For those who call themselves nostalgic or believe in the phrase “old is gold”, given below is a list of a few vintage décor ideas for you to customize your house.
- Use an old basket as a storage basket to hang towels or keep dry clothes. You do not need to go out and buy anything that looks vintage but rather repurpose old accessories by giving them a new function. This way it also makes you look creative and at the same time adds a quirky little touch to your house.
- You can use your defunct mailbox, if you have one, to store toilet paper. Repurposing is one of the predominant ways in which you can get your house to have a vintage look. This is an excellent example of repurposing another old object for trivial domestic purposes.
- You can build your ceiling from lovely, brown wood pallet to give your house a warm and genial cabin in the woods feel and look. You can even have wood pallet for your floors. Some exquisite lighting from chandeliers bought at an antique shop is another touch you can add to further accentuate the look, and more importantly the feel of these details
- If you couldn’t resist buying a lovely new dress cabinet at the new store that opened down the road and are in a conundrum about your old yet functioning dress cabinet that hasn’t got any rot on it, worry no more. If you are a wine connoisseur the old dress cabinet will make for a perfect tiny, little wine cellar in your house. This will further add to the sumptuous visual of the wine bottles.
- The walls are the most conspicuous component of one’s house. If you want to add a vintage look to your home, make sure to coat your walls with floral wallpapers, because nothing is more reminiscent of the 50s and 60s than floral wallpaper. It also sets a very comforting, and thereby, inviting atmosphere, especially if you are somebody who has a lot of guests over quite frequently.
- Use vintage luggage as accessories. Another great example of repurposing put to good use is using vintage luggage as book shelves, as a rack for your wine bottles in, you can attach a mirror at the front and hang it on your bathroom wall as a tiny bathroom closet. Obviously some work needs to be done as you’ll have to place shelves within the bags, but if you have a disposition towards creativity, this one is right up your alley. Or better yet it could help you discover your latent artistic skills if you haven’t already.
- Last but not least, another classic method of adding a vintage touch to your walls is embellishing them with decorative plates. It adds a delicate and ethereal touch of beauty to your house.
Hope those ideas may have solved some of the issues or dilemmas you may have been facing if you’re in the process of revamping your house or if you’ve recently purchased a new house and want to add a vintage look to it.