How to Decorate Your Living Room Vintage Style: A Complete Guide

Everything old is suddenly new again!

These days contemporary designers add vintage pieces to homes to add warmth and a touch of nostalgia. Give your home a unique look with the complete guide on vintage style.

What is Vintage Style?

Vintage refers to items that were produced from the 1920s to the 1960s. The style is achieved by displaying old items and using classic colors, and fabric from this period.

You can play with classic furniture styles or incorporate unique colored tiles to decorate your home in vintage style.

Vintage should not be confused with shabby chic. They have a few things in common but they are not the same.

Keep reading for our vintage style tips.

Vintage Style Home Decor

Any room in your house can be a canvas for the vintage style. Generally, vintage homes use reclaimed wood floors and may showcase vintage carpets. If your home doesn’t have wood floors consider installing them to achieve a cohesive vintage look throughout the home.

A home builder can help you achieve the vintage style by remodeling your home.

Hang a vintage beadboard halfway up the wall or incorporate a chair rail. Take a look at your color palette and choose colors that are inspired by the period you are recreating.

Mustard yellow, slate blue, and dusty pinks are excellent choices.

Retro vs Vintage

What’s the difference between retro and vintage? The retro-style describes something new that mimics the past.

A good example of this is a rotary dial phone that has been upgraded to the technology of today. Its styling is retro in the way that it reminds us of the past but it is fully in line with today’s technology.

Vintage refers to something that is an original piece from a specific period. A great example of this would be a vintage trunk. Many people use a vintage trunk as a coffee table in their living room.

Incorporating vintage pieces wherever possible adds to the overall vintage style of your home. Try including some 8×10 vintage style kitchen art prints in your kitchen for a unique touch. You may also want to see if you can find vintage cookbooks at a used book store.

Vintage Decorating Secrets

Remodeling your contemporary home in a vintage style doesn’t have to be difficult. There are lots of little things you can do to add a vintage flair.

Try replacing all your fixtures and hardware for brass or copper fixtures. In fact, brass fixtures look older and will help your home to shine.

Choose furniture from the period you are replicating. You can visit a used furniture shop to see if you get lucky or look at an antique shop.

Make Your Home Unique

The vintage style gives your home a truly one of a kind look and feel. If you are looking to remodel your home or need help designing a custom home, contact Artisan Homes.

Above all, we understand how to make each home personalized and unique and we’re ready to take this journey with you!