Using Antiques to Decorate Your Apartment

One of the enjoyable tasks of moving is deciding how you will decorate your new place. When you move in and look at the walls and the environment surrounds you, it’s like a canvas for an artist who is ready to add a personal touch with their brush.

Of course, you have your own decorations to bring to your new home, but you may want to decorate a little differently than you did previously. One of the first places to find new decor that will portray your style and fit your budget is to browse around local antique shops.

Where to find local treasures?

Oil painting at Red Baron AntiquesRed Baron Antiques

This shop located in Sandy Springs gets new inventory daily and has everything from collectibles to furniture, even decorative and fine art. They also hold auctions regularly and are open 9-5 daily.

 

 

 

Paris On Ponce AntiquesParis on Ponce

You won’t miss this bright orange building sitting on top of a hill with over 30 boutiques and 46,000 square feet of art, antiques and furnishings. They offer items from all over the world to fit every budget and style.

 

 

 

Lakewood 400 Antiques MarketLakewood 400 Antiques Market

This market is open only on the third weekend of the month, but is well worth the trip, offering 75,000 feet and 500 spaces. It was also named as one of the best markets in the United States by the Huffington Post and USA Today.

 

 

 

Kudzu and Company CouchKudzu and Company

Kudzu is a furniture, antique and home design store with 24,000 feet of unique items from the 17th century to more modern pieces. When you step into this store you may find yourself greeted by the whole family, including some furry friends.

 

 

Antiques and Clocks of Sandy Springs

Antiques and Clocks of Sandy Springs

Time is ticking at this cute little shop in Sandy Springs that offers clocks and antiques. They also repair clocks and even have knitting classes. They get new items in all the time, so you’re likely to find something unique on each visit.

 

 

 

Many people prefer to find their own antiques to decorate with, but others like to repurpose the things they already own. If you’re looking for a great local blog to follow that has tips for DIY projects as well as other thrifty places to shop for your decor.

DIY Projects Gallery

Ballard Designs Room Planner

We also suggest using this room planner tool from Ballard Designs to help you plan your room.

When you start decorating, you’ll want to keep in mind the top ten design tips for decorating an apartment. Now you’re ready to pick up your paint brush and start decorating!