Achieve Vintage Vibes In Your Home The Easy Way

Achieve Vintage Vibes In Your Home The Easy Way

Achieving vintage vibes in your home doesn’t need to be an impossible task. It doesn’t need to make your home look musty, old, and boring either. A subtle vintage look can actually make your home feel far cosier, and even add character to your decor. Don’t take an age to make your home look a little more vintage. Use these simple tips and you’ll be able to add a vintage feel to your home in no time at all:

Distress Your Own Furniture

Amazon.com: Progressive Furniture Willow Distressed Drawer
Amazon.com: Progressive Furniture Willow Distressed Drawer

You don’t have to buy real distressed furniture if you don’t want to spend a fortune. It’s actually really easy to distress your own furniture. All you have to do is choose the right kind of paint and then use sandpaper to create the distressed effect. Alternatively, you can buy paint that automatically looks distressed!

Add Select Antique Pieces

Achieve "Hamptons Meets French Provincial Vintage Style In Your Home The Easy Way
Achieve ‘Hamptons Meets French Provincial’ Vintage Style In Your Home The Easy Way

If you want to add a real vintage vibe to your home, add in a few select antique pieces. You can find them in markets, charity stores, and online or at auctions. You can lots of options. An antique clock always adds character, so take a look at https://dutchtimepieces.com/ to get some ideas of what you could include. You could even have a desk holding a vintage typewriter, or a side table with a record player on top. All of these things look super cool and will add fun to your space.

Use Wooden Crates as Furniture

Use Wooden Crates As Shelves or even furniture
Use Wooden Crates As Shelves or even furniture – credit via Country Living Magazineas Fu

 

Using old wooden crates attached to the wall as shelves is a unique and fun idea, and will add the perfect amount of vintage charm to your home. You can even use these crates as storage boxes or side tables. All you have to do is use your imagination.

Add An Intricate Mirror

Beautiful Antique Mirror via the French Mirror Company
Beautiful Antique Mirror via the French Mirror Company

You can add a vintage vibe to your home in seconds by adding an intricate mirror or two to your space. You could even create a feature wall out of some beautiful unique mirrors. This is the perfect idea for a lounge or living area.

Change Your Hardware

pink bath with rose gold taps (via pinterest)
pink bath with rose gold taps (via pinterest)

Changing your hardware takes just minutes, and can add just the right amount of vintage charm to any room. Take a look at your drawer pulls and door knobs and see if you can change them out with more antique looking pieces, like bronze or antique glass.

Go For Retro Appliances

Retro appliances don’t have to be old and used. You can buy brand new appliances that simply have a retro feel to them. How about going for bright red, or even a polka dot pattern? This can add a quirky element to any home, especially the kitchen.

smeg appliances in pink to match the fridge and range
smeg appliances in pink to match the fridge and range
smeg range oven in pink
smeg range oven in pink

Choose Wallpaper And Paint Carefully

vintage inspired fabrics

Wallpaper is great for a vintage decor, so consider doing one wall in a floral pattern of some kind. Make sure your paint shades are reminiscent of times gone by too – some companies sell paint specially designed to look vintage!

Including some of these aspects within a modern decor can give just the right amount of vintage feel to your home. It won’t make your home look outdated or ugly, so try them and see what you can do with your space.

Any tips of your own? Let me know!

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