Whether you’re building your new kitchen from the ground up or giving your current kitchen a refresh, we understand how hard it can be to decide between trendy and timeless designs or finishes. The last thing you want is to hate the decision two years down the line.
By the end of this post, you’ll have a better understanding of when you should choose timeless and when to choose trendy.

What is timeless design?
A timeless design is referred to as designs that won’t be affected by time or changes. These choices are often simple, subtle, very sophisticated and can easily adapt to what’s around them. Timeless choices also make for amazing backdrops to add trendy pieces as times change.

YOUR style
What may be timeless to one person, is not always timeless to the next. You need to decide which design elements will make you happy and which are important to you. If you love white ceiling beams and subway tiles, then that’s your timeless style.

If you’re a bit confused as to what your personal favourites are, head over to Pinterest and Instagram and have a look at what you gravitate towards the most. If it’s something you constantly add to your Pinterest boards, then you know there’s a high chance of it being part of your personal style.

What is trendy design?
There’s always a place for trendy designs in any new home or renovation. And adding just the right amount can go a long way.

Trendy designs are fads that come and go. Some last for years, while others are only on-trend for a year. When you start seeing the same design over and over when scrolling on Instagram, you know it’s a trendy design.

The goal of keeping the perfect balance between timeless and trendy is how you tie them in. The goal should be to stick to your personal design style and sprinkle in trendy finishes here and there.

Ask yourself
When it comes to choosing those finishes to add in, there are some questions to ask yourself:
– Is it adaptable?
– Is it simple?
– Would I still choose this if it wasn’t a trend?
If you answered yes to any of these, then you’ve found yourself a finish that can stand the test of time!

Where do I add trendy and where do I add timeless?
Make the timeless finishes the ones that are harder to change. This includes cabinets, storage, flooring, and trimmings. Essentially, the foundation of your kitchen.

For the trendy pieces, you can go for inexpensive and easily changeable options like chairs, a splashback, light fixtures, linens, and even wall art.

Styles are always changing and evolving, but if you love the finishes, then they will never go out of style in your home. If you’re ready to start the design journey, get in touch with one of our highly skilled designers: www.easylifekitchens.co.za/showrooms/