Accessorising a period home doesn’t have to be expensive. Shaynna Blaze shows us how a few key items can provide the look you are after!
You don’t have to kit out your entire home in antiques! Whether you’re dressing your house for sale, or simply to live in, here are a few tips on how to start your hunt for accessories at home.
- If you have been a bit of a hoarder or inherited some classic pieces from family and friends, you could already have what you need to work with your theme.
- If you don’t have anything in your own treasure trove, head out to vintage markets, op shops and antiques warehouses and you’ll be surprised at what you can find!
- There are a lot of options and styles under the one roof. If the prices seem a little out of your range, try to negotiate a short term hire on larger items, until you sell.
- Whilst you may want to be true a particular era, sometimes dark traditional colours just don’t work for modern day living and can actually detract from the original features of a property so go for lighter, brighter versions with the same toning’s, and then your hand-picked accessories will just be the icing on the cake.
Most importantly, don’t go overboard, remember it is a family home for modern living, not a museum!
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