Joanna Gaines reveals the one secret to creating a focal point in the home

Antiques are going to be probably the most popular design trends for that year ahead – and the easiest method to style them may be the Joanna Gaines way.

While search on the internet trends have reported a 250% rise in people trying to find antiques online (when compared with 2020), the Fixer Upper star shared that she’s already a follower of those historic pieces.

Revealing her interior planning tips in her own blog, Joanna shared how she uses antiques – or ‘inspirational pieces’ as she labels them – to produce a focus in her own home. These pieces not just make a person statement, they also complement the broader space and permit all of those other room to ‘fall into position.’ Here, she explains the best way to perform the same.

‘They all their very own story, and there’s just something in regards to a piece that is not mass-created but unique.’

Joanna explains her favorite ‘inspirational piece’ – a breaking of the bread table that originated from a classic church into her farmhouse kitchen.

‘Underneath the countertops would be a container that held the holy water,’ she describes. ‘I really adore this piece due to its story and also the detail. It’s now the focus and anchor in my kitchen. After I determined where I needed it, all of those other kitchen fell into position,’ she states.

However, Joanna isn’t alone in her own desire for these unique pieces. Rather, the Creative Director of Albion Nord, Camilla Clarke, also utilizes a similar technique when decorating with antiques inside a modern space.

‘So lots of people consider antiques as old, dusty, and something they would get in their grandparent’s houses, but an old-fashioned can also add a lot to the modern space,’ Camilla states. ‘I especially love this sort of juxtaposition which adds a playfulness and priority to some room.’

Plus, alongside standing as the focus inside your room, Camilla adds that antiques concurrently bring pleasure to your home, his or her ‘unusual shapes and sizes’ and ‘quirky little details’ set them apart from an off-the-shelf furniture piece.