About 500 bazillion people watched the recent season premiere of Downton Abbey, and I bet a few of you would like to know how you can bring a little Downton Abbey vibe into your own humble abode. In the words of Mr. Carson, “If you are tired of style, you are tired of life.” You may not live in a castle or manor, but these tips will bring you just a little closer to living the life!
1. Paint it Gold
Add metallic gold paint to detail chairs or furnishings, or simply spray paint with metallic gold paint. Instant glamour!
2. Hang Family Portraits
Vintage portraits are a fun collection to own, adding personality to living and dining rooms. They don’t have to be portraits of anyone you know! Look for them in antique shops, at estate sales, and on Ebay.
3. Inject Jewel Tones
Painting one piece of furniture in a beautiful jewel tone adds a little glam to any room. All wood finishes in a room can look drab and dated.
4. Light Some Candles
When was the last time you actually burned a candle at dinnertime? And it doesn’t count if you burned a scented one to cover up the smell of cooked bacon. Pull out some candles (and candlesticks), turn off the lights, and make every dinner a romantic affair.
5. Bring Back the Library
Reading actual books is oh-so-much more fun than reading them through electronic means. And books are beautiful decorating accessories for your home! Don’t forget to inject some personal objects and art to add interest.
Did you watch the premiere? What did you think?