Blast From The Past: Vintage Design Ideas To Put Into Your Home Right Now!
There’s a lot of focus when it comes to design that you should always be looking forward. What’s the next big trend going to be? How long will it be before the design of my home looks horribly outdated? These kinds of things are perfectly fine, after all, it’s always nice to feel as though you’re on the cutting edge of modern design ideas, but the problem is that they’re almost always temporary. As soon as you’ve got your home looking perfectly on trend, it’s pretty likely that a new trend has come along to take its place. If you want to create a style for your home that is going to last a lifetime, then it’s time to start looking back instead of forward. As the old saying goes, fashion is temporary; style is forever. There is so much great stuff that you can learn from vintage interior design ideas that there’s almost no one out there who won’t be able to get at least something out of it. With that in mind, here are some vintage touches that you can bring into your home right now.
If there’s one thing that will never go out of style, it’s the simple elegance of plain wood furnishings. Whether it’s exposed floorboards bringing a slightly industrial quality to your home or ceiling beams that make the whole thing feel as cosy and rustic as possible, wood is a winner no matter your style. If you’re not able to stretch your budget to all wood furnishings, then there are plenty of vinyl options that can create the same effect, just make sure that you don’t go too cheap because it can sometimes end up looking plastic and fake
When you think about vintage style, a lot of people immediately jump to a shabby chic, bohemian aesthetic. But one of the best styles of the past is that classic, stately home look that brings to mind high-brow cocktail parties and intellectual conversations. Imagine sitting by the fire on your vintage chesterfield sofa with a glass of brandy, and you’ve got a pretty solid idea of the kind of style you want to be going for. This design is all about clean lines and open spaces. Don’t crowd your home too much and take advantage of the wall space in order to hang pictures and decorations.
Go au naturel
Of course, what’s more, vintage that going right back to a totally natural, rustic style? This is a pretty tricky style to pull off but get it right, and there’s nothing quite like it. You want to make every element of your home look like it was placed there without being thought about too much. Lots of natural, unpolished wood and rural elements should be your main inspiration here. Of course you need to be careful, there’s a fine line between cozy and interesting, and being overrun with clutter.