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How to Style Your Home with Antique Furniture

Posted on October 08, 2021 by Maggie Erickson

How to Style Your Home with Antique Furniture


As humans, we’re intrinsically passionate about finding meaning or stories behind the things we do and see. Decorating our home with antique furniture and vintage pieces provides us with that connection to historical events and narratives. In general, antiques are considered to be at least a hundred years old, and adding them to our homes brings in great character and uniqueness. 

If you’re looking to style a new home, or you’re thinking about changing things up a little within different parts of your home, let our European antiques provide you with some interior design inspiration. 

For your home office

Adding antique accent pieces to your home office can brighten up the room and add a lot of personality

If your home has a modern feel to it, adding antique accent pieces to your home office can brighten up the room and add a lot of personality. If you have a modern or minimalist desk, adding a chair with some flair can be a tasteful way to spruce up your office. On the other hand, if you have a neutral and muted chair, adding a dramatic desk made from unconventional material or painted with strong colors can really brighten up your interior. If you’re a night owl, an antique lamp or light fixture could also be a creative way to go. The options are endless, so make sure you have fun picking out your pieces. 

For your living room

Incorporating antiques into your living room.Antique living room inspiration

Whether you’re looking to add a touch of antique furniture to your living room or you’re hoping to transform it into antique-ville, there are some great pieces to add to your collection. You can start off with a bold, colorful item that vividly contrasts muted tones in your living room. For instance, if you have a white or beige couch, try to add an elegant antique coffee table to your setup. The incongruity between the woody texture and color of the table, and the smooth and light finish of the couch creates an aesthetic that is hard to dislike. If you’re good on your furniture but your walls are lacking some cachet, adding timeless paintings or intricately designed mirrors and frames can be a good way to not only make your walls speak but add a great deal of character to your living room space. 

For your kitchen 

Antique style kitchen

The best thing about adding antique furniture to a kitchen is that you have a lot of options to work with. For most people, the kitchen is usually the heart of the home. It is a space where, multiple times a day, the whole family gets together to have a meal. The kitchen always oozes with personality and sets the tone for the rest of the house. So, if you’re looking to add some beautiful antique accent furniture pieces to your kitchen, you can start with cabinets. Storage is key in a kitchen, and the variety of antique cabinets available makes your home design and functional life so much easier. Whether you’re looking for a single, tall one-door cabinet to fit your dishware or you’re looking for an antique table, our store has it all. 

For your bedroom

Antique trunk for bedroom.

One of the best, and most prominent, ways to display a beautiful antique furniture piece in your bedroom is by adding a trunk to the foot of your bed. It is grand, elegant and full of texture. Plus, it can double-up as a storage unit for extra blankets, or be used as a makeshift table. If you’d rather save space near your bed, getting an antique bench for your vanity or an antique dresser might also be a great way to add some personality to your bedroom. Pairing that with an antique light fixture or mirror will make your bedroom a cohesive and unique place to be. 

If you’re looking for some more options to beautify your home, come visit us in-store or check out our online collection

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