Please don’t be like the old me and do a rustic living room, bohemian bedroom, bright bathroom, romantic dining room type mix. I totally understand if you are trying to find your style. I was all over the place, and kept wondering why I hated our apartment decorations. It is because it did not flow. All of the colors and themes were off balanced and it just didn’t feel right. Flash forward to our new home and I’ve incorporated the same style in every room of the house. I knew I wanted our home to have a cozy, vintage, farmhouse, chic vibe. So, I brought vintage decor into every space I could!
If you find a unique piece but don’t like the color or exactly how it looks, feel free to change it! I have painted a ridiculous amount of pieces already, and I love it! It’s also fun to buy vintage items that can be versatile. I’ve used a flour sifter as a flower vase, an old picture turned into a chalkboard, and washboards in a basket. Sometimes you have to think outside of the box and make it your own.
Don’t Give Up
If you are looking for a specific piece and can’t find it, don’t give up! I know you will end up finding it! The world of antiques is large people.. very large. And if you don’t find it at the right price, you may find it cheaper, but you may not. That is something you’ll have to live with. You have to decide if you can deal with walking away from that item. I have left the antique store when something has been too pricey and regretted it later. Then, I go to a garage sale or estate sale and find it for 75% off what is was at the antique store. This happens more often than not.
These are just some main ideas if you want to start incorporating vintage pieces into your modern décor. Please friends, remember to stay true to your own style. Just because everyone is using mason jars, magnolia wreaths, and olive buckets, doesn’t mean that you have to as well. If you want to love your home, put what you love in it. Your home should be filled with things and people you love. Don’t forget to check out all the other amazing ladies and their blog posts! We would love if you linked up a post that has anything to do with vintage/antique décor!
Sarah, I love what y'all have done with your new place. Its so gorgeous! I keep a running list of things that I'm on the hunt for, too! I get too distracted otherwise and buy all of the vintage things I see.
Thank you sweet Jordan! I sometimes could buy everything lol, glad I'm not the only one! xox