Adding a vintage vibe to the home decor
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Adding a vintage vibe to the home decor

Vintage style of décor can be termed as a classic that is timeless and works on any style of home and in every geography.

Here’s a deep dive into bringing the vintage vibe to your home with décor.

Adding sturdy antiques in good condition can instantly uplift your space and bring timeless glamour, sense of sophistication, gracefulness, and elegance that is synonymous with the homes of past. Subtle understanded tones and pastel colours work well with almost all styles of furniture creating an amusing old-world charm in your space.

Furthermore, patterns play an important role in creating the look of a vintage home. From polka dots to bohemian patterns, they can transport you to a different era in time.

“Vintage is something I would personally prefer and recommend” says Paritosh Bajaj, Principal Architect, Studio Sabhsai.


He adds, “One ought to add some vintage stylistic theme or make some little spaces with vintage components to their home, if notwithstanding the total insides. I feel, it truly keeps you associated and gives an alluring/appealing touch that can give a very positive essence to your place”.

Classic or rustic furniture pieces

The furniture in a home speaks volume about its theme. You can turn your existing furniture into vintage by giving them colours in that look or carve out some designs that take you to another era in time. Adding leather to your furniture can also make it look rustic with that vintage vibe. If you plan to buy new furniture, go for pastel shades in the upholstery and shapes that point to the olden era or medieval times. This way, you bring home the touch of the past.

Old World Rugs

A less permanent décor piece and yet very impactful. Rugs can completely change the look of your home. While it is an expensive piece to acquire, but rugs with vintage looks can bring the theme of your home alive. Couple them with some designer pillows, cushions and throws and see your space getting instantly transformed with a new look.


Wall Coverings

The walls of a home are like a blank canvas that can be painted to define the theme of the home. For that vintage look, you can either keep it blank white and accessories or throw in some floral designs to get that rustic look. Use colours like beige, grey, light pink, pale blue to have a palette that says your home has a vintage style look. Paintings and wall hangings can also play a beautiful role in enhancing the theme. Old fashioned yet elegant décor pieces are perfect to achieve the look.

Vintage Fixtures

Hardware and fixtures largely display the theme of a home. One of the key fixtures that can immediately bring that rustic old world look in your home is the light fixture. The defining element either mounted on walls or placed as lamps or even candle stands, speaks volumes about the theme of your space. Go for rustic lamps with carvings or ceiling mounted chandeliers as the center piece of your home with a vintage vibe.

Accents

A collection of antiques on display or accents sourced from thrift stores, they play a key role in defining the look of your home. Your collection displayed on a wooden table or cabinet is sure to change the look of your home and add that classic vintage charm to it.

Statement vintage pieces like clocks, trunks or furniture pieces can draw the attention in any space decide the theme of the home, while smaller accents on the coffee table or study table give your home that vintage mileage.


Repurposing old things

What’s more vintage than something that’s actually vintage. Take a look at your old furniture or décor, statement pieces from your previous generations. These décor items when refurbished and used are nothing less than authentic vintage.

According to Meena Murthy, Design Head and Partner, Envisage, “A vintage vibe can be attained by gathering elements from the local culture of a place, even with a highlight of contemporary flavour. The interiors of a house can be vintage even by using a component of decor threading through the house. One can choose to keep the décor minimal whilst adding molding, unique door frames, brass elements and a set of artefacts all through the house”.

“Designers can focus on wall finishes, furniture, flooring, artwork, and decor to establish a periodic look. Choosing rustic wall finishes, furnishings with a colonial epoch, walnut wood flooring, and heirloom items for decor can all fit together to attain a good vintage vibe. The use of traditional Indian art forms like Pichwai or Kalamkari adds to the desired decor and encourages Indian artists. Another way of adding a vintage vibe is the use of textiles. Local textiles used in upholstery or curtains or even as framed artwork on walls can bring an antiquated effect to the decor.

Lastly, roofs of heirloom houses have a tremendous effect on the style of interiors of the house. This is also one of the reasons why people choose to go for a more traditional look as opposed to a contemporary one. The influence of colonialism in these houses is hugely evident, which becomes a start in idealising the house's decor. A balance of all these elements can lead to timeless interior design” she adds.

Get inspired by the charm of the past and change the look of your home.

Also read:
https://www.constructionworld.in/latest-construction-news/real-estate-news/interiors/local-decor--sourcing-ethnic-home-decor-locally/30184

https://www.constructionworld.in/latest-construction-news/real-estate-news/interiors/elevate-your-home-with-soft-furnishings/29970

Vintage style of décor can be termed as a classic that is timeless and works on any style of home and in every geography. Here’s a deep dive into bringing the vintage vibe to your home with décor. Adding sturdy antiques in good condition can instantly uplift your space and bring timeless glamour, sense of sophistication, gracefulness, and elegance that is synonymous with the homes of past. Subtle understanded tones and pastel colours work well with almost all styles of furniture creating an amusing old-world charm in your space. Furthermore, patterns play an important role in creating the look of a vintage home. From polka dots to bohemian patterns, they can transport you to a different era in time. “Vintage is something I would personally prefer and recommend” says Paritosh Bajaj, Principal Architect, Studio Sabhsai. He adds, “One ought to add some vintage stylistic theme or make some little spaces with vintage components to their home, if notwithstanding the total insides. I feel, it truly keeps you associated and gives an alluring/appealing touch that can give a very positive essence to your place”. Classic or rustic furniture pieces The furniture in a home speaks volume about its theme. You can turn your existing furniture into vintage by giving them colours in that look or carve out some designs that take you to another era in time. Adding leather to your furniture can also make it look rustic with that vintage vibe. If you plan to buy new furniture, go for pastel shades in the upholstery and shapes that point to the olden era or medieval times. This way, you bring home the touch of the past. Old World Rugs A less permanent décor piece and yet very impactful. Rugs can completely change the look of your home. While it is an expensive piece to acquire, but rugs with vintage looks can bring the theme of your home alive. Couple them with some designer pillows, cushions and throws and see your space getting instantly transformed with a new look. Wall Coverings The walls of a home are like a blank canvas that can be painted to define the theme of the home. For that vintage look, you can either keep it blank white and accessories or throw in some floral designs to get that rustic look. Use colours like beige, grey, light pink, pale blue to have a palette that says your home has a vintage style look. Paintings and wall hangings can also play a beautiful role in enhancing the theme. Old fashioned yet elegant décor pieces are perfect to achieve the look. Vintage Fixtures Hardware and fixtures largely display the theme of a home. One of the key fixtures that can immediately bring that rustic old world look in your home is the light fixture. The defining element either mounted on walls or placed as lamps or even candle stands, speaks volumes about the theme of your space. Go for rustic lamps with carvings or ceiling mounted chandeliers as the center piece of your home with a vintage vibe. Accents A collection of antiques on display or accents sourced from thrift stores, they play a key role in defining the look of your home. Your collection displayed on a wooden table or cabinet is sure to change the look of your home and add that classic vintage charm to it. Statement vintage pieces like clocks, trunks or furniture pieces can draw the attention in any space decide the theme of the home, while smaller accents on the coffee table or study table give your home that vintage mileage. Repurposing old things What’s more vintage than something that’s actually vintage. Take a look at your old furniture or décor, statement pieces from your previous generations. These décor items when refurbished and used are nothing less than authentic vintage. According to Meena Murthy, Design Head and Partner, Envisage, “A vintage vibe can be attained by gathering elements from the local culture of a place, even with a highlight of contemporary flavour. The interiors of a house can be vintage even by using a component of decor threading through the house. One can choose to keep the décor minimal whilst adding molding, unique door frames, brass elements and a set of artefacts all through the house”. “Designers can focus on wall finishes, furniture, flooring, artwork, and decor to establish a periodic look. Choosing rustic wall finishes, furnishings with a colonial epoch, walnut wood flooring, and heirloom items for decor can all fit together to attain a good vintage vibe. The use of traditional Indian art forms like Pichwai or Kalamkari adds to the desired decor and encourages Indian artists. Another way of adding a vintage vibe is the use of textiles. Local textiles used in upholstery or curtains or even as framed artwork on walls can bring an antiquated effect to the decor. Lastly, roofs of heirloom houses have a tremendous effect on the style of interiors of the house. This is also one of the reasons why people choose to go for a more traditional look as opposed to a contemporary one. The influence of colonialism in these houses is hugely evident, which becomes a start in idealising the house's decor. A balance of all these elements can lead to timeless interior design” she adds. Get inspired by the charm of the past and change the look of your home. Also read: https://www.constructionworld.in/latest-construction-news/real-estate-news/interiors/local-decor--sourcing-ethnic-home-decor-locally/30184 https://www.constructionworld.in/latest-construction-news/real-estate-news/interiors/elevate-your-home-with-soft-furnishings/29970

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