Antique furniture is famous for its comfort and beautiful style. But using such kind of furniture in your home can sometimes be a really hard-to-cope-with situation, because of its specific appearance. What you definitely need before placing it in your living space, make sure that you have it reupholstered or refinished.
One of the most intriguing things in the life of an interior designer is when he has clients that have inherited some old piece of an antique home furniture. The challenge is to fit the table, the drawer, the sofa of whatever it is in the right interior design style, so that at the end the result will be a coherent interior, rather than a complete mess. Creativity always helps in this situations, of course not without the sense for style. For example, an old dinning table can be used as a desk. Sometimes, there can be really expensive to achieve the needed outlook of the furniture and reupholstering it is an expensive initiative but it is worth it.
When we interviewed a professional interior designer, he told us about his preferences. Jacobean style dating back to 1600 – 1670 is one of his favorite periods in antique design. Of course, he didn’t forgot to mention the William and Mary style for the years after 1670 till 1710. Having your own preferences is really important when you have to reconstruct a piece of furniture. This way, you can use your creativity and add little elements of a different style that will affect the entire interior.
In case you are afraid that your home appearance will become old-aged, you’d better check the following „green“ antique furniture examples and we believe that you will reconsider your decision. You will be charmed by the cozy and welcoming atmosphere that this kind of furniture creates and don’t forget that there is always a possibility to combine contemporary and antique styles – this is called eclectic.
Reupholstered sofa dating back from the late 19th century with traditional silk fabric in yellow color. This is a lovely addition to your entry room where it will become the focal point of the place. An inspiration just behind the main entry.
As we already said, eclectic style is a contemporary phenomenon. Have a look at this gorgeous combination of antique side table and a contemporary cannon ball bed, of course inspired by the antique design style.
If you have the time to crawl around the antique stores and you find a table of a kind just buy it. It is a beautiful accessory for room corners when you can not only enjoy its brilliant appearance but you will also use its functions.
Another great visual example of a mixture between an Asian armoire and an ancient table by Duncan Phyfe.
You can always achieve the desired coherence between the old antique pieces and the modern furniture that you own. Have a look at the comfortable white sofa, the amazing club chairs, beautiful small coffee table and the gorgeous presence of the fireplace. Can you guess which one is the antique furniture?
Well, having an antique table in a contemporary apartment couldn’t be better. This is simply astonishing!
If you posses a property of a classical style, be very careful what antique pieces you choose. Have in mind the colorful nuances of the interior as well as the materials used – wood, gold, silver, textile, fabrics, etc.
The following visual example shows how contemporary glass furniture can be perfectly combined with your antique desk. What is more important is that allowing old-aged materials in your interior doesn’t break the modern outlook of the room.
This old fashioned bed reminds us of the time when there wasn’t any electricity and the bed was the private sanctuary that every person had at night. Just a little candle besides and an exciting book to read – this were the only things need for a pleasant life.
Some people believe that the old chairs should be thrown out at the garbage. But the real professionals find inspiration in old furniture. Why throwing them away when you can use them as a additional authentic elements in your vintage interior design ?
Having such kind of antique coffee tables recreates the atmosphere form the time when Britain colonized the world.
You can even place a small antique table in your bathroom – the effect will be astonishing.
Please, don’t think that the old abandoned mirrors are useless fripperies. Take them from the ash and spray them in your favorite colors. Then, find their place in your interior and enjoy the feeling they created in the home environment.
In case you want to recreate a more luxury appearance in your living room for example you have to carefully choose the upholstery and refurbish the old pieces.
Founterior Tip: Try to mix two different styles of chairs at your dining table. One of them should be antique and the other pair – modern. After you do this, please leave a comment in the section below the article and let us know about the effect. We are sure that you will be surprised how well these styles goes together.
When thinking about placing the obligatory small decorative table and armchair just around the staircase have in mind that you choose the proper color of the antique pieces. Try to use two different colorful nuances that complete each other. A classic combination is wooden brown with white!
The loft interior design has always been of huge interest to our team, because it allows a lot of experiments to be done in the interior. It is a contemporary phenomenon that has eclectic, rustic and antique appearance in its core. That’s why if you have a loft, you can always include a chair or two in antique style. They are going to feel really comfortable there.
And now lets head east and find how the old Asian antiques can transform the place into a Zen temple. If you love the peace, think about such kind of elements.
Nowadays trends are very strange and creative at the same time. Using old and authentic antique style together with the modern antique appearance is something mind blowing, but very effective on the other hand.