The world of interior design is always changing. Trends may come and go, but there are many timeless interior design elements that have stood the test of time. At Sugar House Furniture, we prioritize the classic designs of mission furniture to create warm, authentic, and sophisticated spaces that will never go out of style.
#1. Craftsman Elegance
Known for handcrafted architectural details and handcrafted pieces, craftsman-style design rose to popularity during the arts and crafts movement of the 20th century and remains popular to this day. Craftsman homes incorporate natural materials, cozy spaces, fireplaces, built-in shelving, exposed ceiling beams, neutral color palettes, and lots of natural light.
Mission furniture is another element of craftsman style. It first appeared in the 1890s as a simpler alternative to the heavily ornamented art nouveau design style and prioritizes timeless elegance, making it a perfect fit for craftsman homes.
#2. Handcrafted Wood Furniture
Natural wood is always in style. For timeless sophistication, invest in high-quality, handcrafted wooden furniture instead of inexpensive particle board alternatives.
Mission furniture is traditionally made from oak, but can also be made of maple, walnut, ash, or cherry wood. All of these varieties have stood the test of time and are not going out of style anytime soon.
To ensure your wood furniture lasts a lifetime, you have to take good care of it. Avoid exposure to moisture and wipe up any spills immediately. With a little extra TLC, your timeless wood furniture will have a place in your home for decades to come.
#3. Timeless Earthy Colors
When choosing a color palette for your home, consider incorporating earth tones and neutrals. Colors found in nature — shades of brown and green, deep oranges and yellows, and rusty reds — are both classic and cozy.
#4. Functional Simplicity
Instead of cluttered, crowded spaces, opt for functionality without sacrificing style. Mission furniture is perfect for functionally simplistic designs; its clean lines make it an excellent choice for people who want to streamline their space while still prioritizing elegance.
#5. Natural Textures
Incorporating a variety of textures into your home’s decor is a great way to add depth and visual interest to your designs. Natural textiles such as cotton, wool, linen, and leather are great options for upholstery, draperies, tablecloths, pillows, bedding, and more. Look for wicker baskets, jute rugs, and rattan chairs along with furniture made from wood or bamboo.
Natural materials and interesting textures are the perfect way to complement your mission furniture and will remain stylish for years to come.
#6. Statement Lighting Fixtures
Lighting fixtures perform an important function in your home, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Instead of standard can lights or cheap desk lamps, make your space pop with statement lighting fixtures.
Look for a unique buffet or table lamp to illuminate your desk or bedside table. Arc lamps are a great space-saving design for living rooms, and their angle can be adjusted to your needs.
#7. Mix and Match
Mission furniture blends seamlessly with many different design styles, so you don’t have to feel constrained to one specific aesthetic. You can incorporate elements from many different styles into your timeless design, such as industrial, farmhouse, or even mid-century modern.
However, when mixing and matching different styles, you need to be careful to still create a cohesive look. Choose a throughline that all your decor follows, such as color, material, or texture. This ensures your space doesn’t look too cluttered or overwhelming.
#8. Sustainable Design
Sustainability is timeless. Natural materials, waste reduction, and renewable energy use are all incredibly important elements in any home. To ensure the future of the planet, you need to carefully select materials and products for your home to reduce negative environmental impacts.
High-quality mission furniture is a great way to incorporate sustainability into your home. Because it’s made of natural materials, it is biodegradable, meaning it will return to the earth at the end of its lifetime instead of sitting in a landfill for millions of years. It will also last a long time, so you won’t have to replace it, therefore reducing demand for new products.
Timeless Mission Designs from Sugar House Furniture
Sugar House Furniture is Utah’s premier destination for high-quality, handcrafted wooden furniture. With almost four decades of experience, we are experts in creating furniture and decor that can work in any home. Browse our website or visit our showroom today to find timeless pieces you’ll love!