When you are thinking about your dream home, what does it entail? Do you even know? When you are renovating a property, you are fantasizing about your ideal home environment; it’s very popular now to create some form of elegance in the home, a classic sensibility. After all, the classics never grow old. But, when you are working at designing a home environment that brings that classic feel to the foreground, what do you need to think about?
The Essential Classic Items
Every great home has a great talking point, these pieces that have every guest discussing these talking points with great fervour, but when it comes to embodying a classic feel, it still needs to tie in with your own sensibilities. Practicality may take priority, especially when money is of an issue. And this is where a wood burning stove may communicate a more rustic sensibility, much like a log cabin, instead of a freestanding fireplace, which has a more grandiose appeal. When creating a feeling of timelessness, which can be very difficult to achieve, you can’t forgo certain areas of practicality. And when you think about the essential classic items, practicality can override things somewhat, but if you are trying to bring some style back, you may want to pepper your living space with a few extra items like moldings, mantles or the antiques you put on display. When trying to communicate a sense of class, porcelain or marble are great ways to add a sense of timelessness.
The important thing with the decor is to add a sense of continuity. You have a muddled style from room to room; this will not work in your favour. If you are trying to implement a classic design, the best way to create this idea of continuity, without going over budget, is to add coving around the ceiling. If you have high ceilings, this is a very simple way to implement a grander sensibility. But if you are struggling in this sense, embossed wallpaper might be the best approach for communicating a good quality Edwardian aesthetic. And don’t forget, the floors will be one of the first things people notice, so if you are working at creating a classic feel, wooden floors are instantly going to catapult you into the past, but also, think about how to keep them refreshingly modern. It’s not practical to have wooden flooring, especially during the winter, so think about something like insulation to keep the heating in.
Bringing that classic feel back to the home can be a grand undertaking, but when we are constantly being pushed in the modern direction, is this going to help to sell your house at the end of the day? Instead, you may want to consider something a little bit more timeless. Sure, laminate flooring and the like is all the rage, but will it be around forever? Instead, stay classic,
And it will be beneficial, not just in a stylistic sense, but in a real estate sense also.