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How to: Incorporate Vintage furniture in your home

August 27, 2016



Vintage pieces can bring homely charm to any interior. If you haven't inherited a piece then there are now many Vintage fairs, suppliers or even eBay where you can find yourself a unique piece. If you can’t get hold of the real deal look to the high-street for vintage style alternatives.


Below we look at different examples of how you can mix your vintage pieces into your home.



Mix pattern and art

Photo credit: via Pinterest


Mix modern art and patterns with key vintage pieces. A striking print can really help to consolidate a scheme within a room. If you are looking to introduce a vintage look through art then vintage film posters can be a great choice.


The above example has used modern prints to off set the vintage side chair and sideboard. A Vintage cabinet is the perfect centre piece for a montage wall. It’s a great platform for displaying your favourite glassware and ornaments



Danish – Low Rosewood Drawer Unit: 2 Columbia Road


Milk Sling Chair, Stripe by Anna Karlin: 1stdibs


 Kilm Rug: Urban Outfitters


 Nick Purser 'Ice Bather' (Orange & Red)' - Nelly Duff



Keep it clean and simple

Photo credit: Architectural Digest


Use a crisp white backdrop and a simple colour scheme to make items, such as this chair and accessories stand out.


Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs for Winchendon, Planner Group Series: 1stdibs





Wall light: Mullan 



Izzy Sofa: sofa.com


Think eclectic 

Photo credit: House to Home


Mix and Match the styles of your pieces and use colour to create a vibrant feel.


Mid- century swan leg table: Layer



Eames rocking chair: Lovely & Co.



Pudding Sofa: Loaf


Rug: Plantation Rug Company


 Lamp: Pooky



Steel No.34 wall paint: Designers Guild



Mix mid-century, antique and modern pieces

Photo credit: sfgirlbybay


Use different items from different periods to make each piece a feature.

 Long Elegant Italian Walnut Dining Table: 1stdibs


Eames DAW Chair White & Maple: Conran


Eames DSW Chair Basalt & Black Maple: Conran


 Patterned Tiles: Cement Tiles


Copper pendant light: Habitat



Give your old furniture a new use

 Photo credit: Country Living


Cabinate: Conran


Light: IOS Lighting


Rug: Benuta



Bath: The Cast Iron Bath Company



Upholster old sofas or chairs

Photo credit: Architectural Digest


You can find some truly weird and wonderful shapes, colours and textures when searching for vintage seating. Often the focal point of a room, accessorise with decorative cushions and throws.

Pieces tend to be one offs so it can add a personal touch and become quite a talking point.


Hans Wenger 'Papa Bear': 1stdibs


 Leaf Azalea Wool Felt : Kirkby 



 Moroccan pouffe: Graham & Green


Rug: Benuta


Side unit: Layer



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