I was looking through The Inspired Room book this weekend and noticing how many of the same decor pieces and furniture we still use today! I’ve gotten so many messages over the years from people who notice that I often use what I have to decorate my home but style them in different ways. I hope that inspires you, rest assured that you don’t always have to buy new things in order to get a new look!
In the Instagram world these days, I see so many full room makeovers where pretty much every piece of furniture is brand new every year. Redecorating over and over again with new pieces until you get it right just not realistic for most of us! I wrote more about how to decorate with what you have and update it over time in How to Decorate: The Slow Process to a Style You’ll Love.
Sometimes you DO need or want to buy something new, of course! When I get new things I want to be able to just mix them in to what I have. I think if you choose the right things, you should be able to keep them for many years or even a lifetime! If you buy an entire room full of furniture that is currently trendy, when that trend passes you feel like you have to redecorate to bring a room up-to-date.
I’m pretty selective when I choose a new key or staple piece of furniture. I consider them investments, not disposable pieces. My advice is to stick to timeless furnishings with simple or classic lines. That way it’s pretty easy to switch a thing or two or add a new item to refresh your look, but your home is unlikely to get quickly outdated. The whole room might not be on the cutting edge of all of the trends, but you can easily mix in a trend or two so it feels fresh and up to date.
Right now I’m in the process of rearranging my living room. I think it’s fun to refresh a space without buying anything new! I’ll share my rearranged room with you soon.
In the meantime, I wanted to show you a few items I have purchased within the past 1- 20 years that I consider classic staple pieces.
Many of them are also on sale today!
Five of my most timeless pieces I’ve purchased in the last 1-20 years are:
Leather Sofa (on sale!)
Glass Lamp (on sale!)
Slipcovered Sofa (on sale!)
Leather Ottoman (similar, on sale!)
1. Leather Sofa
This sofa has just gotten better and cozier with age! Mine is the color ‘toffee’ in the loveseat size. I don’t think they make that color or size anymore but the signature maple leather looks very similar to mine!
We have the deep 80 inch with warm white denim, more detailson what I chose and why here.
3. Leather Ottoman (similar to mine above)
We have the larger size!
5. Cane Bed
This comes in two color options!
What are your favorite timeless pieces in your home?