Decorating your home with vintage furniture is a fantastic way to create a unique and personal living space. In this blog we will give you tips and tricks for using vintage furniture in your interior, in a stylish way.
1. Start at the beginning: define your style
Before you start buying vintage furniture, it is important to determine your own style. Vintage furniture comes in all shapes and sizes, so it can be difficult to know where to start. Browse home magazines and take a look on Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration. Collect images of interiors that appeal to you and try to determine which elements of these interiors appeal to you the most. You can do this, for example, by creating a mood board. This way you can get an idea of what style you want to pursue and what vintage furniture is the best fit for you.
2. Choose your furniture carefully
If you are going to buy vintage furniture, it is important to be selective. Not all vintage furniture fits well with your interior. Before you buy a piece of furniture, you should determine if it fits with the style of your home and fits with your personal taste. In addition, it is important to check the condition of the piece of furniture. Is it in good condition, or does it have damage that you can’t repair? Be realistic about what you can fix and what you can’t. If a piece of furniture is too damaged, you may want to leave it alone, or have C.S. Interior Studios upcycle it.
3. Combine vintage with new
Vintage furniture can be a very nice addition to modern interiors. Combining vintage furniture with newer furniture creates a unique and interesting mix of styles. For example, a vintage leather sofa can look fantastic in combination with a modern looking coffee table. Or a vintage dining table with modern chairs. Dare to experiment and try different combinations to see what works best.
4. Keep it simple
One of the pitfalls of decorating with vintage furniture is that it can quickly become messy. It is important to keep the decor simple so that the vintage furniture comes into its own. Try not to cram too much vintage furniture into one room, and be mindful of the colors and patterns of the other elements in your home.
5. Use color and patterns
Vintage furniture often has a rich history and a lot of character. By using color and patterns, you can find these features even more believable. Think of a vintage armchair in a double color, which can be a real eye-catcher in a neutral interior. Use vintage cushions or rugs with interesting patterns to give your interior more personality.
Hopefully we have been able to help you with these tips. We’d love to see how you applied them, send us a DM via Instagram, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or check out our DIY blogs for some extra inspiration for your projects!