There's something enchanting about a vintage interior. Perhaps its dated look that gives you that feeling of warmth. Perhaps it’s the rustic, lived-in aura that gives you a country-like atmosphere; a nice break from your modern-day living. Or perhaps it's the soothing palette of colours and patterns that offer a storybook charm and takes you back to your childhood.
Whatever the reason, a vintage interior decor brings out a sense of magic in a room, and we're teaching you how to achieve the perfect look with these three inspirations.
Seafoam greens, deep ocean blues to light greys become the palette of a coastal vintage interior. Rendered in a white canvass of walls and floors, this bright, breezy decor lets you bring your patch of the sea into your very own home. Raw, natural materials – distressed timber. chipped-off paint, rusty metal hardware – brings in the concept of the sun, sand and salt. The coarseness of these textures seems to remind one of the weathering objects left at the beach.
Embellish the room with blue tinted glass, driftwood furniture, cotton fabric and your seaside souvenirs. Bring out the crates; they offer dual purposes as storage and a side table.
Hot tip: Coastal vintage interiors have an industrial look in them; light the room up with our Bullpit Rope Pendant Light to match the decor's theme.
Tastefully earthy and royally rustic, French vintage interiors showcase a sense of understated luxury. Pale colours mixed with subdued textures are put together to make an effortless, natural decor that does not require ornate furnishings. More of a function than form, French vintage interiors are often minimal, but nothing uninteresting. Look for weathered items in the flea market and antique shops and use this to create a nostalgic charm in your interior.
Hot tip: Illuminate your vintage decor with an equally stylish light. To match your French themed room, hang our Warehouse Ceiling Pendant Light as a finishing touch to your interior.
Let spring come in; create a pretty, pastoral vintage interior surrounded by light pastel colours. Douse your white wooden panelled room with colours of pinks, greens and blues. Pull in your weathered closet, vintage toys, distressed furniture all together – make sure they are tonally similar – and indulge yourself in a calming, tranquil space with a faded beauty. For a nice pop of colour, and for that perfect whiff of spring, add a few potted plants or gather a bundle of flowers on a daily. Tie it all up with lace curtains, silky ribbons, vintage-patterned pillowcases and a few glasswork pieces on your centre table.
Hot tip:For lighting, choose white on white for a subtle flair. Our recommendation? The Industrial Warehouse Pendant Light in white shade and the Superlux Medium Desk Lamp for your task lighting needs.
Stay tuned to this blog for more room looks + lighting tips! For your comments and suggestions, feel free to leave a message below.
Images via Fat Shack Vintage Pinterest board.
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