By Fidela Kahler. interior. Published at Saturday, June 02nd, 2018 - 12:59:30 PM.
Placement of old items is keyThe placement of old items is one of the most critical aspects of decorating with antiques. There are a few potential directions when placing antiques. One option is to make an antique the focal point. as in the photo above: The room shows how a classic photo can look like a piece of chic art if it’s large enough.
You can also place antiques in an inconspicuous area. like on a floating shelf. There they accent the design of the room rather than dominate and potentially clash with it. Placing an antique on a bookshelf can also work. By placing it next to a row of books. it doesn’t stick out as much but still reminds you of an era you may be fond of.
Make use of a rustic or vintage craft projectAnother way to decorate with antiques is to go for a deliberately rustic piece. The photo above shows how a designer creatively combined cowboy photos with a rustic windowsill.You might also find some rustic shelving to house antiques and combine them with distressed furniture. Old heirloom furniture could also receive a distressed paint job.
Say no: You have to be willing to say no to some projects. If you are at a point in your career where you are successful. then perhaps it is time to say no to the smaller jobs. making room for the bigger. more noteworthy projects. After all. the bigger projects are the ones that help make your name well-known. and of course boost your income.