How to make an interior in vintage style?
Today, at the height of fashion, old things. Of course, not spoiled, torn and unusable, and those that are well preserved, remained still high quality and stylish. Vintage is a word translated from French meaning “old wine kept in the cellar for a long time”. So they began to call the style in the design of clothing and interior design. Vintage style in the interior today unusually popular. The vintage items that have survived from the time of our grandmothers, like wine, whose taste only improves over time, become more valuable every year, you begin to be treated with great respect and even with some trepidation, and the room decorated with them is so original that it causes admiration of many people.
Do not mix antiques and vintage. In the first case, these are original antique objects, and in the second, things can be created by hand.
Choosing a vintage-style interior for your apartment, you will add comfort, comfort and warmth to it. In such a dwelling you do not want to beat the dishes and scream, it will be filled with a special pacifying energy. After all, as you know, the interior affects our consciousness, behavior.
Photo: children's room in vintage style
The main features of vintage style
Vintage items are furniture and interior items that are more than 20 years old. But most of all the interior in vintage style loves things of the 20-30s of the 20th century, while materials such as plastic and synthetics were not yet common.
Vintage style in the interior - it is emphasized old and unique things.
Tip: do not use modern finishing materials and structures (laminate, linoleum, stretch ceilings) to create a vintage room, they can ruin the beauty of such an interior; The use of modern materials is allowed, provided that they are artificially aged.
There are the following features of vintage style:
- use of shabby furniture (chests, shelves, buffets);
- saturation of the interior with various decorative objects of the past (vases, candlesticks, jewelry boxes), they must be intact;
- color palette - delicate pastel shades, floral prints;
- natural materials in the decoration of walls, ceilings, floors; you can not use synthetics and plastic;
- deliberate negligence in the interior (blanket thrown over the back of the chair, photographs in aged frames, high floor and small table-top vases - everything is arranged haphazardly, without any principle, but does not create chaos, such “order” looks natural).
Photo: living room decoration with fresh flowers
Color is the basis of any interior. Vintage to pastel tones, but there are interiors of rich color, which is achieved through the use of a special type of wallpaper.
Patterned ornaments (flowers, interlacing branches) are characteristic of vintage-style wallpaper. Vintage wallpapers look as if they have faded slightly from time to time. Such wallcoverings come in three forms:
- wallpaper with a contrasting pattern in the style of modern, in addition to them use wallpaper with stripes;
- Wallpaper with bright Japanese motifs, this material has a rich background color, and it depicts birds or flowers;
- wallpaper with a small or large, discreet pattern, sustained in pastel colors.
In a room decorated in vintage style, it is customary to wallpaper all the walls with wallpaper, but first of all the furniture should be thrown into the eyes, not the wallpaper.
Photo: wallpaper in pastel colors with a small pattern
Photo: wallpaper companions with a large pattern
Vintage ceilings are painted, whitewashed or covered with wallpaper. Cracks and light irregularities on the surface give a special charm to the interior. Fretwork is often used in vintage style.
The flooring in the living rooms is parquet or a simple plank floor is used.
The bathroom or kitchen can be decorated with antique-style floor tiles.
Photo: antique bathroom flooring with floor tiles
Furniture for the vintage room
All furniture should be made of natural materials (wood, iron, wrought, copper, brass) in combination with unusual fabrics. It should be items "with history." Small scratches, chips, scuffs will only add zest to the vintage interior.
Furniture in a vintage room should be arranged symmetrically. Place two chairs, place a sofa between them, two identical bedside tables with identical lamps or two floor lamps near the chairs, a long coffee table - near the sofa, this situation will visually lengthen the room, pastel colors will increase the area of the room.
Vintage loves a large number of accessories (framed photographs, ceramic figures, candlesticks, mirrors, shelves).
Photo: symmetrical arrangement of furniture in the interior of the living room vintage style
Tip: Choose plain light wallpaper if you plan to decorate the room with a large number of accessories, against the background of bright contrasting walls, the decor will simply be lost.
Vintage color palette
Vintage - light and airy style. He does not like dark and bright colors. The color range is ashy, pearl, lavender, beige tones, the colors of young greens or ashen roses, as well as their shades.
Decorate the walls with pink wallpaper, and as upholstery for furniture or the facades of cabinets, use the materials in the color of young grass, sky blue or ashen rose; such a spring interior will fill the room with fresh energy.
Photo: decorating the wall with ceramic plates
All vintage textiles should be made from natural materials (cotton, silk, calico, calico, linen) in pleasant pastel shades.
Tip: so that the room does not merge into a single spot, play on the contrast, decorate the walls with light or small flowers with wallpaper, and choose textiles with larger patterns of brighter tones, and, conversely, combine wallpaper with monochromatic textiles on which large bright flowers are located.
Vintage - the style is romantic, warm and cozy. Optionally, the room should be completely vintage, you can simply place individual accents. But vintage style is not combined with high-tech styles, minimalism and oriental style.