The Vintage Way Of Design*

History often repeats itself, and never more so than in the fashion world – interior design in particular. Style is subjective, but the vintage decor has held its own throughout the years. Since the internet has boomed, it’s been easier than ever to gain a bit of inspiration for your home through sites like Pinterest, as well as being able to buy the things that you desire. But if you don’t know where to start , it can be hard to know where to begin – especially if you are doing more than one room. So what are the standards to incorporate into each room?

Floral Fashion –

Floral patterns have had a long relationship with the vintage trend. Designers such as Cath Kidston and Joules have led the way with this fashion, setting a precedent for others to follow. You can never go wrong with incorporating this into your home for a feel of the past brushing through, and there are many ways to do it. From picking flowery wallpaper to adding a few touches around the home with cushions, throws and prints that you can adorn your walls with, it’s quite a complex design for the most part that can really bring together a busy little room, or even a wider space. The great thing about these prints is that they can be mixed and matched quite easily, especially if you have different colours that you are wishing to blend in. The fact that they have the same line of design on them helps them to come together with whatever you’re pairing them with.

Firm Favourites –

There are certain designs that have really stood the test of time. If you look at the history of roll top baths, you will see that they have been a firm favourite in vintage design for over two hundred years. They show a certain amount of elegance and luxury which was definitely the aim centuries ago. The same goes for deep sinks and chrome taps, in regards to bathrooms. Other designs include ornate mirrors, well-made antique furniture and delicate bone china around the home to really add the vintage touch to what you are putting together. You only need to take a look around a garage sale or antique store to see what influences they had ‘back in the day’ to take inspiration from.

Bold Designs –

It depends what area of vintage you are going for in your home. Mid-century modern designs can be classed as vintage, but only because of the time frame that they were in – over fifty years ago – which makes this tag applicable. Bold prints can be found by designers such as Orla Kiely who revel in 60s design and are making it more accessible to the open market in the 21st century. You don’t have to go searching around antique shops to find the best deals for your house. A lot of them are there and ready to purchase in home stores today, or can easily be found online on sites like Amazon.


*This is a collaborative post