Decorating an old house can be a real challenge. Most of us do not want to live the way our ancestors lived. The goal is to get an idea of the era you want to project, without inconvenience and aggravation. Antique upholstery is not mentioned because it is comfortable. Antique beds tend to be too short for modern bodies, and most of us prefer an internal feather or foam mattress rather than a straw or horse mattress. Although I cooked on an iron stove in the winter and loved it a lot, in July I have nothing to recommend.
So where do you draw the line between authenticity and modern life? Fortunately, you will find modern upholstery, with modern foam, coverings, and pillows, in older styles and materials. If you do not want to find a museum room, you do not need to copy the original styles accurately. Be careful with the sizes, but any classic upholstery will combine with antiques or reproductions. The choice of material can give an antique look and is available in models made from modern low-maintenance fabrics.
If you have antiques, avoid the need to place matching pairs of everything. Our ancestors love this balanced look, and many of us still find it comfortable to live in, but if only your soft details match, it will attract the attention of your exhibits. The exception is, as always, in the formal room. If you live in a 1700s house and want to experience a taste of the era, you will have more seating. However, a new trend in historic homes is that furniture from different periods had to be built from the original date. Our ancestors were modest.
The furniture was handmade and expensive, so people don’t tend to fold in stylish things. Only when a lot of cheap furniture became widely available did people start dumping the grandmother’s pine board in the house or throw a coat of green paint on a solid Christmas leaf and put it on the front porch. Generally, your soft objects should be muted, but try to use the right style (or a modified version) of window treatments and cheeses. Chairs with wings have been popular for 300 years, but make sure you sit comfortably before deciding to buy them. Our ancestors had a much better attitude and wanted to sit very straight.
I think they look better in black or black, but that’s a personal opinion. An exception to the rules of kitchen appliances are homes built in the last century when kitchen appliances became commonplace. Reproductions are available in the styles of the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. It can make a very smart kitchen that is fully functional. My feelings about TVs and sound systems are similar. If you do not have a media room, there are hundreds of stylish armchairs that will hide the TV and look like antique furniture. Choose carefully. It can be overwhelming. However, if you want the TV to pull out or hang on the wall, do it. You can soften the sharp modernity with the things you put to it.
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