With everyone following modern trends, vintage interior styles are even more special. The thing about vintage style is not only does it allow us to immerse ourselves in some feel-good nostalgia but there’s also a quality and warmth to a classic look that adds character. Modern homes are beautiful, no doubt, but seldom are they individualistic. Therefore, to help you build a more unique, vintage home, check out these traditional decor ideas.
The ‘50s Pop Of Color
If there’s one thing to remember from a 1950’s living room, it’s the pop of color. It was always bright and vibrant, creating a very friendly atmosphere for anyone who walked in. It’s so easy to achieve this look today, whether it’s getting a teal rug with couch cushions to match, or placing a big orange couch in a room filled with wooden furniture. The ‘50s redefined what a pop of color can actually bring to a room. But the best example is painting one of your 4 walls a bold color.
The ‘70s Brass and Copper Kitchen
Stainless steel is all the rage in modern kitchens but back in the ‘70s, everyone wanted to be part of the Brass band. Copper was another highly sought-after material for kitchen appliances. The color alone has a big impact on the overall visual representation of the room and automatically creates a family feel.
A Clawfoot Tub
It’s no secret that the modernization of bathrooms has done a wonderful job at making this part of the house sleek and elegant but there are many elegant styles from the past that we have shamefully turned our backs on; one of them being the clawfoot tub. This tub is so incredibly stylish, we can’t believe more people haven’t turned it into an interior design staple. Not only does it look great, but it’s one of the most comfortable bathtubs to lay in, which is exactly what you need when unwinding with a bubble bath.
As mentioned above, making one wall stand out with a different color was a big deal back in the day but you don’t have to choose a color to repaint one of your four walls. An easier way to achieve this look is to simply buy patterned wallpaper. But to make it even more personal, the designers at All The Decor recommend printing your own. You probably remember how unique and quirky the wallpaper was at your grandparents’ house, and you can capture the essence in 2021. All you need to do is choose prints that suit your furniture. However, you don’t have to worry too much about making everything blend together; the sudden pattern in a neutral room is just the type of mismatch you want to bring the ‘50s back to life.
A Bar Cart
We’ll get to awesome antiques further down this list but bar carts deserve their own paragraph. Why? Because there’s no greater statement piece than a classic bar cart. It looks good, turns even the dullest room into a work of art, and carries your scotch. Does it get any more classic than that? While you can find many vintage bar carts available in the market today, to truly bring some retro love to your home, get a metal one with a shiny chrome finish.
Back in the day, your parents probably used to have all your family photos framed, and in every home, there were always a couple of landscape paintings that they had framed, even though no one knew who painted them. Regardless, this type of decor transformed a room, whether it was hung in the living room or the hall, and we highly recommend bringing the big, curvy frames back.
Beautiful antiques, big or small, do a lot for a home’s decor. No vintage look is complete without some cool gadgets strategically placed. When we think about antiques, we tend to think of large ornaments that are costly and take up space. The truth is, it’s the little touches that make all the difference. Invest in some old postcards, old clocks, cast iron doorstops, and tea sets; these are all great decor ideas, and add a little pizzazz to your end tables.
Persian rugs were a staple in old-fashioned interior design because tradition and elegance oozed out of it. Having a fluffy carpet can add a touch of class to your full-of-character family room. It will also wow your guests as they imagine being transported back in time with this sassy vintage piece.
Boost your home design with these decor ideas and ensure your house possesses a uniqueness that can’t be found elsewhere. The beauty of collecting antiques and choosing vintage styles is that they can’t be easily duplicated. That way, you’ll have a home that showcases your personality and your individual style.