Picture a luxury home. For most people, this mental image will have bright walls and a large fireplace. It will have dark wooden furnishings throughout, such as grandfather clocks, tables, and even a dining room set made from mahogany.
Even with a standard household budget, this look is achievable, and in 2022, you don’t need to have a mahogany furniture set or solid wood flooring to pull off this glamorous, timeless aesthetic; you simply need to incorporate a bit of the Georgian style of interior design into your home.
The Georgian period was all about whites, neutrals, darks, and gold, so if this is what you want to achieve when making over your home, here are some tips to follow to bring that vision to light.
First things first, if you don’t already have one to pull off the Georgian look, you will need to have a fireplace installed, preferably by a specialist company like Stonewoods. Even a simple open fireplace with a dark mantle can add a touch of elegance to your home and can evoke the classic Georgian look.
If you can afford to splash out a bit more money on the fireplace mantle, then why not opt to have it made from stone instead? Add a few golden accessories to the area, and you are well on your way to having a Georgian-looking home.
Georgian interior design was all about neutral colors such as white, beiges, and creams – but the people of that time also liked a touch of gold and dark, especially when applying it to the wooden features of their home. This style is easily imitable by having neutral-colored walls and ceilings combined with dark varnished floors, woodwork, and doors.
A Georgian home was considered nothing without a chandelier, and while you don’t have to have a seventeenth-century crystal chandelier to pull this off, the more shimmer and gold, the better.
Typically, this chandelier would be hung either in a living room or in an entrance hall. But it doesn’t have to be enormous to get to look right; just gold and crystals will do the trick!
As you can probably guess, the Georgian look was all about light with chandeliers, lighter tones, and large fireplaces. So, one way to add Georgian appeal to a home is to make it as bright as possible. If you can afford to have your windows made larger, this is one way to add a vintage look to your property, or simply take down any net curtains if you have them.
As mentioned, dark woodwork was a huge part of Georgian décor when it came to a more lavish home. So, if you have wooden stairs, a wooden railing, or wooden flooring, be sure to sand it, buff it, and have it varnished with a deep mahogany color.
The darker the shade, the more likely it will be to add that touch of Georgian opulence. This is also extendable to any wooden mantle pieces around fireplaces, doors, and furniture like bookcases and wardrobes.
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