A vintage home is a sought after look. Alongside the other popular interior themes like minimalism and colour pops, vintage interiors are a timeless look.
The only trouble with vintage is, there are so many looks to choose from, and not all vintage style items got together! This means it’s a theme that can be difficult to pull off. The best thing to do is narrow down the look you’re going for and try to keep within the ‘look’. Pinterest is a great place to start searching for the perfect vintage interior look.
Inspiration for a Trendy Vintage Interior
If you’re stuck for where to start in styling your vintage home, these hints and tips should help you on your way.
The big things to work on for a vintage interior
If you’re planning an overhaul, you need to deal with the big things first. A solid wood floor is a great place to start, especially if your home has gorgeous floorboards hidden under years of carpet. Restoring flooring can be a big undertaking but the payoff will be massive.
Secondly, look around all your fixtures and fittings. Ensure shelving looks suitable vintage. It doesn’t have to be vintage, it just has to look vintage. Cast iron radiators are also a great investment to make your home stand out from others. A traditional cast iron radiator can take your home to the next level of style when it comes to vintage interiors.
Essential vintage style furnishings
Once you’ve got the main bits covered, like floors, walls and radiators, it’s time to get the practical stuff organised. You’ll need some seating, a place to eat meals and extra things like sideboards, bookcases and coffee tables. For all the wooden furniture, you best bet is to look in second hand stores and antiques fairs.
When it comes to seating, some places specialise in re-upholstering vintage furniture, which gives the best of both worlds. It means you can buy a vintage frame that’s been restored to its original comfort with new fabric and stuffing.
An antique record play would look good on a sideboard, as well as an antique style lamp.
Scour charity shops for the finishing touches. An old fashioned typewriter can look stylish in the corner of a room. Antique sewing machines are also easy to come by. My grandmother had an old Singer machine that’s black with an intricate gold pattern, I’ve saved it to display for when my kids are old (and less likely to poke or break things).
Covert drinks cabinets dressed up as vintage style globes are proving popular it the moment. This means if you can’t get your hands on an original, you might be able to source a replica quite easily.
Remember to keep within the theme you’re going for, or there’s a risk of lots of vintage accessories making your lounge look like a jumble sale!
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