There’s nothing like the charm of an older home that has housed many families and been a part of their stories for generations. Beautiful décor and classic design from centuries gone by can add character to your home in a way that newer homes might struggle to achieve. But how do you create that older home appeal, if your home doesn’t already come with looming beams and majestic fireplaces?

Read on to find out how to add the charm of days gone by to your home.


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Lincrusta Wainscoting

Wainscoting comes in all kinds of designs. Lincrusta wainscoting in particular will add an elegant, old fashioned charm to your home. Lincrusta wainscoting is covered in ornate, elegant designs to make every wall it adorns something special.


Coffer Your Ceiling

Originally used in Renaissance homes, ceiling coffers can add charm, elegance and sophistication to any room.

If you’re unfamiliar with what a coffered ceiling looks like, imagine an older home with an ornate ceiling, with architectural molding creating borders around recessed flat areas, usually in a repeated square or rectangular design.

Your home doesn’t need to be from the late 19th or 20th century to have the additional elegance a coffered ceiling can bring. Ask your home remodeling team about coffering your ceiling and add a little luxury to your home.


Magnificent Mirrors

Choosing the right mirror can add to a multitude of styles. Whether you’re looking for a majestic accessory or an elegant mirror with precise, ornate detail, choosing a mirror that fits the time period you wish to recreate can perfect your design.

His and hers master bathroom with cherry wood cabinets

Ornate Knobs

Sometimes, charm is all in the details. Choose ornate knobs for doors, cupboards, closets and more – from timeless brass to intricate bejeweled designs, this is an easy, inexpensive way to add detail and elegance to your home.


Love these ideas? Check back next week for more ideas to create old world charm in your home, or contact Reliable Home Improvement for a full remodel.

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