When it comes to interior design, it’s not all about matching the styles. Actually, in the last couple of years, it’s even desirable to bring some old to the new. This escape to the different epochs adds character and class to the existing design. Sometimes, all it takes is something subtle and small to create a harmonious atmosphere in your home. Alternatively, a bigger vintage piece of furniture will create the sophisticated and more refined look.
Here are some tricks how to mix it all up tastefully without creating chaos and discord in your home décor.
1. Paint it
If you want to adapt your vintage piece to the rest of your décor, the easiest way to do it is by painting it. For example, if you want to incorporate vintage armoire into your modernly decorated living area, you will have to repaint it. Although its design may fit perfectly, the brown, wooden colour of this furniture piece will stick out.
However, if the piece is unique in its design and the overall appeal would change with new colour, consider adjusting your room. You can do this by adding more of the neutral colour to the room. Neutral shades of walls and flooring will tone down the difference and instead contribute to the layering of space. A few vintage details on the sofa, like an afghan will go well with the vintage elements.
2. Display small items
Small items like vases, clocks, glass bowls, boxes and other decorations are a wonderful addition to the stylish fireplace or window sill. You can ask your family for some heirlooms and pieces that have been present for generations. Or, you can visit yard sales and antique markets in search of the perfect items for your home.
These items are suitable for every room in your home. Vintage metal jewellery boxes with ornamental engravings are perfect for bedroom vanities, while blue glass pitchers will refresh the living room table. Spread porcelain serving set for coffee, sugar and milk as the centrepiece on the kitchen table. There are gorgeously painted pieces with flowers which will add a romantic feel to your place. [Read more…]