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Decorating with Antiques and Vintage Finds; Ideas from Window Accents and Flooring in Hillsborough, NJ
A vintage trunk as side table, shown with Skyline® Gliding Window Panels

Vintage finds and antiques add depth and personality to your décor.


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.

Antiques and vintage items can be added 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 décor more interesting.

 

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

– Adding just a few 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 vintage mirror can be hung in almost any room.
– 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.

 

Adding a vintage accessory or antique element to a room will update your décor to make it more intriguing and personal.

For more ideas or for help with your next design project, please contact the team at Window Accents and Flooring.

January 2017

 
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