Vintage Style Interiors
The vintage style within your home is a great way of creating an environment that is comfortable and easy to live with. The style is all about returning to items and ideas that have a proven past and have stood the test of time. It is a look of yesteryears that is generally less than 100 years old. These looks and items are brought up to date, but maintain a classic feel, rather than an overtly modern one. Pretty painted shelves and cabinets and naturally faded fabrics are simple ways to kick-start a vintage style interior for your home, but there is much more to consider.Finding vintage gems can be exhausting and involve a whole lot of travelling. The reproduction side of things came about when the Internet became more accessible, making it a lot easier for people to get their hands on the vintage pieces they desired for their homes. While you can get your hands on some real reproduction treats, mix them up with vintage pieces from your local flea market or antique fair. You will be amazed at what you might find just around the corner. Check to see if your local second hand outlet- has what you are looking for, and for a bargain price!
The vintage look has become increasingly popular in recent years as it evokes nostalgia, recalling the stability and comfort of previous years. The vintage look is achievable through using tried and tested pieces that have been given a modern twist to make them relevant and appealing today.
At Live Laugh Love, we adore vintage suitcases and 1930s eiderdowns. You can use the suitcases as decoration in themselves, as well as storage, and the eiderdowns just exude comfort and that homely feel. Pressed glass is also a great way to dress up a vintage home, and of course, these can also prove very practical. Ditzy flower china, French wire work and enamel are all great things to look out for when putting the finishing touches on your personalised space.
Mix together the old with the new and you will be amazed at how the work together. Pieces that look like they are taken directly from an era in the last century mixed with a few shabby chic accessories and some worn looking reproduction items should ensure that your vintage look is complete and utterly unique.
When going for the vintage look, think about:
- Getting your hands on some original items from the past 100 years that still have life in them.
- Go for some reproduction vintage pieces.
- What comforts you when you think of homes from the past? Where did you spend treasured times of your childhood?
- Mix old with new pieces
- Check out your local flea market, antique fair,or second hand store.