Even though there’s a general stigma around antiques and their use, they can give your home a special touch that most modern-made furniture can’t achieve. Antique furniture can add an element of elegance to a room, giving the area a unique edge.
When we are renovating our home, antiques usually aren’t on the top of our interior decorating shopping list. However, they add a vintage flair when added to any room.
The saying “Haste makes waste” reminds us that we should take our time with a task, though that concept has not been a popular one in the modern furniture industry. However, unlike the mass-produced furniture manufactured today, many antiques were made one at a time, giving each piece a high level of quality to help it last through generation after generation.
Most furniture built today will not stand the test of time as it was assembled quickly from inferior materials to keep up with high demand. Even if a piece looks like an antique, a newer chair might use particleboard while an antique chair would use real wood backing. The choice to use genuine materials rather than cheaper alternatives is what helps these pieces of furniture withstand much more force and wear than modern pieces.
It’s easy to visit the local department or furniture store and fill your home with the latest trends and colors. This also means it’s easy to end up having matching decor to your neighbors. Featuring antiques in your decorating sets your home apart, as they are one-of-a-kind pieces that you can guarantee that no one has.
By decorating with antiques, your home won’t have the cookie-cutter composition of most modern interior design, but rather an exclusive look inside your personality. Each piece has history that makes it special, so it tells a story right in your living room.
While most modern furniture can quickly become dated, antiques are timeless. They maintain a simple beauty that transcends decades of use to continue to be relevant through the years.
Antiques come from many different time periods and places. There are many ways you can decorate a room using antiques. Mixing modern trends with older pieces can give you the best of both styles. Add a sophisticated touch to your home office with an antique writing desk while giving a whimsical splash with an art deco end table.
While many may opt for department store furniture due to it’s inexpensive nature, many antiques can be found for reasonable prices as well. Visit your local antique store to find some good deals on stylish antiques.
Antiques add many options when designing your home or apartment. Don’t let the stigma of antique furniture limit your decorating prowess and steer you to a bland, solely modern setup. Each antique tells its own story, now you get to be a part of the tale.