Integrating antique purchases into your home décor can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to mingling furniture from different periods in a way that doesn’t appear cluttered or jarring.
But don’t be afraid to take on the challenge of decorating your home with antiques; with our handy tips you can achieve truly unique home interiors that will seamlessly integrate the old with the new.
Be careful with colours
Make sure to take the general colour scheme of your room into consideration when positioning your antiques amongst more modern furniture.
Furniture from different eras will embody different colours and textures; avoid placing darker furniture and textiles in small rooms as they may easily get lost.
Make the most of contrasting colours and textures, as this will ensure your antique pieces are immediately noticeable.
Use contrasting combinations
You don’t have to let every room in your house become dominated by antique pieces; retaining aspects of modern home décor amongst your antique additions will serve to highlight the differences between the two.
The different materials, colours, textures and general design features of antique pieces contrasted effectively with modern ones will bring a unique sense of the eclectic to your home.
The most eye-catching and on trends of interiors are able to tie together the most modern items with antique pieces, highlighting the different craftmanship elements that went into creating each object.
Choose a centrepiece
If you’re worried about your interiors becoming cluttered with too many original pieces then don’t be afraid to go bold with one stand-out feature.
Investing in an antique fireplace is an excellent way of ensuring your interior is distinctive, with this feature drawing together all the different eras and pieces within a room.
Westland London fireplaces are drawn from a range of eras to suit any style, so whether you want a piece that is beautifully ornate or simple and sleek you’re sure to find something that will work for your décor desires.
Dig out your family heirlooms
You don’t have to set aside a huge budget when thinking about decorating your home with antiques.
Injecting antique pieces into your home is the perfect opportunity to rummage through any family heirlooms and display these in your home instead of keeping them hidden away.
This will also bring a personal touch to your new interiors; you never know what pieces you might find that have long been forgotten about!
Don’t get carried away
Less is definitely more when it comes to decorating with antiques; after all, you don’t want your home to start to feel like a museum!
It’s important that the interiors within your home are still welcoming and comfortable, so don’t try to fill every room with valuable collectables.
Decorating with antiques can add flair and style in an eye-catching way, so emphasise a few select pieces that really add to your home décor as opposed to overwhelming each room with jarring pieces.