Do you have a signature piece or family heirloom that you just can’t get rid of? We all have that one piece that has been passed down from family that we have an emotional attachment to, but just don’t know how to incorporate it into our home. First, you have to decide which room you want to put your piece in, after that you can start to build the rest of the room around your item. Everyone has their own personal taste, but below are some tips that may help when it comes to finishing your space!
If your signature piece has an interesting shape to it, try to repeat that elsewhere in the room to tie it together. For example, if you have selected a curved kitchen table look at repeating that shape in wallpapers or fabrics to echo it around the room.
A large signature piece such as huge bed frame or extended dining table can overwhelm a crowded room. Look at trying to reduce the amount of furniture in that room so your signature piece has space to shine. Smaller items like an ornate lamp, may need framing with other complementary pieces such as a side table or art.
The old rule of “sticking to one style” has been thrown out the window! Mixing styles is very popular these days and it is very common to see ornate antique items perched beautifully next to contemporary pieces. You may have a 1960’s armchair as your signature piece but you do not have to design the entire room in a mid-century style for it to fit in. Create an inspiration board on Pinterest of your favorite designs and look for ways to mix them together!
The color of your signature piece can help you to create the entire scheme for the room. If your new piece of furniture is red, try adding 1 or 2 other pops of red into your space. Alternatively, take one or two of your favorite colors from the item for the walls and fabrics, so that the piece ties in with the rest of the room.So what do you think? Are you ready to give it a try?
Take a look below at our examples of how we used a Napoleon III Bureau Plat writing desk to show how to incorporate an antique piece into today’s current design trends. We incorporated it into a bedroom and living room and mixed it with modern furniture and accessories for a fresh new look!