How to Decorating Vintage Style


Vintage style decorating uses items from the past to create a warm, nostalgic look. Today’s vintage style is not just a country look, with antiques and chintz fabric. Vintage style is now combined with more modern choices for a take that is fresh, yet full of the charm and history from the past.  Here are great ideas and inspiration for how to create vintage style in your home decor.


This living room from BHG is full of aged furniture and vintage fabrics, but brings the look up to date by adding more modern dining chairs and pendant light. Love the vibrant red in this room.

This kitchen uses vintage style rustic tables and crates on rollers as counter space, with totally modern sink, faucet and light fixture,

This room is minimalist and vintage all at once, with its digressed antique chest and modern glass art… Love the fresh white to keep it airy!

For you vintage traditionalists, here are some great examples of rooms that take you back in time. You can recreate this look with thrift store finds painted with distressed finishes, displaying collections, using romantic fabrics, and lots of white. And a chandelier or two wouldn’t hurt! Accessories are key. Try making a weekly trip to your local antique shops for inexpensive vintage accents such as skeleton keys, old postcards and reminders of the past.

So try out vintage style decorating…it’s a great fit for DIY and budget decorators… Paint (and thrift stores) are your friend!