If you had to choose one place to recreate so you can enjoy the rural feel without having to spend a great deal remodeling your home; we’d choose to recreate the garden. Let’s be honest; we really don’t know a lot of country homes that don’t have at least a name sake garden. If you live in an apartment, convert your apartment’s balcony into the rural garden. Decorate the little space with rough furniture; pairing it well with the theme. As a final touch, put up stone wall wallpapers…and finish with a flare…!
Whether you bought an old house on a whim, inherited your grandparents house or want to give your family home a modern twist; the tips we have below will suit your purpose…
Start small; attacking those things that visitors won’t notice
If you’ve been living in this home for a while, then chances are that you’ll know all the short comings of your house. Almost every house has its flaws; but this is especially true with old houses. If you are afraid that the changes you make might take away the home’s former glory, make small changes. Light fixtures, roof tiles, replacing the old creaking kitchen sink and cabinets with fully functioning, fixtures and equipment so it represents modern rustic kitchens; you can start anywhere. Be slow with introducing the flashy and chic things to your home; especially furniture and electronics.
Pay attention to the common and most used areas
If you are not worried about modernizing your home, but are worried about where to start, we’d say start from the core and work your way out. By this, we mean that you should start from your bedroom. Then move to common areas like your home like your bathrooms, living rooms and kitchen. Old fashioned kitchens tend to be very sturdy; so you might not have much repairs to do here. This is also the perfect place to introduce shiny new equipment to; here in the form of cooking utensils and machines.
Make use of the tall roofs and the large spaces
Most old homes have tall ceilings are large spaces. It is very unfortunate that most owners of such spacious homes do not know how to make better use of homes as such. Take the large spaces for example. If your home’s property is private enough, consider converting some of the walls in your home into glass walls. This is especially a great idea for the rear wall of the house. This will give you a feeling of being outside, while still enjoying the luxuries of the indoors. You can work your not-very private, but tall-roofed home too in quite the same way; inviting in the sunlight.
Play around with the colors of the inside
who says old home can have only simple and boring indoor wall colors? Certainly not us! say goodbye to the browns, beiges and creams and say hello to the more vibrant greens, blues and reds. All three of these colors, in there darker and more refined forms, look brilliant paired up with stone or wood; so we are sure you will be fine. Remember to do a “patch test” to make sure it suits your home…!