In 2023 we are looking to the past for home decor inspiration. Experimenting with vintage items is a wonderful way to fill your home with character and unique style.
Mix old with new
One approach to decorating with vintage is to mix modern and bespoke pieces with those from different eras. Many designers will look to up-cycle original pieces, perhaps with paint or using other textiles such as crochet blanket kits. If you take time to create, curate and shop around, you will end up with a unique, timeless room.
Invest in quality
Steeped in history, a vintage piece could be a cherished heirloom or a lucky find. Either way, they are finely crafted giving them the quality to stand the test of time.
Look for sustainable vintage textiles
Whether introducing cushions, wall hangings, bedspreads or throws, vintage textiles can really add colour and texture to a room. There are many different techniques to try out, such as hanging a piece of fabric on the wall to create a piece of art. You can mix and match vintage and even home-made pieces, with the popularity of crochet blanket kits being a great example.
Brights alongside faded
Vintage elements are being added into bright, contemporary spaces to create personalised interiors brimming with character because many people are spending more time at home post-pandemic. According to Good Housekeeping Magazine many of this year’s key interior trends put a modern twist on vintage classics to conjure up an optimistic vibe in these uncertain times.
Choose from the many beautiful vintage decorative items from around the world. Explore traditional wallpapers and Indian quilting or stunning embroidered panels from Asia. Admire the craftsmanship and marvel at different techniques. Vintage items are unique and often have a muted elegance which can make an exquisite contrast when mixed with brighter shades.
Go for antique lighting
With so many beautiful designs available, the use of antique lighting is an important trend. It is a clever way to make a decorative statement and add charm and character into contemporary spaces.