Do you know what every stylish space seen on home improvement shows has in common? Though the styles, designers, and items used to create the space are unique, balance and proportion are what unites them together. High profile designers have mastered the art of mixing various styles, colors, shapes, and textures to design the perfect space. You too can create a house that is aesthetically appealing, trendy, and most importantly – welcoming. Here are a few ideas for homeowners looking to mix things up a bit by adding a bit of antique decor to their modern home.
Vintage Lamps on Modern Side Tables
One of the quickest and easiest ways to add some antique features to a modern space is to replace your lamps. Adding an antique lamp to a modern, sleek, side table gives the area more aesthetic appeal without costing too much. If you’d like to add a bit more balance, choose a vintage lamp with intricate style and detail on the base. Then opt to purchase a modern lamp shade.
Antique Clocks on Sleek Fireplace Mantel
Fireplaces are a dire focal point in every room. If you have a room with a mantel or fireplace, place a vintage clock in the center. You can find antique clocks for sale online at M.S. Rau Antiques that will highlight the room. Some antique clocks, are just as valuable as they are attractive, and can be passed down as a family heirloom if you so choose. Add a few of your favorite family portraits with antique picture frames to the mantel.
Vintage Paintings Hung Over a Modern Couch
The best way to break up the sometimes simple and basic nature of modern furniture is to hang some vintage artwork on the walls. You can often find some pretty eclectic pieces at flea markets or yard sales to save you money. A sizeable painting framed in wood, gold, silver, or bronze hung over the couch is a nice touch. Next, add a few vintage-patterned throw-pillows on the couch to complete the look.
Wallpaper As a Feature Wall Covering
If your walls are all the same color or are painted traditional modern colors like grey, black, white, or navy, add some balance and texture with textured wallpaper. A bold pattern with accent colors throughout can break things up and add some life to the otherwise dull walls. You can increase the volume, texture, and depth of the walls even further by adding modern picture frames, artwork, and/or a large clock to them.
If your modern home presently lacks balance or proportion, you can change it. Whether you add some wallpaper, change the frames on photographs and artwork, purchase an antique clock, or place an old-fashioned lamp on a chic side table, these home decor ideas will transform your living space. Combining both antique and modern styles breaks up the monotony and simplicity of modern spaces and gives you a home that is just as comfortable to look at as it is to live in.
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