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You don't need brand-new furniture to revive a space! Antique treasures are trending in interior design - a curated look with a few sophisticated antique pieces creates refined character that will never go out of style.
Decorating with antiques comes from our innate need for connection to the past - people want to believe in a story and create a sense of history in the space we live in. We have a soft spot for things that have endured longer than ourselves; a well-crafted piece of furniture will far outlive the fast-paced trends of today and tomorrow.
Antiques are generally categorised as objects aged 100 years or more, while anything older than 20 years is considered vintage. Interior designers combine vintage decor into homes that still have a modern look - the key to pulling this look off is layering and surprising combinations.
The juxtaposition of contemporary pieces with antiques makes a room young and alive. We don’t want to create a museum - strive for comfortable living spaces of character and beauty. Remember, sometimes it’s good to bring the past into the future, especially when it comes to home accessories.
To find the perfect antique and vintage decor for your space, simply follow your gut and keep an open mind on how to piece it together.
Image Credit (left to right) - Maria Haidamus Interiors, David Tsay
Sometimes one good piece says it all. If you've got your eye on something you absolutely love, but it's a bold statement-maker, don't be afraid to buy it. There's always a way to make even the most eye-catching pieces work in your home.
It’s all about in with the old and out with the new! Persian antique and vintage rugs are the perfect statements for your home; they set the tone of the entire space and last a lifetime. We have a selection of our favourite antique and vintage rugs here:
Featured Rugs (left to right) - KALLY, WINTERGREEN, BELLA
Image Credit (left to right) - Hurd and Honey, Haris Kenjar
Vintage and Antique furniture does not always need to be the centrepiece of the room, but can instead add more subtle character in the form of accent textiles, and accessories.
Get a trendy yet timeless look and make your interior more beautiful with the addition of plush cushions and throws, ornate mirrors, stylised frames, and salvaged trinkets.
MIXING STYLES AND PERIODS
Image Credit (left to right) - Mad About The House, Lisa Romerein
Vintage home decor has based much of its charm on mixing and matching looks, styles, and furniture. One of the best decorating ideas for a room is combining vintage furniture with your quirky antique collectibles.
While matching decor can bring harmony to a room, a mismatched style can add oodles of character and interest to an otherwise monotonous space. Figure out what type of piece it is and combine it with its opposite - juxtaposing furniture creates a contrasting effect.
Image Credit (left to right) - Jake Arnold, Judy Aldridge
If you’re a design enthusiast and love home decor, you get bonus points if you experiment a little. Add some warmth to any room in your home by layering antique and vintage decor textures.
Try neutral fur rugs on top of large Persian rugs, place silk pillows on a leather couch, or you can store knitted blankets in an old woven basket under a Mid-Century Modern table.