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Bedrooms can be tricky to decorate. Thankfully, there are a few design styles, like the vintage look, that are very good at combining function with budget-friendly fashion. Whether shabby-chic or elegantly antique, vintage decor is undeniably stylish.
Faye loves to help her daughter decorate the rooms in her old farmhouse and to share what they have done with others. Vintage decorating is fun and easy! In this article, you'll find ideas on how to decorate your home in a vintage style, including the living room, kitchen, bedroom, den, laundry room, and even your bathroom.
This homeowner used birds as a recurring decorating theme throughout the home. Scavenging at a scrap-metal yard yielded the "nest" letters, which cost a few dollars each. Fun family collections and flea market finds give this bookcase a distinct look.
Her unconventional career has seen her arrive at interiors by way of a job at a big-time law firm in New York—though it really began with childhood trips to the local Home Depot with her mother, who renovated homes for the family as a hobby. As a teenager, growing up south of the Mason-Dixon line in Louisiana, Michelle developed a vocabulary for plumbing, tile layouts, and re-upholstery. Early design training came in the form of her own renovation: a two-bedroom s apartment in Greenwich Village.
Modern takes on vintage interior design can be done. Vintage interior design is tricky. This is one occasion where striking the right balance is crucial.
Antiquity and shabby chic spirits are already a part of the normal scene when it comes to home decoration. We see so many of it that our minds get cluttered and overwhelmed. This entire bedroom is a gorgeous example of how vintage decor can add so much personality and artistic quality to the home.
Incorporating vintage and antique furnishings into a design often means parsing together objects from aesthetic movements that are decades or centuries apart—or, if the pieces belong to the same period, designers must ensure that the style of the space does not seem stale or derivative. We asked several Dering Hall designers for advice on thoughtfully sourcing and styling with vintage and antique objects to craft spaces that are both referential and original. Explore their thoughts here.
But in general, vintage style means decorating with furnishings, fabrics, accessories, and colors that were popular decades back—in particular, the styles of the s and s. Vintage items are those associated with nostalgia, but which are not yet antiques. You'll soon find that when it comes to vintage furnishings, paint can be your best friend.
More than likely, what was "in" when Grandma decorated her house and then "out" when your mom decorated hers is back "in" again. After all, trends are cyclical. But there are certain classics that will never go out of style, and they can be traced right back to your family's matriarch. So channel your inner granny with these vintage ideas—and when guests praise your decorating decisions, just tell them you got it from your Nana!