[AD] Vintage style has been on trend for ages, but you may so far have resisted the urge to give your living room a makeover. After all, balancing all the elements for a successful, more traditional look can be a tall order. However, there are some strategies you can use to make the entire process go as smoothly and successfully as possible. A subject you can read more about in the post below.
First off, you need to get the foundation of your room right, and that means laying down a base colour. Now I’m not saying that cool or even neutral tone won’t work well in a vintage-style room. In fact, you will find plenty of examples of this online. However, if you want that genuine classic old school vibe, then choosing warmer earth tones is your best bet.
Of course, you don’t have to paint all the walls a single shade. In fact, you can mix and match to create some beautiful effects. You can even add in natural materials such as wood cladding, or ornate wallpaper for extra texture and interest as well. The latter being an opportunity that I recommend you seize with both hands if you can. After all, where else could you successfully use heavy Victorian style patterned paper?
One of the most iconic items in a vintage style living room has to be the bookcase. In fact, it conjures up a very vintage feeling, especially if you fill it with old books. Although, new ones in the special edition hardback covers designed to replicate the 19th look work well too.
Of course, the size of the bookshelves you choose for your home will depend on the height of the ceilings. However, if you want to go all out and create that old library vibe, then floor to ceiling shelving is the way forward.
While there are many types of seating that can work well in a more vintage style room, the best choice is often sofas and chairs made of leather.
In fact, the leather lounges and Chesterfields that are now available are perfect for this style of space. Not only because they are available in warm dark colours, but because the style itself is one that evokes a bygone era.
Vintage ornaments and decor
Finally, once you have the other elements of the room successfully installed, it’s time to add the finishing decorative flourishes. In fact, this is the stage in which many people can falter, primarily because mixing pieces from different past eras can be a lot more tricky than it seems. Something that can result in a room that looks cluttered and confused rather than classic and vintage.
There is hope here, however, and it’s by choosing a theme that binds all of your decorations together. One example of this being colour, while another maybe by era or even the subject of the pieces themselves. In fact, by using this approach, you can help you to create a cohesive vintage look that will do you proud for years to come.