Vintage décor adds an undeniable charm to any room’s aesthetic, and many like to add old-fashioned elements into their design. If you’re looking to add a bit of that old-timey theme to your own home, follow our guide on how to add a vintage feel to your home.
1. Replace Your Door Knobs
Swap out your plain metal doorknobs for options with a touch more architectural interest. Many vintage homes have beautiful crystal door knobs with intriguing texture. You can also use knobs with a painted design on them.
2. Re-Upholster Your Furniture
Add a vintage feel to your furniture by adding new upholstery to armchairs and couches. Choose fabric with a more classic feel and use it to send your furniture back in time. You can also stain the wooden parts of your furniture a deeper shade to imitate mahogany.
3. Add Detail to Your Fireplace Mantel
A carefully designed fireplace can make one feel as though they’ve traveled through time when they step into a room. If your mantle feels a bit bare, dress it up with architectural carvings to create an atmosphere that’s both comfortable and elegant.
4. Install Wallpaper
While we may have had a brief period where wallpaper seemed outdated, this is no longer the case. When installed correctly, wallpaper can be incredibly tasteful. You don’t have to have the wallpaper cover every wall in a room, but it can serve as an accent wall, dress up a backsplash, or be used in strips to add a touch more interest to your walls.
5. Buy Furniture at Estate Sales
Estate sales present an excellent opportunity for purchasing vintage furniture at a steal. When shopping at an estate where an older individual may have lived, you may have an opportunity to scoop up a veritable treasure trove. This can include essential pieces such as trunks and vanities.
6. Use Molding
While most homes have some form of trim, it isn’t always the elegant molding that we may see in older homes. You may want to use molding that has carvings, or install a chair rail.
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7. Decorate with Knick-Knacks
Old books, globes, typewriters, and candles—all of these are items that, once placed in a room, evoke a timeless feeling. There isn’t much to putting out a few knick-knacks, but it creates all the difference when establishing a theme.
8. Use Area Rugs
If you have a room with hard flooring, this is the perfect opportunity to use area rugs to your benefit. Rugs with intricate designs pull a room together and add the extra bit of texture that screams vintage. Don’t be afraid to play with patterns and add a touch of personality.
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