Designing a beautiful space requires careful selection of furniture and accessories. These should create a juxtaposition of old and new pieces to make the right balance between chic and sleek. Here are key pieces to incorporate in any home design.
An Antique Piece
An antique is a piece of object that is at least 100 years old. The perfect antique pieces for this would be Gustavian furniture that was made in the 1700s. These pieces have an elegant, washed out surface design, which gives it a lot of character and flair. These pieces are sure to add a lot of personality and charm into space, but with an understated and subtle effect, creating a seamless and sleek overall look.
Popular items include coffee tables, commodes, cabinets, secretaries, and drawers. Not only are these decorative, but they are also functional, as these can be used as storage equipment. These can help you organize and decorate your space at the same time. These decorative pieces can freshen up furniture, liven up a room in an instant, and keep it clutter-free, too.
A Vintage Piece
You could add a vintage piece. These are considered period pieces that came out from the year 1960 up to 1979. Today, these items would be between 40 and 59 years old. There are plenty of beautiful furniture pieces from this time, and the styles can easily blend with today’s modern spaces.
These pieces give off an old school mood that is fun, funky, and quirky, but all in the right doses. Popular items include bar carts, accent chairs, wooden desks, and wall accents like clocks and artwork. Vintage pieces give off an elegant vibe that lends any space a sophisticated look.
A Retro Piece
These are also considered period pieces, but these ones came out earlier than the vintage era and were created from 1950 to 1959. Some of the popular pieces include decorative repurposed appliances, chairs lighting equipment, and some colorful and unique artwork and paintings. Today, these pieces would be at least 68 years old.
An old TV cabinet, for example, is usually repurposed into a sideboard. It can also be old musical instruments that your grandparents or even your parents used, like a turntable, an old piano, or an old guitar. These items give your space a retro vibe with a romantic touch.
A Collectible Piece
Last but not the least are collectibles. These come in the form of toys, paintings, glass pieces, chandeliers, and small decorative pieces for a coffee table or cabinet display. One unique idea is building a time capsule, where items from the past are collected for future generations to see. This will give them a glimpse of how things were designed and what they were used for in the past. It’s a fun way to collect old things because it’s not only educational but also has a personal touch.
Beautiful spaces aren’t always filled with new things. Creating a sleek and chic space is equal parts new school and old school. These four design pieces highlight your style. It also adds a great way to reference different period styles that give your space its uniqueness and character that truly reflects your taste and style.