Creating a Modern Look Using Antique Furniture

antique furniture itemsCreating a Modern Look Using Antique Furniture

If you love the look of antique furniture, consider adding some in your home. If you want to create some visual interest, you can give it a more modern feel by providing contrast from the vintage aesthetic with other complementing pieces. These tips can help you land a perfect balance of modern and antique.

  • Work with An Existing Trend – If you’re worried about your ideas clashing and making the room look busy instead of well-thought-out, pick a style trend where antique furniture fits, and use it to create the theme. For a more Victorian steampunk look, seek out pieces that have metallic features or unique shapes. If you prefer a more rustic and relaxed style, look for items made from wood, cloth, and other organic materials. This will help you create a cohesive and neat interior space.
  • Get Inspiration Online – If you aren’t sure what to do with a piece or even the room as a whole, browse online for some ideas. You may find some unique and unexpected ways to use an item or find styles you like to give you direction. While you likely want your space to be personalized and original instead of an exact copy of someone else’s work, browsing other’s projects can help get your creativity going.
  • Bring It Back to Basics – Sometimes, focusing on the basics helps. Look past the styling or fancy materials used in a piece and bring it back down to simple terms. Focus on things like size, colour, and shape to help you get a better understanding of if an item will truly fit in with your ideas and décor. This will help prevent you from collecting a variety of pieces that are too small for the room, too big, or don’t go together at all.

Browse Our Selection of Antique Furniture in Toronto

At Carrocel, we understand the visual appeal and desire for antique furniture items. This is why we carry a wide variety of pieces for every room in your home. If you would like to browse our selection, we invite you to visit our showroom located at 245 Bridgeland Avenue in central Toronto or view our online product catalogue. For more information or if you have any questions, give us a call at 416-999-2525.

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