Your Guide to Preservation Design
Where the past meets the present, you’ll find Preservation design. It’s cozy and casual, a little bit rustic, and has roots in classic styles while feeling thoroughly on trend. Keep reading to learn more about this on-trend design for 2023 and how you can incorporate this style throughout your home.
What is Preservation Design
Preservation design puts a new twist on traditional decor. Think classic country home style with a modern edge. This style of decor embraces sustainability and helps preserve history by incorporating antiques.
What Colors to Use in Preservation Design
To bring this style to your home, let muted feminine and floral-inspired shades such as blush pinks, soft greens, and neutrals act as your base. Gold, copper, and bronze accessories make beautiful accents for those muted colors. Black accents, such as window casements, also make a real statement in these spaces.
Types of Flooring in Preservation Design
Since Preservation design is inspired by rustic styles, perfectly imperfect flooring is ideal for this look. Help capture the traditional vibe of this style with wood visuals like oak or hickory. Patio-inspired flooring is also an excellent option for this type of decor. Try brick, stone, encaustic tile, or painted tile.
When it comes to rugs, go for rich floral patterns and gingham or tartan plaids. Opting for rugs with a faded patina helps add to the nostalgic ambiance.
Here are a few Mannington flooring options that would work for Preservation design:
Subtle and understated, White Oak flooring is timeless and looks beautiful in a range of finishes. Momentum, shown below, will give your space a raw organic look and is available in natural muted tones, popular mid-tone browns and organic honey tones.
With subtle, muted colors combined with multiple stain layers, elegant wire brushing, and a premium sliced hardwood face, Prospect Park captures the look and feel of high end luxury living.
Soft, rustic, casual elegance perfectly describes Chateau, a European White Oak plank with a super low-gloss finish along with a hand-scraped and hand-planed surface.
How to Accessorize Preservation Design
Gingham and floral prints are staples of traditional country home decor. Look for modern, elegant takes on these prints to create an elevated aesthetic.
Plants and throw blankets are a great way to create a cozy, homey atmosphere.
When you have beautiful plates and kitchenware, why not show them off? Open shelving lets things like colorful plates take center stage while helping spaces feel more open and inviting.
Bigger is better when it comes to lighting. Oversized lighting has been a big trend lately and it works well when trying to capture that classic country home look by helping to create a sense of grandeur and can add space definition in areas without defined walls.
Repurposing vintage furniture and other decorative elements is not only a sustainable way to create a stylish home, these items bring a lot of unique character to a room. They can truly be one-of-a-kind finds!
Style of Furniture in Preservation Design
With its roots in traditional design, including some handcrafted pieces of furniture are a perfect fit for homes with Preservation design. Wood furniture with distressed finishes also help add to a lived-in vibe. Since this style is meant to be casual, look for furniture that feels comfortable and inviting.
Love the idea of bringing this style to your home? Locate a Mannington dealer near you to find flooring that will capture Preservation design.