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Decorating with Antiques

An antique design element can update your home decor.antique yellow brown couch sofa

Adding a vintage item will create depth and personality.

Antiques can enhance most any decorating style.

Have you inherited an antique from a favorite relative or purchased a vintage piece from a local flea market or on a foreign vacation? Not sure how to integrate it into your home design?

Don’t despair. A touch of antiques can add to most any decorating style beautifully – and you’ll be saving a family heirloom or preserving a special memory. The surprise influence of an antique adds depth to a room and helps make it more beautiful and interesting.

Here are some tips about incorporating antiques into your decorating plan:

  • Adding just one or two antique items will make a room feel layered and personal.
  • Adding two many pieces can make your room look chaotic or junky or even like a museum, instead of a home!
  • Collections of vintage objects can make a beautiful art display, on walls, shelves, tables or in specially designed cases.

Think about using antique items for a different purpose or putting them in an unexpected place.

  • A vase could be repurposed as a beautiful lamp.
  • A large serving dish could be made into a planter.
  • A buffet piece could be used as a bedroom dresser.
  • A couple of dining chairs could be moved into the bedroom to create a reading nook.
  • A bedroom bureau can be repurposed as a beautiful entry room anchor piece.
  • A dressing table mirror can be repurposed for almost any room.

Adding a vintage accessory or antique element to a room will update your décor to make it more interesting and personal.

Copyright Hunter Douglas

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