Saturday, 20 May 2017

How To Introduce Vintage Style Into Your Home

No matter what the period of the property you live in is, if you love everything vintage and retro; you shouldn’t have to deny yourself a beautiful, classical interior space. There are ways to bring a period feel and classic items into homes from any era.

Soft Furnishings

Your bed linen is a great place to start introducing a vintage look into your home, and you don’t have to source any creepy, second-hand sheets from your local charity shop either. Research into colour palettes and prints that were popular at the time you’re interested in, and you’re bound to discover something you love. If you feel like taking baby-steps, then keep your sheets white, and try to add prints and textures with cushions and pillows onto the bed, and you can expand your vintage collection from there.

When it comes to other areas of the house; try sourcing a vintage rug from eBay, or find throws and curtains that will infuse vintage-style patterns and prints into a room. Your vintage touches can be even more subtle, and you could add lace doilies or classic linen tablecloths onto the tables and surfaces of your living space.   

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Furniture

Larger items might be intimidating, however; don’t let them put you off bringing them into the rooms of your home. Whether you can find a genuine antique (sourcing is half the fun), like a Victorian dining table, or perhaps you get your DIY hat on and distress some pieces you already own, bringing a large piece of furniture into a room will help set the theme and feel while creating a focal point.

Each room in your house can be styled to different eras; there are no rules to what you have to add to them! Maybe you want a 17th Century French style bedroom and add a Baroque wardrobe to the space, or perhaps a classical English living room is more your cup of tea, and you add a vintage chesterfield sofa to sit on; the possibilities of adding vintage style and charm to an interior are endless.

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Art And Accessories

Much like soft furnishings, art and interior accessories are a non-committal way of bringing in vintage items and style to see if you appreciate the look of them in a room. Art can be as cheap or expensive as you like (you’re not expected to bid on vintage artwork at Sotheby's just yet), secondhand shops and online auctions are wonderful ways to get some quirky pieces to add to your vintage ambience. Old frames can easily be re-sprayed and can house family pictures from years gone by, and there are a plethora of eras and styles to choose from. Check out some vintage artwork on Pinterest here: https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/vintage-art/?lp=true.

Trinkets like storage boxes, plates, books, and vases are more items that bring personality into a home, and you can be as creative as you want when painting, polishing or distressing them. Whatever you choose to bring into your interior space, be proud and display it with confidence; after all your home style is an extension of you and your personality. You’ll have a lot of fun finding each and every piece, and there’ll be a story behind them that you can tell to all the admirers of your vintage style home.

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