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Mixing the Old with the New: A Summer Home Decor Refresh

Posted on July 26, 2022 by Maggie Erickson

Mixing Antiques with Modern Furniture

 

Have you been thinking of sprucing things up around your home for the summer and adding a new visual balance to your home interior? Blending antiques with modern furniture is the answer. The varying textures, colors, styles, and shapes will add great character to your home. Here are some great furniture pieces and antique items with carefully selected panache that will add a higher level of elegance to your home.

Industrial Console Tables with Modern Decor Pieces

Industrial Console Tables with Modern Decor Pieces

 

One of the most underrated touches, the hallway console table is a thing of beauty that adds character, style, and glamor to the entrance of your home. Incorporating a vintage industrial console table to your decor will not only break up the modern interior with a balance of antique furniture but will also add a very bold, rustic feel to your space. 

Consider adding contrasting colors to your table if you really want it to stand out. Accent the simplicity of a vintage console table by painting the wall behind it a bold color, or even adding some modern decor pieces that juxtapose the style and color of the table. 

You can also go for an elevated minimalism look by adding books, bowls, floral pieces, and other decorative items to the table. Or consider adding a large mirror above the table to reflect the rest of the living room space. 

Antique Nightstand with Contemporary Surroundings

Antique Nightstand with Contemporary Surroundings

 

Adding a pair of antique nightstands or a even a mismatched set is a good way to break up your bedroom decor without making your antique pieces the focus of the room. Incorporate antique accent furniture or accessories to add a subtle, tasteful change of aesthetic. Experiment with mixing shapes, formats, and materials. If you’re thinking of going with mismatched nightstands, balance it out with matching light fixtures to create symmetry and maintain a harmonious look.

Use the nightstand to reflect your surroundings and complement your bedding. Don’t overthink it. Add similar colors to the space - complement the bedding with your nightstand colors, and sprinkle it throughout the room. Display what you love; there’s no need to hide it in your drawers. Make space for it on your new nightstand and allow it to build the personality of your bedside table. 

Antique-Style Chairs in Modern Rooms

Antique-Style Chairs in Modern Rooms

 

This is one of the most versatile furniture pieces that you can add to your home decor. Whether you want to add an armchair to your reading room, a set of vintage chairs to your dining table, or even an antique chair to your family room, now is your time to find the perfect piece of accent furniture to add to your summer collection. 

Tell a story with your furniture. As humans, we’re intrinsically passionate about finding meaning or narratives behind the things we do and see. Decorating our home with antique furniture and vintage pieces provides us with that connection to history. Your antique armchair will be at least a hundred years old, and will have a great deal of uniqueness to it. So, if you’re looking to add more character to your home, antique-style chairs are the way to go. 

Vintage Paintings with Contemporary Furniture

Vintage Paintings with Contemporary Furniture

 

Vintage or antique paintings are not just for traditional, antique homes. Something amazing happens when they’re pulled out of their traditional settings and placed into contemporary spaces. A bold blend of old and new elements adds a fiery personality to your home and makes guests immediately gravitate towards the tasteful vintage artwork. 

If you’re thinking of expanding your vintage artwork collection, branch out a little with your decor placement. Instead of simply hanging them on the walls, have a little fun and place the paintings as decor pieces on tables or chests of drawers. Contrast the paintings with a modern sofa, table, or accent furniture. 

Antique Planters with Summer Plants

Antique Planters with Summer Plants

 

Nothing screams summer more than flowers, sunshine, and warmth. Incorporate these seasonal attributes into your home decor. Use a vintage watering can, antique ladders, or even buckets to showcase your beautiful summer florals. Place them in your garden, front yard, porch, or inside the house. 

Repurpose old items, while also making your home feel summery and inviting. Sustainable, stylish furniture with a story - it can’t go wrong. 

Now that you have some inspiration to get started on your summer redesign, it’s time to check out our online collection and find the perfect pieces for your home. 

 

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