7 Interior Design Tips for Your Period Home

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While every period home is going to be different, there are a few rules which apply to all. Our complete guide to blending traditional and modern design will give you the full lowdown. However, in this post, we’re going to look at a few specific ideas. These are tips and tricks you can put to use with your period home design team right away! Let’s take a look at some period home interior design tips which genuinely work.

living room with natural light and white walls

1. Go Open-Plan

One of the best period home interior design tips is to open up your rooms. Period homes are, by design, extremely practical. Our lives are more fluid these days! Work with professionals to blend rooms, so you can welcome open spaces.

2. Paint

There’s no surprise that it is amazing what a fresh coat of paint does to any home. Struggling to pick the right colour scheme? Ask a period home renovator to help put you on a clear path to a stunning design.

3. Lighting

One of the biggest mistakes you can make with lighting is to over-modernise. Period homes fitted with scores of LEDs, for example, don’t always look right. As we explain in our full guide, of course focus on maximising natural light.

4. Use Natural Materials

Regardless of the period your property was built in; natural material can help to add a rustic charm. Natural wood and textiles can help to take your property back to another time.

5. Be Subtle with Colour

We talk about colour subtlety elsewhere. However, it bears noting that you shouldn’t charge into over-painting a period home in bold colours. Lead with subtle, neutral touches, and accentuate with brighter tones if you wish.

6. Think About Regional Differences

If you’re going to be utterly loyal to your period renovation, consider the differences in design from area to area. What may not be typical in Melbourne might be expected in Perth. Always ask an expert for advice!

7. Listen to Others and Engage a Professional

This is more of a general tip than a practical idea. Don’t just listen to your head or even your heart. Do some research, and be willing to listen to what experts have to say. Just because an idea looks good on paper, doesn’t mean it will always work in practice.

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