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Interior Design Tutorial: 5 Tips for Decorating with Vintage Furniture

Discover how to use old furniture to create unique spaces with vintage style, thanks to Antic&Chic

An old piece of furniture can make your interior design stand out in a world in which many homes look very alike. And everyone has a dresser from their gran, or a bedside table they found at a garage sale, that they don’t quite know how to use.

The team behind interior design studio Antic&Chic @celia_y_marc, teach you their tips to make vintage furniture look incredible, and give your house a special feel.

Find out more in the video!

5 Vintage Furniture Interior Design Tips

1. Paint unlovely furniture the same color as the wall

Your grandmother’s old chair or that chest of drawers you inherited may not be the most beautiful piece of furniture in the world. But you can give them a unique touch and achieve wonderful effect simply by painting them to match the wall. This will make your furniture blend in, and give it a fresher style.

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Paint unlovely furniture the same color as the wall.

2. Combine styles

Antic&Chic also recommend mixing different furniture styles. At times when you want to achieve a harmonious space, it is best to use a single style. But mixing and matching different kinds of furniture creates a much more personal feel.

In the next image, Antic&Chic combined a rustic table with chairs that are a little faded but not quite so vintage in feel.

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Combine design styles.

3. Use an old object in a surprising way

Step out of your comfort zone and invent new and surprising uses for everyday objects. A vintage chair can be a bedside table and an old mirror the perfect bedhead that adds light and depth to your room.

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You can use an old mirror as a bedhead!

4. Play with colors

You can paint your furniture in different colors to create a variety of visual effects. Marc and Cèlia recommend using soft, light colors like mint, white and yellow for small, dark spaces. Using dark colors will create the opposite effect and make your room look smaller.

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Soft, light colors brighten up small spaces.

5. Use rustic furniture to provide warmth

Use rustic furniture to create a cozy space. This style automatically fills the room you’re designing with warmth. Use it sparingly and combine rustic items with other styles to avoid overload.

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Use rustic furniture to provide warmth.
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