Interior Design Trends 2014 – Vintage Wonders

Oh the wonder of vintage items and the magic that lies in their history. More and more we are seeing vintage items grow in popularity, and rooms with a feature vintage piece or eclectic collection. Whether it’s an item thats been handed down from generation-to-generation or a steal from your local op-shop, there is something about vintage items that captures our hearts. They give our rooms stories and character and some how complete a room with a very special sort of je ne sais quoi.
As you can imagine, vintage items can be added into a room in a variety of ways. From Funky retro pieces to a fabulous Chesterfield lounge, heres some tips for how to make your vintage wonders become the star of your room.

Use Vignettes to cluster items together – If you are not into creating a room thats entirely vintage, cluster items together on a tray or side table to create a vignette of your treasured items.


Repurpose items – To give an old item a new lease of life, think outside the box for how something could be used a new or different way.


Define the period – Select the time period which will define the style of your room. Be it the swinging sixties or something more classic, try to keep your room cohesive by working with the era of your item, rather than against it.


Use colour – If you’re working with a number of items that don’t quite match (such as dining chairs), use uniform colour to bring a commonality to the items and make the space more cohesive.


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