Many designers prefer to style a space using the latest modern design trends. While this is a popular option, modern design can be in style this season, and out of style the next. Vintage home decor is a unique way to add some visual appeal to any space and never goes out of style.
Incorporating vintage home decor can add a sense of softness to a room and make it feel more feel warm and inviting at the same time.
There are multiple ways to craft a style all your own using vintage pieces, but with some creativity and a bit of personal style, any room can be give a fresh look.
Five easy steps to incorporate vintage home decor.
Flea Market Finds: Flea markets, rummage sales, swap meets and estate sales are a great place to find vintage home decor. Make sure to ask the seller if the listed price is the best price they can offer. You may be surprised to find out how easy it is to save on each piece,
Hand Me Downs: Family members may offer to hand down vintage pieces to you. Always take them up on this. Hand me down items sometimes span generations giving an item a unique history as well as a great addition to the overall look of a space.
Do-It-Yourself: Nothing is more satisfying than creating your own home decor. You can turn your flea market finds and hand me downs into do-it-yourself projects by repainting, staining or decorating in a unique way.
Add it up: Pair smaller pieces into one unique vignette. The effect can be amazing and add a unique conversation piece to your room. A small end table can be paired with a tall mirror to give a room a reflective element while emphasizing its height.
Cover it up: Gently worn furniture can be given new life with a vintage pattern blanket. Be creative and freshen up older pieces such as chairs or sofas with a throw blanket. If you have a vintage serving table that has seen better days, a well placed antique runner can cover over any imperfections, and create a great look.
Give some thought to your home decor and try using some vintage pieces instead of following the latest fashion trends. It can definitely add some visual style, while at the same time, saving you money in the long run. The effect can be stunning and timeless.