12 May 2014

Creating a style and look using vintage and unusual furniture


Vintage and unusual furniture can make for great d├ęcor in any home. However, they are very lucrative forms of furniture and they can sometimes be hard to pull off. Just imagine having a tire swing hanging down in the corner of your living room. A great chair, but good luck finding a stylish way to incorporate it into the interior design!

So it can be understandable if you are finding yourself struggling with creativity when it comes to using vintage and unusual furniture to style your home. Not to worry, there are endless possibilities and you will find the right one for you.

Below are some tips that will help you with creating a style and look while using vintage and unusual furniture in your home.

1) Design the room based on the furniture. 

In most cases, the furniture is chosen based on the design of the room…not the other way around. People tend to paint their walls to their likings, throw on a nice new hardwood floor, add in a fireplace, and then say, “Hmm, what am I going to get for furniture?”

This is not something that you have to do. Instead, you can accomplish a whole lot more with creating a complete style for the room by starting from the furniture first. This is especially true when working with vintage and unusual furniture as these types of furniture are going to catch people’s attention.

It’s pretty obvious, if you have ever brought home a random, crazy piece of furniture, you immediately find yourself puzzled as to where to put it. Sure, there’s the odd piece that actually works…but most of the time you end up with something you regret buying.

2) Design the room with a vintage or unique theme 

A major reason for these vintage and unique furniture items not fitting in is because they are trying to fit in with a more modern room design. If you want them to be compatible with your current design, you are going to have to consider theming all the furniture in the room with the same style.

Alternatively, you can start from the ground up and choose your flooring based on your style as well. For example, an industrial work table could be used on top of older hardwood. That’s not a furniture item that could be easily pulled off if you have ceramic tiling right now!

You can even take it a step further by looking into accessory items of a similar style. There are many options of vintage and unique lighting, storage, mirrors, and even old posters, many of which that can be included into the design of your room.

3) Shop from a catalogue of different furniture items 

A very effective way to theme your room is to shop from an entire selection of vintage and unique items. When it comes to vintage, you aren't going to find an entire furniture line, but you can still choose from different designs of vintage furniture. With unique items, everything is really one of a kind so most things aren't found in matching sets. Still, unique goes with unique.

Finding these stores is not too difficult. There are quite a few that have online viewing for their current stock. The interesting thing is that the nature of the product allows for new and different inventory to come in all the time.

All you have to do is find a vintage and unusual furniture company that offers a diverse selection of furniture items. From here, you can begin looking at their items and seeing if they have anything that suits your room. If you are designing from scratch, you have the freedom of thinking about how great you can make a room look with every single piece of furniture that they offer.

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