Our favourite perma-trends: New Traditional

While fashions come and go, these foundation styles simply evolve from year to year. Invest in them and your home will never look out of date

This classic look has a refined elegance that wills tand the test of time. Make it special with antique furniture, add show-stopping cut-glass chandelier for a glamorous feel or take it dark and gothic for Victoriana drama

Timeless style

Rose Gold Taupe wallpaper, £20 per roll, Kelly Hoppen range, Graham & Brown. Trowbridge Mead carpet, £40 per sq m, Avebury range, Cormar Carpets. Devonshire contemporary option two small fireplace, £1,380, Chesney’s. Haresfield sofas in Sole Linen, £1,887 each, Sofas & Stuff. Ella U coffee table, £395, Graham and Green.

A shimmering wallpaper gives a room a sumptuous feel, while gold accessories make it feel modern

The perfect room recipe

■ Classic wallpaper
■ Tight-covered upholstery
■ Elegant storage furniture
■ Statement lighting
■ Smooth, luxe fabrics
■ Metal and glass details
■ Fine art prints

Try it in mellow yellow

Eleni wallpape, Sanderson range, Wallpaperdirect;for similar sofas try Izzy from £1,240, Sofa.com; for similar coffee table try Boston light grey coffee table, £199, The Cotswold Company; for similar console table try Empire console table, £249, Scumble Goosie.

Team soft yellow with cool greige for an update on a traditional look. Opt for a calming palette of yellow, pale grey and oatmeal to create a country-house-inspired scheme. Arrange furniture symmetrically for formal style, then add opulence with Oriental florals.

Go glam and sophisticated

Diamond Stitch wallpaper, £57 per roll, Zoffany range, Wallpaper Direct; Pampas Nordic Turku carpet, Kersaint Cobb & Company. Rhapsody rug in Ivory, from £99, John Lewis. Chartwell large sofa, £799; Chartwell love seats, £599 each; Lantau black side table, £39; all Tesco Direct. Lantau coffee table, £840; Ashmolean tall bookcase, £765; both Oka.

Soften a formal scheme with a fluffy rug and some sumptuous deep seating. Bring a subtle glow to a space with a shimmering, barely there wallpaper stripe. Make it luxe with smart upholstery and a mix of lustrous fabrics, then up the glamour stakes with a glass chandelier.

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