When decorating with vintage finds, it can be challenging to make appealing displays that don’t look too cluttered and busy. We want our homes to look charming and add ambiance while letting the vintage finds add historical interest to our home. So how do we creatively make our antiques, flea market finds and vintage items look appealing without taking over our house? Let’s go over some quick and easy tips I have found to do just that!
How To Decorate With Vintage Finds- 9 Simple Tips
1.) A great background color in this shelving makes what could be a boring display so much more interesting. The baskets are really the star of this space, and the soft green paint brings unity and life to basic shelving.
2.) A neutral background can make bright colors pop. If you have bright colored pottery and glassware, consider putting it against a neutral palette so that it shines. This is a wonderful antique cabinet made into a family message center. You’ve gotta love that!
3.) You can’t go wrong with classic color combinations like blue and white. When deciding to collect multiple antique and vintage finds, it is good to group things together by like colors. This keeps everything looking organized and yet so charming at the same time. This display is also a great example of finding that one great antique furniture piece that will be the focal point of to your vintage style home.
4.) The bright yellow color, and decorative wood trim, make this entire pantry look cheery and fun. Everything is a winner about this display, from it’s organization to it’s farmhouse appeal and charm. It’s like looking into an old general store. The use of clear canning jars and produce baskets, make for a vintage pantry that works in a modern day kitchen.
5.) Open shelving and storage is a quick way to add vintage style to your kitchen. This works perfect for vintage finds and useful items that you use everyday. To keep all of it from looking too busy, again keep the color scheme simple.
6.) Grouping like items together in an organized display makes a huge impact and a big statement about you and your home. This a great example of accentuating what you have, and making it the star of the room. Vintage finds can tell a story about you, and reflect history. By boldly displaying your collections like these mirrors, you are adding charm, and uniqueness to your home that won’t be found anywhere else.
7.) How about antiques that can work double duty? Suitcases are a perfect example of this, and can act as storage along with display all at once. Of course the large stack is a dramatic statement and fills any corner of your home. You could think of others items as well. Baskets, trunks, hatboxes, and anything that provides closed storage.
8.) Plates are a great example of a classic decorating item. Plates can be gathered in like colors and hung in interesting arrangements. It is always fun to see a variety of shapes and sizes together. Plates are a perfect decorating accent for any room of the house, and rather inexpensive to collect.
9.) An all white palette is always a good way to keep an area from looking less cluttered and easy on the eye. White ironstone, and vintage finds are readily available, and a perfect example of simplifying what would be cluttered otherwise. This is a great thing to keep in mind when purchasing vintage finds and antiques for your home. Start by finding something you love, then make room for it as an impact to any room.
I hope these nine tips for decorating with vintage style, will inspire you to collect and gather what you love. If done properly your vintage finds and antique collections can look wonderful!
all photos in this post are courtesy of Country Living