When you want to give your room or your whole home a makeover, the first crucial step you need to take is to find your own style. And if your style is vintage, country chic, or cottage style, you’re onto a winner. The best way to give your home an authentic vintage look is to focus on the smallest details and decorate with attention to accessories and clever colour choices. Here are some ideas for decorating with vintage style in mind.
- Pay Attention to the Wall Art
The things you put on your wall do not have to be antique paintings, although these are also great if you really like them. Instead, you can create your own vintage wall art by framing unusual objects and pictures, like comic book pages, old movie posters, photos that have been aged and creatively framed, or even objects that you wouldn’t normally associated with wall art. These could include vintage plates or simply a painted frame with a special object, like a shell, inside. It doesn’t need to be fancy, just something you really like to look at.
- Take Care with Technology
Unless you want to transform your home into a haven of vintage low-tech, you are probably going to want some gadgets in your rooms. Unfortunately the latest gadgets do tend to stand out in an otherwise vintage room. But you can blend technology by choosing old-style objects (for example an old telephone that has been cleverly adapted for use on modern lines), or by hiding technology in old-style cupboards or with screens.
- Use Vintage Fabrics
It’s not just art and objects that can get the vintage look. Vintage home accessories also include soft furnishings in fabrics that are both antique and vintage or simply look like it. You don’t have to do a lot of research into the specific types of fabric that were available in your preferred time period, unless you want to, and instead you can focus on choosing something that looks great and really appeals to you, which will also fit in with the overall look of the room. There’s plenty of choice out there and you can choose from bedding and cushions, blankets, curtains, and more.
- Be Bold and Creative
When you are decorating with vintage style there really are no limits on what you can and cannot do. The joy of decorating a vintage style home is that no two places are the same, and your decoration will be very much inspired by your own individual personality as well as the objects you have picked up and cherished over the years.
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