OLD WORLD CHARM 5 WAYS YOU CAN HINT AT EURO­PEAN GRANDEUR IN YOUR HOME

Victorian Homes - - Shopper -

1. Up­grade a plain newel post on your stair­case to be a carved master­piece that will bring an in­stant feel­ing of Old World charm. You can pick up carved newels from sal­vage yards.

2. Add or­nate lin­crusta pan­els to your lower wall in a hall­way or an­other area that sees a lot of foot traf­fic. Cap this off with a dado rail to cre­ate a pretty fea­ture.

3. Be­fore the in­ven­tion of pneu­matic car­pet nail­ers, metal rods held the car­pet to the stairs. Put these clas­sic fea­tures on your stairs to cre­ate a charm­ing look.

4. Dur­ing WWI, door­knobs were made in glass be­cause there was a short­age of metal. You can get beau­ti­ful glass knobs to­day and cre­ate the same ef­fect in your own home.

5. Light switches don’t have to be plain white and plas­tic. Buy dec­o­ra­tive

metal plates with switches to give your home a more lux­u­ri­ous feel.

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