I probably join many people with my love for the Vintage interior design style! I’d even say it’s one of the most preferred interior design style you can find. The Vintage style has something intriguing – I can’t put the finger on it, but you know what I mean.
For tiny homes, such as tiny houses, RVs, houseboats and small apartments it’s one of those styles you can’t avoid. The Vintage look is just made for tiny living. And when I say Vintage style I mean almost everything you can place into your home.
I have three ideas for you.
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So, what is it about the Vintage style that we like so much? What are the attributes and most known features? I have a short list that explains the fascination emanating from the Vintage style.
- Vintage design is elegant and old-fashioned at the same time. Old-fashioned means that Vintage furnitures are old or artificially aged. Cracks and chips here and there create a comfortable lived-in feeling, so peaceful and relaxed. It’s almost about feeling nostalgic.
- The Vintage style looks simple meaning there is nothing fancy, exotic or lush about it. Its simplicity is graceful, romantic and noble.
- The most used colors for Vintage furniture are low-key colors such as gray, beige or cream. You might also see some light shades of a pale blue or pale sand.
- Vintage design uses these materials: wood, forged elements, natural fabrics and sometimes but rather rarely stone.
Did you discover in this list your favorite aspects of a beautiful interior design? Well, I did, throughout the whole list, I admit. I just love this seasoned look however it comes with: rug, end table or wall decor.
Do you know where the word Vintage is coming from? It comes from wine-making, it was used to express wine of the highest quality by long-term exposure, meaning well seasoned.
Vintage didn’t arrive as interior design style until the 90s, can you believe that! But from then on it captured the whole world. There is a strong difference between Vintage and Retro style. Vintage elements should be estimated to be between 30 and 60 years old. Retro on the other hand is about items that stem from the first half of the 20th century.
After all these information maybe you decide to add some Vintage elements to your tiny home. Here are some ideas for you.
Restoration Vintage Rug Safavieh
- Rug material 100% wool, back material cotton
- Size: 27“ x 96“ x 0.5“
- Vintage pattern
- Hand tufted
Lovely vintage look–vibrant colors.
Route 66 Distressed Look Tin Sign
- Size: 13.5″ W x 14″H
- Distressed-made to look old
- Pre-drilled holes in each corner for easy hanging
Looks excellent…rustic application looks real. It will blend with nostalgic photo’s and signs perfectly for a fraction of the cost.
Really nice tin sign and just “old” enough looking to look authentic.
This is a great tin. Looks wonderful in my room. So nostalgic!
Ashley Furniture Vintage Rustic Chair End Table
- Versatile accent table
- Rustic chic square end table
- With lower fixed shelf
- Clean lines and driftwood like finish
- Weatherworn look with wire-brushed bisque finish
- Size: 22“W x 22“D x 24“H
- Assembly required, instructions, hardware and tools included
This has a cool tone beige with lighter color mixed in giving it a driftwood type of look. It is neutral and would go in a more casual setting, sort of rustic-beach. Super easy to assemble, arrived well packed, sturdy when you tighten down the screws.
Sturdy and easy to put together.
Great match to the secretary. Had one already and bought another to use as nightstands. Easy to assemble.