Create a sense of history and add visual interest to your home with some vintage decor. Decorating your entry with vintage decor can combine an array of antiques, vintage fabrics, vintage furniture and perhaps some unique home decor found at a variety of stores or online.
Creating a vintage style look can be done to just about any house. Finding the right decorative items may take some time to locate when trying to match an existing theme or trying to create a new one.
When decorating a room with vintage decor try to consider everything already in the room, from the paint on the walls to the furniture, and decide what will stay and what you think should go. It may be easier to remove all of the accessories and just keep the main furniture pieces you will be working with. This may help clarify the vision of your design. It's kind of like starting with a blank canvas.
The kitchen and living room are some of the more popular spaces to decorate with vintage decor in the home since they happen to be the center of activity and most lived in. Some people may like to decorate with a specific era in mind, like the 1930's or 1940's,or some may cleverly mix several eras together.
Vintage Decor Ideas for the Entryway:
* Using vintage fabrics for curtains.
* Create a wall mural with old mirrors of different sizes.
* Use antique picture frames.
* Be creative and create some metal wall art with old keys, gears or tools.
* Use an old large trunk as a coffee table and for some extra storage.
* Antique game boards can be framed and used as wall art.
* Old books stacked on an accent table or placed on a shelf.
* Use vintage enamelware for storage or display purposes.
* Add some heavy looking candlestick holders.
* Old kitchen utensils can be used as decorating accents.
* Colored glassware and canning jars are perfect for adding color.
* Wire baskets are great for storage or display.
* Vintage signs of food and cooking products.
* Display an old butter churn or antique washboard.
* Showcase some old cookbooks on a entry table or shelf.
Decorating with vintage decor really allows for a lot of creativity. It lets you create the one of a kind look that reflects your style and personality. Have fun shopping at flea markets, antique shops, estate sales, garage sales, salvage shops and consignment stores. These places will all be your sources for finding great vintage decor for your home.
You don't need to have a lot of money to create a vintage style look in your home. Just start by deciding what you want your rooms to look like by doing some research online and through magazines to create a list of items and prices for the accessories you want. Take this list with you when you go shopping so you will be better prepared when making a purchase.