Incorporate Antique Furniture into Your Home
Buying antique furniture and how to incorporate it into your home’s décor
Antiques are a wonderful investment. They bring a touch of style and individuality into any space, not to mention that they last for generations. Whether you have a family heirloom vase or your great grandmother’s table, you can mix antiques in with your home’s décor no matter what the style. If you don’t own anything passed down from generations, you can still find beautiful antiques that are new to you and start your own antique tradition. When you visit your local antique store, you are sure to find antiques that fit into your home’s décor no matter what that style may be.
When you are looking for pieces of furniture for your home find what you love not what you think other people will like or what you think may be on trend. Antiques are always on trend so pick what you want to live with and work from there.
Beyond beautiful, it is important to remember that antique furniture was designed to be fully functional. Make sure you are prepared and armed with measurements and ideas on how you want to use it. If you find something and it’s within your budget, grab it when you see it. Chances are, it won’t be there when you come back.
When you get your piece home, don’t be afraid to experiment. An early 19th-century farmhouse table can look amazing in a modern kitchen. You won’t know until you try. If you loved that farmhouse table in the store, you will make it work at home.
If you happen to find something that you love and simply can’t figure out where it will go in your home, ask the dealer at the store what they think. Most of them have a great eye and can advise you on where best to fit a piece into a room. They will open up your creativity and you will think of the piece in a whole new light just from one opinion!
If you find a piece that has paperwork or an explanation of its back-story this will not only help with its value, it will help make it an even bigger conversation piece! If you are going to have pieces of antique furniture around your home, you want to be able to tell its story!
Know how to care for your furniture. It’s not difficult to look after antique furniture and it will prolong its life for future generations. Make sure you ask the dealer to advise you on care before you purchase it. Make sure you will be able to care for it. You are starting a new legacy with an antique piece of furniture; you want it to continue to last forever.
When you are searching your local antique stores for those perfect pieces of furniture for your home, buy what you love. These are items you are going to select that you will be looking at every day. Just like the furniture you already have in your home, you are selecting it based on taste.