When you hear the word “vintage” what do you think about? For many, vintage is “old stuff”; for others it is using things of a charmed past era. In regard to wine … it’s aged and expensive! In this blog, I want to show some fun decorating ideas to add a look of “vintage” into any room!
I love the look of these antique pickling jars that can be used in many decorative ways such as the ones in the photo holding dry or real plants, a variety of favorite collected items, such as old marbles or a single candle. (Photo from PotteryBarn.com.)
Looking for just the right vintage paint color? Sherwin Williams has a paint color line titled, “Vintage Moxie” and there are many options to choose from! I love that Aloe Blue … it reminds me of Aruba.
Looking at these colors you have some excellent options to add a pop of color. Adding accessories in one of these beautiful colors as a consistent theme would be beautiful, such as this lovely blue vase which can be found in the “Romantic Vintage” collection at Pier1.com.
Using architectural appeal repurposing old barn windows as wall art adds a very elegant vintage touch to any room! (Photo and idea from BHG.com.)
Using photos of vintage fruit and vegetable crate labels is an attractive idea for a unified vintage wall art look. Scouring antique stores and finding these original pieces of artwork is not the only way to accomplish this look. If you Google “vintage fruit and vegetable crate labels” images you will be amazed at all of the different looks there are – where you could print out and use in a particular theme picture frame as in this example from BHG.com.
I love this idea from BHG.com where you take an old spice rack and paint it an accent color of your choice. A good online source for finding these spice racks is Ebay.com, click here to review some options.
Another idea for vintage wall art is to use old maps. You can purchase them inexpensively from Allposters.com or create your own! For these instructions, I turn to MarthaStewart.com to transform a favorite area map into a piece of vintage looking art, click here for those instructions.
For a great resource for all things vintage is Etsy.com – click here for a listing of Vintage Wall Art.
Here are a few locations in Pennsylvania where you can find salvaged or antique items:
Carson’s in the Cornfield, New Holland, PA
Brandywine View Antiques, Chadds Ford, PA
Have some fun and incorporate something vintage in your next room design! For all your redesign or home staging needs, contact Debbie@RedesignRight.com.
Debbie Correale is founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, and Google+.