Vintage is fashionable in the world of decoration: a gramophone, a typewriter or a big wood moulding for a picture are elements that take us back to the mid-twentieth century. And that is, neither more nor less, which aims vintage style.

 

Decoración Vintage
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It is not the same vintage and retro

Often, vintage and retro tend to get confused very wrong because, although they have some similarities, they are different styles.

While in the vintage decoration old elements are include, in the retro decor mimics or simulates the age of objects. It is given, what is known as a vintage air. For example, a record player of the last century is something vintage; a current record player that mimics the aesthetics of the 80s would be retro.

Often, vintage and retro are confused because, although they have some similarities, they are different styles.

While in the old vintage decoration it is included old elements, in the retro décor it is included article that simulates the age of objects. It is given, what is known as a vintage air. For example, a record player of the last century is something vintage; an actual record player that mimics the aesthetics of the 80s would be retro.

We talked of old furniture and items but we cannot be obsessed with antiques. A chest of drawers of 1970 vintage looks great in our house, but one chest of the eighteenth century looks better in a Rococo style or in an antique decor using pieces with at least a century old.

We must also distinguish between vintage and other styles that share certain features like Shabby Chic or Palm Beach.

 

Decoración vintage diferencias

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Shabby Chic style is inspired by traditional British country houses where ancient and modern elements come together under a markedly feminine aesthetic. The inclusion of old elements in Shabby Chic decor is what gives it is vintage air. The difference lies not only in the inclusion of modern elements but in its use of colour. The pastel shades are the star of this decoration colours and floral motifs.

For its part, the Palm Beach shares with the retro style the taste for imitation of old, but with the touch of coastal and tropical beaches of California.

 

How to get a vintage effect in your home

Do you want a vintage effect for your home? Go to your parents and look at the old couch or go to a thrift store and look for furniture and decorative objects with over twenty years. Anything can serve; but...  combine it well!

 

Decoración vintage

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The pictures are one of the most suitable items for a vintage atmosphere. And, if your grandmother at home does not like her frames, you can take them and change the images.

 

Cuadros vintage

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In addition to the paintings, there are certain objects that remind us of our childhood and are great in a vintage look: a telephone thumbwheel, a lamp glass slats or a grandfather clock. You can also try an oval mirror framed with a wood moulding. It looks great at the entrance of the house!

From now on, do not throw away any old furniture. Do not abhor any objects decorating your grandmother's house. Everything can serve as glamorous decor if you know how to combine. Do you dare to give your home a different look with vintage style?