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Vintage Style Home Decoration

Monday, May 30th, 2011

These are the most practical items you could purchase, and they are very easy to update with a little polish, paint or re-upholster. Elegant french chairs give bedrooms a sexy update, 60s bubble chairs make childrens bedrooms a fun place, and thrift highchairs look great in any kitchen. Make sure you go to your local garage sales and flea markets for some cheap vintage furnishings. Always check the quality of the items before buying, and visualise exactly where and how it would fit in your home. Keep your eye out for rare items with great detailing and craftsmanship that you wouldn’t be able to find at your nearest Home Depot store.

An item that will instantly give your house that vintage feel is some antique cushions. Comfortable, homemade, embroidered cushions on every surface will make any house feel more homely. Vintage eiderdowns and throws can give a quaint, chintzy update to a bedroom. Keep an eye out for great colors and fabrics that will best reflect your home style personality.

You can never have too much vintage glassware or tins, as they really give off a great antique vibe and aren’t usually too expensive. Crockery, especially blue and white, is another fabulous addition to the kitchen table, that looks beautiful and will be timeless. Choose high quality glass and ceramic vintage items, as these will be valuable but not extortionate. When you are piecing all of these items together, remember to keep it simple. Don’t overcrowd your space with too many items, or you run the risk of your house looking museum like or dowdy. Instead, choose specific items that will enhance your home, and keep the space fresh with light colors that will make every room feel spacious and classic.

Start by painting it white, then add a great bed frame and mattress, a great bed cover and loads of cushions. Attach pins to the walls to display your favorite vintage hats in a quirky and interesting way, and reflect the same on the opposite wall but with your favorite photos in thrift bought frames. Pile vintage suitcases in the corner of your room, and store any other items in a gorgeous wooden chest. Hang clothes on a modern rail covered with fairy lights and flower clips. And find a great old chandelier to put in your room.