By Malorie Chery. interior. Published at Friday, July 06th, 2018 - 10:39:01 AM.
Though antiques may carry special emotional relevance. randomly throwing them up on the wall risks making a home look outdated — or worse. trashy. But there are several ways to decorate with antiques to keep your house looking timeless.Below. we’ll cover how to tastefully decorate with family heirlooms in a way that doesn’t make your home look haphazard.
In particular. three seems to be the ideal number for a grouping as opposed to one. five. or even seven because the former might feel too simple while the latter two run the risk of appearing overly cluttered.When selecting items to go in your grouping. you want to ensure that they’re different enough to create visual interest while still having a common thread to tie them together.
After you have the colors under control. it’s time to look at your accessories. We’ve talked about the importance of purposefully styling surfaces and grouping accent pieces before. but if you take one tip away from this. it should be — when in doubt. follow the rule of three.Odd-numbered groupings create more visual interest than even numbered groupings.
It’s also possible to arrange some of your old items into a shadowbox. which can then be placed on a table or on the wall. A shadowbox contains all of your antiques into one intentional vintage display that can fit in with just about any room design.Maximalism is big for 2018. and layered. global-inspired bohemian design is one of the freshest ways to execute it.