Vintage Finds: Antique Home Décor
Vintage home décor can give your living spaces an air of nostalgia. With unique pieces placed in the right corners, your home allows you to embark on a journey back in time. But hunting for that ultimate vintage piece can be tricky.
Sammy Davis of sammydvintage.com encourages buyers to invest in antiques with a “modern day purpose” while highlighting the buyers’ personal style. Here are four design ideas that achieve a balance of functionality and timeless chic.
Breathe new life into vintage décor by updating their features. This antique industrial chair exhibits a brightly colored back cushion that not only adds pizzazz but also comfort. This minor adjustment can transform an otherwise ordinary piece of furniture into one full of character.
Create a unique centerpiece for your coffee table by transforming an old metallic basket into a container for your fresh blooms. The vibrant color of the French larkspur in this example matches well with the rusty texture of the old metal, reminding you of the quaint charm of farmhouses.
Out of the Box
Turn an old barnyard nesting box into an overhead display case or cupboard that is perfect for storing glassware and ceramics. Adding a few burlap cloths completes the rustic look. Incorporate this stylish yet functional storage piece in your country kitchen.
Flair and Function
Channel the vibe of a French bistro by reusing an old chalkboard as a menu or message board in your kitchen or dining spaces. The wooden frame retains the classic look in a modern setting.
Incorporating vintage décor is all about finding a new purpose for items that have stood the test of time. By fusing classic elegance with modern functionality, antique pieces find new life in your contemporary home.