Timeless Home Decor Favorites (Saturday Spotlight)

Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  Each week, I like to highlight a different theme or topic to inspire you.  Once again, we’re talking home decor this week…because that’s what we mostly talk about!  Do you have a favorite decorating style?  Even though I can appreciate so many different decorating styles, I prefer classic interior design over trendy in my own home.  If you also love the classic look, join me as I share some of my traditional and timeless home decor favorites!

My Timeless Home Decor Ideas:

Traditional and Timeless Dining Room:

Probably, the most traditional and timeless room in my home is my navy dining room.  From the dark cherry furniture to the white crown molding and wainscoting, this room could never be considered “trendy”.  Although, they do say that brown furniture is popular now so you never know!  Either way, I feel that the navy blue walls keep the room fresh but stays grounded with the other traditional elements.  

Navy dining room with timeless cherry furniture

Blue and White Collections:

Speaking of blue, you might have noticed my classic blue and white china in the cabinet.  Well, those aren’t my only pieces of blue and white.  Over the years, I’ve collected quite a few decorative items from vases to candlesticks and more.  Even though blue and white has become popular, I think you’ll agree that overall they are timeless.

Blue and White Porcelain - timeless home decor

Blue and White in the Foyer

Plantation Shutters:

You’ll see plantation shutters in charming southern homes and of course in the islands.  In my opinion, this classic look isn’t going out of style anytime soon.  Over the years, I’ve added them to several of my rooms.  For inspiration photos, check out the plantation shutters in my living room.

Open plantation shutters and two seagrass chairs - timeless and trasditional home decor

Timeless White Kitchen Design:

Sure, kitchen trends come and go but a classic white kitchen always seems to be in style.  We remodeled our kitchen almost 7 years ago and I still wouldn’t change a thing!

White kitchen with white chairs

Easter Table in White Kitchen

Of course, we’ve updated some decorative items and furniture but the kitchen bones are still the same.  Over the years, we’ve changed our oak table and chairs to the cherry table and white chairs shown above.  We’ve also added the blue and white curtain panels and a few other minor items.  Besides those, the traditional white cabinets, subway tile and wood floors have stood the test of time!  If you’re considering wood floors in your kitchen, be sure to read Tile vs. Hardwood Floors in the Kitchen.

Traditional and Timeless Hotel Accommodations: 

Planning a vacation?  If you love timeless design, you can’t go wrong staying in a historical hotel.  Take a tour of this stunning Hawaiian classic with me – What I Loved About the Moana Surfrider Hotel in Waikiki.

Traditional grand staircase - timeless design

If you want to see more of this property and other historic hotels, visit the Historic Hotels of America website.  Another of my favorites, The Woodstock Inn is included in their directory.  

Timeless Home Decor Shopping Ideas:

The title says it all on this gorgeous coffee table book – Timeless by Patrick Ahearn…

Timeless Book - Traditional decor favorites

Some people get star struck over Hollywood celebrities…but I get star struck over architects…lol.  Seriously though, I love every single thing Patrick Ahearn has ever designed.  Remember the 2015 HGTV Dream Home?  Yup, that was Patrick Ahearn…and that home was decorated by my favorite interior designer who we never see anywhere these days – Linda Woodruff.  Who else misses her?

Decorate a classic table in island style with a set of bamboo flatware…

Bamboo flatware - timeless home decor ideas

Some of the prettiest tables I’ve seen include bamboo.  One of these days, I really need to purchase a set.  If you also love the look but don’t want to invest too much money, this faux bamboo flatware is an inexpensive option and they have great reviews!


If you’re in the market for a classic mirror, this large mirror would look beautiful in a traditional home.  I’m thinking of buying it to lean on my fireplace mantel.  Stay tuned to see how that turns out!

classic wall mirror -timeless home decor ideas

For even more timeless home decor decorating ideas, here are some finds from around the internet:

There, that should keep you busy for awhile!  Hopefully, I’ve inspired you with these traditional and timeless home decorating ideas.

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I hope you’re getting some value out of my Saturday Spotlight posts each week.  If there is anything specific you’d like me to highlight in the coming weeks, please let me know.  

What are your favorite timeless decorating ideas?

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  1. I so miss Linda Woodfuff,, her timeless interiors and her Ethan Allen finds. Those were the days of the HGTV Dream House.

    1. I agree! It was always so much fun to watch her fill the house with furniture and local pieces of art.

  2. I have always been drawn to blue and white in decor. When we moved to our house in NJ, I got caught up in the “jewel tone” phase, and now I would love to get rid of it all, and go back to a lighter palette. Our apartment in FL is various shades of blues and whites, and it feels peaceful. Your mention of the Moana Surfrider brought me right back to our stay there several years back!

    1. It’s funny how our decorating tastes change over the years. Glad you liked the mention of Moana Surfrider too…such an iconic hotel! Enjoy your weekend Amy!

  3. Oh, Shelley … you’re hitting all the right notes. Navy blue, shutters, white kitchens … Patrick Ahearn and classic hotels. I’m fully on board!

    1. Thanks Juliet – yes, we do like the same things don’t we? Patrick Ahearn is the best! Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Great ideas! I love the blue and white china collections! I’d love you to come share on my newest link party Crafty Creators that’s open Thursdays thru Mondays. You can share on Happiness is Homemade while you’re there, but I know you already know about that party! I’m glad I saw your post on Wonderful Wednesday and got to check out your post today!
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

  5. Congratulations! You are being featured on The Fabulous Friday Link Party. Thank you so much for sharing. We really appreciate you. Happy Spring!

    1. Thank you so much for the feature! I’ve had a rough week so it was nice to have something positive! Happy Spring!

  6. Beautiful Shelley! Love your bright sunny space and the blue & white is perfect! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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