Some decorating ideas can transform a mid-century modern dresser into a contemporary living room showcase. Relics, antique auction furniture and relics of antique stores have intrinsic value due to the history of the piece. Some careful stains and decorative accessories can bring new life to an old piece of furniture. With a little love, an old decorated dresser can become one of the most prized possessions in the home.
Choose a decorative tablecloth or runner from the table at the top of the dresser. To help protect the top of the dresser from being scratched or damaged by accessories, place a decorative place mat, table runner, or cloth on the surface. For a modern rustic lounge appeal, select a beige linen tablecloth or a pattern rug that matches the decor of the living room. The tablecloth should go in the middle of the dresser and without the ends hanging over the edge.
Select a table lamp. A brushed nickel, wrought iron, or metal table lamp can be placed on the left side of the place mat. Choose a brown, black or brown lamp shade to bring the focus to the commode and not the lamp. The lamp should be a medium height without looking too large or demonstrative of the piece. It is important to decorate an old dresser in a living room with table accessories that mix the design of the dresser with the decoration of the living room.