Home Decorating in the Tudor Fashion

Tudor style home exteriors are rather easy to identify. Many people drive by them quite regularly with jaws dropped and eyes on the simple beauty and elegance of this style of architecture. From humble cottages to grand castles the Tudor style of architecture is very memorable indeed. When decorating the interior of a home in the Tudor fashion there is no set in stone rules though there are some details that are the hallmarks of Tudor style and beauty.

One thing you can do to create a sense of Tudor style to your home, even if your home was not built in Tudor style is to incorporate the use of beams in the interior as decorative touches. When the original Tudor style of architecture was about this was more a design of need than an opportunity. Today the paneling serves as a reminder of the beauty that has earned this period of history and architecture such fame. This is only one method, however, can be used to determine a Tudor style on the inside of a home.

The floors in Tudor homes were made of either brick or flagstone. Many people today choose stones to portray a remarkably accurate look with a modern twist. These floors were often covered with ornate Oriental rugs (in wealthier homes) or small wool rugs in more humble abodes. If you try to imitate the wealthier Tudor style house nothing but Oriental style rugs will do in the more prominent areas of the home. Remember that it is reasonably beautiful imitations available in the market at prices that the average homeowner can afford.

Ornate tapestries adorned the walls often in order to complete the richness of the look in wealthier homes. This is a style that is often imitated in homes attempting to cling to their Tudor roots around the world. It is a beautiful affect however and one that is well worth adding to your home if you try to insert a Tudor style in your home decorating efforts.

As far as the bedroom goes, the beds were the focal points of these rooms. Solidly built four post beds were the thrones in these homes and made fit for the king of all castle no matter how humble it may be. The posts and feet on these beds were cut and quite beautiful. This is a remarkable recreation to include in your home to provide an authentic Tudor atmosphere for the interior. In wealthier homes, rich fabrics canopied these massive beds to provide privacy and elegance.

To create an authentic Tudor atmosphere in a home today, you would also want to incorporate some sort of wrought iron chandeliers in the home as well as wall sconces for lighting. This is the type of lighting that is often used at the time and will give credibility to the scene you are trying to recreate. This to me is one of the most amazing effects that can be included in a home decorating plan in this day and age. If timeless beauty and elegance is the goal, then this is definitely a style of décor you will want to consider for your home.