Use These Stunning Interior Design Trends For a Timeless Look

Use These Stunning Interior Design Trends For a Timeless Look

It can be pretty challenging to keep up with the ever-evolving trends of our modern world, in fashion, music, technology, and many more aspects of our everyday lives. 

The design of your home isn’t something you’ll necessarily have the time or money to switch up every time a new trend rolls around. For this reason, it can be beneficial to stick to the timeless trends that are guaranteed to never go out of style. 

(Not to mention, implementing timeless interior design into your home is significantly more sustainable than following new trends.)

Need help knowing how to give your home that classic look? We’ve compiled a guide to some of our favourite interior design elements that you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come. 


If You Can Sit On It, Upholster It

There’s nothing more stylish and timeless than furniture that actually serves a function. No one wants a chair or sofa that’s too uncomfortable to actually relax on. Upholstered furniture is a simple, elegant way to make your home more comfortable and functional whilst also adding some personality.

Why not make it a statement piece by adding a splash of colour or a bold pattern?

Your Books Need a Home, Too

Speaking of functionality, what’s more practical than building your bookcases into the walls of your house?

There’s nothing quite as calming as walking into a room full of books. Built-in bookcases offer a stylish way of displaying all those beautiful hardbacks whilst opening up the floor space. On an aesthetic level, they certainly give off an aura of sophistication.

Brickwork Makes the Dream Work

If you really want to show off the history of your home, there’s no better way than through exposed brickwork.

Give your house an authentic feel by stripping it back to its core. By showing off the brickwork, you are paying homage to the architecture itself.

Go Minimal for Maximal Impact

Nothing kills a home like clutter.

Over-decorating is an easy way to make your house look perpetually messy. If you want to create a look that stands the test of time, you’ll most likely want to ditch the excess and create a simple, minimalist look that is easy to tidy, looks good and prioritises functionality.

Conserve Your Style With a Stylish Conservatory

Conservatories are the perfect place to implement all of these design trends. You can design your conservatory to serve whatever purpose you have in mind, whether you want somewhere to relax in nature, somewhere to practise your hobbies or even a functional office space designed to boost your productivity and creativity. 

Conservatories in themselves are very much a timeless home feature, perfect for connecting you to nature all year round.

Luckily for you, we at Outside Interests are experts in all things conservatory and all things interior design. We can elevate your home, making it more practical and comfortable for you and all the family. 

Check out our website for more details on what we offer, or pop down to our Barnham showroom to talk to a member of our team. We’re always more than happy to talk to you about your needs and offer advice on which styles would work best for your property. 

Contact Outside Interests for a timeless look every time. 


Make Sure You Consider These 3 Things Before Building a Garden Office

Make Sure You Consider These 3 Things Before Building a Garden Office

If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty high chance that you’ve had to work from home at some point over the past few years.

As the pandemic spread across the world, home offices have become an increasingly popular and necessary part of many houses. Even post-pandemic, many people are finding working from home to be the new norm.

Of course, being at home throughout the working day can present some difficulties. It’s hard to get anything done when screaming kids are running through the house, and various family members are frantically trying to find their keys before heading out to work.

The solution?

A garden office, of course!

Transform Your Orangery or Conservatory into a Functional Space

Conservatories and orangeries give you the best of both worlds – close enough to the house to sneak into the kitchen for a snack now and again but separate enough that you won’t get distracted by the rest of the household.

Plus, you have the added bonus of being in the heart of nature while you work, soaking up the vitamin D and getting some inspiration from the greenery around you.

Like with everything, there are several things you need to consider before building your garden office. We’ve put together a handy guide that will make sure you’ve covered all the bases.

Power Up

In this day and age, most people work primarily from their computers or laptops. For this reason, you will need a sufficient source of power and electricity in your garden office, with your power outlet placed in a practical position.

There are a lot of risks involved when it comes to electricity, which is why we would recommend hiring a professional for this job.

Style vs Functionality

If you want to create a space that is conducive to productivity, you need somewhere you find creatively stimulating and inspiring. The best thing about creating your own office is that it’s yours; you have full reign over the design, furniture, and every other little aspect. 

Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on it. If bright colours put you in a good mood, throw in a vibrant sofa and office chairs. If you want to create a cosy, soothing atmosphere, maybe throw in a cream-coloured rug, plenty of blankets and some pine-scented candles. 

However, make sure that you balance out the creative with the practical. Ultimately, you’re there to work, so you don’t want to create an atmosphere that makes you so comfortable you want to go to sleep. 

Don't Forget About Heat

There’s a prevalent stereotype surrounding conservatories that says they’re always too hot in summer and too cold in winter. With all the modern technology we have available nowadays, this doesn’t have to be the case.

Insulating your garden office properly is the key to making sure it stays the perfect temperature all year round.

Still confused? No worries. The team at Outside Interests are experts in all things conservatories and orangeries and are always happy to offer advice about which heating system would work best for your situation.

We'll Take Care of It

Once you consider these elements, you’ll be well on your way to building the ideal workspace, right there in the comfort of your own home. 

If you need help with anything, from planning to installation, the team at Outside Interests is right on hand to help you. Give us a call on 01243 553 334 or pop down to our Barnham showroom to see the range of styles we have on offer.