Buying antique furniture is definitely a worthy spend, therefore, a passionate buyer must distinctly understand on what constitutes an antique as this question often helps the buyer to identify the actual worth. The word ’antique’ is usually referred any item that is about 100 year old and fairly rare. While buying these elegant furniture items, onemust be extremely cautious and should have keen eye for detail.
If you are stuck for ideas you can find them in magazines, on the internet and in your local furniture department store. In actual stores you will get to see first hand the various styles available for each room. One advantage of this also is that the styles are the most modern so if you do want to keep up with the times then a department store is definitely where you should look for inspiration. On the Internet you will find literally thousands of ideas and in magazines you will also find plenty of ideas to keep you occupied. So when it comes to inspiration you should definitely not have a problem.
A simple change in furniture arrangement gives any room a new look. If you can change the traffic flow of the room you’ll find it has a different feel altogether. If there are multiple focal points in your room change focus to from the old point to a new one. The family room is usually arranged around a focal point, so by changing the way the main feature appears can change the look of the room. A new entertainment center or a LED television can make this change, and other tricks can be retiling the fireplace or replacing the mantle. If the window is the focal point redecorate the windows.
And while we’re talking about fabrication, don’t forget that fabric can be used just about anywhere – so use that creativity! Slipcovers over your existing pillows work for a quick change. And fabric covers and skirts for tables, even coffee tables, are a good way to add texture and color to your existing pieces. So make a change and bring some ”cover” girls into your home. You’ll be glad you did! And if you walk into someone else’s house and have the urge to rearrange their furniture, interior design, redesign or home staging may be the career for you.
Set your seating – If you want your living room area to be a place where those inside it can easily socialize, arrange your seating facing each other – or at right angles to each other – so that the seating space feels intimate. As described before, it should still be in front of or centered around your focal point. You will also have to decide if you wish to place a table or ottoman in the center of the seating, for placing drinks, etc, or if you wish to keep this space clear. If you choose the later, add small tables to the seating arrangement line (e.g. next to sofa ends or in between the squares created by placing the seats at right angles. These squares are also great for adding lamps.