modernizing a period home

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reviving a space to make it yours

Since moving into my new home a few months back, an period home of the Georgian era, I came to realize that making a period home “your own” is quite difficult. Little gaps in the windows inviting brisk air, large blank walls, and irregularities in size and shape or rooms. A friend who always lived in a period home, told me these few tricks would help make a period home yours and comfortable…

simple details

Sometimes modernizing the little things we don’t think of makes a significant difference. Adding a different colored light switch or placing a more industrial style lamp in the corner or even hanging up some artwork.

 

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materials

Most period homes comprise of woods and small tiles, focus on adding other materials in the mix. I’ve added cottons to soften and warm up the space, a bit of metal in my lamp to liven up, and a rug helps with bringing a room together.

natural light

Period homes are notorious for being dark. This obviously asks for a bit of investment, but getting windows installed or a door with windows would help bring light in. And I don’t think I need to explain why natural light is so wonderful to have.

color

When I first moved into my flat it was white and brown. It’s particularly why I added blacks and metals to the mix and made it a bit more girly, trying hard to avoid the industrial look, by adding lilac.

 

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