One thing I love most about interior design is that you can really use almost anything to decorate and improve your home. Many people run out and buy the newest and greatest trend then, in a few months, they have to do it all over again! That is why I prefer to use antiques in my home redesign projects.
Now, I know your thinking it’s just so much easier to just hop online and order something amazing that’s brand new and have it shipped to you. Well, you can do that with antiques too! With stores like Loveday Antiques you can shop online and have it sent to your home! Yes, right to your home and it’s all assembled for you already!
Loveday Antiques is a London antique shop, and sells many unique items that would work well in any traditional or eclectic design. Now, you may enjoy finding a rare find at a local antique store or market but sometimes you can’t. Where shopping online for something and then being able to actually talk to someone about it, may be a better option. Really it just depends on you.
When looking for antiques I have a few recommendations:
- Always ask for discounts: You need to ask, because they will not tell you!
- Always get a receipt! You need this in case there is a problem
- Ask about wear and tear: They don’t have to tell you about this, so ask!
Some great antique items to look at are servers, bookcases, accent chairs and sofa or side tables. The reason that these are better then say a sofa or loveseat is that in today’s world we use our furniture in ways that would make most people want to yell at anyone who sat on their antique sofa. So it’s best to use antiques as statement items. If you have a formal dinning room you don’t use often, then an antique table may work wonders for you!
Really when it comes to antiques for your home, buy things you love, don’t just buy them because they cost a lot. You want to enjoy this well made and crafted items. Not worry about how much money your kids will get when they sell them.