Homes with vintage character have a certain feel. You know, the one-of-a kind look that just makes you wanna hang around?
If you’re hoping to create this vibe in a home that’s missing the “good bones”, you’re in luck. A few pieces of well placed vintage decor can give you that feel you crave, without the need for costly renovations.
In this guide I’ll cover some simple ways to get the vintage look throughout your home. See the vintage decor trends that are here to stay, and pretty soon you’ll be ready to take your own little trip back in time!
Vintage Decor Ideas For The Bedroom
1. Eye Catching Vintage Beds
What’s the first thing your eye usually goes to in the bedroom? You guessed right- it’s the bed.
Give it a vintage look with a beautiful canopy, or swap out your frame for one with a vintage shape. Black iron bed frames can bring a touch of charm to a bedroom, or choose a headboard with some bangin’ vintage curves.
2. Comfy Vintage Bedding
Another great way to nail the vintage look in the bedroom, is to dress it up with some light and lovely bedding.
The easiest way to get a vintage vibe is to choose bedding with ruffles, or linen like materials. These delicate style works well with any color palette and give your bedroom that extra charm you’re looking for.
3. Elegant Vintage Light Fixtures
I have said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’ve never met a chandelier that I didn’t like.
Chandeliers are sure fire way to give your bedroom a nod to the past. They’re romantic, elegant, and best of all? Everyone looks good under this kind of lighting!
Vintage Decor Ideas For The Living Room
1. Classic Vintage Mirrors
Mirrors are a great way to add more light, and to make a space feel more open. Unsurprisingly, they also have the power to completely transform your living room.
So will you go for a venetian style mirror, or one with a gold antique style frame? Either way, you’ll be surprised at how quickly your room gets that vintage elegance going.
2. Unique Vintage Wall Decor
Wall decor with a vintage style is a great way to give your living room a charming aesthetic.
To nail this look, group matching frames with similar vintage style prints. Alternatively, try arranging a cluster of vintage plates, or eclectic pieces with a similar color palette to achieve a one of a kind texture.
3. Vintage Inspired Wall Paneling
Wall paneling, wainscoting, and shiplap are all beautiful telltale signs of your home’s history. And yet, they’re easy to add in way after the fact.
Wainscoting and wall paneling are an elegant upgrade, that you can even do yourself (with the help of a few precision measuring tools). On the other hand, installing shiplap or shiplap inspired wallpaper gives off a rustic charm without as much preparation.
Vintage Decor Ideas For The Bathroom
1. Rustic Bathroom Shelves
Your bathroom is your sanctuary, right? With this in mind, you’ll see why relaxing is much easier with a vintage vibe in the space.
Rustic shelves are a great way to add interest, and give you space to display a few vintage accessories too!
2. Elegant Vintage Apothecary Jars
The shapes of these fun little display jars really give off an effortless vintage charm. So, whether they’re family heirlooms or not will be anybody’s guess.
They’re perfect for displaying toiletries on the countertops, and if you want to amp up the elegance, place them on top of a vintage vanity tray.
3. Vintage Inspired Bathroom Storage
Bathroom storage cabinets are also another great way to incorporate the vintage look. And if you have space for it, you’ll really love having the extra room to stash your linens.
Low profile pieces look best in these space, so try one with glass doors for an open and airy look. And who knows, it may just inspire you achieve the perfect Marie-Kondo level of folding!
I really hope you enjoyed this round up of easy ways to make your home look more charming, using vintage decor! Tell me, have you already tried some of these vintage decor tricks in your own home?
And if you are looking for more ways to add character in your home, check out this post: “10 Easy Ways To Add Character To A Cookie Cutter Home”