Decorating with Antiques and Vintage Finds; Ideas from Rainey's Decorating Center in Arlington Heights, IL
A vintage trunk as side table

Vintage finds add depth and personality to your décor


Have you inherited an antique from a favorite relative or purchased a vintage piece from a local flea market or on a foreign vacation? Not sure how to integrate it into your home design? Don’t despair.

Antiques and vintage items can be added to most any decorating style beautifully – and you’ll be saving a family heirloom or preserving a special memory. The surprise influence of an antique adds depth to a room and helps make the décor more interesting.

A vintage desk and chair, shown with Design Studio™ Roman Shades, available at Rainey's Decorating Center in Arlington Heights, IL
Vintage desk and chair
 
A vintage sofa in a living room.
A vintage sofa

Here are some tips about incorporating antiques into your decorating plan:

– Adding just a few antique items will make a room feel layered and personal.
– Adding too many pieces can make your room look chaotic or junky or even like a museum, instead of a home!
– Collections of vintage objects can make a beautiful art display, on walls, shelves, tables or in specially designed cases.
 

Think about using antique items for a different purpose or putting them in an unexpected place:

– A vintage mirror can be hung in almost any room.
– A vase can be repurposed as a beautiful lamp.
– A large serving dish can be made into a planter.
– A buffet table can be used as a bedroom dresser.
– A couple of dining chairs can be moved into the bedroom to create a reading nook.
– A bedroom bureau can be repurposed as a beautiful entry room anchor piece.

A vintage mirror in a bathroom, shown with Celebrity® blinds. Buy at Rainey's Decorating Center
A vintage mirror in a bathroom
 
A pair of antique chairs in a living room, shown with Pirouette® window shadings, available at Rainey's Decorating Center in Arlington Heights, IL
A pair of antique chairs

Adding a vintage accessory or antique element to a room will update your décor to make it more intriguing and personal.


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We proudly serve all of Mount Prospect, Palatine, and the surrounding North Shore Chicago area, including Evanston, Glencoe, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Wilmette, Winnetka. Our Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom is in Arlington Heights, IL. We offer custom window blinds, draperies, shades, curtains, plantation shutters. We also offer wallpaper and flooring, as well as motorized blinds and shadings.