But what is vintage anyway? Vintage is a style that became famous in fashion and decoration and that makes reference to everything that was in the past, more precisely between the 1920s and 1980s. But be careful: don’t confuse retro with vintage.
A vintage decoration is also a retro decoration, but a retro decoration is not always a vintage decoration. Got a knot in the head?
Calm down and we’ll explain. Vintage decoration is directly related to pieces and objects that actually belonged to the past, that is, they were produced and used at that time and, for one reason or another, survived and continue to occupy their space in decoration.
Retro decor, on the other hand, is made up of current objects produced with the appearance of furniture and appliances from yesteryear. In other words, they are reinterpretations of the past.
However, retro decoration allows new and old objects to share the same space, while an exclusively vintage decoration is formed only by old pieces, which may or may not be restored.
Both decoration proposals have their positive and negative sides. In retro decoration, furniture and appliances are easier to find, in addition to having the technology of current products, but on the other hand, they usually end up costing more than objects without this aesthetic appeal.
Vintage decor, on the other hand, can even be free if you have old pieces and objects from your grandparents’ time in your house or in your family’s house. However, if you don’t have anything similar, you’ll have to spend time and money to find pieces in thrift and antique shops, some of which can cost a small fortune.
When looking for vintage objects, keep in mind which place in the house will receive the decoration and how it will be complemented.
You can invest in typewriters, wall clocks, appliances such as mixers and blenders, armchairs, sofas, vinyl records, telephones, radios and TVs. Just be careful not to overdo it by putting too many pieces in the environment.
Also try to mix the proposals and add retro and vintage objects to the decor at the same time, or just use what you have on hand, giving that touch of discreet nostalgia to the environment.
The nostalgic proposal for decoration can be complemented with the use of a palette of pastel tones , which were the predominant colors at that time. Use them on walls and cabinets, for example, even if they have a more modern line.
Another tip is to invest in the “ do it yourself ” style for cheap and personalized vintage decor. Youtube is full of ideas to inspire you, but here are two suggestions to motivate you to create your own decor. Check out:
How to make vintage paintings for decor
DIY Vintage Decor: romantic and delicate
Vintage style: learn more about it
The vintage decoration is full of character, but at the same time it is nostalgic and romantic. So, if you’ve already convinced yourself that this is your style, don’t waste time and start looking for references for your decor today.
And the good thing is that you don’t even have to leave here for this. We have made a selection of images of environments decorated with the best of vintage style for you to be inspired. Check out:
Image 1 – In this double room, the vintage touch in the decoration is due to the white brick wall, the paintings and the luminous sign.
Image 2 – White brings the romanticism and delicacy of the past; the classic joinery cabinets are largely responsible for the vintage air of the environment.
Image 3 – A revamped pastel blue retro refrigerator to compose the nostalgic decor of this kitchen
Image 4 – Typewriter: a good choice of vintage object for bedroom decor; flowers are also the face of this season, don’t forget them
Image 5 – The vintage style of this room is in the boiseries on the wall
Image 6 – Vintage and rustic : the perfect combination for those looking for a cozy and delicate decor.
Image 7 – The soft pink gives this modern coffee machine the necessary retro touch to complete the decoration
Image 8 – The mosaic floor is entirely inspired by the houses of yesteryear; above it, modern and contemporary design furniture, contrasting two eras
Image 9 – The record player and the old records recall the successes of past decades with great style
Image 10 – Stick feet: a milestone in the decoration of the 50’s that is back to stay
Image 11 – Harley Davidson marks the vintage style of this house
Image 12 – In the service area, the vintage style is also present; here it is due to the floor and the pink door
Image 13 – Plants and pastel tones: bear in mind these two elements when planning your vintage decor
Image 14 – Vintage in black and white.
Image 15 – Contemporary design chairs contrasted by the vintage-influenced floor
Image 16 – Bedrooms for children and teenagers combine perfectly with the light and delicate aura of vintage decor
Image 17 – A retelling of the past to compose the retro decoration of this room
Picture 18 – Posters and old frames are the face of the vintage style and you can do it yourself spending very little
Image 19 – Darker shades of wood are characteristic of the 20’s and 30’s
Image 20 – Over the white background, the red comes to shock –literally – the vision.
Picture 21 – Wooden elements, more tiles, more stick feet equals an incredible retro decoration
Picture 22 – And on the bathroom wall you can bring the chorus of some music that marked the decade that inspires your decor.
Picture 23 – It’s vintage and it’s luxurious!
Image 24 – The black and white duo can assume different styles; here she realizes the vintage proposal
Image 25 – The pink on the wall gives the subtle and discreet touch of the vintage style to the decor
Image 26 – The bedside table was restored and gained a blue color to enter even more into the vintage atmosphere.
Image 27 – Boiserie and matelassê headboard: for an elegant vintage style.
Image 28 – The primary colors are the highlight of this vintage decor closer to the 80s.
Image 29 – And when it comes to vintage or retro decoration, the checkered floor cannot be left out.
Image 30 – Floral prints are another highlight of vintage decor.
Image 31 – Floral prints are another highlight of vintage decor.
Picture 32 – Table lamp: a fundamental element in the decor of a vintage style room
Picture 33 – If money is tight, improvise the vintage style by enveloping furniture and appliances.
Image 34 – Crockery exposed on shelves are also striking in this decoration style
Picture 35 – The old motorcycle may no longer have its original function, but it knew how to be reused very well in the decoration of this room.
Image 36 – Iron headboard, old photos and a hippie bedside table: a simple and complete vintage decor
Picture 37 – How to merge current pieces with vintage elements? This room hints
Image 38 – Classic, modern and with one foot in the past: this bathroom knew how to combine a little of each style with balance.
Picture 39 – Find the vintage elements of this room; he was right if he said curtain, lamp and nightstand; the colors are also on the list
Image 40 – All the charm and welcome that only a vintage decoration can offer.
Picture 41 – Do you want something more striking for the vintage decor? Then look for articles from the 70’s
Picture 42 – It could be just another service area if it weren’t for the black and white floor
Image 43 – But if you prefer something more colourful, yellow can be a good solution
Picture 44 – Searching for items in thrift stores or antique shops can be more worthwhile work; this headboard, for example, is a find.
Picture 45 – Black and white double bedroom with retro and vintage elements to compose the decor
Picture 46 – In this kitchen, the appliances simulate what once existed, but with the advantage of being much more technological and practical.
Image 47 – This double bedroom opted for black and white wallpaper and an antique chandelier to characterize the vintage decor
Picture 48 – Knitting and crochet can be used without fear in the vintage proposal; manual techniques marked the decoration of past decades
Image 49 – Dressing table and nightstand renovated and duly characterized in vintage style; the headboard and the chandelier guarantee a touch of luxury and sophistication to the room without deviating from the proposal
Picture 50 – Rustic, vintage, industrial, how many other styles do you see here?
Picture 51 – It looks like grandma’s kitchen, but with a slight touch of modernity.
Picture 52 – The kitchen is beautiful, but it is the hanging copper pots that steal the show.
Picture 53 – The trolley on the treadmill is reminiscent of those houses of yesteryear, where children ran wild and games could take place anywhere
Picture 54 – Do you want to dare in vintage decor? How about a red kitchen then?
Picture 55 – Romantic and delicate, this double room brings the nostalgic proposal of the 50’s on the walls, floor and nightstand
Picture 56 – This other room preferred to opt for something more striking and profound
Picture 57 – The most sober ones can bet on a gray vintage decor with a touch of blue
Picture 58 – What was successful in the past with what is successful today: this room is a well-balanced mix of styles
Picture 59 – Clean, rustic and vintage: this kitchen is a knockout!
Picture 60 – Can you also feel welcome in this room? That’s what vintage decor does!
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