There’s something about the vintage look that we love. The ages of old may not have been perfect, but sometimes you need to put yourself in another world to get a break from your hectic modern life.
You can turn your entire living room into a time machine within your new home if you design it well. Use these design ideas to turn your modern living room into a vintage haven.
Create a Wooden Wonderland
The vintage look is just as much about texture as it is about color and style. No texture gives you as much of a vintage atmosphere than wood.
In addition to wooden furniture, line your walls with wooden planks. A great way to capture the vintage look is by using planks that are painted white or gray to give you texture alongside a delicate style.
Keep in mind that the type of vintage you want should inform the wood you use. For example, wider planks have more of a rustic feel while planks with a moderate width create a more Victorian style.
Mute the Mayhem
When it comes to choosing colors for your vintage living room, it’s all about muted colors. These hues create a softer, quieter feel throughout the room.
For example, one popular choice is a light robin’s egg blue, as well as a mild pink or rose tone. Pair these with neutrals like ivory or tan and you’ll have a beautiful old-world style.
Give Old Things a New Purpose
When you want your living room to look like a step back in time, why not accessorize with items from that time? The world is full of old things that need new life.
Start scouring antique stores, estate sales, and flea markets. These are great places to find old decorative pieces and accessories that can accent your living room’s look.
If you have a creative streak, you can use that to your advantage too. Buy old items and repurpose them into decorative accessories. For example, try converting old drinking glasses into candle holders.
Conceal the Modern Amenities
You can put a lot of time, planning, and money into creating a vintage atmosphere in your living room. When to throw a sleek new flat-screen TV in the middle of it, though, it breaks the illusion.
We aren’t saying you need to toss out your TV, but find creative ways to hide it. You can use custom cabinetry with doors that hide the TV when you aren’t using it.
Want a more unique solution? Put a vintage-style frame around your TV. When you aren’t using it, set a screensaver that looks like a painting.
Regardless of which option you choose, don’t forget to hide the cables too.
Turning Your Modern Living Room Into a Vintage Fantasy World
The vintage look is a popular one among homeowners, but too many try to capture it by buying a home from the days of old. If you want a vintage style without the headaches of an old home, you can have the best of both worlds with the vintage modern living room tips above.
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