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IDEAS AND TIPS FOR DECORATING WITH RESTORED ANTIQUE FURNITURE

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Pieces of furniture recovered, inherited or bought in markets have become popular because of the great presence they have in today’s interiors and the personality they give to contemporary spaces.

Do you want to add a touch of distinction to your home? Follow me and discover the decorative power of the antique furniture restored in the current decoration and how to combine them.

A children’s bedroom with an old wooden filing cabinet

Do you know that old furniture that you love but do not know where to put it because you think it will not combine with the rest? Exactly, recover it and add an attractive focal point in your living room.

Naturally, before you have to clean it or, if you like it original, but it has damage and is in poor condition, restore it .

If it is only the surface, sandpaper and varnish or paint in case you take it, it is what you will need in most of the furniture to make it shine again.

But before restoring its surface, if the wooden furniture has been stored in a basement or somewhere with humidity, make sure it does not have fungi orĀ  xylophagous insects such as woodworm, moths or termites among many other possible.

If you have them, you will notice immediately because the furniture will have many small holes, very small , between 1 and 6 mm approximately, depending on the type of type of xylophagous or fungus that the furniture has.

If you see that the furniture has them, it is best to have a professional advice because depending on the type of wood xylophagous, different treatments are applied to eradicate the pest. There is no universal treatment, therefore, we need external help to eliminate woodworm and termites , or any other xylophage that, until an expert sees it, the appropriate treatment can not be applied.

Once the furniture is healthy and restored or to our liking, we can add it to our living room, and create a special scene, as we see right here below.

A vintage waitress table

A beautiful vintage waitress table can adorn any room, in a corner, always well preserved or restored, although we do not use it as such, as it can serve as an auxiliary table too.

Although, naturally, it does not have to be in the classroom, or, only in it. As I say, an original and restored old piece works anywhere. We can also add it in the hall.

A hall with an old trunk

If the antique furniture is small and keeps proportion, we can use it in the hall and create a first magazine impression. An old trunk, as the blogger of Rustic Lanter has done , or an old workbench, or any antique furniture that meets the measurements and your decorative demands.

Of course, if it is made of wood, since there are also metal furniture, ensure that the furniture is healthy. If you see holes, do not hesitate and do not risk, contact the right professionals to avoid problems. Let’s keep going.

A bedroom with an antique nightstand

Play with the lines . If your bedroom presides straight lines in the overall design, add a piece with curves. The juxtaposition derived from this action is what will give the bedroom style and personality.

A bedroom decorated with an antique boho table

Although if you want to play it safe, you can add a piece of old furniture that, despite being old, goes with the style of the bedroom , making it fit the first.

We can also integrate a piece of furniture of this type in children’s bedrooms, because, although it may not seem at first, if done with style, look impeccable.

A children’s bedroom with an old wooden filing cabinet

An old wood filing cabinet, restored, with its multiple and practical drawers can add functionality and beauty to the room.

The storage space always comes in handy, and if it also has history and personality, much better, do not you think?

If the bedroom does not fit or does not work, do not force it and use a shoehorn. All the old pieces keep a story, you just have to find the perfect place for the piece of furniture to continue counting. The house has many other spaces, such as the kitchen, for example, to install that old furniture.

Each piece has its place. Although at first you think that it may look good in a particular room, if it turns out not to, do not force it, place it somewhere else, let it be the one that tells you where to stay.

A kitchen with an antique table

We can also add it in the dining area. In fact, in this area we have a great opportunity to add some old furniture, either on the table, as this beautiful and old table that we see above these lines, or chairs, as we see right here below.

A kitchen with antique chairs

Do not be afraid to add old chairs in the dining room , it is a very modern decorative resource that makes the dining area or the kitchen acquire a different and original style.

Beyond the kitchen to integrate a restored antique furniture , we have the bathroom, another place that a priori we do not think about it to introduce it, but that, if we find the right piece, we can create a magazine scene.

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