What’s in vogue today is often gone tomorrow, but some elements of home decor have undeservedly gone the way of the dodo. Though seldom seen today, features such as vintage wallpaper and decorations are ripe for a warm welcome into modern homes.
Grandmothers usually know best, and that goes for home decor, too. More than likely, what was in when Grandma decorated her house and then out when your mom decorated hers is back in again. After all, trends are cyclical. But there are certain classics that will never go out of style, and they can be traced right back to your family’s matriarch.
Quirky flea-market finds become interesting decorating opportunities when you put your imagination to work.
STYLISH STICK UP
Today’s homeowners might want to consider hauling the retro-era wall covering out of history’s closet as a way of adding inexpensive charm to the home without a paintbrush.
BURLAP ON THE WALL
Although this rustic option has since been swapped out for industrial-style fixtures, burlap is making a comeback in farmhouse-style interiors ranging from a shade for lamps, bullet lights, sconces and plain wall art.
IRON CAST BED
Wrought iron appeal may grow again in favor for long-lasting, durable furniture over the trend du jour. Forget babies, you’ll sleep like a grandma in an antique cast iron bed.
THE MURPHY BED
Now that more home buyers are gravitating toward smaller spaces, the need for the mighty Murphy bed may be greater now than ever before.
A cozy quilt or crocheted duvet likely topped off your grandmother’s bed. We’re all for bringing back the classic look.
Their myriad compartments and sturdy craftsmanship would make them a hit with anyone in search of style and extra storage for the kitchen or dining room.
A sink skirt used to be secured beneath the base of a pedestal sink to hide the plumbing, while for the modern homeowners they’re looking to bring a cozy touch to the bathroom.
Modernize these vintage ultra-feminine pieces by sewing several together into a cute table runner that’s just made for tea parties.
The renewed popularity of tufted headboards is a sign that these intricately tailored pieces are destined to return to living rooms and dens.
To this day, these trunks look great at the foot of beds, and they just make good storage sense.
EMBROIDERY HOOP WALL ART
The only thing more “grandma” than using embroidery hoops is using them to decorate, and that is meant as a compliment.
Put the most decorative plates on display. Very classic granny moves.
Vintage is awesome because it’s different. It’s not the typical decor you’ll find. It’s unusual. Unexpected. Unique. In order to see that beauty, you can’t be afraid to mix it up and stray from the norm. It may take a while to see that if decorating this way is new for you, but looking at decor differently is the first step to realizing the magic of vintage. Once you do, you’ll never go back.
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