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Using vintage pieces brings character to space in a mix of old and new
Jul 8 2011
Finding vintage items can start at a flea market, an antique store or just by rummaging through a grandparent's attic. Discarded items, or those that haven’t been used in a while, are among the best ones that will give true vintage appeal to a space.
Vintage items bring character to a modern room.
According to BecomeGorgeous.com, home decorators should first decide what vintage means to them. Is it cottage-style, rustic furniture or art deco pieces from the 1920s and 1930s? Choosing a vintage era determines what type of furnishings will be introduced so that a mix of old and new can be gathered to offset each other.
"When it comes to vintage furniture, a corner cabinet is one of the essential pieces one should buy," states the website. That opens up the possibility of a display area for a personal collection that has been growing through the years but never had a place to be shown in a unified way.
Vintage soft furnishings, such as lacy curtains or fabric valances, often bring character to contemporary window ensembles that may include roller shades or wood blinds in a variety of colors and finishes.
"The best thing about vintage decorating is that you can take old pieces and use them in a very creative way," states the website.
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