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Are you ready to upgrade the decor scheme in your home? One of the best ways to do so is to add a few fascinating antique pieces. The trick is to do so in a way that is tasteful rather than tacky. Here are some handy tips on how you can become a pro at adding antique furniture to your modern family home.
Add Some Antique Timekeepers to the Mix
It’s not a chore to tell time in the 21st century. All of us have a cell phone that continually gives us the correct time of the day or the night. If we don’t have our cell phone on us to pull out, we can quickly glance over at a computer screen to get the time. Knowing what time it is is no longer a mark of great distinction. However, being the proud owner of a series of timepieces that enhance the decor scheme of your home surely can be. This is where the purchase of a few choice vintage cuckoo clocks can seriously tip the scales of fashion in your favor. These classic clocks can give your home a truly old fashioned look and feel.
There are many types of clocks to choose from. Classic cuckoo clocks can range from very affordable to very expensive. However, a few of these along with an imposing Grandfather clock will give your decor scheme a stately and imposing ambience. This will be all the more true if the rest of your home has a touch of the old about it. Even the most modern home can be retrofitted with a little bit of the ancient feel. You can use cuckoo clocks to evoke something of the Renaissance. A classic old Grandfather clock may give your home a Victorian feel. You can even buy a few classic “cat clocks” to give your property a wacky and nostalgic baby boomer 1950’s feel.
Buy Some Antique Furniture From a Local Dealer
One of the best things that you can do to add some real class to your modern home decor scheme is to add some antique furniture to the mix. This will be a great way to increase your own comfort as well as that of your guests. At the same, you now all have something fascinating to focus on. There are many options to choose from. If you would like to sit on something cozy but classy, you can choose a vintage 1950s velour-covered couch or a classic 19th century divan. There are many places that can still offer chairs and tables that have been rescued from Victorian or Colonial homes in all parts of the United States and Canada.
You don’t have to put a massive dent in your operating budget to collect a few vintage pieces. As a matter of fact, you can even go down to your local thrift shop or Goodwill to check out a few choice options. Of course, if you want the real good stuff, you may have to shell out a few bucks at your local vintage goods dealer.
Harvest Items from Your Family and Friends
Another great way to collect a few vintage items may be to get them directly from your friends and family members. You never know what kind of classic treasures your best friend or Aunt Millie may be hanging on to that they would secretly be happy to part with. If they give you permission to scour their attic, you should take them up on it. Doing so may just present you with a wide variety of classic furniture and other items that will fit perfectly with your home decor scheme. Before you know it, you can have a whole house full of furniture that blends the old and new with ease.
The Time to Spice Up Your Home Decor is Now
Adding some real spice and class to your home decor is easier than ever. There are many different ways to achieve this end. One of them is to make use of classic antique furniture to give your modern home a classic look and feel. The key is making use of these elements in a way that brings taste to your decor without overwhelming it.