There’s nothing better than filling your home with beautiful finds that will stand the test of time. For one, it eliminates any pressure to constantly redecorate—there’s no need to worry about pieces appearing too trendy after just a few months. Plus, homes that are decorated with classic items always appear so effortlessly elegant and sophisticated, and isn’t that always the goal when decorating? If you’re looking for some fabulous home decor that will never go out of style, here are seven essentials you absolutely won’t regret picking up today.
Candlesticks are a classic home decor item. Whether you place them on your mantel, dining table, or dresser top (or in all three of these places), you really can’t go wrong. I love to light the taper candles in my bedroom, climb into bed with a book and a mug of tea, and pretend that I live inside a Jane Austen novel. Although some of my favorite candlesticks have come from thrift stores, you can find vintage (and vintage-looking) pieces online, too—no rummaging necessary.
2. Ornate Mirrors
I love a good ornate mirror, whether you place it above a dresser or lean it casually in a hallway. These pieces often require a bit of an investment up front, but the pay-off is so worth it. Mirrors will always remain en vogue and can work wonders in brightening up any space (and making it look more elevated). In this case, bigger is always better, so don’t be afraid to go oversized.
3. White Sofas
White sofas are having a major moment right now due to the influence of the coastal grandmother aesthetic. But truthfully, they have always been in style and will continue to be a living room staple for years to come. There’s something about a crisp, white sofa that is just so elegant. Plus, you can always dress yours up with patterned pillows and throw blankets if you want a pop of color or pattern.
4. Jute Rugs
Jute rugs can do no wrong. The easy-to-clean material complements so many decor styles wonderfully, and it’s quite durable to boot. A jute rug can also make an excellent base layer if you wish to place a smaller, more colorful piece on top.
5. Bistro Tables
Bistro tables look lovely indoors and out and make for fabulous dining setups in small apartments. A bistro table can even double as a desk, vanity, or entryway table when styled accordingly. These tables come in all shapes and sizes, but you can never go wrong with a marble top and wrought iron base—très Parisian.
6. Crystal Vases
It’s always important to keep a vase or two on hand so you can display your farmer’s market blooms in style. Crystal vases in particular look timeless and chic as home decor. Etsy is one of the best places to scoop up vintage pieces that are truly works of art, but you can get a similar look from a variety of retailers.
7. Landscape Art
Landscape art is the perfect way to add color to a neglected nook. Bonus points if you place your landscape piece in a vintage-style frame to give it a weathered, collected look. Landscape works also look stunning grouped together—the more, the merrier!