Vintage trends – the latest blast from the past reappearing in our homes
❖ Floral Wallpaper
Allows for the enhancement of breaking time and space giving the designer the discovery of emotional connections within the rest of the items in the space to create unique custom atmospheres that can range from modern, contemporary, traditional or classical. If you think about it, homeowners and designers have spent years cringing at the site of floral or bold wallpaper statements that became very difficult to remove when the time came. Yet, the re-emerging of the 1980s through wallpaper is all the rage in this decade bringing in bold and colorful wallpapers plastered in a more subtle and minimal ways compared to them being cased within the entire room. Now picture them on that bedroom wall behind your bed, in the dining room to make the space more refreshed and fun, it will also allow you to draw the eye to a certain accent you are trying to enhance within the atmosphere of your living room; and if you prefer to apply a wall with half wallpaper and half wainscot, go for it, it’s a much more unique look!
❖ Earth Tones
Time to say goodbye to the cool tones that have ruled interiors for the past ten years. Shades of rich earth tones (chestnut, burgundy, deep olive green, yellow ochre, etc.), soothing pastels, muted colors (pale plush, sage green, slate blue, etc.), moody blues, warmed-up neutrals, and organic greens will substitute the warm natural feels that enhance the natural resources for human comfort through a coat of paint.
❖ Rugs & Carpets
While vintage can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people, in general, it simply means the opposite of contemporary. Vintage patterns feature colours and design elements that are classic, accessible, and will stand the test of time. If you have been wanting to experiment with vintage designs in your home, a vintage-style area rug is a great place to start.
Vintage-style rugs with a traditional feel often include scrollwork, floral motifs, borders, and even medallions. Look for vintage-style area rugs in medium-sized circular shapes, large rectangular shapes, and even smaller-scale runners for the perfect way to work a classic rug into any space.
❖ Outside Indoors
The days of restricting wicker furniture to the outdoors are long gone. In fact, outdoor furniture can make as strong a style statement as indoor pieces, and it offers the advantage of extreme durability. Wicker, rattan, and bamboo are all excellent materials that can lend an airy and natural element to a home’s interior. Many of these pieces are also handmade, which gives any room a custom, homespun look.