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Mixing New and Old Furniture Pieces for a Look that’s All YOU! 

If you are lucky this season, you may get a few new furniture pieces  to add to your home. But how will your new end tables pair with  your grandmother’s sofa? Or maybe you’re buying yourself a new  bedroom set and just aren’t ready to get rid of your old set just yet.  Don’t worry, you can do something to help them find a new life. You  can repurpose your old pieces and make them feel new again.  Credenza Bar 


Adding a bar or wine fridge to the kitchen is all the rage right now, but back in the 50s and 60s, you were likely to find a small, mobile  bar in the corner or a long Credenza bar up against a wall. Even if  you have a new modern bar in your kitchen, don’t put your vintage  bar by the curb! Sometimes all you need with American-made  furniture is cleaner: brass polish along with furniture polish will  spiff it up. If you love entertaining and celebrating with cocktails,  then the credenza is for you. Make it the highlight of your living or  dining room. 


It is impossible to imagine the interior ​choose a table​ of a kitchen without a table.  Coffee Table  Even if your new furniture is a traditional or farmhouse style, you  can always do a mid-century coffee table. So don’t put your  great-uncle’s retro table to the roadside just yet. Contemporary  tables are typically low-profile and relatively simple, and they  complement almost any design scheme.  Chaise Lounger  Whether it’s a stand-alone chaise lounge or one that’s part of a  sectional sofa, these beauties pair together function and fashion.  They are also timeless, versatile, and can easily go into a living  room, office, or bedroom. Sometimes the fabric may need to be  updated, but the style of the Chaise lasts forever.   Consider moving your chaise from the living room to the bedroom.  Placing it in a corner and adding a floor lamp and side table will  make a perfect reading nook.  Low-Profile Accent Chairs 


Accent chairs are an American staple. Often patterned and sleek, an accent chair can add a pop of color to any room. If you have a pair of  low-profile chairs, relocate them to the foot of your bed in the  master bedroom. Add a small, narrow table between them and  you’ve created a seating area with the unobtrusive feel of a bench.  Dining Room Chairs  Once you’ve updated your dining room, you may be at a loss for  what to do with your old chairs. Place one or two in the corners of a  large room as accent chairs. This is especially popular with  bentwood chairs. Bentwood chairs are strong, lightweight, and  have been used in homes since the 1850s. They complement any  decor from classic to contemporary.  Small Dining Room Table  If you are upgrading from a smaller dining room table to a larger  one, don’t give your old table away just yet. Some rectangular  shaped tables could make a nice buffet if you have the space. Others  can find a new home in your home office as a workspace. If you do  crafts, consider using the old table as a craft area. 


Focus on how the new and old pieces feel together. Don’t worry so much about design rules as to how you want your space to look and  feel.     

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Mixing New and Old Furniture Pieces for a Look that’s All YOU!  

If you are lucky this season, you may get a few new furniture pieces to add to your home. But how will your new end tables pair with your gr...

Mixing New and Old Furniture Pieces for a Look that’s All YOU!  

If you are lucky this season, you may get a few new furniture pieces to add to your home. But how will your new end tables pair with your gr...

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