Antique furniture in a new and modern home? Of course yes! The most cutting-edge furniture trends are driving us more and more to introduce vintage items to qualify the environments of our contemporary-style home.
ANTIQUE FURNITURE: HOW TO APPLY IN A MODERN HOME
But how many and which furnishings are to be recovered from old attics and previous houses? Potentially all: from wooden seats to tables, from living to dining room, from toilets or bathroom to antique furniture in the other important areas of your house. In practice however, it is best to prefer good-quality furniture with a well-defined value and iconic design easily attributable to specific past ages. Having said that, we see today in the following book of ideas, how to use and value so valuable and dense resources of history!
1. UNIQUE STYLE COMBINATION
At present, to confirm that the mix is the real key to a charming home, it is the industrial-vintage style that is very much in vogue in 2017 and is intended to keep its appeal for design enthusiasts for the upcoming days as well.
In any cases, antique furniture in a modern home, wooden chairs and stools, coffee tables and old-fashioned leather sofas find new, new-generation loft connotations and former industrial buildings, next to hanging lamps, wall-to-wall views, modern kitchens with equipped island and rough-textured fabrics.
2. AS AN EXTRA VALUE FOR A SCANDINAVIAN APARTMENT
Even in the modern Nordic style apartment you can use old pieces of antique furniture. Know how well the “scandi-chic” current makes use of retro accessories, such as inspired by the 50s and 60s. Upholstered armchairs and furniture with feet will therefore make the happiness of daytime areas of character.
3. NEW LIFE FOR THE ARMCHAIRS
If you are decorating an ex-novo home or moving, stop before you throw an old leather armchair! Looking at it better you could recapture it and use it again in the living room or study area next to minimalist and contemporary furniture to add that vintage touch that never breaks.
4. BELIEFS AND ARTISTIC COMEDIES
Even contemporary beliefs, dressers or chairs can be useful in modern homes. In the bedroom, for example, you could opt for antique wooden dresser bedside tables, even carved Venetian style, on which to store lamps or bulbs and flower pots. Rose in a ceramic vase is absolutely presents a romantic and warm atmosphere at the same time.
5. FOCUS ON ACCESSORIES
To re-use in modern apartments, however, are not just real furniture, but also more or less small accessories that will allow us to enrich the house in a unique and unrepeatable way. An example? Frames for paintings and mirrors deco.
6. A PRECIOUS ANCIENT DETAIL
Even antique brass finishes and old handles to replace more anonymous models in new furniture can be a great plus for modern environments, giving them a great deal of detail to focus on.
7. ANTIQUE FURNITURE FOR THE CLASSY DINING ROOM
The trend is also the mix of more modern and simple materials such as pvc, polypropylene and polycarbonate, in different color and transparency variants, with more precious materials such as wood, marble and ceramics. So associating these two components in the dining room, for example combining contemporary pieces of furniture with contemporary pieces such as chairs and vases, can lead to a contemporary, yet classy, wow effect!
8. WHEN “RUINED” IS BEAUTIFUL
If the old furniture to be recovered for the modern apartment is not in good condition? No panic: in some cases we can take inspiration from the mantra of the so-called chippy style, according to which “used” and wisdom is synonymous with fascination.