Modern interiors are not for everyone. Modern houses can be a little boring and can go out of style quickly. With a classic style home, you do not have to worry about your home going out of style. It will retain its charm for much longer than a modern home. As such, here are some ways to give your home a classic touch.
Purchase a classic looking leather couch
A leather recliner chair or lounge can add a classic touch to your living area. Not only are leather lounges easier to keep clean, but they can add a lot more character. A fabric couch will only make your home look more modern. A leather couch can also be accented with cushions to make it look more elegant.
Display hand-painted artwork
You should consider investing in some quality hand-painted artwork. You won't find printed artwork in a classic looking home. Prints are a modern invention. Hand-painted artwork will make your home look more expensive and will look more high-quality than a printed picture.
Add some wallpaper
In most modern houses you will usually only see plain white walls. Wallpaper can make your home look instantly classic and elegant. There are many high-quality removable wallpapers available on the market to make your home look classic.
Purchase antique and classic looking furniture
Try scouting op shops, second-hand furniture shops and antique shops for unique one-of-a-kind traditional furniture pieces at an affordable price. You can also purchase brand new furniture that looks vintage to add some elegance to your home. Certain fabrics are prone to being scratched by a cat. So if you have pets you should research how to protect your furniture from them.
Display timeless decor
While modern homes tend to be minimalistic, traditional homes usually have a lot more decor and furnishings. Items such as rugs, floor lamps, globes, bookshelves full of books and mirrors will add a lot of class to your home.
Add crown molding
A classic home needs a lot of details. Crown moldings can be added to your home quite cheaply and will make your home look elegant. If you do not have crown molding your home will look cheap. The crown molding will make your ceiling and walls come together seamlessly.
Opt for curtains rather than blinds
Blinds are great but they will not make your home look traditional. Instead, you should try thick and well-made curtains to furnish your windows. Do not purchase opaque curtains as these can look cheap. To add an extra touch you can also purchase curtain ties, to tie up your curtains when you have them open.
Add some real hardwood floors.
Real hardwood floors can last a lifetime. They can be a large investment but a worthwhile one. If you are after a cheaper alternative you can always purchase laminate floors to make your home look elegant classic and well put together.
Focus on the finishings
Cheap finishes like plastic door knobs and fixtures can make your home look unrefined. You can make simple changes such as replacing knobs in your kitchen and bathroom to make some elegant and classic improvements to your home.
As you have now learned there are many ways that you can make a modern home look classic. Simple changes such as wallpaper, decor and artwork can make a great difference to the aesthetic of your home.
When decorating a classic home remember that you do not have to spend a lot of money to make some timeless changes to your home. You will find that you can buy a lot of vintage items second hand and quite affordably. Try some of these ideas for yourself and see all the ways that you can makeover your home.