Top Tips to Incorporate Vintage Furniture into Your Home

Have a few beloved vintage pieces of furniture? Here’s how to incorporate them into your decor without looking like you’re stuck in time!

 


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If you have long been planning to create an interior that represents your tastes, it can be hard sticking to just a single theme. All of us love to admire vintage pieces of furniture from afar, but how can we incorporate it into our homes with out looking like our home is stuck in time. While there are no strict rules for installing vintage furniture in your home, you will want to incporate these into your existing decorative theme. Vintage furniture can add a lot of interesting elements and depth. The goal is to create a space that looks unique, and adds life to your home.  Here are some tips you can follow when working with vintage furniture.

Mix Modern and Vintage

Pairing a vintage desk with a modern chair creates a dynamic combination. Vintage wooden desks are ful of detail and character and worn in all the right places. A modern chair will bring out the character in the desk, and balance out the look without creating visual overload. Combining vintage pieces with fresher designs creates intriguing interiors. Such combinations can be used in various rooms, for example, a couple of vintage cafe chairs with a glass coffee table in the drawing room

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Upcycle

Another effective way to integrate antique furniture into your home is called upcycling. Upcycling means to take a vintage piece and refinish it with modern elements. You can give your vintage sofa a new look by re-upholstering using a modern looking textile. An set of vintage dining chairs can easily be made fashionable with small changes to the seating or a modern varnish colour. Similarly, you can add slim handles to antique cabinets.

BDB Tip: The aim of the upcycle process is to appreciate the beauty of the vintage piece, while unleashing new life into it.

Adding a Vintage Centerpiece

Nothing screams vintage more than a vintage centerpiece right in the middle a main room. You can create a complete contrasting look in a modern room décor by complimenting it with a vintage chandelier! It brings character to the room and looks amazing all the time. Whether your vintage piece is a family heirloom, a found treasure, or a second hand purchase using it as a centerpiece brings a unique theme to your home.

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Playing with Textures and Patterns

The best thing about vintage furniture is it will really make your decor stand out. Vintage home accessories also come in a variety of colors and textures that will bring your home to life. Though they present a rusty look, it’s a palette that will add a lot of life to your interiors. It is important that you select pieces that relate easily to your existing design, while paying attention to elements like heights, lines and symmetry. Art deco pieces with sharp geometric lines are always great add-ons to any room.

Don’t Overdo It

With vintage furniture, it is necessary to know your limits when decorating your home. The uniqueness of a palace lies in its history and the look of a bygone era. You don’t want your home to look like an age old fort. Choose very specific pieces for specific purposes in your home. Alternatively, if you are trying to come up with a completely vintage look, you will need to ensure that the home construction has also followed the engineering of the past era.

Whatever you decide to do with your home décor, create a happy space that meets your needs and represents your personality!

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6 Creative Things You Could Do with Your Basement

Have no clue what you should do with your basement? There are tons of creative ideas to make the best use out of your space. Keep reading to find out more!


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Many homes have basements which are unused, unloved, and underutilized. In many cases, this is because people see their basement as dark and damp, certainly not a place they want to spend time. However, quality basement remodeling means that your basement can easily be turned into a beautiful and functional room. Making the most of your basement gives you a new large room and adds value to your home. If you are considering remodeling your basement, here are six great things you could do with it.

An Extra Bedroom

If you’ve got a new baby on the way, older children who no longer want to share a room, the need for a larger bedroom yourself, or you want to add a guest room to your home, the basement is the perfect place to do it. Basements are generally large rooms, which are warm and cozy. In most cases, it’s even possible to add a window or plumb in an en-suite bathroom.

An Office

The basement makes an ideal location for an office as there is plenty of space and it is away from the rest of the home. If you work at home it’s often difficult to concentrate and to separate your work and home life. A basement office gives you plenty of options when it comes to storage, décor, and lighting, which makes it the perfect office location. You could even have space to take a mini fridge and other supplies down there so you don’t need to face the distractions of the rest of the house when you want a break.

A Games Room

If you’ve got a hobby that takes up a lot of space or you just want to create a room to chill out and have fun in, the basement is a great option. You could easily have it soundproofed so you don’t disturb those above.

A Wine Cellar

A wine cellar seems like one of those luxurious things only the very rich have in very large houses. It doesn’t need to be. If you’ve got a basement, you have got plenty of room to wall mount wine racks and add a table or comfortable seating for tastings to help you choose. A wine cellar is a fantastic way to impress guests and visitors.

A Trendy Dining Room

Another way to impress is by installing a trendy dining room. If you are used to eating in the kitchen or lounge, adding a dining room will feel like a touch of glamor. Add a large table, comfortable seating and some bold décor to give it the atmosphere and style of a cool restaurant and make your guests feel special.

A Snug

Fill your basement with bookshelves, a comfy sofa, and other seating, soft lighting, and soft furnishings to create the ultimate comfortable den. A smaller basement could still make a cool reading nook.

If you’re not using your basement, you are effectively wasting a huge amount of space in your home. Space that you have paid for. So, consider remodeling today to fully make the most of your home.

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