Trends are fleeting, by their very definition. What s hot now might be old hat next year or even fall out of favor by next season. But there are some d cor elements that have a universal appeal and never seem to go out of style. These classics are easy to incorporate in your home, and they ll look great next to your trendier pieces.

Black-and-white. This high-contrast combo is dramatic, goes with everything, and has a graphic appeal that always looks modern.

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Metallics. The shine, warmth, and texture of metal accents make their mark in any home. Metal s dynamic shimmer can be festive and glamorous, and its muted patinas feel rustic and homey.

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Floral patterns. Images of nature have always inspired home d cor. The size and scale of the flower depictions may vary over time, but you can count on them (as well as stripes and plaid) as a pattern staple.

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Mirrors. You can gain a new perspective on your room by simply hanging a mirror. Reflecting natural light brightens the room, plus it offers the illusion of more space beyond the wall.

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Blue. From soft, calming hues to vibrant statement shades, blue is America s go-to favorite. It s a safe color that s easy to work with in combination with many others. Navy, in particular, is never out of favor.

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Candles. You can t beat an accessory that provides ambiance, a visually attractive focal point, and a pleasant aroma.

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