How to Decorate with Antiques
Are you looking for the latest tips on how to get the antique style for your home? Let us show you how.
What is the antique style?
The antique style of furniture, and antique items more generally, is more to do with age than style. This is an important starting point to be aware of. While you can easily purchase items that may have an ‘antique’ or old-looking appearance, an authentic antique is something that’s over 100 years old.
Victorian, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Renaissance Revival, Neo-Greek, Gothic, there are a variety of styles that you can choose from which were created from periods of time longer than a century ago. All of which are full of character, charm, and historical stories.
Impress with the authentic Antique look
Adding antique furniture to your home doesn’t need to come with any hard and fast rules. The best advice we provide here at Hunt Vintage is to go with what feels right and to choose items that complement or work well with your room or home theme.
Like modern furniture, all antiques were made for a purpose, not simply to be admired – although I’m sure that’s what you’ll find many of your home visitors will end up doing – therefore pick your items carefully and ensure that they add a practical value, as well as an aesthetic one.
When I started Hunt Vintage, alongside my co-founder, one of the questions we were asked frequently was around the cost of antiques; ‘but no one can afford antiques?‘ or ‘antiques that are in home-worthy condition are too hard to find’ and while there might be some truth in these statements, we exist to prove that’s no longer the case. By scouring the hottest antique and vintage dealers from across the EU and further afield, we’ve unearthed those hard-to-find and one-of-a-kind pieces for you and can hopefully convince you that the items can be somewhat affordable options too.
Ready to shop for antiques? Take a look at some of our latest finds below, or feel free to pop over to our dedicated antique furniture section. Happy hunting!
Antique Balloon Backed Side Chairs, C1900£950
Victorian Walnut Prieu Dieu (Prayer Chair)£245
Victorian Style Mahogany Music / Magazine Rack Console Table£160
Victorian Mahogany Style Console Table with Decorative Back Panel & Legs£150
Victorian Mahogany Dutchess Dressing Table£250
19th Century Mahogany Fold Over Tea Table£160
Victorian Style Wash Stand With Marble Top£85
Victorian Beech Framed Childs Rocking Chair£160
Georgian mahogany baby Pembroke table circa 1800£1,499