A vintage aesthetic is certainly not a new thing. It’s been around since the early 1900s when art deco and Art Nouveau styles were all the rage. But today, it’s making a comeback – thanks to people like you who want more than just the latest trends. You might not know how to achieve that elegant look in your home, but don’t worry! We’ve covered everything from color schemes and furniture combinations. Here are some lighting design ideas that will make any space look like it was made during the Roaring 20s.
Go for a mix and match approach
If you don’t see a lot of variety in your home, it’s time to look at what’s already there and make some changes. You can add or subtract items from each room and change the color scheme to create a more cohesive look that still has plenty of character.
This approach is beneficial if you’re working with an older house or apartment. The layout in these apartments doesn’t lend itself to the uniformity often found in newer homes. It also helps if one member of your household prefers traditional furniture. At the same time, another adores modern design—you may be able to satisfy both preferences by incorporating elements from each style into their respective rooms.
Use color to achieve vintage aesthetics
“Achieving a vintage aesthetic is all about color,” says Dianna Austin, author of The Modern Vintage Home. “The colors that you choose will be the main thing that defines your style.”
If you’re unfamiliar with the traditional color palettes used throughout history, it can help to think about them in terms of where they came from. For example, in Europe during the 1600s and 1700s, most homes were decorated using red as their base color (often paired with gold). This was inspired by French royalty, who used crimson drapery to symbolize their wealth and prestige. Since then, many different palettes have come into play: earthy browns, muted greens, and even vibrant oranges! It all depends on which era or country you’re referencing. And, of course, how much emphasis you want to place on each specific hue.
You may also consider using bright pops of color throughout your entire home if this sounds more appealing than sticking solely to one particular scheme or palette. Make sure that no single shade dominates an area (such as an entire wall) so as not to overwhelm everything else around it!
Don’t be afraid to experiment with furniture
It is all right to mix and match styles. Just make sure the furniture you choose has a good condition and isn’t too old or new. In addition, consider the price of each piece of furniture. If you find something that looks like it would fit perfectly into your home but is priced too high for your budget, then it probably isn’t worth buying!
Accentuate the details
Whether it’s small or large, detail is an extra something that can make your space feel special. In furniture and decor, you’ll find details like intricate stitching on upholstered pieces or unique finishes like gilding and distressing that give items personality. Other details can be found in accessories (a pair of beautiful glass vases from your grandmother), lighting (a striking chandelier that adds drama to a room), and art (funky art prints). You might also use the color scheme of your space as one big detail: if you’re going for a vintage look, consider using muted shades of grey, white, black, and brown to create an elegant and vintage aesthetic without being too busy. Especially with the black and withe colored interiors. And don’t forget about incorporating plants into your interior design! Adding greenery will fill up any empty spots in a room—not to mention they make it feel more inviting.
If you can’t buy something new, consider making it yourself
If you can’t buy something new, consider making it yourself. Plenty of DIY options are available to achieve the look you want at a fraction of the cost. You can make your own furniture from scratch or buy kits with all the pieces and directions for assembly. If you’re working with wood, there are tons of styles and designs to choose from and many different finishes to give your piece its own unique look.
If creating furniture isn’t your thing, check out Etsy for some fantastic vintage-inspired décor pieces such as paintings or wall art that instantly give any room an eye-catching feel. Vintage bedding sets (including sheets); curtains made from authentic fabrics; tablecloths and napkins—the list goes on!
For those who prefer a more modern look over a vintage aesthetic but still want elements of vintage style in their homes, consider mixing both decor styles together. Add some traditional furniture pieces into rooms filled with modern furniture items. Imagine sleek sofas or glass tables paired with lamps made out of colorful textiles. Also, light up areas where guests spend most time visiting during parties. Set a candle holders nearby, or filled lanterns placed above head height.
Bring in some technology – but not too much!
It can be tempting to bring a lot of technology to your house, but that’s the wrong way. You need to balance the old and the new by bringing in just enough tech so that you’re comfortable without going overboard. Don’t use it as a crutch or rely on it to make decisions for you. If using technology makes sense, go ahead and do so! Remember that vintage style is about living an authentic life rather than one based on nostalgia for times gone by (and we don’t want those days back anyway).
And there you have it—a guide to achieving the vintage aesthetic in your home. We hope these tips will help you start creating a timeless look for your space. Whether it’s with new or old pieces of furniture. Remember that originality is vital: there are no rules when it comes to decorating your house, so don’t feel like everything has to match perfectly! Vintage is all about mixing up styles and adding personal touches here and there so that each room feels unique enough for its own story.