Sentimental Decor: Mixing Old and New

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Some people are so obsessed with making a theme in their home that they forget to stop and think just what this theme actually is all about. They are so concerned with terms such as vintage and modern that they forget that the thing that really matters is the aestheticism of the décor itself. Rules are there to be broken and the beauty of your home should always be paramount. With this in mind, why not create your own theme, a theme that will consist of everything you find aesthetically pleasing regardless if it is old or new. Here are some tips and tricks on how to make this work.

Observe it as an adventure

Once you realize that the only thing that matters is how something looks in your home and not to which era it belongs, you can start observing all of this as an adventure. Always look for garage sales, and regularly visit flea markets for perfect items to complement your home with. Now, the most exciting thing here is that you never know what you are going to encounter. Before you go to the store, you can visit their website and see what they have to offer, but here, you never know what you might find or discover. Who knows, you may find a perfect antique mirror for your futuristic bathroom, or even a nice vintage jug for your brand new lacquered living room table. The world is your oyster!

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Always mind the potential

The most important thing is that you remember that you should always look for potential in things. Meaning, that you are not buying a piece of furniture for what it is now but for what it might become. Restoring old furniture is in no way a difficult task. All you need is some will and a lot of patience. One more thing you need to have in mind. Sometimes, an item may appear appealing, but it wouldn’t quite fit in with your home. Because of this, when buying something whether it’s old or new you need to have to try and envision it in a particular spot in a particular room. Some even go as far as to take pictures of their home with them when they go shopping.

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Be spontaneous

One of the best traits of creating your own style is that you can allow yourself a lot of spontaneity. In a different situation you will need a detailed list of all the items you need but here, this is not the case. Here, you can start making a sentimental décor in your home one piece at a time. One day, you can get a perfect modern sofa, and tomorrow you can just get an armchair from a different era. Next, you can find a modern square-shaped rug that really ties the room together, and proceed by equipping your home with some interesting shabby chic homewares. In other words, your only limitation is your own imagination.

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Going white

Finally, when combining styles, there might come to the issue of what color to go with. Now they say that human mind cannot imagine a new color, but this doesn’t mean that we can’t change our opinion on the existing ones. This being said, color trends change on annual basis, but one thing remains constant, you simply cannot go with white. White color of the walls, white furniture and ebony accessories are precisely the contrast that will make you completely forget about what is old and what is new in your home.

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As you can see, sometimes, taking a risk and thinking outside of the box can be exquisitely rewarding. This being said notions such as, antique, modern, futuristic, contemporary and vintage are of secondary importance. The most important thing is what your home looks like as a whole and all else should be subjected to this.

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