Is Your Home Missing Character?
You may feel like your home is missing something but can’t figure out what it is. You feel like you have all the pieces of furniture and the right colour but it is missing that character you love in older homes. Here are six different ways to can add character to your home without breaking the budget.
Adding different light fixtures such as antique or vintage fixtures will add character to your home. Replacing those builder fixtures will instantly add character to any room of your home. Not only changing the ceiling fixtures but also adding additional lighting such as plug-in lamps and accent lights on the wall will add character to your home.
2.Frame the view
Windows are a great source of natural light which can flow and brighten up an entire room. A simple way to add character through your window is to put drapes up to frame your window. These drapes can be any colour or pattern depending on your personal preference. By adding tall drapes it will you’re your room fell a lot taller than it actually is.
A simple and inexpensive trick to add character to your home is through replacing the hardware within your home. Replacing door knobs or cabinetry knobs will bring out the home’s natural features. Using knobs such antique brass, crystal, porcelain or coloured glass will add character instantly. These can easily be changed over time depending on your other design elements you incorporate throughout your home over the years.
4.Claim the Plain Wall
Have a plain home in your wall that you don’t know what to do with? Try adding storage and unique artistic pieces to it. Storage can be opening shelving units to display glasses or plates within the kitchen or display sentimental items in your family room. Regardless of what you choose to display on the plain wall it will add personal character to your home.
Adding molding such as crown molding or wainscoting will add a lot of architectural charm and texture to any room in your home. Through adding different types of molding within the home you can add a different character to each room of your home. 6.Enhance the Exterior Through adding a coat of paint or plants to the exterior of your home will enhance and bring out the natural character your home already possesses. Adding a bright colour to your front door or garage door is a great way to add some colour to enhance the exterior. Also you can add a wreath or doormat to enhance the feature of the front door. Adding plants with colour can help to highlight the colour chose for your front door to simply enhance that exterior.