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tcollz
Excellent article thank you, I love white walls as they are such a great backdrop to everything else, and as you say, creating the timeless base allows other things like accessories to evolve over time.

Thanks for explaining the cool vs warm as well.
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Emma Bolger

@taryncolless - my absolute pleasure, I'm so pleased to hear you found it helpful and look forward to hearing how your decorating projects go :)

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nancymiller48

I tend to agree with Pamela - all a bit "On Trend". I dont agree that all white is timeless - just look to the past to see what is timeless. No all-white rooms in the georgeous Victorian villas, or the spacious well-designed 60s houses. I do think the flooring suggestions are relevant, and I suppose an addition of metalics is fine, although I think these can be very dating, as the different metals seem to slide in and out of fashion rapidly - I suppose you dont therefore have to wait long before the one you have chosen comes around again!

I think timeless style comes from avoiding trends and choosing easy-to-live-with colours, perhaps rather complex shades, with a bit of muddiness or 'dust' to soften. Open plan yes, if it suits your home and your way of living. Plain finishes, nothing fussy, simple fixtures, nothing jarring. Floor to ceiling window dressings, built-in storage to reduce the need for lots of furniture. Then add the drama wit your choices of art, decorative items, lots of books, cushions, comfortable pouffes, throws; make the space seem comfortable, somewhere you want to sit down and relax. That to me is timeless, that sense of ease, comfort and homeliness.

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