Vintage inspired decor is becoming more and more popular but you might be asking what is vintage decorations? Well, they are accessories, furniture and art inspiration from long ago. Basically reproductions of antiques.
When decorating your home, adding in vintage style decor will give your decorations more character. Blending old and new decorations can make your decor more interesting and less perfectly store-bought. With so many choices available, you can find vintage inspired pieces that work with most decor styles.
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Hitting your local antique shops for vintage treasures can be fun, but shopping for an old antique piece can be challenging which is why vintage decorations are so great. You don't have to wait and wait and wait or browse 100 antique stores to find that old mora clock or piece of art when you can find a vintage inspired piece easily online.
Here is a list of items you can look for when shopping for vintage pieces. Remember, look for vintage design reproduction pieces or anything that looks old but is actually new.
- Furniture (look for different old styles like wingback chairs or farmhouse bench to name a few)
- Vintage art (our favorite place to shop is Etsy. There are so many options from printables to upcycled pieces)
- Pottery (look for anything that has an old finish on it like ironstone, wicker, stoneware)
- Plants and wreaths (this is probably the easiest category to shop for but stick with varieties of plants people long ago would have had inside their homes. For example dried flowers and herbs are a great choice) Here is a cute vintage DIY using dried flowers.
- Wooden boards (you cannot go wrong with a bread board, cheese board or butcher block)
- Vintage style rugs (Rugs that look worn or have an old style pattern on them are perfect to give that vintage aesthetic)
Now that we have a few ideas to look for, let me make your life even simpler. We have pulled together a collection to make your online vintage shopping more fun.
Vintage Inspired Decor
Whenever I decorate I use old, new, expensive boutique and cheap accessories. Mixing vintage items with modern pieces is a simple way to build character in your home decor without spending a fortune. Here is an example from my coffee table where I used this vintage-inspired artificial plant with a homemade teacup candle.
This teacup is an antique along with the books. The antique teacup candle is an easy way to give old objects new life. Old books are great for adding warmth and dimension to your decor. But the chamber lamp was thrifted. I am not sure if it is an antique. Thrift store finds and flea markets are fantastic too because they are often one of a kind vintage finds.
So this collection is a combination of retail stores like Target, Etsy, and a new favorite online boutique called Elsie Green. You will love their European vintage online store. So many great choices!
So let's start looking at all the vintage decorations and think about what room would be a perfect fit for your vintage finds. In the end, I will give you more decorating suggestions for you vintage accessories.
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There are so many wonderful ways you can decorate with these items. Pillows are great matched with bedding in any bedroom of your home. If you are wondering what makes these pillows vintage, well, it is the texture. Look for fabrics that were used long ago. Linen, cotton, wool, and so on were staples back in the day. The fabric doesn't have to be 100% natural fiber. It simply needs to look like it, giving your bed a vintage furniture look and feel.
Mora clocks are very old and originated in the village of Mora in Sweden. They have a great story behind them but they are hard to come by if you don't live in Europe. Lucky for us there are reproductions so you can create your ideal vintage living room. This mora clock will be a focal point and conversation piece in the main living areas. Read about my journey to finding an antique Mora clock and to hear more about its history. Clocks of all kinds can be wonderful decorations. Check out my post 9 Large Wall Clock Decor Ideas to Liven up your Home.
The wreath and Anne of Green Gables art piece will look so cute together. I can see them hanging over a fireplace or anywhere in your home you want a vintage flair. Using quotes from vintage classic novels is another great way to create a vintage aesthetic. You could create a gallery wall mixing different styles of vintage wall art to create a vintage feel.
A while back I gave you Cottagecore decor ideas. Cottagecore decorations create a mood that will take you back in time. The room is filled with vintage period items. It is like a quantum leap when you walk into a room.
Are you starting to visualize all the options?
Last, I have fallen in love with this online store. This is where I recommend splurging a little extra to get that high-end look. Elsie Green has a beautiful shop filled with vintage-inspired antique-style decorations.
Can you see these gorgeous cheese boards hanging on a hook next to a stove? The beautiful old wood designs have “time gone by” written all over them for that vintage kitchen feel. They have many more boards like breadboards, furniture, and pottery with that beautiful vintage look.
From the living room to the home office, even the laundry room, the possibilities are endless. Vintage home decor is a simple way to let your home reflect your style.
So what do you think of this weeks vintage inspired ideas? Do you have a favorite? I would love to hear your good ideas in the comment below.
Thank you for stopping by for inspiration. Don't forget to go check out my Cottagecore post. It will give you more inspiration on how to decorate with vintage style decor. All these home decorations will fit perfectly into a vintage aesthetic. And if you need help decorating with old decor, then these tips on styling your hutch will be helpful.
Old hutches are a great place to fill up with thrift, antique, and vintage decor especially if you love collecting. You'd be surprised at the unique pieces you can find at an estate sale and yard sales. Everything on this hutch is old except for that basket in front. It is a reproduction of a french market basket. Did it fool you? Did you think it was old?
This basket looks very pretty in our french country farmhouse bedroom post. This is a surprising way to make your room look french. You can see how I use all my vintage treasures at my post Vintage Cottage Style at Summerhill: A Charming Room-by-Room Tour.
See how fun it can be to decorate with new items that look old? Vintage decor ideas let you create a home that's uniquely you. Have fun and I hope you enjoy shopping to add vintage to your own home.