A vintage decor exudes charm and comfort while also creating a feeling of nostalgia or even curiosity, depending on the age of your guests. Here are a few suggestions to help you design a unique dining room space inspired by a not too distant past but complete with modern-day style and amenities!
The vintage look is achieved by combining, often in unusual ways, dated and pre-loved furniture and accessories. In the case of a dining room, or any other room for that matter, the design foundations often rest on the choice of furniture. The idea is to mix chairs and tables of different styles and periods.
For example, you could place a few molded plastic chairs from the 70s around an old table uncovered at a local antique store. Or, if you prefer, combine assorted Danish-style seating with an Italian-inspired table from the 1960s. For a truly spectacular effect, paint the chairs turquoise. Goosebumps guaranteed!
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Is your grandparents' old glass chandelier gathering dust in a box somewhere in the basement? It's time to dig it out, shine it up and hang in the heart of your dining room at your next potluck dinner party! Oh, and don't forget to bring up those silver candleholders. They'll look gorgeous with taper candles flickering softly at the edge of your 50s-era hutch.
Porcelain plates, crystal glasses, old curios, gilded frames, silver goblets… Once in place, these eclectic objects morph into veritable treasures that will put the finishing touches on your vintage decor.