Styling a home with vintage pieces is sometimes as elusive as the actual vintage pieces. Getting the right balance, and avoiding a mish-mash of styles can be an ongoing process of trial and error. Here are a few tips to incorporating vintage into a modern home:
Add key pieces which connect to your home’s style, look for items which add colour and texture. Don’t over think it, if you love something you will always find a place for it in your home, whether it is styled with other homewares or as a stand alone piece.
If you are not a forager, but want to incorporate vintage into your home, there are online vintage stores dedicated to beautifully styled vintage pieces. The Goose’s Bridal is one of our favourite vintage homeware stores. Nita Pearson has a knack for seeking out the coolest retro items and styling them perfectly, which takes the hard work out of visualising them in your home.
Dedicated mid-century stores such as Mr Bigglesworthy also present vintage pieces without the wear and tear – either in restored or original condition. And they have a pristine new website for those who can’t make it to their bricks and mortar store.
Also, look for modern design classics such as the Hay About A Chair or theMunro Sofa, (which are original designs rather than replica) to add a vintage aesthetic, minus the “grandma’s favourite chair” style.
If you do find a second-hand piece, then it can be worth looking into upcycling, especially if it has a unique shape or personal connection. Bespoke companies such as Use-d are able to restore pieces to their former glory, or make them into something new and wonderful.
All images are from The Goose’s Bridal online store. Roomie readers can get 30% off using the code ROOMIE30. Happy Shopping!