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Create a Classy Look with Vintage Art and Furniture
Vintage art and furniture provide a distinctive aesthetic look to a house. Very few people are lucky to have inherited vintage art and furniture from their forefathers. Most people keep their fingers crossed to find vintage art and furniture at a bazaar, or an auction or a market.
Providing vintage styles to the decor is trending. Vintage furniture adds a dynamic look, and when coupled with vintage art, the look gets completed. The common belief is that vintage means expensive.
While this may be true, you can achieve a vintage look on a budget. Here we go a few tips from one of the best furniture stores in Mumbai on how you can do that. You just need to get a little creative and mix authentic vintage pieces that will vintage-inspired pieces to achieve the perfect look. For creating a classy look for your house, the steps you could keep in mind are:
1. Understanding your space
You know your house better. Know your room area and space. To keep the look classy, do not clutter your home. The mantra is to keep it as simple as possible. Vintage art and furniture should steal all the limelight.
The vintage art and furniture should always be complemented with classy paint or wallpaper. This would provide an exclusive look, and the vintage genre would get highlighted. Mostly red or black color highlights vintage art but white offers a more simplistic look. Elegant wallpapers can add more distinction.
For providing the art with a more vintage look, brick wallpapers can also be used. If you already have a brick wall at your home, couple it with art to bring the vintage feel to the corner. You can either put up old throwback photographs or candle stands etc.
Vintage mirrors can glam up your room. You can even make mirrors look antique at home. There are many tutorials on YouTube as well as links to references. So, you can either buy a vintage mirror or make one at home. The vintage mirror can be paired with appropriate wallpaper or paint coupled with complementing flooring (if required but not necessary).
Vintage clocks are readily available. There are certain sizes to choose from pocket clocks, German cuckoo, Regulator Wall clocks, etc. These clocks can either be wall hanged or can be kept on the table as well.
Like in the photo above, a small clock has been kept on a wall table or dressing table. The intricate design is accompanied with other tiny accessories to make it a complete set.
5. Tables and Chairs
Vintage furniture would include tables, chairs, beds, and sofas. They would either be in sets or individual designs. Vintage furniture would need to be combined with complementary wall paint or wallpapers and flooring. The flooring would either include tiles or mats to complement the furniture.
In the photo below, the vintage dining table is complemented with blue paint and wooden flooring. Also, a glass mason jar is used as a flower pot with at least one flower matching the paint color.
6. Accessorize your home
Every vintage furniture needs to be enhanced with small accessories (recommended). It allows the vintage art or furniture to be strengthened more.
In this image, the vintage teapot is coupled with white flower pots. Also, the window pane and paint are kept white. It gives a simplistic look and highlights the window area. The flowers and leaves add the boost of color.
The lighting has to be properly planned to accentuate the vintage art and furniture. The placement of the light should be such that it does not overshadow the vintage collection. Designer light fixtures are preferable than standard chandeliers. Table lamps can also be added. Using custom-made lighting would enhance the look and feel of the room.
The photo below is the perfect example of complementing artifacts. The vintage reading table has overhead custom-made lighting that is providing the corner with a modern but classy look.
This is the Edison Bulb, which provides a vintage look. Also, the lighting her can be dimmed to your preference.
8. Accentuate your hobby.
Every individual has a hobby that they want to pursue but is restricted by time constraints. If you have hobbies of collecting coins or stamps etc, showcase it in a corner and leave your guests awed.
The first image highlights typewriting as your hobby. Typewriters are rarely seen in anyone’s house. The second image highlights the vintage telephones. The wallpaper is minimalistic which brings the telephones in the foreground. Certain vintage telephones can in the present be used.
Succulents can also be used for moderation and provide color in the room. They are small in size easy to maintain and do not require more sunlight. There are varieties of succulents, and some can also be used for herbal purposes.
Akshay works as an Interior Designer with Lalco Interiors, and he is in love with his job. Thinking up interesting home décor ideas and helping clients implement them is what makes him tick. You can catch up with Akshay and his team and indulge in one of their beautiful home décor pieces for your home at Lalco Interior – Home Decor Stores In Mumbai.