Here are three possibilities for convincing vintage furniture, ranging from the ’20s to the ’70s, passing through the timeless ’50s. Here is a guide on how to proceed.
The nostalgia effect in terms of home design continues to be fashionable. So you’re always looking for new styles for intriguing vintage furniture. This is a particularly vivid effect even on the walls of the house, with ad hoc colors that can bring back to a precise period in time, usually known for its artistic value.
Vintage furniture: wall colours
For a vintage style the choice of colors of the various environments is essential. The right color for the walls will be the one that will allow you to convey strong emotions, while at the same time being able to tune in the furniture in line, without being out of place. A single intriguing coloring, therefore, however fascinating, will not fulfill its task in the event that it is extremely difficult to agree any piece of furniture already in the possession or identified on the web or in the store.
It is therefore necessary to have in mind the period to be inspired. A vintage furniture can easily lead to the ridiculous if the combination of the elements takes place in a superficial or amateur way. In a moment you will find yourself in a room characterized only by a large number of junk, without a real common thread that connects everything. Surely you will not want to welcome your guests in a pseudo second-hand market.
There are three possibilities for the colouring of the walls. In the first case it is possible to opt for neutral colours. Looking specifically at the Twenties, it will be easy to prefer white or black, which at the time were very fashionable (although obviously evergreens). These will then have to be combined with more delicate colors, going a little ‘to dilute the effect.
The second possibility is given by the soft colors. In this case, your vintage furniture could be based on pastel shades. This means having in front of you a palette of colors to choose from, ranging from pink, light green, up to blue. A choice that clearly recalls the style of the fifties.
The third option is that of bright wall colours. This will range from orange to fuchsia, passing through the block or, alternatively, an optical wallpaper. In this way you will do
a leap in time, finding himself in the seventies.
Vintage furniture: what to buy
Nowadays, the vintage market is particularly alive. Above all, it is very easy to obtain original elements or elements that are reminiscent of a certain style. If you have the opportunity to visit a particularly well-stocked second-hand market, you can see some fine furniture yourself. Alternatively, you can turn to specialized sites, getting in exchange promotions in time and especially the certificates of authenticity.
If the style you are looking for is that of the ’20s, you will have to find the right way between luxury and practicality. A mix of wood, glass and steel will certainly do the job, inspired by Bauhaus or art deco.
You can not do without chairs, beds and tables in wrought iron, all with a simple style but, at times, enriched by carvings and geometric shapes of skillful workmanship.
The furniture of the 50s is undoubtedly the most requested. In fact, it has never gone out of fashion, with its curved and rounded shapes. The features are essential and, turning to specialized companies.
Today it is possible to obtain modern appliances with an old-fashioned appearance. Leather sofas and armchairs are a must, as is a general mix of wood and metal.
In the 1970s, however, the real must was upholstery, as well as wallpaper. If you opt for a striped model you will get an intriguing optical effect, able to enlarge or shrink an environment. Wallpaper that obviously follows the hippy style, for a house between flowers and geometric or abstract shapes.