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3 Ways to Incorporate Antiques into a Modern Home

These design ideas prove that opposites attract!

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More often than not, the best combinations are always a mix of opposing forces. It's especially true for mixing modern-themed homes and antique furnishings.

The juxtaposition of clean lines with intricate pieces can give any room a nice depth and an interesting feel. This style also allows you to showcase a piece of the past, whether it's been passed down in your family or something you picked up at a flea market.

If you're looking for new ways to incorporate secondhand pieces into your decor, here are some ideas you can try. 

Main photo from: Modern Antiques

A great way to update antiques to something more contemporary is by adding color. Vibrant hues help soften the look of bigger pieces, helping it seamlessly blend into a space.  

Photo from Holzman Interiors

For smaller rooms, it's best to add one statement antique and let it be the focal point of the decor. An antique rug in your living area can add a nice vintage touch to more modern furniture. Keep in mind to choose an item that showcases your personal style. 

Photo from Architecture Art Design

If you have a den or an outdoor dining area at home, leave the walls unfinished and let the concrete be the base of your decor. The lack of color adds a sleek look to your display, especially when combined with wooden pieces and wrought-iron accessories. 

Photo from Modern Antiques

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