Redesigning your living room can make your home feel brand new, being the first thing you see when you walk through the door. Your updated space can start conversation with guests and bring a new sense of energy and pride.
Making wood the key feature of your room doesn’t have to create a rustic vibe depending on the type of wood used. Going outside of the box entails the search of vintage furniture, where every piece has its own story and face, moreover the detail found in antiques can’t be found in newer models. So what do you do when picking out vintage pieces? Go to a store where you feel the authenticity as soon as you walk through the door. When shopping around don’t get too caught up in finding the same shade of wood because I’ll tell you now, it’s difficult and the piece probably won’t have the same vibe. Therefore, avoid the matchy-matchy and collect various shades and when you place it in your room it will flow effortlessly together.
There’s nothing like that smell of real wood. Finding furniture made out of 100% wood can be difficult and expensive but by shopping vintage you will save a few bucks while still having you stand out in the crowd. By adding a vintage table or a bookcase, the space is colored to your liking even if you stick with your old sofa and chairs. Hand-painted accents on a bookcase can help you bring in the color you want into your space that can flow with other accents. You can also change your space while still keeping the colors neutral with the style. With antiques you can find a variety of styles that speaks to you. Going for the lightness of the Indian boho vibe? Place a carved elephant at the center of your coffee table providing luck while reflecting a smile onto your face. So you found your perfect piece… or two (you can’t help it because vintage shopping will pull you in), now how do you style it? A coffee table with a washed blue coloring and carved legs speaks for itself and place it where you need it. Remember, you know what works best in your living space! Empty wall? Hang up a hand-carved panel, colored or simple wood, that will make people look twice. By adding pieces that have design or texture, you won’t have to complicate yourself with adding a ton of details in order to make the room feel whole.
Next thing you know, your living room looks eclectic with a new vibrancy that will reflect onto you. Take the chance and walk into an antique furniture shop and maybe you’ll be inspired to make a fresh start.