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mixing old with new

Caroline Smith

Sure, we all love and can appreciate a well designed, styled home such as a Scandinavian-styled home, Modern, Country Chic, the list is truly endless. But a certain style we can all agree on is mixing old pieces with new.

An easy way to mix old with new is to cater to the homes architectural features. Incorporate pieces around the same year your home was built, then add in a geometric rug, updated lighting, and pops of color into the mix to create a collected look!

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When it comes to decorating around a family heirloom don’t be afraid to add abstract art around or above the piece, or even place the piece in front of a colorful wall. If the family heirloom is something small, place it on top of statement coffee table books, or have fun mixing it in with styled bookcase!

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Image: Emily Henderson

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Image: alexanderwhite.se

If mixing your old pieces with pops of color and geometric rugs isn’t your thing, keeping your space neutral is a great way to mix in your antique treasures. By adding in a great rustic piece with a more subtle color palette, the piece will not only look and feel unique, but will also have a sense of belonging in the room.

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Mixing and matching creates livable and inspiring rooms. It’s a perfect way to mix things up and fall back in love with items you may have owned forever or simply pull a room together!
What are some of your favorite way to mix old with new? We’d love to hear from ya!