Mixing old and new furniture is a fact of life.
You may have a few old pieces in your home that are sentimental and/or inherited, left over from your college days or pieces you live with simply because, financially, you can’t replace them yet.
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This is really a good thing. Honestly!
Think back over the photos you’ve saved of spaces you love.
For me there’s a common theme running through each and every room I love.
The theme? Something old in every room.
Seriously! There’s a conscious blending of old and new.
And the art of blending old and new furniture isn’t difficult but it is something you have to put some thought to.
Mixing up Old and New Furniture
If you have a suite of anything…bedroom, living room tables, dining room…trying mixing things up.
- Move nightstands into another room or store them in the attic. Replace them with mix-matched pieces. Maybe a dresser or an old desk.
- Mix up the dining room or kitchen chairs. If that’s not something you’re comfortable with consider replacing the head chairs with upholstered pieces. Like a wingback chair or parsons chair.
- If you can’t replace a nightstand or end table with something different consider painting it. This will give your room a whole new look.
- When it’s time to buy another piece of furniture consider vintage to mix things up. Look for pieces that speak to you. That’s when you know it’s going to work in your home.
- Try mixing design styles – whether it’s pieces within your own home or a new/old piece you bring home.
Just moving a few things around will give you a whole new perspective on your home. You’ll probably end up saying, “Wow, I should have done this a long time ago!”.
If this is not your thing I completely understand. For some, mixing and matching just doesn’t make sense. And that’s perfectly okay. The bottom line is it’s your home!
Even if, for some unforeseen reason I had to replace everything in my home, I’d still want older pieces. The mix of old and new furniture gives our homes a collected-ness that’s warm, inviting and appealing.
It’s all about mixing what you have with what you love.