An antique design element can update your home decor.

Adding a vintage item to almost any decorating style will create depth and personality.
Have you inherited an antique from a favorite relative or purchased a vintage piece from a local flea market or on a foreign vacation? Not sure how to integrate it into your home design?

Don’t despair. A touch of antiques can add to most any decorating style beautifully – and you’ll be saving a family heirloom or preserving a special memory. The surprise influence of an antique adds depth to a room and helps make the decor more beautiful and interesting.

Here are some tips about incorporating antiques into your decorating plan:

Adding just one or two antique items will make a room feel layered and personal.
Adding too many pieces can make your room look chaotic or junky or even like a museum,
instead of a home!
Collections of vintage objects can make a beautiful art display, on walls, shelves,
tables or in specially designed cases.

Think about using antique items for a different purpose or putting them in an unexpected place.

A vase can be repurposed as a beautiful lamp.
A large serving dish can be made into a planter.
A buffet table can be used as a bedroom dresser.
A couple of dining chairs can be moved into the bedroom to create a reading nook.
A bedroom bureau can be repurposed as a beautiful entry room anchor piece.
A dressing table mirror can be hung in almost any room.
Adding a vintage accessory or antique element to a room will update your décor to make it more intriguing and personal.