I love finding a great piece of vintage furniture to incorporate into my designs. There’s something about reimagining something old in a new space that can add so much unique charm to a room. Using antiques doesn’t mean your whole home has to be traditional or old-fashioned though. Vintage pieces can be so versatile and easily suited to any style. Here are a few tips on how to use vintage pieces in your next redesign:

Juxtapose Old and New
As mentioned, vintage furniture doesn’t necessarily equate to stuffy. A piece such as this 1930s vintage canapé sofa would look striking in a modern loft or maybe accentuated by a bold, colorful accent wall.

Antiques Don’t Always Have to Be the Center of Attention
One of my favorite vintage finds is a great mirror. It might not be the focus of the room, such as a couch or bed, but it can still add appeal. A piece like this fantastic 1830s French mirror from Eloquence could easily mesh well with a variety of décor styles.

Know When to Let a Vintage Piece Shine
Sometimes you’ll come across an antique that is a total showstopper and simply needs to be the center of attention. In this case, it can be a good anchor to build the rest of your room around. For example, this elegant canopy bed with tufted posts just begs to be placed in a minimalistic, rustic chic bedroom.

The next time you come across a vintage piece you love, don’t be discouraged because you don’t think it will fit in with your décor. Antiques can be versatile and add charm to any home. What great antiques have you used in your decorating? Let us know in the comments!

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