Modern furniture is right for some houses, but if you live in an older, more traditional building, the contemporary look might not be appropriate. Instead, you should embrace shabby chic.
Shabby chic is about that classic, aged look. It can include all manner of different furniture, but pieces will feature distressed finishes and the like to create the right effect.
An unusual and eye-catching piece that you could get would be a coffee tree mirror. The frame is made from individual branches of a coffee tree which are then whitewashed to produce a driftwood kind of look. You can also get a clothes rail which is done in a similar style.
At the other end of the shabby chic spectrum are French style antique look pieces of furniture. You can get rustic bedside tables in this style and indeed pretty much any other form of furniture. They will typically boast a distressed white paint finish to give the proper appearance.
Take a look online and you will be amazed at the variety of shabby chic furniture that’s on offer nowadays. You are sure to be able to find something that will fit the decor of your home.