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The Period House

By Renelle Pettitt

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Growing up with a mother obsessed with Jane Austen I have been in my fair share of period homes both in the UK and abroad.

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They just have such a charm about them and it is a dream of mine to own one in the future.

But how to decorate it in the modern world?


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To start many period homes have quite low ceilings as when built we were all a lot shorter so keeping the colour palette light is best i.e. creams and taupes. Dark colours will make the space seem smaller and creams go well especially if you have dark wood features such as beams.

To some cream may seem dull but you can play around with prints and textures instead to add interest to your home; why not mix the traditional country florals with some checks or stripes?

Another great way to add colour or texture is in a statement rug whether in a mix of colours or an eye catching pattern.

If you do love colour as most of us do i would suggest using pops of colour throughout the home this adds interest and if you want to change up the colours smaller items are easier and less costly to change perhaps a duck egg blue throw in your living room or pink accents in the bedroom?


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