I love the look of older homes. Like, 100 years old (or older) homes.
I love the character and charm they possess. There is a beauty and warmth that is hard to describe, but can definitely be “felt” when you are inside on older home.
But my home was built in the 1970’s, so what is a girl supposed to do?
Well, all this week, I am planning on showing you the steps I plan on taking to hopefully create that “old home” feeling in our house (and our new addition.)
Add wood ceilings.
A lot older homes have wood ceilings.
You can create your wood ceilings by installing wood planks or even bead board.
You can paint it or leave it natural.
It adds warmth and character to the room.
I can attest to this! Adding wood on top of our stippled ceiling made all the difference in the world when we renovated our kitchen!
I am hoping to add wood ceilings in some other rooms in our home as well. This will be a gradual process and not something I plan on doing this year.
But we do plan on adding some wood beams in our new master bathroom.
Something like these…
We have some plumbing (for the boys’ upstairs bathroom) in our bathroom that is going to need to be hidden. So we are going to make some hollow wooden beams to cover the pipes!
I cannot wait!
Click the links below to see steps 2 through 6.
Step 3: Replace your builder’s grade light fixtures with ones that possess more character and charm.