Tips for Decorating with Vintage Decor

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Are you looking to make your home truly unique? If so, vintage is the way to go. Not only will it prevent you from owning the same IKEA couch as your friend, but it also provides the chance to preserve history and celebrate the past.

Not sure where to start? Here are some tips for working vintage pieces into your apartment layout:

Start with One Piece

When it comes to antiquing, start small. It may take some time for you to find your style, so easing into it with a few items is the way to go. Whether you’re swapping out a lamp for a mid-century piece or adorning your corner with vintage pottery, adding light elements will help you find your footing. In the meantime, don’t be afraid to window shop. Take photos of items you’re interested in and allow yourself time to reflect before adding to your shopping cart.

Mix it with Modern

We love a good contrast. When it comes to vintage, adding touches of modernity emphasizes the classic style. For example, a vintage lamp atop a contemporary console exudes stylish balance. An antique oak desk will come alive when it’s topped with contemporary decorative pieces. Are you the proud owner of a Turkish rug? If so, pairing it with a minimalist couch will draw attention to the elaborate design. Happy matching!

Get Creative

Many vintage items can serve a variety of purposes. Reach for something unconventional like a ladder. Flip it vertically and hang towels, sweaters, or hang plants from the rungs. If you stumble across antique crates with vintage labels, stack them atop each other to create a unique bookcase or nightstand.

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