Published by Naomie Whitely, Sep 03, 2017
Vintage interior design characterized by an atmosphere which brings charm of history through old and eclectic furniture. You can add some antique pieces, collectibles, grandma stuff, flea market interesting finds and garage sale items to develop a vintage taste in your rooms. Vintage interior design embraces old things and of the past and arrange them to create warm and stylish rooms.
Vintage interiors are sure nice and guess what? It’s the biggest interior design trend in 2016! In other words, vintage is the new modern. Here are some tips to make your room looks vintage:
1) Touch up your sofa
You can make a vintage, chic living room with pampering, comfortable sofa. Add a luxurious faux fur throw to increase the grandeur on your sectional sofa and make it more comfortable. Add some posters to create a retro look.
2) Balance heavy with light
You can give your room a touch of time by using some vintage furniture, such as wing back chairs and antique cabinets. But to balance the heavy feeling in your vintage room, combine vintage furnishings with light accessories and colors, such as walls painted in trendy pastel colors. Such combinations will make your traditional-looking room more fresh and modern. You can also use a beautiful, vintage-style metal bed frame and combine it with lightweight textiles.
3) Mirrors are always work
Mirrors will make your room effortlessly stylish and vintage, depend on the style you’ve picked. When you have a plush sofa in your living room, but the walls are bland, try to place some vintage, shiny mirrors to make the room looks stylish and wide. Combine different shapes and your room will never look the same again.
4) Add statement lighting fixtures
Lights will create warm and comfortable ambiance in your room. For a vintage interior, try to hang some pendant industrial lights in geometric shape over your dining table or hallway. When off, they will look like works of art. While on, they will cast beautiful patterns.
5) Embrace your memories
Print your old photos and put them in vintage frames. Display them on the wall to make a gallery of memories. Display your frames behind a sofa on a big and empty wall, either in the living room or drawing room. They will make your room looks glamorous and effortlessly stylish.
6) Display your books collection
Books on display can bring some vintage nuance into a room. Pick one antique, wooden bookshelf and arrange your books according to their size. You can also display your books by stacking them on a coffee table.
7) Remember the good old times
A vintage interior must have at least one antique-looking clock. Whether you place it in the staircase, over the fireplace, in the kitchen or living room, a vintage clock will make the right ambience. Pick an average-sized metal clock for the living room and fireplace, and a large rustick wooden clock for the kitchen. A cuckoo clock will also be a good choice.