Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you can’t fail to have noticed the resurgence in all things vintage. Rubik’s cubes, retro gaming and old school candy are being discovered by a whole new generation. This explosion of all things vintage has also transcended into the home. Whereas the minimalist and chic look is still en vogue, the vintage interior is nipping at its heels. All things mid century, Scandinavian, veneered and tiled are seeing a comeback. If you love all things vintage and want to inject a bit of 1960s colour and style into your home, take a look at this ultimate guide to creating a vintage look.
Go To Denmark.
Not literally. But by focusing on Scandinavian designs from the 1950s onwards, you will inevitably discover names like Klint and Henningson. These iconic designers created sleek coffee tables, armchairs, and nests of tables that were teak based, veneered and expensive to produce back in the 50s and 60s. Nowadays you may stumble across a Jacobsen egg chair in a vintage shop. This achingly cool retro design will be an excellent addition to the mid century inspired living room of your home. Scandinavian design from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark has retained its modern feel and can look classy within your humble abode.
Replicate The Look
If your budget won’t stretch to original pieces of vintage furniture, consider using the style as inspiration for something built a little more recently. Companies like Old Charm Furniture use styles and designs from yesteryear to produce high quality modern pieces with a nod to the mid century and beyond. Walnut bureaus, tall wardrobes, and bookcases can all complement a vintage interior. Go for designs that utilise natural materials such as wood and also consider venturing into the more industrial themes. Metal and steel alongside timber and Edison light bulbs can also create a vintage style.
Don’t Neglect What You Put On Your Walls
While white walls are very classic, you could opt for a warmer hue of magnolia, oatmeal or biscuit. Keeping your walls plain and classic exudes a vintage look and allows your other pieces of furniture, fabrics, and drapery to shine. Alongside your painted walls, you might want to put up some art work from the mid century. Lithographs, pen and ink satire cartoons, colourful geometric prints and original oils on canvas were hugely popular in the 1960s. Walls were often adorned with bright murals and surreal art which created a gallery-like effect on a white-walled background. Choose some art you love and try to emulate the mid century style. If art isn’t really your thing, use some large geometric designs on a feature wall to create a great vintage statement.
Creating an interior based on a theme can be tough, so why try? By simply choosing pieces of furniture, fabrics, and colours that you love, and by sprinkling a touch of vintage style within your rooms, you can design the perfect space for you and your family.