The world we live in is changing at a faster rate than it ever has before, and modern technology is changing the way our homes look and feel as well. We wouldn’t be without the high tech gadgets that make our lives so much easier, but sometimes the old, classic way of doing things are the best. Classical architecture and design can be as relevant today as it’s ever been, and incorporating design ideas which are hundreds, even thousands, of years old into your modern home can create a look that’s fresh and exciting, as well as practical. Here are three such classic design ideas that can make any home look great.
The windows are perhaps the most important part of your home’s design as they provide a view from our property to the world beyond and are often the first thing that visitors to our home notice. Our eyes are naturally drawn to windows, so ensure that yours are stylish as well as practical. Arched window designs are classical in nature and yet they can also look strikingly modern, and they’re sure to catch the eye of everyone who sees them. They make any window look more elegant, and that benefits the area around them, whether that be above an entrance or across the façades of your property. They can also be a stunning feature near the summit of your home, drawing attention upward to your roofline.
When you have a beautiful home, you’ll want to show it off to your friends and family, but to create the perfect whole it’s vital that every element of your home is perfectly planned and well executed. Don’t let your doors and entranceway let the rest of your property down, as this is something that every visitor to your home will encounter. Adding a portico to your property is a great way to enhance the appearance of the entranceway, and therefore the home as a whole. They can carry a Greco-Roman feel which is effortlessly stylish, and they are also one of the most practical additions to the exterior of your home, providing a shelter from the elements for visitors waiting to be admitted.
When you think of classical Roman architecture you will conjure up images of columns and colonnades, of wide walls and wide rooms. For a perfect finishing touch in the classical style, however, we should also remember their love of statuary. Statues make a great addition to your garden or to the interior of your home. They can be used to break up open spaces or to draw the eye to a particular area, and for a perfect classical allusion it’s impossible to beat statues of ancient Roman gods, goddesses and heroes.
With white statues in perfect position, an elegant and protective portico to guard your main entrance, and beautiful arched windows allowing light into your property, you can have a home that utilizes the very best of classical design and architecture. The effect can be even more striking when the interiors offer the very latest technological innovations, giving you a dream home that’s a timeless classic.