Vintage, shabby chic or cottage chic are some of the most popular words used lately by the people who try to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere in their homes.
Even though the modern style has been a front runner for many years when it comes to home design, it seems that vintage is also a trend that many appreciate. So what is vintage? The main thing that you must know about it is that vintage does not mean retro. They come from two different eras and have different guidelines when it comes to decorations.
Creating the perfect vintage living room is not an easy task. Even though there are many vintage and shabby chic objects that you can buy almost everywhere, you need to know how to make them all work together. So here are some rules that you must follow if you want to decorate your living room in a vintage style.
The first thing that you should do is think about your style and your personality. Make a list with some of the things you like, that will reflect in your furniture and your decorations. Next you need to figure out the colors you are going to use. Usually, a vintage room looks great if it has pastel colors on the walls and pastel decorations. So go for light pink, yellow, green, blue and even white.
But the most important thing is to choose the right furniture. So what falls in the vintage furniture category? Almost everything that looks old but not very old, and has a very special look. Think about what your grandparents might have in their homes, from small, decorated coffee tables, to beautiful mirrors, comfortable couches covered with crochet blankets or matching pillows and curtains. Try not to bring to many things into the room. Just because it looks old, doesn't mean it shouldn't look classy.
Decorations play a big part too. Buy small, sentimental things like picture frames, candles, flower vases and trinkets. Decorate with your soul and make sure everything is there with a purpose. In the end, you will have a beautiful living room, that will become the heart of the house. And if you need some inspiration, make sure you check out the gallery below, where you will find some ideas on how you can create a beautiful vintage living room.