Vintage styling seems to be getting increasingly popular, as it adds warmth and character to the home. Some homeowners prefer the look of a specific era, and try to replicate certain trends that were big in the ’20s or ’50s, for example. You don’t have to go all out to add a vintage twist to your home; you could simply find a few eras specific patterns/accessories to add interest to a room. Read on to find out more about the decor that was popular in the specific era’s and how you can emulate them:
Get the 1910’s Look
In the 1910s, “sweet and simple” was the motto of homeowners (or it may as well have been). Heavy, dark Victorian furniture was replaced with fresh, light pieces made from bamboo and wicker (although at this point they probably still would have had their sash windows! Take a look at sash smart in London for yours). Floral wallpapers and fabrics were very popular, so you could incorporate that on a feature wall, with pillows, and with upholstered chairs. Take a look in junk shops for wicker furniture, you’ll probably find loads of cheap pieces that you can revive with paint!
Get the 1920’s Look
The 1920s was an extremely glamourous time, just check out the new Great Gatsby film! Think old school Hollywood, art deco, and pieces that look oriental/African. Chrome and shiny accessories were also extremely popular, and there are plenty of shops that do modern replicas. Peacock feathers in a vase will help to create a great 1920’s vibe!
Get the 1930’s Look
The 1930’s loved sleek, modern finishes and a Scandinavian feel was also prominent in most homes. Almost every home included something called a Savoy vase, which was made from colored glass and looked very pretty from all angles. You can check this site to get more information about it.
Get the 1950’s Look
After the war, interior designs were mainly bold and modern. The “kitsch” look was something you could find in most homes, with items like nodding dogs and decorative salt and pepper pots very popular. Your house should also be filled with bright flowers, in both complementary and clashing colors!
Get the 1960’s Look
The 1960’s look is a great theme to go for, as it was all about having fun with “groovy” decor. Lava lamps, funky colored furniture, pop art prints by the likes of Andy Warhol, and pod-shaped furniture were all popular in the swinging ’60s. Daisies in a vase will look great, as will a coat of orange paint on a feature wall!
Get the 1970’s Look
Tropical colors and prints were all over the place in the ’70s. Choose curtains, cushions, furniture, bed sets, and more in prints that you’d find on Hawaiian shirts. Your motto should be “the brighter the better” when creating this look, but you don’t have to transform your whole house if you don’t want to. Simply add a few psychedelic accessories and a good splash of color for a hint of the ’70s!
Now you can create a real vintage look in your home, simply choose your favorite era and get going!