Saturday, January 19, 2013

Decorating with Antiques

Seashells - Silver Trays & Bowls
Decorating your home with antiques is easy to get into but hard to master. Filling a room with antiques simply because they’re antiques is never a good idea. One pitfall you want to avoid is making your home look like an antique shop or museum. Interior decorators are always talking about the importance of balance and proportion. Decorating for most of us is finding that perfect balance of aesthetics and comfort. But sometimes that can be hard. With a little creativity and patience (oh yes it does take a lot of this) one can find that adding those antique treasures can be quite easy.

How cute are these guy's? Antique Dog's atop an Armoire

Just imagine what adding an antique family heirloom to the mix could do to a room. Many collections are easy to integrate into your décor. For example, display “like” items. My sister in law collected for a time fish lures. After she had collected a great assortment she had them mounted and framed. My mother in law collects cobalt glassware. She has creatively displayed them on a narrow shelf that wraps her kitchen. Also, don’t forget, antiques or new items should be grouped in odd numbers: odd numbers are more appealing to the eye! For me the most difficult antique to integrate into my home was furniture. Finding that right spot when it may not match the scale and décor of a room. I still have an antique chair that I am searching a spot for. Don’t give up. You have to be truly creative when placing these pieces. 
Sea photos grouped together~
Glassware & Pewter Chargers from Flea Markets
So take your time when decorating with antiques. If you don’t have a place for it today wait a while. Our tastes change, we move furniture around as if they were chess pieces and soon that piece that you could not find a place for will be found!

                                                                               thanks for taking a peek ~
Sharon sig


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