Whether introduced through cushions, lamp shades, or bedspreads, vintage textiles are a brilliant way to inject color, design, and softness into an interior; you can even hang a fabric panel as a wall decor. Frame vintage scarves to create instant works of art, or use antique curtains or blankets instead of contemporary fabrics to create a headboard covered with a vintage touch. Antiques are generally classified as objects that are 100 years old or older, while anything over 20 years old is considered vintage. The vintage artworks mounted on the dressing tables share a uniform natural motif, and the similar-sized pieces are hung following the same pattern.
White or neutral walls make an excellent backdrop for vintage home decor, such as a rustic table, chairs, or benches. On this porch, a vintage folding table is located between two old chairs that have just been treated with a new coat of paint. Thinking innovatively and using vintage fabrics in unusual ways allows you to incorporate those extravagant retro items that you love without having to leave your home. To decorate the wall, frame and hang large vintage posters to match your color scheme, or place pieces from a flea market on the wall as independent art.
Antique furniture doesn't always have to be the centerpiece of the room, but can add a more subtle character in the form of decorative tables, accessories and carpets. A new seagrass rug makes the room look “of today”, but the subtle flamed texture is a nod to the other, more organic, older elements in the room. Decorating your home with vintage elements adds a touch of period and history to your style, but you don't have to go for antiques to get that look. In bedrooms, vintage home decor, whether it's furniture or accessories, can contribute to creating a casual and comfortable environment; it doesn't need to match everything exactly.
Vintage jars and vases are a beautiful way to display the best flowers or stems from your garden sold at the farmer's market. Hang an old sign or decorate open shelves with vintage crockery to quickly add an outdated look to your contemporary kitchen. Other vintage bathroom decor options include antique glass jars and wire baskets, which you can use to store cotton balls and toilet paper rolls. The key is to combine flea market accessories, reclaimed decor and antique furniture with their current design to create a personalized combination of old and new.
The new elements have been carefully chosen to adapt to period furniture, such as the opaque Gournay wallpaper and the Prelle curtains, to add an instant historical touch to the space.