Antiques add a special touch of time and history to our homes. They tell stories and bring creativity into spaces you wouldn't have thought to bring creativity into.
Although there are no rules about living with antiques and how to incorporate them into your living arrangements, every person's style is different. That said, here are a few ways you can display and arrange your own antiques in your home.
Keep your antiques in sight
It's all too easy to hide your antiques away. This is because you've been trained by society that your antiques need to be kept stored away for safe keeping.
But if you never see or use your sterling silver tea set, then what's the point of having it? Make use of your antiques and don't be afraid to put them on display. You don't necessarily have to use them to make the most out of their beauty.
Strategically place small antiques together
When you keep smaller antique items unorganized on a shelf, it creates a sense of visual chaos. Fortunately, the modern trend of using trays is a great way to organize your smaller antique items.
By placing all of your smaller items together in an organized fashion on a tray, shelf, or coffee table, you can make an elegant statement out of what was once chaotic.
Find a new use for your antiques
You don't necessarily need to use an antique item for its intended purpose, especially if you have no use for it when used for that purpose.
For instance, consider using an antique water pitcher as a vase or a silver plated tea set as a centerpiece for your kitchen table. The antique items add visual interest to the space.
Looking to buy antique sterling or sell silver antiques?
It's no secret that silver has value in more ways than how much it's worth. The first evidence of silver mining goes back as far as 3,000 BCE in Turkey and Greece.
Whether you're looking to buy sterling candlesticks, sterling vases, or you're wondering where to sell silver antiques of your own to experts who won't scrap them, Nelson and Nelson Antiques is the place for you. To learn more about our antique silver or to sell silver to one of our silver dealers for a fair price, contact Nelson and Nelson Antiques today.