Even though sky rises seem like the word of the century, when it comes to houses, some people are too much in love with their homes built in the colonial age or even earlier to let go of it or have it redeveloped into something more modern.
While these deep-rooted structures are undeniably gorgeous; the overarching ceilings, panelled walls and brick lay work often clash with a décor style that is more up to date and new. But then overhauling all your furniture is a costly and time consuming affair so we have compiled a list of guidelines and basic home decorating ideas just for you.
Consider the Era
When buying furniture for the house, there are many times we don't consider if the styles of the article and the space are cohesive. If your home was built in a Victorian style of architecture, then buying an Art-Deco cutlery cupboard won't really go down too well. But if you do want to experiment and mix styles up, then we recommend going for sister styles, for example; Colonial-Tudor-Victorian, etc.
Take your Time
Decorating an empty space means you're either bursting full of ideas, or don't have a clue how to begin. Either way, if you start filling up the house with pieces before you're fully sure, there's a high chance you'll be really dissatisfied very soon with no way to change it. Visit local flea markets, shops, and first try to draw a rough plan of how you'd want the finished result to look like before proceeding.
Houses built earlier had the privilege of being roomy since the space-crunch of today didn't exist back in the day. As a result, they have high ceilings which give you a lot of room to work with on the walls. Consider statement pieces of artwork, tall bookcases, regal, high-backed chairs, or even chandeliers if you're really up for it.
When in doubt, go back to the classics, there's a reason they never go out of style! While symmetrical interiors are old fashioned, there is no reason why you cannot apply this holy grail of home decorating ideas to one or two parts or walls in the house. Symmetrical décor looks extremely elegant, roomy, and well thought out.
Your home is a reflection of you and these décor tips are sure to help you gain an overview with which to work towards, making your home the perfect balance of timelessness and modern comfort, with oodles of soul!