Welcome to our gallery featuring a wide selection of beautiful, diverse living room designs featuring antique furniture.
The appeal of antiques is as varied as the antiques themselves. Some people choose to have antiques in their homes because they are family heirlooms.
Others like the craftsmanship, style, or durability of these pieces. Antique furniture is one of the most popular categories of antiques simply because they serve such a practical function.
While newly purchased furniture tends to depreciate in value or fall apart after several years immediately, antiques tend to increase in value when they are well-cared, particularly as their age increases.
The fact that these pieces have survived this long is proof enough for most antique lovers that they’re a great investment.
Antiques can fit nearly any design scheme but look best in a period-style room or in contemporary furniture. Antiques are often in a rich, dark patina, which only gets darker as the years go by.
Homeowners looking to purchase antiques should check out local antique stores, but for the best deals, large flea markets or antique shows are the places to be. The competition means you’ll get a better price, and there will be so much more to choose from, whereas at an antique store, you might find only one or two nice pieces.
Antiques can be easily mistaken for vintage or “antiqued” pieces, meaning they’re not as old or have subpar craftsmanship, but have been made to look like an antique.
Collectors should be sure that piece they’re buying is a true antique (over 100 years old), as vintage or “antiqued” pieces do not hold their value and may be more expensive than actual antiques.
This gallery features both period-style homes and more contemporary design schemes, including beautiful antiques for contrast.
We hope you’ll enjoy this gallery and be inspired to add a few antiques to your home.
1. Ornate Woodwork, Tapestries and Drapes
A traditional living room featuring incredible ornate woodwork, tapestries, and heavy drapes complete with tassels. Each piece of furniture is covered in an antique fabric and is accompanied by a pair of antique tables. The bay windows are in beautiful stained glass.
2. Gilded Highlights and Pink Accents
A beautiful, modestly sized living room with a small window nook and white furniture with pink cushions and gilded highlights. A blue rug with the same pale pink accents covers the natural hardwood floor.
3. Double-Height Ceiling with Rococo Finery
A lovely living room and study with soaring ceilings and gilded wainscoting. Antique stand globe maps and busts fill the room, with a gilded fireplace topped by an enormously tall mirror and flanked by two candelabras.
4. Gilded Mirrors and Dusky Teal Accents
An elegant living room with a few contemporary details, including a glass sculpture on the coffee table and the dusky teal paint color. Gilded mirrors hang above the fireplace mantle, and the contemporary sofa in gray.
5. Tiffany Lamps and Stained-Glass Transom
A lovely formal living room and an antique fireplace with a cast-iron cover, a built-in mirror mantle, and a wealth of beautiful original woodwork. Tiffany lamps and a stained glass transom round out the room with color.
6. Tray Ceiling Distinguishes Great Room
A beautiful, luxurious living room and dining area with wallpaper, a custom tray ceiling with a medallion, and enormous, matching antique furniture. The furniture includes a massive china cabinet, a dining table that seats six, and a large, cushy sofa.
7. Area Rug Covers Hardwood Flooring
A lovely living room with an armchair, two armless chairs, and a deep sofa with a few throw pillows. The rug covering the hardwood floor has an intricate pattern in yellows, oranges, and blues.
8. Large Space Turned into Reading Room
An enormous library with a brick fireplace, built-in bookcases, and a variety of cozy chairs, in addition to a large table that houses a puzzle. The patterns of the chairs appear to layer together to give the space the feeling of an old library.
9. Antique Side Tables Added to Contemporary Decor
Antiques also have space in more contemporary homes; this lovely coastal living room features a few antique side tables and shelves in addition to the contemporary sofas and chairs.
10. Silver Apothecary Jars Sit on Mantle
A smaller living room featuring a built-in bench and a wingback chair in leather and plaid. Antique silver apothecary jars and a gilded mirror top the brick fireplace.
11. Antique Player Piano Provides Focal Point
This light, airy living room is dominated by the antique player piano in the center of the back wall, the dark wood of which contrasts with the light pattern of the sofa.
12. White Antique Furniture Brightens Up Space
This living room has an interesting arrangement of antiques, including an old vanity, bookcases, armed dining chairs, and a cushy, floral-patterned sofa. Note that a few of the antiques have been painted white to help brighten up the somewhat dark space.
13. Soaring Ceilings with Marble Fireplace
A living room with soaring ceilings and a large fireplace. Tall potted plants, like palms, are added to take up some of the space due to the room’s height. Other furniture includes a marble-topped coffee table, a large sofa, and two antique armchairs in a floral pattern.
14. Brass Chandelier with Mix and Match Decor
A lengthy living room with a brick fireplace and beautiful parquet flooring. Two china cabinets rest against the room’s back wall, with a tall table and several mismatched seating options. The left wall is entirely made up of windows and is covered by sheer white curtains.
15. Gilded Mirrors and Matching Sofas
A small living room nook with beautiful warm-toned wood flooring, matching sofas with gold panels on the side, a tall console table, and a unique coffee table. On either side of the room are matching mirrors with gold frames.
16. Pastel Blue Accents
An elegant living room in a pale blue with beautiful wood flooring and woodwork, along with soaring ceilings. The floor-to-ceiling windows are covered with white sheers beneath pale blue drapes, and the room is filled with lovely antiques in various finishes.
17. Antique Bookshelf Accompanied by Candelabra Sconces
A long living room with an antique bookshelf serving as the entertainment center, along with two mismatched couches and a large glass-topped coffee table with ornate legs. The walls are wallpapered and are lit with candelabra sconces.
18. Hand-Painted Details Decorate Antique Cabinet
This beautiful living room has lovely parquet flooring, built-in features, and a wealth of windows covered with ballooned curtains. The antique furniture is white with hand-painted details and panels.
19. Matching White Sofas with Leopard Skin Prints
An elegant living room featuring a luxurious marble fireplace complete with statuettes on either side, china cabinets, a glossy coffee table, a set of matching white sofas, and armchairs with leopard print accents.
20. Secondary Seating in Extended Space
The size of the above living room means that the space has more than enough room for a secondary seating area. From this angle, we can see the second one, which has a matching white sofa and two deep blue armchairs.
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