Vintage Decor Ideas



Vintage decor is a fantastic idea to include an eclectic and unique style in your space. Whether a bedroom, restaurant, or hotel, vintage decor brings richness and history.


Sourcing the right vintage items can be difficult. There’s a fine balance between what’s a great find and what’s just a little too far gone. We’ve created a list of some great options to seek out the next time you are at a thrift store or local flea market. 


If you’re looking for inspiration take a look at vintage decor ideas you could use! 

Suitcases and trunks 

If you’re looking to turn vintage items into furniture, suitcases and trunks are versatile finds that are easily fashioned into different furniture pieces such as coffee tables, side tables, bar carts, and even shelves. 


Doors, crates, and cabinets

Another brilliant option for furniture and storage, vintage doors, crates, and cabinets add a rustic element to a room while still being functional. 


Milk jugs and watering cans

Widely available and cheap, milk jugs and watering cans can be used for plants. A fun way to plot your plants, their versatile shapes can fit an array of different indoor or outdoor plants. 

Cameras, and typewriters

Although sometimes a little harder to find, analog cameras and typewriters are antique but stylish accessories you can add to shelves. Set an array of different cameras or a typewriter in your study.


Old books and snuff boxes 

There’s no shortage of old books with gorgeous hardbacks that brighten up a room. They’re also useful as you can read interesting old tales. 

Snuff boxes were used for containing tobacco and scented oils. They were beautifully designed with unique details which makes them great finds.


Ladders and baskets 

Vintage ladders can be turned into towel racks. Simply placing them where you’d usually hang your towels gives a bathroom an interesting accent piece. They can also be used in bedrooms to hang scarves and cardigans.

Woven baskets are still an interior design trend that’s continuing on into 2022. Because of their popularity, the price has increased making them very difficult to purchase on a budget. Luckily there are loads of vintage baskets you can find and repurpose if needed. A great way to store blankets or towels.

Vinyl covers and frames

If you’re looking for vintage wall decor, vinyl covers and vintage frames are commonly used in interior design. Although you can add pictures into the frames the old-fashioned frames are more than enough on their own. 



The article was written by Christine Fay Smith

“Christine is a freelance lifestyle writer. She focuses on interior and hospitality design. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Christine has embraced her knowledge of the visual world. She mixes this with passion for culture and the exploration of visual experiences.”She enjoys keeping up with the latest culinary trends


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