Our top picks for classic home design ideas
These classic, yet contemporary home design ideas are classics for a reason. Some styles will never go out of fashion; include them in your space for a warm and reassuring feel. As a bonus, future buyers will appreciate the familiar aesthetic. Here’s our classic inspiration to get the wheels turning.
Create a comfortable home
Cosy plaid patterns
Plaid patterns add a homely feel to any space, creating warmth and contrast against any feminine styled space. These can be as simple as a cushion, or a throw, but if you’re loving plaid, you can go all out with a wallpapered feature wall.
For the practical amongst us, built-in shelving is not only aesthetically pleasing but saves space. Shelves offer utility without the bulk of added furniture. Additionally, built-in storage is recognised by real estate agents as a convincing selling point.
Is there anything more comforting than a fireplace? Even here in sunny Queensland, a fireplace adds a homeliness that can’t be beaten. A fireplace adds a rustic charm that goes beyond practical use. It can be the focal point of a bedroom, living space, or even a bathroom!
Speaking of bathrooms, it doesn’t get more classically styled than a soaking tub. There are thousands of options for a tub which will add a sense of luxury to your home. If you want to go all out, you can pair it with marble detailing for a luxe bathroom experience.
Stripes are an easy way to add a sense of classic style to your home. Perfect in the bedroom, or dining or living areas, striped upholstery is a favourite for a reason. Simple, straight lines, in a beige or navy blue, add timeless elegance to a room.
Bright, white kitchens are here to stay. Something about the clean lines and shiny surfaces screams classic elegance and adds a cozy feel. Just remember to install bright and beautiful light fixtures to balance and enhance the pure white surfaces.