Modern home decor can be fun and intriguing, but it lacks the detail and beauty of more historic looks. If you are drawn to the detail of historic wood windows and antique style doors, you will probably be more comfortable in a more classic looking home. There are plenty of alterations you can make to your home to make it look more historic and beautiful, from furniture and decor choices to your choice of windows and doors. To start the transformation, or to build a home that suits your taste, start with these five tips.
1. Antique Furniture
Thrift shops and antique stores are a great way to find historical objects to add to your home. Antique furniture can make a room look much more dated and classic. Old book shelves, couches, tables, nightstands, and more are often easy to come across and will help you achieve the look you are after.
2. Oriental Rugs
Oriental rugs are a great way to fake the antique look. When paired with the right furniture they give a historical vibe and you can even create a distressed appearance to a brand new rug on your own.
3. Natural Wood Cabinets
More modern kitchens tend to have flat, sleek cabinets and surfaces that don’t have much depth. You can create an older, more ornate kitchen by adding natural wood cabinets. You can paint them and distress them in a way that makes them look antique. Pair them with ornate wood chairs and an antique tea set to really pull the look together.
4. Historic Wood Windows
The right windows can really pull together the look of a house. Do away with modern windows that are square and plain, and replace them with more rounded and detailed wood windows. Looks for windows that remind you of historic buildings that you love the appearance of.
5. Historic Wood Doors
The right doors are very similar to the right windows. You will want to look for the same features in this category to really give your a home a truly historic design.
Don’t be afraid to play around and have fun while you redecorate your home and take it back in time. Achieving the historic, antique look of your dreams is easy with the right supplies so mix and match until you find the overall design that you love.