Friday, January 26, 2018

New Year - New Look: How to Pull Off Vintage Interior Design

Tracey Clayton is here to share some fun ideas on how to Pull Off a Vintage Design theme. Thanks Tracey for the article!


Vintage-inspired interior design has gained a lot on popularity recently, so it’s perfectly natural that you’ve started thinking about incorporating this style into your home décor as well. You should start with deciding on the amount of vintage details you want and then find the best way to combine them with the rest of your home decoration in such a way that will strike a perfect balance between vintage and modern elements. And, in order to help you, we’ve prepared a few useful ideas on this topic. Let’s start this New Year with fresh new décor!

Start with your living room

Redecorating the whole house is a serious endeavour, so it’s best to do one room at a time. For example, you can start with your living room in which you can add a glimpse of the retro style by opting for beautiful vintage wallpapers. However, if you don’t want to cover all the walls with them, you can choose an accent one and leave the others painted. Once you’ve created a nice vintage background, all you need to do is choose accessories that will add that final touch. For example, handmade photo frames and a wooden vase would be a great choice if you want to make your living room warm and cosy. Finally, nothing will create a rustic atmosphere better than an over-dyed vintage rug. In case you’re not familiar with the term, these are old rugs which were given a makeover so that they can fit your modern home perfectly but also keep their unique spirit.

The bedroom – your next project

After you’ve finished with your living room, redecorating your bedroom will be a piece of cake. When it comes to wallpapers, you can apply the same strategy here as well. Furthermore, if you want to add a truly unique accessory, you should go for the iconic Stendig calendar and hang it above your bed. Thanks to its size and vintage feel, you won’t need any other wall decoration. Additionally, if you have some old wooden cabinets in your home, instead of getting rid of them, you should refresh them with a new colour and place them in your bedroom. For example, you can take a look at Pantone’s latest colour report and choose a fashionable nuance that will strike a perfect balance when combined with that rustic piece of furniture. We guarantee that you’ll simply enjoy sleeping in such a warm and comfortable atmosphere.

It’s time for your kitchen

Have you ever seen anything more beautiful than those vintage coffee cups decorated with colourful floral patterns!? Of course, you haven’t. Additionally, rock flooring will sweep all your friends off their feet and make your kitchen look absolutely unique. And, the best thing is that it is extremely easy to clean and therefore it’s a super practical choice for a kitchen where the floor can’t stay clean very long, especially if you’re a good and devoted cook. Finally, a diner-style dining room has become absolutely popular lately, so, if you like the vintage feel of the 50s, give it a chance. It will certainly be something new and exciting to try out.

And finally – the bathroom!

Finally, you can’t say that you have successfully pulled off the vintage interior design unless you decorate your bathroom in the same fashion. So, let’s see what you can do with it. First of all, you should start by choosing the right tiles, and our favourites are definitely wood-patterned ones. They will help you recreate that vintage atmosphere of old bathrooms with wooden floors which look great but are extremely impractical since most often wood doesn’t go well with all that moisture. Therefore, such tiles are definitely a wise alternative. Lastly, you can take a look at some of the amazing vintage bathtubs and find the inspiration for your own bathroom design.  

As you can see, your home can get that vintage look in no time. You just need to make a good plan and stick to it. After all, it’s most important that you feel comfortable in your own home, so try to find out what vintage elements you love the most and get down to work.
About the author:
Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She’s passionate about fashion, home décor and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”

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