Ideas and tips for decorating with restored antique furniture

Pieces of furniture recovered, inherited or bought at street markets have become popular due to the great presence they have in current interiors and the personality they give to contemporary spaces.

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

A children's bedroom with an old wooden filing cabinet

Photography @Stina Inreder

Do you know that old piece of furniture that you love but don’t know where to put it because you think it won’t match the rest? Exactly, take it back and add an attractive focal point to your living room.

Naturally, first you have to clean it up 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 if you have 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 is free from fungi and insects xylophages such as woodworm, moths or termites among many other possible ones.

If it does, you will notice it right away since the furniture will feature many small, very small holes, between 1 and 6 mm approximately, depending on the type of xylophagus or fungus that the furniture has.

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If you see that the furniture has them, the best is have professional advice since depending on the type of xylophagus in wood, They apply different treatments to eradicate the pest. There is no universal treatment, therefore, we need external help to eliminate woodworm and termites, or any other xylophagus that, until it is not seen by an expert, the proper treatment cannot 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

Photography Happy Interior Blog

A beautiful vintage waitress table can decorate any room, in a little corner, always well preserved or restored, even if we do not use it as such, since it can also serve as a side table.

Although, of course, it does not have to be in the living room, or only in it. As I told you, a restored original and antique piece works anywhere. We can also add it in the hall.

A hall with an antique trunk

Photography @Ashley Martin

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

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

A bedroom with an antique nightstand

Photograph by Chat Fiel Court for Southern Hospitality Blog

Play with the lines. If your bedroom is dominated by 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 nightstand

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

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

A children's bedroom with an old wooden filing cabinet

Photography @Stina Inreder

A restored old wooden filing cabinet with its many practical drawers can add functionality and beauty to the room.

Storage space always comes in handy, and if it also has a history and personality, much better, don’t you think?

If it doesn’t fit in the bedrooms or it doesn’t work, don’t force it and put it in with a shoe horn. All old pieces keep a story, you just have to find the perfect place for the piece to continue telling it. The house has many other spaces, such as the kitchen, for example, to install that old piece of furniture.

Each piece has its place. Although at first you think that it can look good in a certain room, if it turns out not, do not force it, place it elsewhere, let it be the one to tell you where to stay.

A kitchen with an antique table

Photography Our Vintage Home Love

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

A kitchen with antique chairs

Photography Love Grows Wild

Do not worry add antique chairs in the dining room, is a very modern decorative resource that makes the dining area or kitchen acquire a different and original style.

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

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Photography Bre Purposed

There is usually not much room for add a bulky antique piece in the bathrooms, but as a vanity unit, either with or without drawers, as we see above these lines, will give the bathroom a very special touch.

Surrounding yourself with these types of pieces and decorating your home with any of them is always a success. They never go out of style, they add a decorative touch with personality, in addition to telling a story; And, as you can see, they work in every room of the house. What do you say, antique furniture yes or yes?

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