There is a delicate balance between adding used vintage pieces in your home and having your living room look like it was transplanted from the staging area at Goodwill. Balance. It’s something I’m still trying to master but in the end, adding vintage pieces to your home bring a character and depth that you just can’t find at your local Rooms-to-Go. It can be tricky but it’s worth trying to figure out – you’ll end up with better quality furniture and you’ll have something cheap and trendy to brag about when your friends stop by. So, win-win.
Here are 5 Ways to Incorporate Vintage Pieces In Your Home…
#1. Look for Solid Wood
If you come across a vintage piece of solid wood furniture, chances are it’s worth refinishing. If we’ve learned nothing else from HGTV we should at least know this, right? Paint it, stain it, cover it with wallpaper…the possibilities are endless. Look for pieces with sleek, classic lines and vintage character – something that will fit in easily with your existing decor.
#2. Find a Sofa with Good Structure
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A statement piece like a sofa is an excellent way to incorporate a vintage vibe into your home; the key here is to look for good structure. Weigh the cost of reupholstering and whenever possible, look for a sofa that may just need a good cleaning rather than a complete makeover. Try pairing a vintage couch with modern throw pillows to pull everything together.
#3. Look for Vintage Light Fixtures
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I see old lighting fixtures every time I walk into a thrift store and lately I’ve been forcing myself to give them a second look. I love the contrast of old and new; a rusty vintage light against a clean white wall. Lighting gives a room so much character! If you’re too conservative to bring in big vintage pieces, try starting with an old lighting fixture…it may catch on!
#4. Find Statement Pieces
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Like a lighting fixture, a simple vintage statement piece like a coat hanger or drying rack can add so much visual interest and depth to a room. Try adding a fresh coat of spray paint to modernize the piece while still maintaining the vintage framework.
#5. Look for a Vintage Throw Rug
This might be the hardest to find at a decent price but there would be no better way to add a little touch of vintage love to your living space than to find a beautifully worn vintage rug. Even against polished wood furniture, a vintage rug just makes it feel so homey, right? I need one of these!