Quality is timeless whether old or new. When considering an antique table that fits your space, look for the material, design and style that will aesthetically and functionally work. Pair your vintage find with other antique pieces and bask in the best designs that came from that era.Materials
There are so many materials to consider when searching for that perfect antique table. Cedar antique tables are elegant but soft, while mahogany antique tables tend to be more hearty and stand up to frequent use. Choose a material that best fits your aesthetic and lifestyle. In a room that's more for looks than inhabiting, softer materials will last longer. Complement the material of the table with chairs to match, or for an interesting look, find chairs that mismatch. This will give your table set a more eclectic feel.Design
Know what your immediate and long term needs are when considering an antique table. Will you need an expandable table for days when you’ll be having extra guests? Perhaps you need the table to be a certain shape in order to look and feel right in the space. Whatever the case, make sure the table and chairs fit in the room.Style
Architecture has played a significant role in how designers would embellish their tables. It can be the key to whether an antique is distinctive or plain. Regardless of the time period, lasting table styles play a significant role in telling a story about them. Know what style is best for your space before investing.Other Antique Furniture
Along with knowing what style fits your home aesthetic, know what other furniture pieces could enhance the look of your home. Cabinets, shelves, and other furniture with drawers are other pieces to consider. Give your dining area or living room a facelift, and allow yourself to incorporate additional antique furniture pieces around the house.