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5 Decorating Tips for Older Homes!


If you are the owner of an old home that has been lovingly built by your ancestors and you somehow don’t want to leave it; just because you love it so much and the memories associated with it; chances are that decorating it as per the modern standards of home décor will always be a challenge for you.

You want to decorate it as stylish as you want but you somehow feel yourself restricted just because of the budget constraints and the overall condition of your home. This is the point where careful planning and checking out the latest discount deals and offers will help you a lot in creating the perfect décor of your home just the way you want it.

Older homes require a lot of touching and re-touching as they are many aspects which need to be kept in mind before adding any decorative item in them. If your home is older than 10-15 years; then you need to take a good look around in order to give it a modern touchup that would not fall heavy on your pockets at the same time.

Thinking of giving your home a modernized and new look? Here are top 5 decorating tips for older homes that will make them look as new as ever.

  1. Wall Paints:

Need not to do anything else! The most convenient way to turn your old-fashioned home into a modern one is by painting the walls as per the latest colors that are in trends.

For bedrooms; go for light, sober tones and for living rooms and kitchens; more bold and loud wall paints are preferred. Choose the ones that you like and transform the entire look of your home in no time.

  1. Furniture Items:

Replace the old furniture items in your home with the trendy new ones to give it a more subtle and stylish look. You can opt for cane furniture or vivacious funky colored couches that can be easily placed in the living rooms and bedrooms.

Moreover, leather-made furniture is also very much in trend and can be a great furnishing accessory for your home.

You might also want to add few inexpensive nursery gliders as furniture items.

  1. Wall Art:

Go for metallic wall art or antique wall art depending upon your choice. For living rooms, a relatively new trend of hanging mirrors and metallic signs and symbols has been introduced which has become very popular recently.

You can also go for vintage themed paintings or the classics from Picasso, Michelangelo and Da Vinci as well.

  1. Chandeliers:

Go back into the era of royals by adding a grand and beautiful chandelier right in the middle of your living room or bedroom.

Instead of adding lots of lights or lamps to create brightness in your home; adding a couple of chandeliers will do the job just fine and will save the energy costs as well.

  1. Bedroom Accessories:

Now that’s one aspect of home décor that we often ignore but we shouldn’t. The choice of beddings says a lot about how much your home décor means to you.

Go for stylish pleated comforter sets with contrasting combinations of pillow sets and cushions of your choice to create a perfectly modern bedroom effortlessly.

Author Bio:

This post is written by Julie Austin. She loves traveling, home decorating and hanging out with her friends. She regularly blogs at http://mybedcomforter.com/