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Antiques in Home Decorating
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Using antiques in home decorating
will add a great impact to the look
and feel of your home. Using antiques
in home design is probably the most
important and cost effective way to
decorate in these tough economic
As a professional decorator and
antique dealer, I feel confident that these
recommendations will save you money
and provide a uniquely-decorated home
fitting your tastes and style. Antique
lovers know that these items have
better construction than many new
furnishings available today. Most will
have some unique carvings and styling
that will ensure that the pieces will
continue to gain value over the years.
Now, since you are an antique lover,
I will gamble that you have antique
furniture and other items in your home
that you are not using. Now is the time
to dig them out, dust them off and put
them into use.
Take a stroll through your home as if
you are on a shopping excursion. Roam
about your home with an open mind,
and in every room, remember to think
outside the box. Use your imagination
and ask your self, can I use that old
lamp that is stored in the garage on the
end table? Would that antique china in
the cardboard box look good behind a
glass door? You may find that you have
hiding in the back of the basement an
old glass cabinet that would make a
perfect display unit for them.
Now, forge ahead and lug out those
collections of lamps, accessories, linens
and other things you have collected over
the years. Ask yourself, how would that look if placed upon the old side table?
Would that antique pitcher look lovely
with a flower arrangement in it and
placed on our vanity?
Incorporating antiques in home
decorating can ultimately give you
a home that has a unique flair and
fits your very own style. Allow
yourself to enjoy your collections.
You can also incorporate the use of
antique accessories into your home décor
by including items from a collection
that is a part of a hobby or special
interest. If you decide not to sell them,
then use them, enjoy them and talk about
them. They will make great conversation!
Take, for example, antique crystal.
Display them in a wall unit to make a
statement or on top of a fireplace mantle,
inside a glass kitchen cabinet, on the
top of your bathroom vanity or place
them throughout your living room. This
will definitely add a lot of character
to the look of your room as well as
allowing you to show your collectables
instead of hiding them away in boxes.
If you have many items, this is fine,
just make sure to blend them into each
room to ensure continuity. Alternatively,
place them all within a specific area,
making it a dedicated statement.
Home decorating has always been
about showing off your favorite and
treasured possessions and surrounding
yourself with the things you love. Enjoy
and contact us if you have any questions,
we will be happy to help.
Wendy Keenan is the owner and designer of Circa Style Antiques and Interiors. Contact her at 770-317-7479.