How to Master the Vintage Home Aesthetic
The vintage home aesthetic is an enduring trend that has captured the hearts of design enthusiasts around the world. However, it isn’t about simply filling your space with any old items – mastering the vintage look is about embracing timeless charm and striking a harmonious balance between classic pieces and modern functionality. In this article, we’ll explore five key tips on how you can master the vintage home aesthetic.
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Vintage Home Design Tip #1: Think Classic, Not Old
When striving for a vintage home aesthetic, keep in mind that it’s about embracing the classic, not the outdated – there’s a difference! Rather than cluttering your space with just any old collection of decorative wares, it’s about selecting unique pieces that have stood the test of time. The priority is on quality over quantity: think a beautifully crafted antique chest of drawers, a classic leather armchair, or a square mosaic kitchen backsplash that perfectly evokes the charm of yesteryears.
Vintage Home Design Tip #2: Framing is Everything
To truly master the vintage home aesthetic, the devil is in the details, especially when it comes to framing. Your choice of bedframes, picture frames, and other peripherals all add up to the overall look of your space. From your doorways and windows to the legs of your standing furniture, ornate designs sculpted from richly finished woods or wrought iron elements are surefire ways to add a touch of vintage charm. When choosing vintage style tiles to go with these elaborate pieces, something understated and neutral-shaded like Gradino by Niro Granite would serve you well.
Vintage Home Design Tip #3: Style with Cream and Beige
One of the signature elements of the vintage home aesthetic is its soft, neutral colour palette. Cream and beige tones, such as those on Portino’s aptly-named Vintage tiles, provide a timeless backdrop for your décor that communicates both warmth and refinement. The best part about using cream and beige as a base is that you can then layer up with bolder, vintage-inspired accent colours like mustard or burgundy, through your choice of decor items, such as throw pillows, curtains, and artworks.
Vintage Home Design Tip #4: Play with Mismatched Rugs
Vintage style often thrives on mixing and matching, and this principle extends to your choice of rugs – in particular, mismatched rugs can bring character and a sense of history to your space. By layering rugs strategically in different areas of your space, you can create a cohesive yet eclectic look that showcases the hallmarks of vintage design.
Be sure to check out our guide on matching fabrics with tiles for more ideas!
Vintage Home Design Tip #5: Glamourise by Accessorising
Accessorising is the final extra touch that can truly elevate your vintage home aesthetic from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Here, we’re looking at vintage-inspired accessories such as crystal chandeliers, antique mirrors, and brass or bronze decor items to stand out against vintage-suitable tiles like Krea by Zirconio. Flea markets, thrift stores, and antique stores are great places to find unique and charming pieces that you can incorporate into your decor. Additionally, you could also add greenery, such as potted plants or fresh flowers, to infuse life and a touch of biophilia into your vintage-inspired interior.