If your house is on the older side and you’d like to preserve its originality while still restoring it, the best thing to do is to create a vintage inspired interior. Through a series of steps you can transform a charming home and make it glow from the inside out. Then you’ll be happy to invite friends and family members over to show off a beautiful home full of plenty of charm.
Surface Renovations – Allow the windows and leather sofas from SofaSofa in all of your interiors to become a focal point and don’t be afraid to tear out the original carpet and wallpaper. Replace the carpet with either wood flooring or something similar and implement wallpaper that will work well with a vintage inspired theme. Think of rustic woods, ruby linens, and woven grasses for charming textures that will continue the vintage inspired appeal.
Dining Room Regal Elegance – Replace a standard chair rail and an old brass chandelier for something regal and elegant, such as a modern chandelier and graceful candle sticks. If you really want your dining room to shine, keep the décor understated and allow the chandelier to become a focal point in a dining room with beautiful table settings and other simplistic décor pieces.
Beautiful Bookcases – A vintage interior isn’t complete without bold and beautiful bookcases to provide the perfect amount of charisma. Find a deep bookcase that will hold a lot of books and organize them by color, so that it will look unique and stand out. For a vintage touch try wrapping a few darker books in white linen or stack your vintage books on top of one another, creating a classic rainbow that will truly stand out.
Fireplace Grandeur – A fireplace is meant to be grand, so if you are stuck with a fireplace from 1912 that has old brass fireplace doors, consider completely taking the fireplace out and replacing it with a modern yet vintage design. If you care to keep the fireplace in its original state, add a mantel place over top of it, which will detract from the older looking design and instead elongate the drab piece. Adding a mantel will also develop a focal point with symmetrical décor pieces that will no doubt sparkle on top of the mantel.
Enjoy preserving a piece of history in your home by looking to vintage designs that will add something unique to your space. Keep just enough of the original décor pieces and structure to remind you of the historic value, but look forward to adding the right amount of vintage elegance to your home as well.
Sierra is a freelance writer and owner of Paige One and she happens to love vintage décor. She owns several vintage pieces and love implementing them into a space.