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This Is How To Create a Modern Vintage Home With Antiques

Mix the old school with the new by adding antiques to your home decor.

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June 6, 2024 at 7:31 AM PST
Updated on June 5, 2024 at 4:42 AM PST
Decorate Antique Decorating Tips

This Is How To Create a Modern Vintage Home With Antiques

Mix the old school with the new by adding antiques to your home decor.

By
June 6, 2024 at 7:31 AM PST
Updated on June 5, 2024 at 4:42 AM PST

The excitement of finding that perfect vintage mirror or a beautifully aged wooden chest is unmatched. But once you’ve brought these gems home, the real challenge begins: how do you add them to your home decor?

Decorating with antiques can add a unique charm and character to your home, blending the old school with the new. Here’s how you can make the most of your antique finds for your home decor.

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Photo Credit: Charlotte May

Start small and build.

If you’re new to decorating with antiques, start with small pieces. A vintage clock, lamp, or set of antique books are great starting points. You can place these items on a mantel, a side table, or a bookshelf to create focal points that draw the eye and spark conversation.

Mix and match.

Antiques are perfect for eclectic design styles. Don’t be afraid to mix different styles and periods. Pair a mid-century modern sofa with an 18th-century coffee table. The key is balance—ensure that no single piece overwhelms the space. A room that combines various elements feels curated and intentional rather than cluttered.

Repurpose and reimagine.

Think creatively about how to use your antiques. An old trunk can become a coffee table, while a vintage ladder can be transformed into a bookshelf. Repurposing items gives them a new life, which allows you to personalize your space.

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Photo Credit: Charlotte May

Focus on quality, not quantity.

When shopping for antiques, it’s easy to get carried away. It’s better to invest in a few high-quality pieces than to fill your home with many items. Look for well-made, durable pieces that can stand the test of time.

Create a story.

Every antique has a story, and adding these pieces to your home allows you to tell that story. Use antiques to create a narrative within your space.

Blend old with new.

To keep your home from feeling like a museum, blend antiques with modern pieces. A sleek, contemporary sofa can be complemented by an antique rug or modern artwork can be paired with a vintage frame.



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