Vintage furniture has its place in a home. There are different types of people when it comes to old furniture, however, the excited bunch and those that just like it and think that it’s “OK.” No matter what category you’re in, you need to keep some things in mind if you want to buy vintage furniture effectively, or else you’ll end up with a bunch of stuff you can’t and don’t want to use. There are quite easy tips that will allow you to treasure and appreciate every piece that you end up buying such as this Mid Century Modern Furniture.
Pretend you’re a pro
If you’ve only recently added to the ranks of people with a soft spot for vintage furniture, you might be a little green when it comes to displaying your new purchases. The trick is to make it seem like you’ve been at it for years. With a delicate touch, you can turn your room into something that looks as if you have been collecting antiques for years on end. Most collectors make the obvious decision of pairing pieces up based on the era or years that they’re from. When you’re starting out as a vintage collector, you can throw in any pieces you have, regardless of what period they come from. This will add to the idea that you’re just collecting vintage furniture and have been doing it for a long time.
Try to maintain a pattern
It’s important that you don’t go overboard in how different the pieces you buy are. This means that you need a model which will keep everything in check and unified, in a sense. Even if two pieces are extremely different, there are still details that give them a standard anchor for you to make use of. Whether we’re talking about a color scheme or a pattern on the fabric, there surely is something that two or more pieces have in common. Finding this similarity will help you create an overall uniform and appealing sight, with all your new antiques.
Cramming everything into one room isn’t the answer
You might be excited about decorating a room with all your new antiques but remember that you shouldn’t just throw everything into one room. It might look great form the inside, but taking the house as a whole, it will strike no resemblance with any of the other rooms. Instead of doing that you should focus on giving each of your rooms something valuable from your antique collection. This way, no matter what room you’re on, it’s more expensive and a lot more appealing than if you would just put all the antique pieces in one place.
Use each piece to your advantage
What this means is that you must strategically put every antique piece you own in a room where it is best appreciated and it does that room justice. If you have really big antiques, put them in a smaller room because it will create an illusion of the room being far larger than it actually is. If another room lacks a central piece, keep one special antique for that room and make it the start of the show. Small little details like this help a lot. It is tremendously important that you evaluate the position of each of your valuable vintage furniture pieces before you commit them to one room or another.