Decorating Tips for Edinburgh Tenements
Edinburgh tenements are known for their unique architecture, with high ceilings, large windows, and spacious rooms.
If you are lucky enough to live in one of these charming properties, or you own one and want to rent it out, you may be wondering how to make the most of this space.
That’s why we have put together this article that covers some decorating tips to help you create a cozy and stylish space in your Edinburgh tenement.
Read on to learn as either a homeowner or landlord!
Embrace The High Ceilings
One of the most striking features of Edinburgh tenements is the high ceilings. Of course, not every Edinburgh tenement will have these features, but if yours does, then you should be doing all that you can to make the most of it.
You can do this by adding tall bookcases or making a statement with a chandelier to draw the eye upwards. You could also add vertical art pieces to make the walls appear higher. There are countless things you can do with a high ceiling.
There are plenty of online resources that show you what you can do with high-ceiling properties if you are looking for inspiration.
Utilise Period Features
If your Edinburgh tenement still retains its original period features, such as a fireplace, then make sure to incorporate them into your decor.
These features add character and charm to your home and can be emphasized with period-appropriate furniture and decor.
You will be able to shop at vintage stores for period pieces if you wanted to add more to the property.
Otherwise, consider having a survey done to find out what period features may be hiding in your home. There could be something unique under the carpets or behind the wallpaper! You never know…
Create Storage Solutions
Tenements can often lack storage space, so it’s important to create clever storage solutions where possible. Consider adding shelves, storage boxes, or under-bed storage to maximize your space.
This will also help to keep your home clutter-free and organized. If you aren’t able to do this, then utilizing self storage in Edinburgh might be an ideal solution.
You can store big and small pieces alike away from your home, allowing you to do more with the available space that you’re left with.
Add Some Greenery
Modern homes are homes that need greenery! Plants are a great way to add life and color to your home, especially characteristic homes such as Edinburgh tenements.
They also help to purify the air and create a calming atmosphere. Consider adding plants to your living space, bedroom, or kitchen to create a natural and serene feel.
You will be able to find plenty of indoor plants from plant shops to suit any home. Plus, it can be quite therapeutic to grow your own plants.
Have Fun With It
Above all, decorating your Edinburgh tenement should be fun and reflect your personality, or at least allow your tenants to personalize the home!
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and colors and take inspiration from your surroundings.
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Your home should be a place where you feel happy and comfortable, so make sure to create a space that makes you smile.
While all the tips outlined throughout this article won’t 100% be applicable to your own situation, they may still be relevant.
If in doubt, contact an expert home interior designer, as they can come and visit your tenement to give you more relevant advice. Otherwise, experiment and have fun with it, and see what happens!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.