Add personality and artistic quality in your home with these vintage decor ideas. Plus, tips from interior experts on how to source vintage and antique decors.
Vintage decor will never go out of style no matter what year it is. You can always combine it with different interior styles, and it will give your home a classy vibe and a sense of nostalgia without looking dated.
Personally, I love decorating my home with vintage pieces along with my maximalist, transitional, and classic french decor pieces. Yes, you can combine different interior styles with your vintage decors to make your home livelier and more attractive.
Today, we’re going to have a blast from the past with these vintage decor ideas and how to source and style them according to top designers.
Interior designer Liliane Hart said that using antiques adds an extra layer of personality and character. You can find this classic furniture at flea markets. Plus, it goes well in any room of your home. It can be in your entryway as a concealed storage, in your living room to display photos and books, or in your dining area to store liquor and drinkware.
Vintage decor like this old painting adds a sense of soul and timelessness to a contemporary space. When looking for vintage decor and furniture, Martin Young‘s advice is to know your sources and do your homework. It is important to work with a trusted network.
Vintage Floor Tiles
A retro vibe of the checkered, black and white floor can make a kitchen bright and brimming with classic style. Jen Talbot mentioned that some eras naturally go together, and others that feel like they compete. She typically likes to keep in a similar era range, such as the 70s and 80s.
Vintage Living Room
This retro living room of Design Attractor is a mixture of different vintage decors like the leather accent chair from a flea market, and the retro coffee pot is vintage enamel. Benjamin Johnston of Benjamin Johnston Design said that the key to creating a modern vintage interior is to mix, mix, mix. “Create a room that speaks to today by mixing in both contemporary and vintage pieces. Have a little fun with the design!“
Repurpose Vintage Furniture
Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design repurposed this vintage cabinet and task lighting to create a cozy and rustic style bedroom. Maria Haidamus added you need to make sure what you are buying is a true antique. Work with dealers and reputable vendors you trust. Learn from them. They have lots of knowledge.
Buy Vintage Items You Love
Claire Staszak advised buying items you truly love, and you can’t make many mistakes, just like this vintage record player. She also added to look for weird, wonderful, and unique objects and furniture. Also, don’t be afraid to mix and match to create a much more interesting space.
Design a Vintage Feature Wall
Transform a boring wall into a unique and quirky retro wall, just like this collection of vintage decor globes and old school desks by interior stylist Rikki Snyder. Also, Angela Free of Angela Free Design added, “sometimes we are looking for stunning period pieces that are beautifully and expertly preserved, and other times, items without a lot of age that are quirkier with character might be just right. It’s a mistake to include pieces that are not compelling in some way, and to assume that for an item to be compelling it must be costly.“
Vintage Style Bedroom
Design a vintage bedroom for your kids by adding vintage posters of their favorite movie, just like this Star Wars bedroom by Joni at Lay Baby Lay. Plus, the faux wrought iron bed frames added an old-timey look to the space. Oh, let’s not forget that Sputnik style ceiling light for a sci-fi vibe.
If you’re planning to buy vintage decor in your home, keep in mind that not all antique vendors are the same. This is the advice of interior expert Maureen Stevens. “You want to buy from seasoned dealers and from the ones that are vetted to ensure you are getting the real deal,” she added.
That’s a wrap for our stylish vintage decor ideas. Next time you decorate your home, check your local flea market you might find unique vintage furniture that will give your place some stylish oomph without breaking the bank. Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s blog. Happy decorating!