The past few years, the vintage trend has risen to the point that it is not restricted to interior décor alone. This society which was once focused on the modern, cutting edge and most exclusive of designs are now taking a look back to draw inspiration from the days of old. Now, objects and materials from the past are now being covered and held in higher regard making them share the same light with the modern pieces.
This rising trend can also be seen in Las Vegas, where our multi-cultural residents bring their own bits and pieces of taste and decor into their home. The need to be able to showcase mature pieces that tell one story or the other has led to the new giving way to the old which is now the new trend. These old vintage objects now hoarding the limelight are known as antiques. It is a beautiful trend that allows each piece to dictate the vibe of a room.
No one can really tell why there has been a sudden change in the mentality of decoration but some people equate it to the fact that there has been recession ongoing in the economy and as a result, the amount of disposable income available has reduced to the point that old things are being reinvented.
Here, the past is looked at to achieve sustainability and the antiques provide that as they were made in a period where things were of value, durable and had longevity. This new found love for the antiquities is one thing that is easy to embrace but still, it does not change the fact that the period we live in is the modern age and there might be a contrast between them and the home environment if care is not taken.
The following are practical tips on how to decorate your home with antiques:
Have a focus point:
It is quite easy to give way to the need to cramp antiques into every nook and cranny of the home which can lead to creating a mess. The best thing to do in this situation would be to buy something that would serve as the central point of the whole decoration. That is, every other thing should serve as an accompaniment to this primary piece so as to accentuate it and create a balance. The central antique piece also helps to create boundaries for any creative ideas to threaten to overwhelm the balance of things.
It is essential that when decorating with antiques that things be kept practical. Do not give into the urge to purchase pieces that might be attractive but still have no functional purpose. As you decide to put your hopes in investing in the old, these things still have to be able to serve you well in the modern day and not just serve as eye candy.
When all the pieces in the home are perfectly aligned and decorated symmetrically, it not only makes the home attractive, it also adds weight to the quantity of the pieces. For instance, if buying a desk lamp, it would also be wise to choose another one to balance up things. Buying in pairs makes the aesthetics of the home comfortable. However, it is hard to find the same antique twice. So if you can’t be symmetrical, then try to find similar items to balance the room out.