Do you love old antique finds? Would you like ideas to Create a Vintage Vibe in your Home? Are you looking to incorporate repurposed and recycled stuff in your home? Here are Five Tips for incorporating vintage decor in your Home!
I am a Vintage Fanatic, Sweet Friends. I’ve always loved old stuff, but honestly it wasn’t until a few years back when I really started to enjoy bringing them into my home decor. I strive to Create a Vintage Vibe in my home. I love how Vintage tells a story and being such a sentimental person, it really makes me feel at home.
Vintage Home Decor!
Today, I’m going to give you “Five Tips on How to Create a Vintage Vibe in your Home.” Grab a cup of coffee and let’s get started.
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Tips for a Vintage Vibe in your Home!
Vintage evokes a sense of a time long ago. I love showing off things that were my ancestors. I don’t have many, but those I have I truly treasure. Now, let’s get into the “Five Tips on How to Create a Vintage Vibe in your Home.”
Number one: Decorate with old stuff!
That’s a no-brainer right? If you want a Vintage Vibe in your home, you need stuff that is old and vintage.
When decorating your main living spaces think of choosing furniture with lots of wood and curves. I am pretty obsessed with spindles myself. In fact, the Buffet I use, as well as my Dining Room Table and Chairs sat in my Grandmother’s home. You can see the full photo of my dining room table in my post “Dining Room Makeover.” My Dad tells stories of when he was a young boy and played hide and seek under the table.
Artwork, old metal signs, frames and mirrors bring in a vintage vibe to every room in the home. Needlepoint, botanical prints, old canvas art, or even replicated images on canvas, like the vintage typewriter I’ve recently displayed on my wall, brings a vintage vibe into the home. The Vintage Typewriter print came from PhotoWall. I wrote about it last week when I told the story of 1992.
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Wall paneling, wainscoting, and shiplap are all beautiful telltale signs of your home’s history. And yet, if your home does not have those things, they are easy to incorporate and make a huge statement. Other vintage options include old windows, screens and shutters.
I have a couple of sets of shutters in my home and even created a Shutter Turned Table piece that sits in my hallway. I love to place my old irons and washboard on it.
For the kitchen, glass jars, old vessels, utensils, wooden spoons and rolling pins are tell tale signs of vintage. Old China, Crystal and other disheware also bestow a look of vintage.
In the bedroom choose bedding with ruffles, quilts, lace or linen like materials. You headboard could easily bring in a vintage vibe.
Number two: Create small vignettes of similar vintage items on Tiered Trays, Wall Shelves and Fireplace Mantels.
I have a few tiered tray’s in my home and I like to style them with my vintage finds. On one of the tiered trays in my family room, I place an old cylinder, vintage frogs, old gardening tools and some vases with flowers.
Pairing similar items together on Wall Shelves, like I did in my kitchen create a sense of vintage.
Mantels are also a good place to house vintage items.
Number three: Shop Antique Stores and online stores like, Facebook Marketplace, eBay, and Etsy.
I like to think of what I have and how I can add to it to create more of a statement. For example, I had two very old irons from my Grandmother. Sitting alone, they didn’t say much. When I was looking at Antique Stores, I choose to search for a few more items to pair with the old irons. I discovered the Wash Board and some old Black and White prints that speak to a time long ago when Dryers were not available.
I’ve had huge success shopping Facebook Marketplace for free furniture. I picked up this old desk and after a couple of coats of paint it now functions very well in my home.
Number four: Keep your eyes open when you’re outside. Garage Sales, Estate Sales, Flea Markets and the side of the road.
Garage Sales and Flea Markets are a great place to find old stuff. If you enjoy Estate Sales and the hunt that occurs there, you can find some very nice items. I love Flea Markets and that is where I found my old vintage suitcases.
My favorite way to find old vintage items is to keep my eyes open when I’m outside. More often than not, people are trying to get rid of their junk, aka Vintage oldies. Where I live, it’s very common for people to leave items on the curb before they donate it. I have found more great finds sitting in front of someone’s house.
Number five: Repurpose old things into usable items.
If you are a Pinterest user, you can get so many ideas on how to repurpose old things into usable items. I was given an old Sewing Cabinet a couple of years back and before repurposing it I spent time searching Pinterest to determine what to do with it. The Sewing Cabinet was transformed into a Desk and sits in my bedroom as a bedside writing table.
I hope these tips have given you ideas and inspiration on how to create a vintage vibe in your home. I’d love to see your vintage style, so tag me on Instagram or Facebook with your photos.
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