Welcome to our gallery featuring a wide selection of beautiful, diverse living room designs featuring antique furniture.
The appeal of antiques are as varied as the antiques themselves. Some people choose to have antiques in their home because they are family heirlooms.
Others simply 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 immediately depreciate in value or fall apart after several years, 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 with nearly any design scheme, but look best in a period-style room or placed amongst 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 place 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 that include beautiful antiques for contrast.
We hope you’ll enjoy this gallery and be inspired to add a few antiques to your home.
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 are accompanied by a pair of antique tables. The bay windows are in beautiful stained glass.
A beautiful, modestly sized living room with a small window nook and white furniture with pink cushions and gilded highlights. Covering the natural hardwood floor is a blue rug with accents of the same pale pink.
A lovely living room and study with soaring ceilings and gilded wainscoting. Antique stand globe maps and busts fill the room, along with a gilded fireplace topped by an enormously tall mirror and flanked by two candelabras.
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 above the contemporary sofa in gray.
A lovely formal living room an 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.
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.
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.
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.
Antiques have a space in more contemporary homes as well; this lovely coastal contemporary living room features a few antique side tables and shelves in addition to the contemporary sofas and chairs.
A smaller living room featuring a built-in bench and a wingback chair in leather and plaid. The brick fireplace is topped by antique silver apothecary jars, along with a gilded mirror.
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.
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.
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 height of the room. Other furniture includes a marble-topped coffee table, a large sofa, and two antique armchairs in a floral pattern.
A lengthy living room with a brick fireplace and beautiful parquet flooring. Two china cabinets rest against the back wall of the room, with a tall table, and several mismatched seating options. The left wall is entirely made up of windows, and is covered by white sheer curtains.
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.
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.
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.
This beautiful living room has lovely parquet flooring, built-in features, and a wealth of windows that are covered with ballooned curtains. The antique furniture is in white with hand-painted details and panels.
An elegant living room featuring a luxurious marble fireplace complete with statuettes on either side, china cabinets, a glossy coffee table, and a set of matching white sofas, in addition to the armchairs with leopard print accents.
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 the matching white sofa and two deep blue armchairs.
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