Antiques can make any space more interesting and give it a lot of character. However, if you have a home that you consider modern, it can be a challenge to mix antique items even if you love the way they look on their own. You need to be creative with how you buy and place them in your home.
Use these tips to help you incorporate wonderful antique pieces into your modern home without making it look strange.
1. Use a single piece in a smaller room. If you have a small bedroom, a dining room or any other space that isn’t particularly large, the best thing you can do is to simply add one antique piece to the space and let it really shine.
For example, you could use an antique bed in your guest room and decorate around that with more modern touches. You could also use an item like an antique wardrobe like this to store your clothes in your bedroom. Choose a piece that calls to you – just don’t overdo it in tight spaces.
2. Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles just because you feel like they don’t belong together. If you love a piece, it serves a purpose in your home and it fits the room, you can make it work. Doubt is the number one reason most people avoid adding antiques to their home.
3. Buy from a reputable dealer like Love Antiques. If you do they’ll work with you to find the right antiques for your spaces that will work perfectly with the more modern items you already have as well as your modern home.
You’ll also want to look for a good return policy if you’re buying in a store. It will cost you money to have an antique piece delivered and then returned, but you don’t want to get stuck with a piece that you don’t like.
Sometimes seeing an antique in your space is the only way to know if it’s really right for you or not.
4. Think about adding an antique rug to a space that just doesn’t seem like it needs any more furniture. An antique rug can make modern décor come right back down to earth and completely ground your room. Having a rug on the floor is also a great way to add a splash of color to a dull room and make sure your feet stay warm in the winter months.