When you buy your first home, whether it is a new build or it has been previously owned, you will want to give it a touch of your interior preferences. 

Depending on your style, this may take the form of muted walls, oak paneling, or other additions that can give your home a real ‘ooooh’ factor to visitors. 

Luckily, to give your home a touch of class, you don’t have to have had a lottery windfall, and there are many options available that can add an immediate touch of class to your home, irrespective of its size.

So, here are 5 to consider. Enjoy.


If you are looking to add instant class to your living space, dining room, or even bedroom, why not opt for a fireplace?

A fireplace can be a focal point in a room and can add warmth and ambience.

Of course, as there are so many kinds of fireplaces, from wood burning to pellet fireplaces (an eco-friendlier option), you should aim to make sure that the one you choose fits with your home’s design. So, whether you want a vintage fireplace or a wall-mounted fireplace, this is a feature found in every classy home.

Crown Molding

Crown molding is a decorative feature that is typically installed along the top of walls, where the wall meets the ceiling. It can add a sense of elegance, sophistication, and architectural interest to a room. Crown molding can be installed in a wide variety of styles and materials, including wood, plaster, and foam. It can be simple and understated, or it can be ornate and elaborate, depending on the style of the room and the homeowner’s preferences.


From the top of the walls to the bottom of them.

Wainscoting is a decorative wood paneling that covers the lower portion of a wall, typically three to four feet above the baseboard. It is often used in bathrooms, hallways, dining rooms, and other areas of the home. Originally, wainscoting was used to protect walls and insulate a room against drafts. While this function persists today in some instances, it is more commonly seen as a decorative feature, and if you have ever been to a stately home, you will have probably seen it.

Coffered Ceiling

A coffered ceiling is an ornamental ceiling design characterized by sunken panels or coffers. These coffers are often made of wood and are often highly detailed with decorative molding. Coffered ceilings are most used to give a room a refined and elegant aesthetic.

Hardwood Floors

You don’t get much more class than a solid, wooden floor. Hardwood flooring can add a sense of elegance and luxury to a home. It is durable, easy to clean, and can be refinished multiple times to maintain its beauty.

The most common woods used for wooden flooring are oak, maple, hickory, and walnut, although pine and cherry are also popular choices. If you have a lot of money to spare or spend on this, you can even opt for the luxurious mahogany.

By Manali