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Make a Difference: Furnish Your Home With Antique Furniture

Jul 21, 2008
Mass houses are already becoming popular. However, the problem with these houses is the uniformity of their external architecture. What can you do to stand out from the rest, if you are the owner of one of these mass
produced houses? The only way is through a different interior design.

Looking back at Interior Design
Interior design has come a long way for the past 10 years. It has much higher profile now than in the early 90's, mainly due to interior design magazines and television programs. But if these are the only reference points that you have, you will fall into the usual trap like the others. You will just be replicating the look and creating the blandness of other houses in the land.

The trick is to choose an interior decoration style that is individual. Give a little thought to your style and ensure that it can be worked out. Creating this individual style cannot happen overnight. In fact, it is not achieved only by going to a few shopping trips.

Beauty of Antique furniture
Antique furniture is the way to go if you want to create a unique look in your home. The beauty of antique furniture is this: it doesn't make your house look plain and ordinary. There are many cases where antique furniture can add a totally subtle and individual look to a particular home. You must apply a lot of thought if you want to design your home with antiques.

There are differing periods that can create a variety of look - matching and mixing the pieces of the furniture can enhance your creativity and style. You might find yourself looking at antique shops or furniture stores for some time before you can complete the pieces that you think will add a special "character" to a room. Patience is needed to achieve the desired look.

True Antique
Not every antique can qualify as a design masterpiece. In fact by definition, there are only a few that can be truly called a "masterpiece." Majority of these pieces are already in the collections of the wealthy people or in a museum. And today, there are a lot of reproductions that produce fake antiques, or those with lesser quality. Always be careful of imitations. Check the manufacturer label of the furniture because only a few of them will give out a guarantee to the condition or authenticity of the antique.

Therefore, if you would like the "traditional furniture" look, it is best for you to buy antique (say for example, custom mahogany furniture) that is pre-owned. You would then be able to furnish your home with these museum-worthy designs that might not be available in the antique market.

Truly, furnishing your bare home with antique furniture can differentiate you from the usual interior design styles we see in the majority of homes in the country. Antique furniture may sometimes be "pricey" compared to other modern furniture (which is usually mass produced). But if you decorate with it, here is the advantage: you will eventually end up in a beautiful home with heritage and style. It's truly worth it.
About the Author
This article was written by Benedict Yossarian. Benedict recommends Judge Ceilings and Roof Bond for your home improvement needs including Roof Insulation and Suspended Ceilings
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