7 ways designers decorate with antiques in modern decor

Emilee Geist

The thought of decorating with antiques can sometimes conjure images of stuffy collectables, of traditional tastes and big budgets. However the reality is, happily, quite different. Incorporating these unique pieces into your home has never been more accessible, in fact. There are a myriad of ways to source those one-off […]

The thought of decorating with antiques can sometimes conjure images of stuffy collectables, of traditional tastes and big budgets. However the reality is, happily, quite different. Incorporating these unique pieces into your home has never been more accessible, in fact. There are a myriad of ways to source those one-off gems, from having a good rummage at a yard sale, to taking the hassle out of sourcing something and buying through an Instagram antique dealer, and everything in between. 

Getting inspiration for how to go about incorporating antiques into a modern home is also abundant, with lots of the best interior designers choosing to blend the old and the new to create something truly special with their designs. Here, some of the finest expert tastemakers share why they incorporate antiques into their projects, and why doing so has become one of the biggest interior design trends.

How to decorate with antiques

1. Mix dark woods into bright spaces

sunroom with indoor plants and dark wood furniture

(Image credit: Leanne Kilroy/Good Bones)

Many pieces that have stood the test of time were made in wood, and were with either dark to start with or have darkened over time. As the obsession with the blonde shades seen in Scandinavian design has taken over, historic walnut shades fell totally out of favor.

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