Decorating your home in a vintage theme can give it a much more luxurious look, and help it to feel far more expensive than it actually is. That being said, you need to make sure you plan meticulously if you want to decorate your home in a way that takes you back in time.
Here are some ideas you can use if you want to give your home a vintage look:
Intricate Detailing And Finishes
A vintage home is all about intricate detailing and finishes, so make sure you keep a close eye on the different pieces you include and how they affect the overall look of your home. Pay special attention to the small details and your home will look more vintage in no time. Something that really caught my eye was this fantastic lamp, made out of a vintage oil can that has been well made and topped with a beautiful Edison Bulb.
Luxurious fabrics can be used on your pillows, curtains, and upholstery in many ways. You could even DIY some of your current pieces to make them look more vintage. There are tutorials all over the place to help you to create your own sofa cushion covers and reupholster your old furniture, so don’t hesitate to look at these and see if you want to give it a go.
Another excellent addition to your bedroom to give it a vintage look is buying an antique bed or an antique bed frame. You can opt for wood like oak and mahogany or an iron frame. When you buy a vintage bed frame, make sure that you buy a mattress that is custom sized. Antique beds are generally shorter and narrower than the standard sizes of beds today. We have 75 inches long by 54 inches wide beds today and many antique beds generally were 48 inches wide making it very narrow if you compare it with modern beds.
Choosing The Right Furniture Pieces
A vintage home is all about including the right pieces of furniture in the right places. To give you an idea of what to include, you could look at a chesterfield sofa sale – although these pieces aren’t true vintage, they look the part. You don’t have to buy genuine vintage pieces if you don’t want to.
Add Your Artwork
You’d be hardpressed to find a vintage home design without some interesting artwork included above fireplaces, sofas, and beds. Include some pieces you love in your decor. This could be something you’ve bought, or maybe something you have shot yourself, As some of you may know Im a keen photographer so for me I like to hang my own prints around the home and with the power of post processing you could easily edit an image to suit your home decor like a beautiful black and white or sepia image.
Display Vintage Collections Together
If you collect vintage pieces, or you’d like to start, find a way to display these pieces together. You can do this on your mantel, fireplace, on a shelf, or anywhere else you like. They can become a great talking point this way!
Head To Markets/Reclamation Yards
Markets are the perfect place to find vintage treasures. Don’t think that you have to overhaul your home in a single weekend. Take your time to find the pieces that really call out to you and incorporate them slowly. Reclamation yards are another perfect place to find vintage treasures hidden in unlikely places, have a rake around you never know what might be lurking under a pile of old timber.
Floral wallpaper is pretty much a given in any vintage home, so find one you like and create a feature wall or paper a whole room if you dare!
Rich Jewel Tones
Using rich jewel tones in your decor will give the home a more luxurious feel. Colors like deep red and purple are a great choice. You can even buy paint that has been designed to look vintage.
Remember, you don’t have to completely cover your home in vintage finds and details if you don’t want to. Choosing a few vintage accent pieces and mixing them with more modern pieces can be one of the best ways to give your home a quirky feel without going OTT. Which of these ideas will you incorporate into your home? Leave a comment below!
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Im Lew – A blogger and father of two boys, three if you include the dog, living in Sunderland. Not sure I have the hang of this blog niche thing but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway – expect all sorts of randomness.