Are you a fan of Downton Abbey? Maybe you dream of being Lady Grantham. Mahogany walls, crystal glassware, silver platters and the like.
1-Incorporate a few nice china pieces.
You don’t need to display and use all your fine china set (think of all that washing by hand!) But use a few pieces from your set for things, such as the sugar bowl, teapot or serving platters.
2-Make use of trays
Whether it’s a small silver valet tray, a wooden tray for serving or a large silver platter, using things like this will give that luxurious feel.
Try using candles and dimmable lights. If you’re not a fan of the open flames, try this battery operated candelabra for the same effect.
5-Enjoy the Fire.
Light up that fire place of yours for the ultimate ambiance. Enjoy your time there with a cup of tea or glass of scotch.
7-Buy an antique or two
Buy an antique piece to put on display, like a sofa table, cast iron bell, or writing desk.
8-Create a library
While you may not have a large room dedicated to books, consider putting in a bookshelf. Don’t have many books or want that antique book look? Use these “book fronts” that look like old time hardcovers.
No, you don’t need silver, but having a nice flatware set that matches and has a classic look will do the trick! If you really want to have some silver, seek some out at a consignment shop. Usually it just needs a good polish to get it looking new.
10-Chaise or Chair?
Seek out a nice tufted chaise or leather tufted arm chair. This can be a comfortable place to unwind or read like Lord and Lady Grantham. This leather chaise is perfect for enjoying your fireplace.