You can consider them to be nothing but additional house clutter, but there is always something precious with heirlooms. Think when grandma gave you her trusted tea pot, and you began to decipher the things you could probably do with it, or maybe not because you are more of thinking how you can throw it out your house without hurting grandma’s feelings. You think you are a modern girl living with modern accessories. But a second look at your family’s heirlooms, you can find great things to do with them.
Even celebrities are in love with their family’s bequests, take the case of Jan Showers who is a famed designer. She confesses that beyond her well-dressed tables are sets of brilliant crystal and china that she inherited from her mother. The designer said that these house wares are perfect for everyday use and for impressing guests during dinner parties. There is designer Thom Filicia too who consider his mother’s German silver peacocks as his treasures. He admits that the house ware provides extreme elegance to his room.
Heirlooms do not have to take an awful death because their beauty can live for eternity. Even your family’s bookshelf unit that has survived since the 70s can improve your living room because of its classic and well-built form. With the right elements inside, the bookshelf can turn into a brilliant cabinet for glassware and house supplies. Photographs can be incorporated inside the living room as well. By choosing photos in white frames, they could suit any room style. Most of these photographs are made of wooden frames so they can paint easily without the high cost.
From the kitchen to the living room, your family’s bequests can truly rule anywhere, but let us not forget the beauty they give to your bedroom. Quilts coming from your mother can be used as pillowcases. If the quilt is something really precious then it can be displayed within a box frame so you can hang it on your wall. You can also display it on a decorative coat hanger. Now, if it is your choice to use a coat hanger, be sure to hang the clothes flat against the wall through the use of pins and tacks. This way, you can really showcase the beauty of the timepieces.
The trick with the use of heirlooms is to be creative. If you really consider something precious or you merely like its style, you can incorporate different decorating tips to make it into an outstanding house piece. Your family’s hand-me-down items should not always be seen to be a clutter inside the house because there is always something good that you can do with it, if only you become more creative. Antiques and furniture from the past are always seen to be precious because of their distinctive beauty and time-proven quality. They too can preserve family history as they create a part of your family’s story. So give value to your heirlooms because their beauty can live through even in this modern generation.