Monday, March 2, 2015

Adding Vintage Style into your Modern Home Decor

The trick to implementing some farmhouse decorating into your home is to find some favorite pieces that spark all kinds of inspiration. Utilizing some key vintage pieces into your home allows you to achieve an entire connection between the old, new and vintage aspirations within every room. Swap out those brand new throw pillows for some printed versions to kick off the new look you're going for. You can even stop with those same throw pillows and still feel like your interior has been thoroughly rejuvenated with vintage style. Some key farmhouse decor options to consider that require very little work to complete the appeal include a new couch, or accent tables; rustic kitchen decor, chic milk jugs as vases or even a vintage sign on the wall. Change out some old with an even older look.
Just a Touch or a Trending Takeover
With the previous said, you most certainly want to determine just how much time and money you want to invest into your new aspired look. Chances are, you'd rather do less work for less money, and that is the incredible thing about vintage style. You can recreate an entire new appeal with just a touch of accents and trending decor. There's no need to pain every wall, purchase all brand new furniture or hire a demolition team to kick off some home renovations. So, determine just how much time you want to spend; just a touch or a handful of trends. Either way, you get a new look for so much less than if you were trying to achieve other interior decorating themes.
The Key of Contrasts
Sometimes, less really is more, and vintage style home decor proves that to be true. A household full of vintage furniture, art pieces, rugs, curtains with no modern accents could come off tacky instead of tacky. The key to

achieving the vintage appeal to to take advantage of contrasting the new with the old. It's a surefire way to add the chic charm to the vintage modern theme without going too far back in history. Incorporate some old with the new; squares with rounds, rough with smooth, weathered against brand new, color against neutral... And well, you get the picture. Surrounding your contemporary kitchen table with vintage style chairs, or table top accents is an excellent example to get you sparked with some inspiration. Compliment your massive modern sleigh bed with two side accent tables that have the weathered look. Top the tables with elegant frames filled with love and laughter, and you're ready to dominate this old style of new trends.
There are so many ways for you to dip your hand into the gorgeous blend of chic modern style with vintage style home decor. As soon as you find those key pieces, determine how much time you want to put into your new interior ideas and discover ways to take advantage of the contrasts within your home, the rest will follow.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

How to Make Your Antiques Shine

Whether you scored big at an antique mall, inherited a priceless piece from your grandmother, or purchased something from Pink Pig, incorporating antiques into your home decor can sometimes be challenging, especially if your design aesthetic tends to be modern. Here are a few ways that you can make your antiques the star of the show without compromising your style.
Think Outside the Box
There is no steadfast rule that says you have to use an item the way it was intended for. In fact, breaking away from the ordinary is one of the most effective ways to create an inspiring space. For example, an antique dresser can make a stunning sideboard in your dining room, and think of all of the extra storage!                                    

Make it Match
While sometimes the worn-down touches on an antique are part of its charm, other times, it’s the bones of the piece that are the prize. In this case, don’t be afraid to repaint, reupholster, or renovate the item so that it fits in flawlessly with your existing furniture.
Work Around It
After you have found the perfect location for your new find, it’s time to make sure it doesn’t look out of place. If you already have a shabby-chic or traditional home, this will not take much work. However, if you are working with a contemporary space, you will need to switch out some of your accessories to make the room more cohesive. Get new throw pillows adorned with flowers or find some antique vases to incorporate into the table’s centerpiece.
Finding amazing antiques is only part of the equation. Once you tweak them a little bit here and update a few things there, that's when they really steal the show.