A Modern Vintage Décor Style
Vintage decorating can take many different forms and colors, from whimsical to strictly plain, modern to more rustic. Just check out this great trunk that mimics a giant coffee table, complete with metal legs. It’s a sturdy, versatile item that really adds a little story to the otherwise sleepy scape of your room. This whole bedroom is an example of how vintage decorating can add so much character and personal sense to your home.
If you like, you can actually use vintage furniture to add character to your home as well. You can purchase old claw foot tubs that you can leave outside on your porch. Or, if you have those old wood paneled windows from the past, you can actually paint them in colors that match the colors of your vintage furniture. Adding window shutters is another great way to add a rustic touch to your home, and it’s easy to find some lovely vintage window shutters that will look great in the bedroom as well as in the kitchen. Just make sure that you don’t buy anything too cheap and remember to measure your windows before you go to buy. That way you’ll be sure that you get your money’s worth.
For the past several years one of the most popular style of home décor has been that eclectic style known variously as Shabby Chic or Modern Vintage. What was once derided as old fashioned and out-of-date is now seen as warm and comfortable. This soft, almost feminine style of painted furniture ha become chic indeed.
The very essence of the vintage look is that the individual items are mismatched. Gone is the “contemporary” look. One of the best places to look is the local flea market. A little imagination and a few coats of paint can work wonders.
It is not at all unusual for the modern vintage style to use a lot of white paint, for furniture as well as for walls and doors. However, an unrelieved white colour scheme is regarded as uninteresting. Bold splashes of vibrant colour will provide excellent contrast and pastel painted furniture will fit right in.