Updated: Nov 13
Ways to use one of a kind, vintage pieces to add timeless style and layered character to your home.
Creating a space you feel comfortable, cozy, and happy with can be harder than it looks. There are so many unique styles and options for you to choose from and it can be difficult to pick one. However, mixing styles and taking small pieces you like from many different looks can be part of the fun! It can even turn out to be a wonderful project in the long run.
Interior design is something that can easily be overlooked because the complexity is not easy to recognize. There are many factors that go into home design and the ability to make everything match, pair well, and flow in one’s home smoothly and effortlessly. Lighting, color scheme, measurements, efficiency, flexibility, and effort all play key roles into making a house a home (among many others).
Crafting a space that originates as a thought or vision and seeing it come to life is one of the best parts about design. A big step of this journey involves finding what works for your home and what doesn’t, and learning from those experiences along the way. It can be tough, and at some points discouraging, trying to make your interests, favorite styles, inspirations, and desires all flow together nicely. It might sound funny to use the phrase, “practice makes perfect” in an interior design setting, but it really is true. The more you practice with styling combinations of ideas and inspirations, the more comfortable you will be and the more confident you will feel when trying to renovate your home.
Trying New Things
One habit that is easy to stick with is staying within your comfort zone. While looking for pieces within your style will help you create a home you love, including different elements into your home that challenge you is where it comes to life. Utilizing vintage pieces will elevate your home to the next level. It adds personality, texture, soul, and story to one’s space. Vintage items spark conversation and curiosity in your home and it will provide uniqueness and character to your space that no one else carries.
A few of our favorite pieces include pots and vases, rugs, artwork, and accent pieces. The idea behind an “imperfect piece” gives character to your home and allows it to not feel cold or stiff. It allows for a warm, cozy, and inviting home for everyone to enjoy when they step into the door.
It can be hard to style anything in your home, especially vintage pieces. It is easy to overdue the style and the value can quickly be shadowed if not done with care. It is important to allow space and a little bit of simplicity to allow the vintage piece to really shine and be shown in its best way to ensure its beautiful value.
In the image to the left, you can see all the beautiful textures, tones, colors, and styles that are being used in this space. From the clean look coming from the black marble top to the rustic, vintage feel from the pots and vases. There are lots of neutrals in the image ranging from black, brown, and white, but what we love is the different accents that are incorporated into it as well. The hints of gold from the cabinets and the green coming from the greenery displayed gives a sense of subtlety and balance to the space. This space is brought together so smoothly and portrays a lovely example of an elegant yet comforting feel.
What I love about this image is the creativity and character behind it. Not one shelf is the same or mirrored in any way. They correlate and pair well together, but by making each one different it allows for individuality, while also keeping the unity through color and tones. A big component of design that is portrayed in this space is texture. The natural elements from the wood and greenery, the sleekness from the cement and stone accents, and the character brought from the vintage art all tie in together to create a space that represents pure serenity.
There is something about vintage pieces that give life to a room. The beauty of each piece is shown through on its own or paired with other materials as well. There are so many different ways to style and play around with what works and what doesn’t which is what makes it such a fun project work with.
Your home is a place where you should be able to feel comfortable, cozy, invited, and relaxed. It should be a place where you can be creative and use your imagination to bring to life your ideal living space. When deciding which styles and design options you want to place in your home, it is important to consider the way you want your home to make you feel. The look is great and beautiful, but the way you feel in your home is far more important than the look of any piece of art or furniture.