livingExclusive Inspiration: A Vintage Feel

o. 13 – March, 2012

A Vintage Feel

As an interest in vintage decor has grown, so has the very definition of the style. No longer synonymous with the antique alone, the term ‘vintage’ now encompasses the eclectic, the eccentric, and the lovingly handmade.

A home adorned with vintage furniture and accessories exudes a sense of comfort and charm. Scroll the gallery for inspiration.

written by Camilla Wagstaff

    Vintage Feel 1 Decorating Style © Vintage Renewal

    Going vintage is all about having fun with your decorating style, giving preloved pieces a new lease on life.

    Vintage Feel 2 Pink Couch © Vintage Renewal

    It’s important to try and avoid matching elements in the room; pieces should instead look as though they were found through a lifetime.

    Vintage Feel 3 Decor Furniture Screen Patterns Prints © Vintage Renewal

    Old cameras and telephones are an excellent decorating accessory for adding vintage character and charm to any space.

    Vintage Feel 4 Decor Accessories Old Cameras Telephones © Old Brand New

    Old cameras and telephones are an excellent decorating accessory for adding vintage character and charm to any space.

    Vintage Feel 5 Birds Branches Deer Blue Cupboard © Aesthetic Outburst

    Don’t be afraid to get creative! Here, beautiful coloured birds nest on bare branches, creating a fun and interesting feature piece.

    Vintage Feel 6 Decor Dining Frames Retro Diner © My Sweet William

    A lacquered pink and white dining table adds a 50’s diner feel to this breakfast room.

    Vintage Feel 7 Decor Dining Room Green Eames Chairs © Kay Vintage

    Try mismatching your dining chairs for an instant eclectic vibe.

    Vintage Feel 8 Decor Bathroom Clawed Bath Wallpaper Red © Apartment Therapy

    In the bathroom, a clawed bath in bold red is paired with a pretty patterned wallpaper.

    Vintage Feel 9 Decor Studio Prints Artwork  © Vintage Renewal

    Create a vintage feature wall by grouping frames of all sizes shapes and styles. Fill them with anything and everything – magazine cut-outs, family photos, old postcards or a page from a book.

    Vintage Feel 10 Decor Contemporary Living Room Brown Chairs Retro Cabinet © Mikel Irastorza Interiors

    Vintage décor can be added subtly to a more contemporary room through a single key piece, like this retro cabinet.

    Vintage Feel 11 Decor Printed Fabric Chair Frames © Vintage Renewal

    Spruce up a forgotten piece of furniture in your home with a lick of paint or a vintage style fabric.

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