Going vintage has become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to trends in the fashion industry. But it’s not just clothing. We see changes across the board in homes too.
In this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the ways that you can add vintage charm to your home for less than you might think. Take a look at the following ideas and tips.
Tip #1: Hang Antique Dishes On The Walls
If you want to make your home interiors look more vintage on a budget, then hanging antique dishes on the wall is probably your best bet. Not only are they relatively inexpensive, but they’re a quick fix too, adding charm right where you need it.
Tip #2: Make Your Doors Appear More Worn
Vintage isn’t just about filling your home with objects from the past. It’s also about making your environment appear more mature.
Achieving this in a way that looks good is hard to do. You don’t want to make your interior environment look worn out and ready for a makeover, but you do want to age it in some way.
Giving your doors a vintage feel is a great way to achieve this. You want to make it seem as if the same back door has been used for decades for everything, from bringing in fresh milk from the cows to letting you in late at night after the office Christmas party. In short, it’s got to have history.
Tip #3: Use Handcrafted Baskets
If you look at interiors in magazines, you’ll often find that they feature vintage woven baskets. Decorations like this can dramatically improve the appeal of your rooms while also providing practical storage.
Tip #4: Layer You Quilts
Go into any vintage bedroom, and you’ll immediately notice that it makes use of plenty of layered quilts. There’s the usual sheet covering the mattress, then a layer between you and the main cotton quilts on top.
Historically, before insulated housing and heating, people used to layer up in bed, adding quilts when it was cold and removing them when it was hot. Today, you probably won’t use quilts in the same way, but they can make an attractive addition to your home.
Tip #5: Use Reclaimed Wood
Reclaimed wood is a cheap way to add vintage charm anywhere in your home. You can use it for countertops, on walls, or even incorporate it into furniture. The more grainy and warped the wood, the more mature that it looks, and the greater the effect. Beware: it’s hard to clean.
Tip #6: Use “Retro” Appliances
When it comes to appliances, you want to avoid genuine antiques. Old appliances are likely broken or will break soon. Plus, they probably lack the safety standards of modern equivalents.
Fortunately, you can have the best of both worlds: appliances made to modern standards but with the appearance of their retro forebears. Use these whenever possible to add a bit of vintage charm, but without the hassle.
So, there you have it: six tips for adding vintage appeal to your home. Which will you use?