Every design industry has its trends from year to year and decade to decade. Home furniture is no exception, and, unlike clothes we can tuck away in our closets, those items in our homes that are from a bygone fad are in our living spaces every day.
There are some furniture pieces, however, that stand the test of time. Whether it is because of classic style, clean design lines, or durable quality, there are several pieces that experts agree will hold their own in your home no matter the current trend.
Here are five such pieces, each something that you can find in the Greenington line:
1. Wooden Bookcase
No matter the era or current fad, a classic wooden bookshelf is a timeless staple that has a place in every home.
“…it’s a great way to showcase your personality through your curated mix of decorative objects, books, and art. […] You’ll get a lot of design mileage out of something simple and sturdy.”Danielle Blundell of Apartment Therapy
Whether standing alone or grouped together to make a wall of shelves, a wooden bookshelf will offer flexible space to hold your favorite treasures throughout the years.
2. Upholstered Headboard
No matter the design or fabric, a simple upholstered headboard is one that keeps its style through years of sleeping and waking hours.
“Not only is [a simple upholstered headboard] super-comfortable and perfect for reading in bed, but also it’s a timeless piece that will fit in across trends and aesthetics.”Eva Taylor Grant of Bustle
To keep it extra versatile, headboards that use timeless neutral colors (like our Mercury line) help them work with whatever bedding strikes your fancy.
3. Console Table
As versatile as they are durable, console tables are the undersung furniture of timeless design.
“Consoles are amazing. They’re made for entries but can be used behind sofas, as stands for televisions, or even as makeshift desks. They’re way more versatile than you think.”Danielle Blundell of Apartment Therapy
The flexibility of being able to move these tables to different places and uses around the home is one of the reasons we love them, as well.
4. A Simple Front Dresser
A staple in almost every bedroom. A simple front dresser integrates with changing bedding and other furniture that may come and go with seasons and trends.
“A dresser may not feel like the most glamorous piece you have…but [a gorgeous, simple dresser] will look good in your room and stand the test of time.”Eva Taylor Grant of Bustle
When thinking long term, these are not just great in your own room for years and years, but can become a central fixture in children’s rooms or guest rooms as your home and life grow.
5. Mid-Century Anything
The classic style that has been more timeless than many others. Mid-century modern has been a standard due to its no frills, pure approach to design. and quality materials.
“Form follows function is one of the main tenets of mid-century style, so are clean lines, organic shapes, simple details and minimal ornamentation. Materials like wood, glass, plastic, metal and lucite, plus bold graphic and geometric patterns, and a range of bright and neutral colors also characterize mid-century pieces. Part of what makes them so popular and relevant today is the fact that an emphasis on practicality and streamlined design never goes out of style.”From Living Spaces
The difference with mid-century modern is often in the materials that hold up so well over time. For example, our pieces are made from 100% solid Moso bamboo that is harder than many hardwoods. Like most mid-century pieces, the difference is when you can see and touch it to know how timeless it will be. That’s the difference that stands the test of time.
We make sustainable furniture that helps protect our planet; by designing pieces that are timelessly beautiful and durable, we ensure you will love them in your home for a lifetime.