Creating a home that reflects your story is special. I want to share 5 home decor items to buy vintage to help you achieve that!
The last few years of my life has brought immense change including my style and the decor pieces that I choose put in my home. It takes a very thoughtful effort to only decorate your home with things that you love. There is nothing wrong with buying brand new things, but if you are looking to achieve a home that is unique to you and that no one else has, buying vintage items is the way to go. My hope is that, through these 5 decor items to buy vintage, you will be able to pull inspiration from them to help you create a home that is a reflection of you.
5 Home Decor Items To Buy Vintage
- LinensIf you have been following my blog for any length of time, you know my affection for vintage linens. Linens are so pretty! Packed with charm, these old textiles are some of the most collectible and fabulous items that you can find at antique stores, thrift stores, and flea markets. Each piece of vintage linen is unique, making them extremely special.
Linens can range from hand-embroidered tablecloths, runners, and napkins to lace curtains and crocheted doilies, all created out of stunning fabric. The aged textiles usher in softness, balancing out any cold or hard surfaces. Using vintage linens in your home creates a cozy and cohesive atmosphere.
A vintage oil painting.
Vintage art is so fun to find! Each time I go to the thrift store I make a bee line for the wall decor section to see if there are any vintage art pieces. By using vintage art in your home, you are creating a home that feels collected and rich in character.A vintage watercolor painting.
Vintage art can range from needlework and oil paintings to sketches and watercolors. Look for old stamps, tags, or maker’s markings on the back of the frame. It is hard to describe, but vintage art lends a warm and cozy touch to your walls. By displaying vintage art in every room of your home, you will be amazed at how it transforms your space!
- DishesVintage dishware makes for an exciting and eclectic kitchen. I love the look of mix and match dishes, especially ones with scalloped edges or pretty detailing. You can also find whole sets of vintage dishes at thrift stores and antique malls for a great price. Some types of vintage dishware include enamelware, Ironstone, china, or Milk Glass.You can also use vintage dishes to display around your home. Create a vignette on a shelf or credenza or group them together and arrange faux florals within. Vintage dishes bring in color, contrast, and depth, allowing you to mix them with other pieces of decor such as baskets, crocks, or vases.
- CopperVintage copper is, hands down, my favorite type of vintage home decor. Copper just has this simple beauty to it that is aged and timeless and can be worked into any room. The coloring of copper really can’t be compared to anything else. The best part about copper is when that coloring is covered with a beautiful antique patina.
This old metal provides an instant statement from chic to contemporary spaces but is just as effective at creating a warm and cozy atmosphere for a more vintage feel.Look for copper teapots, creamers, canisters, pots, bowls, and kettles. Turn them over and check for a marking or a sticker to reference the location of where it was made and the date if you can find it. The weathered appearance that copper tends to give off adds such character to a space. It really is the perfect type of vintage decor for any home.
- Wooden DecorVintage wood decor includes pieces like cheese boxes, old cutting boards, tobacco baskets, coffee grinders, and crates. Using wood accents in your home is a beautiful way to add warmth and texture. Wood elements contain a very grounded feeling which creates a balanced and secure atmosphere.Incorporating worn wood decor in your home blends rustic and modern together in a seamless way. I believe in creating a home that is unique to you. By infusing these vintage wood elements into your spaces, your home will feel like a sanctuary.
I hope these 5 home decor items to buy vintage encourages you to style your space in a way that is special to you. By purchasing vintage home decor pieces, you are being friendly on your wallet and designing a home that is meant for you. Your home should feel peaceful and warm, reflecting the unique beauty that is inside of you! Be inspired to find that beauty, today and always.
Let me know in the comments if you have any vintage decor that you love to decorate with!
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