Senin, 10 Juli 2017

Top Tips For Decorating With Antique Pottery And Glassware

By Gregory Stewart

If you are just starting to collect antiques, you may be wondering how to add these beautiful links to the past without emptying your bank account. Here are some tips and tricks that you can use when shopping for smaller items such as antique pottery and glassware. Many of the same principals will still apply when it comes time for you to add bigger ticket items such as furniture to your home. By then, you will know what to look for and how to choose the best spot in your home for any antique.

There are many different styles of ceramics and glassware and these can range from clean and simple designs to ones that are much more ornate. Therefore it is important to think about the style of the room where you will be putting your antique piece.

One thing to think about is whether you want the piece to be functional or decorative. Functional pieces may go well in bathrooms, kitchens or bedrooms and can be used to hold small items as well as simply look beautiful in their own way. If you know that you want a piece to be used for storage, think about how large you will need it to be and look for pieces that will suit your needs. They should also be sturdier and able to handle being moved, touched and cleaned without breaking.

You may also want to think about how easily a piece can be cleaned. If it is going to be mainly used for decoration and will not be touched on a regular basis you may find that a particular piece does not get as dirty as one that is being handled all of the time. If you will be touching a piece to take items in and out of it, you will often need to clean it more thoroughly.

Glass pieces will either have designs etched into the surface or they will use different colors of glass to form a design. This makes them easy to clean. If, however, the glass is very old or there is any metallic paint used on the outside, you will need to be careful cleaning the piece so the metal doesn't wear off and the piece doesn't chip or break.

When you start looking at different styles of ceramics and glassware you will quickly see that some have more simple designs. The lines may be straighter, the handles may be less ornate and the patterns may be simpler and involve fewer colors. If you want to put your items in a modern, minimalist space, this style of piece may work better. Traditional spaces will usually look better filled with more ornately designed pieces.

Some individuals choose to work with interior decorators or antiques dealers when they begin collecting. This can be a good idea especially if you want to find pieces that will appreciate in value. Otherwise, you should be able to find beautiful items in many places such as antique shops, estate sales and private collections that are being liquidated.

Once you have a piece in your home, don't be afraid to move it around a little to see where it looks best in the room. You may be surprised and find that it ends up in a spot that is not where you intended it to be. In the end, it is up to you to find the perfect place for your new piece.

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