Old World decorating receives its inspiration from traditional European interior design styles such as Mediterranean, French country, Tuscan, Spanish, Italian villa and French chateau. For those who want to create an elegant Old World house, then you can decorate your house with Old World decorating ideas. You can start with adding dark colors and textures on the walls. Use dark earth tones such as browns and greens, or use dark blue and burgundy to color your walls. Use faux painting techniques to add texture on the walls. Add rugs and window treatments. Add a rug to anchor the room before placing the furniture. Rugs should be rich in texture and have dark colors that match the colors found on the walls, and on the drapes and upholstery. Add window coverings. Use dark colored window blinds and accent with draperies to soften the look of the room. Use a rod and tiebacks made of iron. Add dark-stained furnishings. Add a sofa with intricate hand carved wood frame. Match it with a center table and side tables of the same material and finish.
Then another Old World decorating ideas, you can add lighting fixture with iron finish. If you have an existing light fixture with bronze or silver finish, spray paint them in dark brown or black paint. Use lamps with dark colored lamp shades and bases. The style of your lighting should not be too modern. Don’t forget to add artwork and accessories. Use European antiques and to decorate your home. Use textured vases and create a flower arrangement with dried or silk flowers and with fruits in dark colors.