Traditional design has entered the interior spotlight, with more people looking for similar comfort offered by the familiar vintage look. Many people have a lot of furniture that has been passed down to them, and they have no idea what to do with it. Instead of putting it away in the storage, people are looking to use the furniture more effectively to add story and character to the house.
How to incorporate specific antique designs into your home
Put antiques with modern decor
Layer the antiques with the modern decor you have in your house. Having different styles together creates an elegant unique style that may seem like something that can be out of a catalogue. You might choose to paint and add colour to the vintage furniture, which might not work if you want to maintain the natural wood grain look. You can decide to remodel your furniture by adding a modern look, like fixing new stainless steel table legs to a vintage hardwood table that you might place in your study or balcony.
Allow your antique to make a statement
If your antique furniture is something that you look at and you go wow, then you might want to put it at a place where it will be the centre of attraction. You don’t have to blend it in but allow it to make a statement to everyone that walks in. It will help if you look for other material furniture that blends in with your antique furniture. A good example is the redwood tone that appears in most antique furniture does not fit in with other wood furniture; therefore, we would recommend that you have less of other modern wood furniture.
Use antique as an accessory
Your antique furniture does not have to make a statement, and therefore you can use it as an accessory for your other furniture. You might want to mix dark looking antique furniture to complement a light looking one in the room. A shady looking trunk can be used as a coffee table, and have a white couch in your sitting area. To have the trunk table noticed, you can add a rust-red rug to help the coffee table be seen.
Mix actual antiques with replicas
You don’t have to stick to everyday items to ensure that you have an elegant look when it comes to antiques—mixing authentic antiques with something that was created to look like an antique creates an exciting look. The replica gives the room a complete combination of old and new furniture.
Remodel your antiques
If you feel like your original antique does not make sense, you can remodel them to look like you would wish. You can repurpose rustic furniture differently than it wasn’t used before. As mentioned above, using a trunk as a coffee table. Trunk, we’re used to putting things in as people travelled since there were no suitcases then and then it creates an elegant creative vibe in the sitting room.