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Tips For Creating An Authentic Home

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When it comes to your home, it’s important to create a space that's perfectly fitted to yours’ and your family’s needs and personality. Your family home is the place where you and your family should feel the most comfortable and relaxed, and it should be the place you love the most. That’s why getting the design element of your home right is so important.

While contemporary design is currently on-trend, that doesn’t mean that you can’t vere away from the the current style to create a home that is better suited to your design preferences. Your home is your space, so it should be designed with that in mind. Whether you love modern design or prefer a more authentic and traditional space, your home should reflect that in its design.

When attempting to create an authentic and traditional design, it can often be difficult to know how to get it right. However, designing a home that has an authentic twist to it, doesn’t have to be all that difficult. It’s just a case of knowing what steps you need to take to create the ideal space.

Decide On A Color Scheme
There’s a common misconception that when it comes to creating an authentic home that a color scheme is not required. However, that isn’t the case. Every room should have a color scheme, and ideally, each room to tie in to the overall color scheme.

It doesn’t have to be overly bright or bold, but your home does need to have a colour scheme for each room, because often it’s the accessories that tie a room together and create a stylish look and feel. (Just because you are opting for a more traditional style home doesn’t mean that it can’t look stylish.)

When In Doubt, Go With Wood
When it comes to designing a home that is traditional in terms of the decor, wood should be king. When you look at more traditional homes, it’s always wood that plays a crucial part in the design. From exposed wooden beams to beautiful wooden flooring, wood is a key material for this kind of home design.

Wood windows are another feature that can look amazing because they fit the decor perfectly. If you already have modern, plastic windows, you might want to consider swapping them out for wooden framed ones instead, to ensure that you create the perfect look and feel in your home.

If you opt to have wooden flooring, don’t pick faux wooden flooring, instead opt for real wood flooring. It makes such an difference in the visual aesthetic of the home. There are plenty of design options to choose from, it’s just a case of finding the one that is the right fit for your lifestyle. For a more authentic looking wood, reclaimed wood flooring can look amazing - this is aged wood that has an amazing design to it.

Incorporate Modern Elements
While on the outside you want your home to look traditional, the interior can have as many modern and updated features as you wish. After all, it's often these modern conveniences that make our lives easier and more comfortable.

For instance, you could opt to include dimmable lightbulbs that are controlled by your smartphone as a feature. Or, you could have USB plug sockets fitted alongside traditional ones - these make charging your devices far simpler, and can often offer faster charging too.

You could also opt to include retro-style items of furniture and decor. Retro design is extremely in right now, which means that there are plenty of retro-style pieces around in the shops that you could choose from. You could also head to your local junk yard for authentic pieces of retro furniture that you could upcycle and use in your home.

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