The Difference Between a Good Space and a Great Space? Decor and Detail!
Use can also use online auctions and galleries to help you search for those one of a kind pieces. Invaluable is a wonderful Fine Art online resource. Their platform connects anyone with internet access to thousands of auctions going on around the world, so it's a pretty cool opportunity for art collectors!
Go Antique and Be Thrifty!
Now, if you're thinking "Antiquing? I don't want a bunch of old, granny style furniture in my house" you're not alone. However, that theory is not your fate if you use antique pieces. Repurpose old items that you find: reupholster an old chair or bench, use a cool old lamp and add a new lamp shade, paint or stain an old dresser or table, the possibilities are endless! You can also really spice it up by using a variety of items in your space such as in the dining room: use different kinds of dining chairs but upholster them in the same fabric or mix and match side tables and consoles in the living room. Moves like these make your home feel fun and trendy! And who doesn't want to be a part of the latest design trend?
Garage sales are also a super easy and fun way to find furniture and decor for your space! Haven't you heard the saying 'one mans trash is another mans treasure'? This is where you really need to bring out your creative side, have a blast, and add YOUR personal touch! Again, REPURPOSE! Trust me, it makes all the difference!
Here are a few images of pieces I've found and either used or repurposed from thrift and antique shops: