popular flooring options in the U.S. almost since its inception, and oak has been the wood of choice. It grows in abundance, has a lovely grain pattern, and is exceptionally durable.

Today you can get oak flooring in a range of sizes and finishes. It lends any space a classic feel, and its natural reddish-golden hues grant your rooms a cozy glow. Try it in a kitchen, bathroom, or anywhere.

Whether you like classic styling or prefer contemporary interiors, the designers at Cannon Construction Group can help you realize the home of your dreams. If you live in the Stanwood/Camano Island, WA area, and you’re thinking about renovations or custom builds, give us a call.  We’d be happy to discuss your options and provide you a free estimate. Contact us today! Remote appointments are available.