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What To Do with Antique Furniture

Decorating your home with antique furniture is a great way to infuse timeless style with modern design. These furniture pieces aren’t only collecting dust: they offer a unique design statement with a hidden story to tell. Not only are antiques sustainable and charming, but many of them are valuable pieces of art.

Consider these tips if you want to decorate your home with antique furniture, and what to do with the furniture if you decide to change your design style in the future:

Shopping for Antique Furniture

It’s fun to have inheritance pieces from older generations in the family. You might also look for unique antiques at local shops, online marketplaces, or even estate sales. The search is part of the experience! Many people love the excitement of finding the perfect piece for their home – especially because many of these antique items are one-of-a-kind.

Consider your goals for antique shopping. Are you focused on décor and style specifically? Or, are you also buying these pieces as investments because of the inherent value they hold?

Home Layout Tips: Decorating with Antiques

When you are integrating antiques into your home décor, one effective strategy is to use them as a statement or focal piece in the room. For example, vintage chairs placed strategically to pull the living room together, on either side of an antique armoire. It can look nice to cluster the antique pieces to create a vignette in an area of the room.

Look for ways to repurpose antique furniture to make it both stylish and functional at the same time. Dressers can be turned into vanities or TV stands. A side table can make a great nightstand or be placed by the front door as a plant stand.

Also, an effective way to create a unique look is by blending modern décor with antique pieces. Find ways that you can layer, such as adding different textile colors and textures, such as rugs, pillows, or throw blankets.

How to Sell Antique Furniture

If you are ready to make a change and want to move some of this antique furniture out of your home, then rest assured knowing that you can collect cash for the valuable pieces. Research the history and style to determine the potential value. If there is any damage or need for repair, then that will bring the price down.

If you are unsure about the value, then it might be worth bringing in an expert for a professional appraisal. This service can also be helpful if you want to verify the authenticity.

Once you’ve established the selling price, you can list the pieces through online marketplaces, such as Facebook, eBay, Etsy, or even specialized antique sites. Other options include using consignment shops, local antique dealers, or through estate auctions (if you have unique items or a larger collection).

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