Our Grandma's Decors We Should Totally Copy
Adding old-fashioned touches to your home can give it an elegant appeal. Traditional styles combine stylishness and comfort through antique furniture, vintage decor, and classic designs. It brings the beauty and warmth of the past to the present through its warm colors and symmetrical lines. Many homes are decorated in this style because it is a timeless way to design any space. And this is why some homeowners look to how their ancestors’ homes are decorated for inspiration.
Our grandmother’s abode, for instance, can help us relive the nostalgia of simpler times through the chinaware, antique rugs, and needlepoint pillows. Incorporating traditional styles into your home’s interior design will feel like a blast from the past. You can even work with an interior designer to simplify things. But here are a few tips that you can do to give your abode a timeless, classic appeal.
Decorate with Traditional-Style Furniture
Traditional-style rooms incorporate vertical and horizontal lines to create an illusion of space. Old-world style furniture come in calm and soothing colors and have gentle curves, wingbacks, tufting, and piping. They give off a classic vibe that complements your home’s interior design and accentuates other subtle design details. The edges easily blend into your home’s whole look so that everything matches and nothing is jarring to the senses.
Creatively Display Antique Chinaware
Owning a beautiful set of China dishes are a source of pride in the home, whether they’re a family heirloom or an old collection you’ve acquired over the years. Chinaware are ornate ceramic pieces used to decorate traditional style spaces, specifically dining rooms. Narrow down which ones you want to display by choosing your most beautiful and prominent pieces. The most secure place to display them is in a china cabinet or a buffet and hutch, behind glass. Use plate stands to showcase your favorite pieces and create depth in your cabinet by interspersing plates with bowls and mugs.
Embrace Floral Patterns and Designs
Keep your indoor space blooming all-year-round by decorating your space with floral fabrics, wall coverings, and furnishings. Floral design is a popular trend for traditional styled homes. They date back to exquisite hand-painted oriental designs that incorporate butterflies and birds. When combined with other display items like pots and vases, they can give any home a romantic, old country feel. Embrace floral patterns and designs by adding pillowcases, table cloths, and curtains with flowery designs to your home.
Experiment with Textiles and Fabrics
A lot of designs fall out of fashion quickly, but some motifs and patterns stand the test of time. These include the appeal of textiles and fabrics, which gave the homes of our ancestors a rustic charm. Textiles like chintz and checks can add an old-fashioned look to your home because of their printed, floral patterns and light backgrounds. These fabrics are timeless and can truly give your home a vintage appeal.
Show Off Valuable Treasures and Heirlooms
Don’t stow old heirlooms or hide antiques in your attic. Your home should show off your valuable treasures that both you and your guests would adore. These can include everyday items like dented baby cups, mended tablecloths, antique silver goblets, or an ornate candelabra. On top of that, putting your valuable treasures on display not only elevate the interior appeal of your space, they also create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. Even small additions to your home like candy dishes on coffee tables are subtle ways to tell friends that they are welcome.
Knowing who visits your home is key to incorporating traditional styles to your space. But most importantly, even the most subtle designs capture the old-fashioned appeal of your grandmother’s house.
Author Bio: Raina Fadel believes in eco-friendly living and is trying to persuade people by writing to also do the same. She is also passionate about home improvement and interior design that she does not accept a professional fee to her family and friends.
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