Fitting Vintage Pieces in Odd Spaces
We have all seen or had an odd-shaped room or space. Something about the shape and size of the room makes it feel unnatural or disconnected from the rest of your home. Whether the angles seem off or the space feels like it should have been more than one room, there are a number of ways to turn these rooms into something great. Using vintage pieces in these spaces can be just what you need.
When it comes time to decorate odd-shaped spaces, you will be faced with a challenge. But this unique floorplan also adds character to your space. So many rooms can feel like carbon copies of each other that odd-shaped rooms will add visual appeal to your room. Before decorating, you will need to determine what function you want the room to serve to help you pick the right vintage items.
Preparing Your Space
The most important step before starting to decorate is to determine what the focal point of your room is. This is where people's attention will focus on the space. In living rooms, this tends to be a television, while in other rooms it can be anything from a fireplace to a picture window. Based on this, you will be able to arrange your vintage pieces to accent and complement your focal point. You never want to block your focal point with furniture. Next, you will want to determine the proportions of your room. How long your walls are and what features cannot be blocked will all factor into how you end up laying out your furniture. Your largest piece of furniture should be against the longest wall or in the most spacious part of the room. Finally, determine what architectural features in the space you will want to highlight or balance.
Whether you are looking to create a room filled with vintage pieces or have a favorite piece you want to add to your existing furniture, vintage pieces can make a perfect addition to odd-shaped spaces. If your room has odd angles that you are not fond of, vintage pieces can be the attention-grabbing solution to draw eyes away from those architectural defects. While some prefer to keep vintage items together, pairing your vintage pieces with modern furniture can create a more striking aesthetic that makes your room look even more modern. When organizing a room, you want to be sure that the vintage pieces you use are not too big. Odd-shaped spaces will feel cramped and even more unusual if you try to overload it with large furniture pieces. With larger rooms, you can use your vintage pieces to create distinct zones within the room. While one zone focuses on the television or entertainment center, another zone can be a relaxing area for reading with a vintage bookcase.
If you find that your pieces do not fit properly in a space, or the angles are too prominent, then floating your vintage pieces off the walls will help transform your space. By floating rather than keeping your furniture flush with the walls, you can create the illusion of a more uniform space and even help distinguish different zones within the room. Picking round pieces will also help take eyes off the asymmetry of the room.
Choosing unique vintage pieces for your odd spaces will also help start conversations. Instead of being focused on the unusual proportions of the room, though, people will be drawn to the unique vintage piece you have included in the space.
No matter what reason encourages you to use vintage pieces in your spaces, you will be making a choice that will help your room stand out from all others. Be sure to browse our selection of antique replicas to find the conversation pieces that will help transform your odd rooms. At Laurel Crown, our commitment to the highest quality materials and impeccable craftsmanship ensures each piece we produce offers a distinctive twist on traditional construction. We deliver stunning antiques and decorative reproductions for your living room, dining room, bedroom, home office, and virtually any room in your home. If you have any questions about vintage furniture or our custom furniture services, please contact a member of our team today for further assistance.
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