When you think of Vintage Furniture you often think of second hand, thrift shop items but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can easily pick up brand new items that have the vintage look and feel, helping to add character to any room; but why should you choose vintage furniture?
For me, vintage furniture was all about adding character to my home. Living in a new build, your walls are cream, floors are cream and all the fittings are modern, so the house doesn’t have a personality. In many you can’t even decorate until the house has been standing for over a year, so you rely solely on your furniture to add colour and character.
Others choose vintage pieces to make a statement and become the feature of the room. Here’s a couple of items that are perfect for both instances:
The console unit is a great vintage piece to use in the hallway or a kitchen area. The bottom bar can be used as storage or even for shoes, whilst you’ve got three sizeable drawers perfect for accessories, letters or the typical main drawer with all your takeaway leaflets, spare batteries and screws you find lying around. The rustic console table has a shabby finish to the edges of the painted table and can be seen more predominantly around the drawers and the table top.
Another way you can bring Vintage furniture into your home is through accessories - a large clock is a good way to bring a stunning piece into the room and putting it on any wall will automatically turn it into the feature wall of the room, due to the sheer size and style of the clock. Most metal wall clocks now offer a slight rustic finish with the metal either being partly painted or left completely exposed.
Whats great about vintage furniture is that each item can be unique and still work well with each other.
With both furniture and furnishings an option when adding some of that vintage style to a room, the question is what vintage piece will you choose to start of your collection of items.