Antiquer’s Haven: How To Make Modern Rooms Look More Vintage
If you have ever considered changing the modern style and design of your home, consider a theme that is gaining in popularity in recent years, a blast from the past vintage theme. The vintage theme is budget friendly, and is all about using old and well used furniture pieces and accessories that can reused and transformed into one of a kind treasures. In this theme, “what’s old is new again,” is the standard to follow. If you desire to use this decorating style in your home, there are many easy ways to create this look. The first step is to conduct a search of items by visiting vintage furniture shops, flea markets, and thrift stores. Items you find can be re-purposed, recycled, and reused for other purposes creating something truly unique. The primary color schemes are white, gray, crème, pink, yellow, and other muted shades.
Well-worn desks, mirrors, chairs, and bookcases are excellent choices for furnishing your space. If you like a certain couch design, but the fabric is unappealing, you can reupholster the cushions in a variety of vintage fabrics. Vintage armories are wonderful selections for bedrooms, and wrought iron headboards can be whitewashed to look old and worn.
A variety of vintage accessories will be what will give the room an authentic look. Choose vintage clocks, photo frames, candle sconces, and flower vases from another era. A scrolled chandelier with large crystal gems will become the center of attention in a kitchen or living room space. Old luggage in varying sizes and styles can be used as coffee tables and nightstands. Consider changing cabinet door pulls and knobs to glass, copper, or marble to create a more vintage look and feel. Another great option is exchanging modern stainless steel sinks for white farmhouse selections. Old bedspreads, lace doilies, and comforters will be wonderful additions to a bedroom set and a set of vintage plates and tea cups could be mounted on a wall.
Wood is a classic material when deciding on flooring options. Distressed and faded Manasota flooring is popular in this theme, and area rugs will warm the space and complete the look. Butcher block counter tops and cutting boards are good choices for kitchen islands, and the use of whitewashed wood ceiling beams will bring warmth to the room.
By carefully selecting a variety of classic vintage pieces, you can easily transform your modern space into a vintage one. The look will be timeless and well used.