When you are designing your home interior, it is very important that you have an idea of the overall style you are going for and the ideas you would like to express. For those of you who are drawn to a traditional approach to home decor, you might be wondering how to make traditional styles trendy and interesting, and how they fit into your modern home.
There are several things you can do to blend the traditional with the modern, and express your traditional values and inspirations through furniture, decorations, and interior design. For instance, you can incorporate a canopy bed into your bedroom, place religious art and statues around your walls, install a fireplace in the living room, or build your dream old-fashioned no-technology study. Read on to get inspired.
If you are looking for a traditional touch to add to your modern bedroom, consider a canopy bed. These pieces can be very ornate and fancy or warm, homely, and cozy. Their hangings can be simple and practical or intricate and lavish. So, you can find a canopy bed that suits your home decor and your needs. You will find ample examples of modern-day canopy beds on Pinterest that should help to inspire you before you get started on planning your canopy bed’s specific style.
While traditional home decor is often associated with modesty, when it comes to the canopy bed you can feel free to explore your more luxurious side. In Vogue’s A Visual History of Canopy Beds, you can see pictures of different canopy beds dating back to the seventeen hundreds. It doesn’t get much more traditional than that! As noted in the article, canopy beds are known as “the king of beds and the bed of kings” and indeed many kings and queens have slept in them, including Marie Antoinette. Have a look at some pictures of different styles of canopies and drapes and find some that speak to you.
Religious Home Decor
When we decorate our homes, we want them to feel like an extension of ourselves. They should express our style, likes, and tastes. For instance, the pictures on your walls will tell a story about your past and your interests. The color palette too will indicate the mood you wish to set in your house. You can also express your spiritual, traditional, or religious identity through interior design and your personal style. So, if you love catholic and religious jewelry and home decor, check out the cute and stylish options for you and your home. The products include statues, candles, rosaries, door hangers, and much more. From this range of lovely items, you can find great gifts as well as personal keepsakes that are carefully created by world-class artisans.
These items do not need to be old-fashioned in appearance, but come in trendy colors and designs and can complement a more modern home perfectly. Express your faith in style with these beautiful Catholic candles, art, and home decor pieces. Remember, your home is where you should feel most at peace and safe, and these items can go a long way to providing this comforting feeling.
Install A Fireplace
Another way to use home decor to express your traditional tastes is to install a fireplace. Whether this is an open fire or an electric counterpart, you can style the fireplace any way you please to fit the mood of your home. Whether you prefer exposed brick or sleek marble mantle pieces, dramatic and grand or subtle and simple, you can browse fireplace ideas online and come up with a concept that you love. There are more ways to design a fireplace than you would have thought possible!
These old touches in modern houses add a feeling of warmth and coziness, even though homes now are fitted with central heating and often double glazed windows. The first fireplaces were fitted in homes when medieval houses and castles were equipped with chimneys to carry away smoke, and since then they have been a luxurious and coveted feature of any property. While the express need for fireplaces no longer exists in many homes, there still exists a demand for them due to their style and the sense of homeliness they bring.
Create A Traditional Study
For a feeling of stepping back in time and stepping away from modern technology, blue-lit screens, and the constant noise of the television, the radio, and the humm of other household machines, you can build yourself a traditional study to which you can escape. This study can feature a beautiful old desk, lovely stationery, and paperware, even a globe. Once you decorate your study in such a way that it expresses your personal style, you will never want to leave it.
You could include tall bookshelves stacked with your favorite stories, comfy armchairs, and even a drinks cabinet! Any item that makes you feel at peace is welcome in the study. Get creative and look online for design inspiration. If you have the space in your home for this luxury room, this is your gentle nudge to start turning it into your dream study today.
Start Designing Your Dream Traditional Home
Now that you have explored some ideas on how to incorporate traditional values and design ideas into a modern home, hopefully, you are feeling inspired to start home decor planning. Whether you are interested in exploring the canopy bed option, or the fireplace appeals more, select a bold home piece that fills you with joy. If religious art, candles, and decorations express your faith and provide you with comfort, find trendy pieces that work with your style. And if you have a spare room or a roomy corner to play with, why not go all out and build yourself a study full of your favorite books?
Remember to use the internet for tips and suggestions, look at photos, and really have in mind what it is you want your home decor to say about you and express to your guests. Your home is a reflection of you and your style, so let it speak to you and make sure that you feel truly at peace in the space you have created for yourself.