Charm! Some homes have it in their DNA, others have to work at it. Eventually, with decades of use and hard-won nostalgia, patience will be rewarded. In the meantime, there’s nothing wrong with faking it till we make it. So in the spirit of fast-tracked style, here are five ways to falsify heritage
Play with perception
This Deborah Bowness ‘Lamp’ wallpaper proves that sometimes two dimensions can be more interesting than three. The mind-bending wallpaper plays with perception, capturing all the whimsy of a vintage lamp but with the added benefit of an element of surprise and no rewiring required.
2. Want old-world glamour in a cinch? This roller blind from Kerrie Brown delivers just that. The window covering is digitally printed with a true-to-scale chandelier, delivering a quirky update on Parisian salon style.
Re-imagine your home with a cheeky reinterpretation of traditional antique tiles. This Louise Body “Patchwork Grey’ Paper Tiles wallpaper is so realistic we dare you not to reach out and touch it.
Pressed metal delivers instant heritage. Use it along a hallway with mouldings either side to make it feel like it belongs.
In the groove
Conjure up a little beach shack nostalgia. Simple V-joint lining boards deliver instant coastal chic with all the associated memories of holidays by the beach.