There are lots of ways to transform your home using antiques. But before you begin shopping, it helps to know how to seamlessly add the right pieces to your home.

Here are some tips to do just that!

Formal dining room with expansive view of backyard and grandfather clock in the corner.
A grandfather clock fits in with any kind of decor. (DepositPhotos)

Meeting Your Home’s Needs

Living and dining rooms are perfect places to introduce antiques, as so many pieces are aesthetically pleasing and multi-functional.

A reupholstered antique chair injects style and history into your lounge. A Victorian or Regency chair complements a contrasting modern sofa or can a statement piece in the dining room.

If you have a small home or living room, antique furniture can help keep clutter at bay. Hidden storage can sometimes be found in antique coffee tables or secretaries, perfect for stowing away paperwork or magazines.  

Grandfather clocks also make a great addition to a living or dining room, proving practical while bringing all of yesteryear’s charm.

Antique sideboards or dressers can look rustic in the kitchen and are useful — cutlery can be stored in the sideboard drawers and your best dinnerware set or favorite collectibles can stay in the dresser.

In the bedroom, antique bed frames can evoke vintage charm, and a Victorian iron bed is often higher than a modern frame, leaving more storage space underneath.

Antique clawfoot bathtub in bathroom with yellow wallpaper and gold curtains
There’ something timeless about bathing in a clawfoot tub. (DepositPhotos)

Uses in Bathrooms and Gardens

Antiques can be showcased in all rooms of the home, even in spaces you might not expect, such as the bathroom or garden.

If you have a spacious bathroom, use an antique chest of drawers to sit below a mirror, or to play home to your toiletries and trinkets. Alternatively, use it to store towels or bed linens.

If your garden is your haven, antiques can prove versatile outdoors.

An ornate mirror can be attached to a brick wall to create a whimsical effect or you can use a cast-iron drinking fountain as a birdbath.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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