To make a house a home, it’s not just the architecture of the building that counts, it’s the furniture, accessories and the little touches that show the home owners personality and tastes.
From the light switches, to cupboard handles, to even the light bulbs, it all adds character and style to the home. Each small item actually matters and makes a difference to the look and ambience of a room.
These large Bloxwich Regency style door knobs in aged brass would look stunning on any wooden door, but they looked particularly stylish in their day on black Regency front doors.
Regency style buildings can be found all around London especially around Victoria, Pimlico & Mayfair. The buildings and what would of been the original interiors and accessories are stunning. According to Wikipedia “the instigator of this style was John Nash who designed the Regency terraces of Regents Park and Regents Street in London”.
It can be great fun sourcing antique door handles and door knobs from markets and antique fairs around London. You can also purchase new door knobs that are replica regency styles, Victorian porcelain styles, plus new wooden door knobs that are styled to fit certain era’s and fashions, for example the classic beehive shaped door knob.
If you’re wanting to add subtle character to your bathroom, an easy way to do this if your bathroom has the right light switch fitting, is to add a light pull.
There are many fun light pulls in shapes of sea creatures and objects that could match the décor of your bathroom, but my favourite for an Edwardian or Victorian styled bathroom is the porcelain light pull. You could also get a matching cistern chain pull.
Cupboard Door Knobs
Cupboard door knobs are another easy way to add style and character to a room. They can be easily fitted and replaced if you’ve changed your mind or changing the style of a piece of furniture, or room. They also come in many different shapes and sizes, plus they are easily purchased on the high street, the internet or they can be specially handmade exactly as you require.
If you’re into arts and crafts, you could paint your cupboard door knobs any colour you wish. Paint like Annie Sloan Chalk paint is great for this, as they can be painted onto most materials with minimal preparation and secured in place with wax.
For a more dramatic look decoupage can transform any size door knob into a unique work of art. Decoupage is the layering of one or more pieces of thin paper on to an item and then fixing it in place with either glue or vanish. If you would like to know how to decoupage a wooden door knob visit this site here.
There are many different light shades and stands, but the light bulbs themselves can also be a statement piece. These vintage replica light bulbs would shine in any modern apartment, industrial warehouse conversion, to Victorian terrace.