Don’t deny it – we’re all influenced by the American Dream. Hollywood wants us to travel to the west coast and take part in a Cinderella story. American sitcoms push the idea of a romantic meet-up with your happily ever after. Even the food is perceived to be the biggest and most delicious in the world. Everything about the United States is appealing, and that includes the houses. A ‘Little House on the Prairie’ is a dream property whether you’re from the North East of England or New England. Below are the tips that can help you bring a little piece of the States to your front door. Enjoy!
A White Picket Fence
Nothing is as synonymous with a perfect property as a picket fence. It is even used as a euphemism to describe people that want to move up through the class system. Without one, your home will never look like the Massachusetts house in the sun that you picture in your mind. Therefore, fencing supplies are essential as you may need to build it from scratch. The key is not to go overboard. Instead, opt for small pieces of wood that barely rise off the ground. Then, make sure to paint it white to hit the style on the nose. Metallics and creams work well, too.
Wrap Around Porch
Think about it carefully and an American dream-style house grabs your attention before you enter the property. Firstly there is the small, decorative fence, and then there is the porch. Because it wraps around the side of the house, it gives off a truly prosperous vibe, and that is what these houses stood for. Don’t forget to mix different elements to give the home an American charm. For instance, arched windows and plantation shutters are two excellent additions. Canopies shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand, either.
One thing people don’t realise is that the exterior and interior should work in harmony. That doesn’t mean you need a fence and a porch inside, but it does imply that the styles should run seamlessly throughout the property. As there is plenty of room outside, there needs to be plenty in the interior also. Creating an open plan is a straightforward yet effective way to welcome guests into your home. And, it’s a fantastic way to milk the house for all its worth. A massive kitchen, for example, encourages you to cook and play the role of mother.
Never disregard the role of class in an American dream home. The occupiers were rich and wealth and well-regarded within the community. You may not have the same appeal, but your house has to look the part if it is going to pull off the style. With that in mind, swap moderate, uninspiring furniture for grand, ornate pieces. In the bathroom, for example, you may add an old-school, standalone tub. In the middle of the room, the bath is a focal point that screams luxury.
Thanks to globalisation, the American dream is available in the UK. Are you a fan?