It is becoming common these days for people to invest more heavily in their homes, and more than ever people are using their home decorating as a way to express them self and show a bit of their personal style and flair. One of the best ways to make your home a little more classy and unique is by making use of historical construction techniques, as this way your home will be far more likely to stand out as somewhere truly special and absolutely charming. The following takes a look at some of the ways that you can use historical techniques to add charm to your home.
Keep The Old Stuff
If you are moving into an existing place, you might get lucky and have a few old features still remaining in the home, and as much as possible, it is smart to leave these charming qualities unchanged. Classic features such as crown moulding, old style doors, and old style fixtures can often be far more stylish and unique than their modern equivalents. So rather than tear it all out, create an overall plan for your house that works around these fantastic existing features.
The way that you light your home can do a lot to add to the overall look, feel and charm, so if you are looking for a way to incorporate some historical style into your modern home, do it with the lights. Old gas lamps are a fantastic way to add a little history and charm, and even having old style electrical fixtures can do wonders for creating a charming old school vibe in your home. So for a splash of history and charm, do something special with your lighting.
If you are looking to create a particular look and feel to your home, don’t forget about your fencing, otherwise you will end up with a very confused and disjointed look. If you are unsure what fencing would have been used during the time period that you are aiming for, look at photos from that era to get some ideas on what the style of the time was. Having the right type of fence to suit your historically themed home will have your place looking charming and perfect.
The colours that you choose to paint your place can do a lot to help create a stylish, historic charm, so make sure that you are doing your research and are choosing colours that are historically accurate. More than almost any other feature, your home’s colours will connect it to a particular time period, so make sure that even your veranda, pergola and backyard fencing are all coordinated by painting them to match your overall colour theme.
A Wood Fired Oven
If you have a bit of space to spare in your back yard, building a wood fire oven can be a fantastic way to bring a bit of old school charm to your home’s look, feel and design. You will also be able to cook up some fantastic pizzas and other baked treats out there, making your new oven a practical, as well as charming addition to your home.
Your home should be a place that looks fantastic, and that really turns on the charm, so don’t miss a chance to make use of historical techniques wherever you can in your home.