The glistening Art Deco styles of the 30’s are creeping up on your dreams? The psychedelic vibrancy of the 60’s is invading your reminiscing sessions? Well, then you surely are stricken by a bad case of vintage craving. Quite fortunately, we do have the perfect solution: turn your dwindling, semi-modern home decor into a fascinating retro fest. Of course, there are some measures and materials that could come in handy for your antiquarian fueled endeavor. And, in this regard, we have some crucial tips by which you can live your dream of vintage glory.
Tip 1. Decide on the theme:
Are you into Cubism or Art Noveau? Are you enthralled by the floral pattern or the solid linearity? Now, the theme of your vintage decoration depends on your personal preference. And only according to this theme the items, paint job and other assorted collectibles should contribute of your home decor.
Tip 2. Don’t run to the market:
There is no reason to instantly scuttle off to curio shops or flea markets after you have decided on your retro revamp. Instead, as the very first step, you should look for any usable old, antediluvian stuff around the household. More often than not, you would be amazed by your find (since apt decorative items have a way of getting lost after their presumed expired style factor). And, remember: you also have the DIY option of refurbishing old items.
Tip 3. Now, run to the market:
Yes; after you are satisfied (or unsatisfied) with your domestic treasure hunt, you can certainly go for some external help. In this regard, online shopping options like eBay can come to your rescue. But as an important guideline, always watch out for fake stuff and over expensive pieces. Good decoration always does not equate to expensive decoration.
Tip 4. The paint job:
Finally, we come to the crucial element of your vintage decoration – the paint job. Your room’s complementary color scheme sets the tone of your theme. In fact, this striking visual ambiance decides on your overall success in emulating the retro eras. So, always give a clear thought on choosing and applying your paint on walls and furniture alike. If time and money allows it, you can also experiment with other wall oriented applications like wallpapers, decorative patterns and artistic panels to give the much needed depth perception.
Tip 5. The decorative sense:
It is entirely up to you to bring out your A game when it comes to your personal room’s decoration. In this regard, there are some helpful tips you can follow to improve upon the aesthetics. For example, you can display all of your vintage collections (starting from vinyl records to abstract art pieces) together at a single place (like a shelf). This collective focus draws more attention and visual weight to the retro factor. Another clever way to focus on your vintage collectibles is to mix them in variant combinations. A unique set of modern books and vintage crockery always goes a long way to catch the attention of your snobby neighbors.
Tip 6. The lighting effect:
The last tip from us entails your lighting choice. As a good paint job attracts your attention in the mornings, proper lighting should create that apt ambiance for the nights. And, since we are talking about vintage decor, there is a myriad of options that you can pursue, starting from faux chandeliers to retro styled lamps.