When I was planning to start running Zaliwana Accessories, one of the places I enjoyed visiting and which greatly inspired me was the 19th Century recreated Hungarian house.
I saw a lot of similarities between our current interiors and those of more than 100 years ago. As in modern houses, the walls were painted white. In these old houses, this was a white created with limestone which gave a very clinical atmosphere and contrast with the ornaments which were hung on the walls.
The sleeping quarters (bedrooms) were used as a dining area as well.
Wooden shelves were used to hold a variety of kitchen utensils, plates, bowls,vases and pots.