Hacks To Help You Ace Your Vintage Decor
Vintage decor has been in fashion for as long as I can remember. In fact, it doesn’t look like it’ll be going out of fashion anytime soon. If you have been thinking of giving your rooms a vintage style makeover, you might be scratching your head and wondering how to do it. To help you out, I’ve gathered together some ace hacks that will help you achieve the ultimate vintage decor in your home.
Use Lots Of Wood
If there is one material that screams ‘vintage’ it has to be wood! So you should use lots of wood wherever possible. There are loads of opportunities to add it to your decor. Wooden furniture, wooden shutters, and wooden flooring. So why does wood work so well in a vintage design? It’s because it looks great even if it looks a bit worn and dated. In fact, the more worn it looks, the more vintage your overall room will appear!
When you are looking for furniture to use in your vintage-inspired rooms, it is important not to buy new. So stay well clear of IKEA! The best places to look for your furnishings are second-hand shops and flea markets. You will be able to pick up some absolute gems in these places. And at very reasonable prices too! Take a look for large Victorian dining tables to use as a centerpiece in your dining room. Or a red leather sofa to add some sophistication to your vintage living room.
Use Warm Colors
Try not to use any cold colors in your vintage decor. Vintage style is all about warmth and coziness, so try to stick to warm colors such as earth tones and dark shades. Don’t just keep all the color on your walls, though. Use bright furnishings and decorations to add some extra bursts of color. The warmer you can make a room, the more vintage it will feel. It’ll also be super comfortable to relax in as well!
Add Lots Of Patterns
Patterns and prints are some other aspects of decor that can scream ‘vintage’. If you don’t fancy painting your walls, simply find some cute wallpaper to cover them with. Floral patterns are very vintage and are timeless so you don’t have to worry about them looking dated in the near future. One of the best ways to use patterns is to create an accent wall. To do this, only wallpaper one wall. It will be a great centerpiece and will create a fantastic talking point.
If you can’t afford to buy new furnishings, try upcycling some old ones. So, for example, if you have an old chair or stool, don’t throw it out! Just take the back off it and use it as a cute coffee table in your living room. You might need to trim its legs so that it isn’t too high. Upcycling is a great way of repurposing furniture that you don’t use anymore.
So there you have it, fantastic hacks to help you ace a vintage decor!