Hiring and transitioning into a new home is an exciting time for any family, but it's certainly a spirited occasion for those who are big fans of interior design. If you're the kind of person who always loves to incorporate a new decorative accent or color choice into a space, then the prospect of a blank slate in a new home is certainly a delightful prospect. However, decorating and furnishing a room can get expensive in a hurry, so you may want to peruse local flea markets and antique shops for inspiration. Here are a few items you should keep an eye out for when perusing these spots.
Baskets Antique baskets hold innumerable uses in the modern home, whether they're used to hold magazines in a bathroom or provide a unique storage option on a bookshelf. Even if you don't think that a basket could fit into your interior design, consider placing a small liner draped along the outside to help it conform to your decorative scheme.
Furnishings While you may think that some chairs and sofas may be beyond help, all they need is a bit of new upholstery and padding and they will be good as new. This will come in handy for those who are looking to blend traditional and modern décor in their living spaces, and a few throw pillows or blankets can easily adapt furnishings to seasonal color palettes.
Mirrors Whether you're searching for antique mirrors to add a touch of class to your space, interior designers know just how much potential these accents can bring to a room. In addition to making the space feel much larger, they can make better use of light and introduce brilliant contrast to any room in your home.
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