Decorate your home with antiques and collectibles
Adding antiques and collectibles to your home décor offers a stylish, interesting and practical way to liven up a room. If you shop wisely, it can also be affordable. What’s old is new again and designers and homeowners alike are jumping on this fashion-forward trend that isn’t really a trend at all! Using antiques to decorate has always been in style, it has just been at the forefront of design as of late. When you are scouring your local antique shops, be sure to think of ways you can incorporate antiques and collectibles into your home design. And be sure to think of Antique Allure when you’re in the Southampton area!
Group like objects
If you have antique mirrors or a collection of china that you love, grouping them together on a shelf, table or wall can often make more of an impact than scattering them throughout the home. When grouping, vary the size and shape of objects to make them more interesting.
Use common items to add interest
There is a wide-open field when it comes to finding a way to use common items in uncommon ways. You can bring outdoor antiques inside for an unexpected surprise to a room such as placing an antique lawn ornament in your entryway. Learn to look at antiques and collectibles in a new light. It can also save you lots of money.
If you love to collect antique postcards, vintage sheet music or even some vintage clothing, you can preserve and display them by framing them. They create beautiful wall art while keeping the item safe and away from the elements. Make sure you ask your framer for acid-free materials and display them away from sunlight to avoid fading.
Mix the old with new
Adding interesting antiques and collectibles to modern designs provides an opportunity to create a room with a conversation piece that stands out. If you have favorite family heirlooms, take them out of the attic and display them with your modern décor. When they are showcased in a room, they will stand out and make you proud to own them.
Decades gone by
Recreating an era through decorating can be visually pleasing as well as an interesting challenge for you. Maybe recreating a Victorian guest bedroom or a mid-century modern living room interests you. It can take a room from looking all right to absolutely fabulous! Get inspiration from books and old magazines before you set out to find items for your look.
Whatever it is you have found to collect and love, displaying it can be a challenge. Incorporating antiques throughout your home in a modern way will surely bring conversation to any party but it also allows you to display what you love and enjoy. When you are considering ways to decorate your home with antique pieces you love, remember one thing: it’s your home so buy what you love and display it proudly. When you shop at antique shops think outside the box. What was once used for one purpose may now be used for something completely different.