Vintage Decorating Ideas
Vintage home décor is very popular nowadays. Using vintage home décor is ideal especially if you are working with a limited amount of money. Shabby chic consists of combining old and new home décor. Here are some ideas and tips to start decking your house with that shabby chic vintage home décor.
Vintage Wooden Sign, antique white cabinet.
5 Tips for Decorating with Vintage
Buy what you love.
Your home should be pleasing to your eye. You have to live there. If you don’t love your decor, you will not feel comfortable in your own home. If you love that moose head, use it!
Don’t be afraid to mix wood tones.
The 1957 Better Homes and Gardens decorating book reminds us that wood is a color. This doesn’t just apply to vintage, but vintage furniture that was meant to last was made of wood. Check for tones in the wood grain that may be complimentary to one another.
Be patient. Shop often.
My furniture did not come home with me in one weekend. That’s one of the luxuries of buying new – you can get a catalog looking living room in one shopping trip. But in order to achieve decor with character, you may have to be patient for the right piece to come along. Check your local thrift store, flea market, and even Ebay, often.
Mix it up.
True design comes from mixing unexpected elements, colors, and textures. With vintage furniture, you run the risk of looking like you live in a time warp – same goes for vintage clothing. Don’t be afraid to mix decades, vintage and modern, and shapes. I tied the straight and rounded lines of my dining room together with a really inexpensive ceiling lamp at IKEA – it has a straight wooden base with rounded white plastic light shades – a perfect blend of both lines in the room.
Don’t be afraid to re-purpose.
The goal of decorating with vintage is two fold – owning quality constructed pieces and creating a one of a kind look. If you happen to find a fabulous dresser, but have no room or need for one, try re-purposing it as a storage credenza in the living room. Or use a telephone stand as a holder for remote controls. (via)
Colorful, Romantic And Cute Home Decorating pictures collection.
Old sheets, linens, or clothing could be patch-worked together to create a shabby-chic shower curtain like the one above.
We don’t all have the space for a luxurious chaise in the bathroom, but even a chair can provide a little glamor.
A Glamorous Country Style Home, Full Of Color And Bold Prints
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My favorate interior design project from countryliving. This is a 19th-century houses in New York’s Catskills, renovate by Gotham magazine lifestyle editor, Jason Oliver Nixon, and decorator John Loecke , now it is a weekend retreat, full of color, bold prints, and a playful spirit.
Giving Life to Vintage Decor
Sometimes, people find it hard to let go of their vintage décor and want to save it for as long as they can. Some would even bring them to antique stores and have them restored to its original form or color. In addition, vintage décor with a little bit of creativity will look great as a metal wall décor. You can lay out all the pieces in your bed or table and then try to think on how would arrange them.
Once you finally decided on how the design will come about, the next thing to do here to glue them together. Let the piece rest for a few hours before finally hanging it or placing it in your desired location in the area. It is nice if you put such in an area where many people usually stay. The living room would be one of the perfect places for you to put it. People might even ask you where you got it and seem to be interested in purchasing one too.
Another thing that you can do to give back the life of the vintage décor is to give them a paint job. It does not matter if the paint you will spray or brush on it is the same as its original color. You can always have fun with the materials, as you will turn them into a metal wall décor. You do not have to be an interior decorator to come up with an exquisite décor. Just keep in mind that you are a creative person and a little inspiration can go a long way in the world. You have to know how to do things for them to come out the way you want them too.
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