These vintage-inspired home décor trends will make you want soulful interiors from different periods in your home. They illustrate that what’s old can be fresh again.
Details about the cane
It’s no wonder that natural materials such as cotton and fibre and macramé have increased in popularity in the last year or two, with cane following suit. It’s a sophisticated, artistic take on rattan that works well in a variety of situations, particularly on chairs and cabinet doors. You can find vintage art deco furniture that, thanks to the great craftsmanship, has frequently held up nicely over time. Caned furniture in current disco-glam shapes is available in many home stores.
Wallpaper with a lot of colours
Wallpaper is having a huge, big moment, maybe as part of the comeback of maximalism. These aren’t your grandmother’s wallpaper, though: they’re large, bold, and lush. Expect jungle motifs, botanicals, and vivid blooms to take centre stage, as well as new textures made possible by technological and manufacturing advancements. Another contemporary take on a classic wall covering: Consider a wallpaper mural as an option. They don’t have a repeating pattern and may be resized to fit the proportions of your space, giving it a one-of-a-kind vibe.
Furniture that has been reused
Find a fresh use for old furniture that has been sitting around for a while. If you have a record cabinet but don’t collect vinyl anymore, it may be used as a drink cart. In this scenario, while traditional bathroom vanities are useful, they appear dated in 2022. Retrofitting a historical piece of furniture, such as a credenza or dresser, as your vanity might provide some historic appeal.
Right on cue: late-’80s and early-’90s trends are making a comeback, and trendy interiors influencers are already incorporating them into their homes in huge ways. Postmodern style is characterized by large, strong geometrics, unabashed colour, and pop art, and it may be found in practically every area of the house. After years of all-white, mega-tailored restraint, postmodern style’s enormous, over-bright, devil-may-care attitude seems luxurious, lively, and thrilling.
Sunsets in the desert provide the scorching, hot, hot earth tones that are so popular right now. Terracotta, rust, marigold, and dusty rose are just a few of the colours to consider. Combine them for an almost tone-on-tone palette that feels both anchoring and revitalizing, similar to a vacation to a desert resort. Washed linen bedding has a warm, lived-in feel without sacrificing refinement. In virtually every area, it may just as well be a wall hue or a plush rug underfoot.
Lights from a Schoolhouse
Schoolhouse lights, which first appeared in the 1920s, lit huge places such as libraries and classrooms, in part because just one was required to cast a wide, diffused light. Purists often buy them online from buildings that are being renovated or demolished, or from salvage yards. However, excellent replicas have appeared in lighting retailers around the world. What’s old is new again, and what’s true remains true: they continue to cast a lot of lovely, diffused light. As a result, they’re both attractive and useful.
Nothing beats items crafted by the human hand when it comes to adding soul and vintage charm to a place. Hexagon floral motifs are reminiscent of pre-war architecture. Prairie-style houses conjure up images of craftsman squares. Moroccan fish scales, like shopping in Marrakesh, feel both old and jet-set modern. The twist: Today’s tilemakers aren’t afraid to experiment with colour combinations or combine styles for a fresh perspective on classic forms.
As the mid-century modern movement’s harsher angles recede from the home-trends scene, softer forms are emerging to take their place. Doorways that are squared off suddenly feel square. Enter through the archway. They appear to be everywhere, framing doors and room entrances and exits. By directing the eye upward, archways give a room apparent height. Consider an archway that provides a touch of drama without being too ornate.
A French-style mirror is a fashionable alternative for individuals who wish to take a classically fashioned house and make it more grandiose. A French mirror combines purpose and aesthetic, and these mirrors may be found on walls all around the world. Use one in a wallpapered entrance, a polished bathroom, or as a gallery wall accent. It comes in a variety of shapes and pricing, making it a simple and on-trend choice.
Coloured and Painted Cabinets
The demand for coloured cabinets will continue to climb as supply chains catch up and cabinet producers finally create a place in their schedules. They’re especially popular among fans of authentic English cottage cabinetry. Dark green has been a popular colour option in recent years. A less-traditional colour is another choice for conventional cabinetry. A vintage classic is updated with a pop of coral pink. Still not certain that a colour cabinet is the right choice for you? Antique stores and salvage yards are flooded with wood cabinet collectors looking for vintage salvage cabinets.
Silhouettes with Curves
Curvilinear, composed of or bordered by curved lines and silhouettes, appear in the most prominent spots. Curvilinear pieces, which extend outward from the clean lines of mid-century furniture, take up more visible and physical space, conveying a sense of informal elegance and ease. Perhaps, like our fashion’s transition from denim to elastic waistband joggers, being connected closer to home has fostered a need for softness and relaxed sprawl.
Look for ’70s-inspired office chairs and side chairs that may be utilised in practically any space, in addition to couches.
** This is a guest post by Lydia Colman, who understands my appreciation for fine interiors