Loving Vintage Decorating

Do you love the idea of Vintage Decorating your Home?

When thinking about decorating your home with a touch of vintage, does it conjure up feelings of warmth, romance, security, contentment, comfort and happiness?

Love Vintage DecoratingIf so, you’re probably remembering family or friends who had homes like this in the past, and it brings back all those memories of how it made you feel when you visited their home.

Even with the styles of homes continually evolving, it’s hard when you love this style, not to incorporate some vintage decorating into your home regardless of its architectural appearance.

Anyone can decorate in vintage fashion. Even if you have a low budget you can still achieve this look with a little know how and pizazz. Having lots of money doesn’t necessarily mean style.

Key elements in achieving the vintage look are:

  • Collect pieces that you love over time – it doesn’t have to be all at once.
  • Use a keen eye when choosing an item for your design
  • Check out websites, books and magazines for design ideas
  • Choose key pieces that connect old and new within your home
  • Re-purpose industrial pieces to add vintage to a modern home
  • Restore old pieces of furniture and re-purpose other household items
  • Contrasts are a must, ie: old and new, colours and neutrals, textures and smooth, etc

Some examples of vintage decorating are:

  • Wire baskets for storage
  • Industrial lights over the bench in the kitchen
  • Jugs for flowers (shabby-chic looking)
  • Painting or restoring pieces of furniture as focal points in rooms
  • Re-upholstering furniture in striking or vintage looking fabrics
  • Use pieces of furniture for other purposes ie: place a TV on a sideboard
  • Use a distressed paint finish on furniture, picture frames etc
  • Old suitcases stacked up and used as bedside tables
  • Old pieces of linen and handicrafts or new pieces that look vintage
  • Vintage candlesticks
  • Old painted birdcages

The possibilities are endless for vintage style decorating and it is possible to recapture those feelings, making your home truly your own.

At Ideal Home Choices we LOVE the vintage look, we have so many products to inspire you.

If you love vintage too visit Ideal Home Choices and see what takes your fancy.

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