How to Style Vintage Furniture

The use of a vintage and retro look in a room, shop or personal space gives the environment a cozy, comfortable and elegant atmosphere.  The use of old and furniture, but also of artificially aged furniture. The key to adding vintage furniture to an environment comes to a few points including: Colors, Materials, and decor.

Colors in Vintage Design

The colors in vintage design should low key be primary colors such as beige, grey, cream. Some shades of pink, pale, blue, and lilac will also be appropriate. Vintage interior should mostly make a welcoming and inviting atmosphere, so keeping the majority of decor, furniture and accessories in primary colors is the key to a good looking vintage styled environment.

Material and texture

As the vintage style is old fashioned and elegant it includes aged furniture and accessories. Vintage furniture usually includes materials such as aged wood, and sometimes even metal. The interior should look as if it was designed several decades ago, and therefore it should really reflect the fashion and trends of the past decades. The most common vintage style in interior design is called “Romantic Soft” which includes items older than 30 years, but younger than 60 years. As the materials would have aged, the texture should be dry or freshly painted to maintain a rather outstanding look. Usually the furniture should not include junk, but real rare legacy pieces.

Decor and Accessories

The decor and accessories in the vintage style are not the easiest. As it is very hard to find vintage decor. Nowadays it’s a good idea to visit a local flea market or vintage store. It is important to not just add junk, add something sensible like vases for flowers, picture frames for memories. Music boxes, vinyl players etc also give a vintage feel in terms of decorations, and really spice up the environment.