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Home Decor: Downton Abbey Inspired

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Home Decor: Downton Abbey InspiredDowntown Abbey fever has swept across the nation as viewers tune in every week to catch up on their favorite well-to-do family. Not only are people swooning over the handsome gentlemen, gorgeous fashions and scandalous storylines but they have also got their eyes on the furniture!The wonderfully vintage pieces seen in Downton Abbey have rekindled our love of antiques and demand has grown. If you want to bring a touch of class to your own manor house, we’ve got the perfect guide to help you search those furniture stores to find those stunning Downton Abbey-style pieces.The Living RoomThe living room, or sitting room, was a place where families would gather together to entertain guests, relax by the fireplace or simply chat to one another. It was a comfortable yet tidy room that often showed off the class and social status of the family. Artwork, usually a family portrait, would hang above the mantelpiece and there would have been a number of small sofas and armchairs. To recreate this look yourself, go for items that look luxurious and stylish. Soft furnishings and fabrics will warm the room and, if you can get a real-flame fire, go for it!The BedroomWhen most people think of period drama bedrooms, they think of four-poster bedsThe great thing is you don’t have to be living like a Duke in order to afford one these days. You can find a number of stylish four-poster beds online and in furniture stores. Add some soft, delicate curtains around the edge for a particularly boutique finish and look for vintage-style dressing tables for that extra feminine look.The BathroomIf you have the space for it, you can really get the vintage look by installing a free-standing bath with roll-top edge and claw feet. These are a staple fixture in period dramas and will make your bathroom look classy and indulgent. If you are a bit pressed for space, you can still create the right look using polished tiles, a vintage-style toilet with high cistern and chain flush and period artwork. Keep the colours natural and the lighting soft and you’ll have the perfect Downton bathroom in no time.The KitchenWhile you are probably not going to give up your modern kitchen gadgets, you can still create a beautiful old-fashioned kitchen without losing your home comforts. The best look to take inspiration from is County Cottage which promotes natural wood finishings, ceramic tiles, tiled floors and wrought-iron stoves. Lace curtains and fresh flowers will stop it looking too plain and you can always inject a bit of color with marbled granite surfaces or stylish Minton tiles.The Dining RoomWhat period style dining room would be complete without a grand dining table? Traditionally, the dining room tables were long and narrowand either rounded or square in shape. The master of the house would sit at the head of the table with his family either side. To get this look just right in your own home, go for darker woods such as mahogany or oak and opt for high-backed chairs if you can. If space is an issue, a smaller table can be made to look impressive with a stunning centerpiece such as a candelabra or a vintage vase.

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