I am a big supporter of putting things in your home that YOU love. Sometimes we need some inspiration to know what we DO love. We look to what is trending either online, magazines or shops. I get most my inspiration from Instagram and catalogs. But if you are like me whenever you buy something new you think “I will love this forever…or I hope I do!”
I recently came across this an article on “Ten so called Trendy home decor ideas you will never get tired of.” I agreed with most of it. Their list included-
1- Mason Jars
2- Chalkboard Paint
3- Subway Tile
4- Open Shelving
5- Fairy Lights
6- Repurposed Items
7- Farmhouse Sinks
8- Barn Doors
9- Salvaged Wood
10- Chalk Paint
Granted the list came from Country Living, so some items won’t be exactly the same depending on your decor style. You can read the full article HERE.
I was inspired to write my own version of Trendy pieces of Home Decor- That Will Last! These are some of my favorite things that have lasted my schizophrenic decorating behaviors! And pieces that you WILL actually love forever.
I agree with Subway tile on their trendy list- I am adding it to my list too. I did white subway tile all over my our last home that we built 10 years ago. I loved it then and I still love it now. The only thing I regret- was the tile border that we did about 3/4th of the way up. Simple is better. We have it in our kitchen and upstairs bathroom in our current home. The only thing I regret- is doing a light gray grout in our bathroom upstairs. It looks weird when half of it is wet- like something is wrong with it. I did a dark charcoal gray in our kitchen and love the dark grout with subway tile.
Love this bathroom with the subway tile and my favorite dark grout (source)
We have a marble dining table now and I have wanted one for YEARS. This is something I will never get tired of. We also did marble subway tile on the showers and honey comb marble on both bathrooms. You can read more about our bathrooms HERE. I do think ANY marble accessory will be a design trend that lasts. I have had my marble cutting board and rolling pin for years and plan on keeping those.
White Plates and dishes-
I had all different colored dishes when we first got married. I also had a set of light blue dishes and a set of all red. But the thing I realized is that food looks BEST on white plates, the most appetizing. Not to mention white looks best not matter the occasion. I found a lot of my dishes at second hand stores and a nice simple set of dishes at Target.
Classic White Quilt
You can never go wrong with a white quilt on your bed. White bedding might seem trendy, and maybe all white is. But you will never look at it and think you should have went with the floral pattern. A year or two later you will still be happy with a nice white quilt or duvet. It is the best starting off point and the most versatile for those of us (me) who change up their pillows often.
I chose to add this one to my list because I will never tire of seeing antique pianos in homes. They add so much charm and not to mention happiness to homes. I personally think a painted piano is the greatest. I love to see them painted in fun colors too and have seen that trend for a long time.
You can read how I painted our piano HERE.
This is from one of my favorite bloggers who has a piano in her NYC apartment (source)
A touch of leather in a room goes a long way. This design trend will stand the test of time and only get better with age. A leather ottoman, pillow, chair or go all the way with a leather sofa, because it will be something you will never get tired of.
I know this is not a big commitment in the home decor area. But it is one trend that is always a good idea. Fake plants and flowers go through fazes of trendy styles. I can remember certain types that we could not keep in-stock in the store I worked at. Thinking back to those- I cringe. Now I would suggest purchasing a couple of real succulents and use fresh flowers and clippings whenever you can. I shared how I use succulents all throughout our home HERE.