Tips & Inspiration for Vintage Decorating

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Do you love a good potter at home? I love it so much that it is really one of my main activities! Faffing about and moving furniture is a big passion and this weekend I rearranged the lounge room on a whim. I also love creating and styling beautiful images which often just end up on Instagram. Which is great, but today I thought I would share a bit of a look at some of my home and recent vintage flatlays for your inspiration. Hope you like them!

And Some Tips & Inspiration for Vintage Decorating

  1. Don’t be afraid to use unusual objects in your styling and vignettes. You can include items such as old bottles, dried flowers and pieces of fabric, to create layers of stories and textures
  2. Add visual interest with texture and colour – organic materials such as leaves, bark and fresh and dried flowers make a beautiful statement
  3. Add some new pieces from local makers and fairtrade businesses to create that perfect blend of old and new
  4. Use old suitcases and boxes for storage
  5. Clocks are brilliant and often easy to find in op shops and vintage stores
  6. Did I mention flowers? Flowers, flowers and more flowers!
  7. Mix rough with smooth, square with round and old with new. Add pattern and colour but be sure to have neutrals to balance the look

Do you love to have a good rearrange and potter?
Helen
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vintage styling inspiration with pink camelias
My 101 year old Grandmas' cookie cutters ready for Christmas baking
 
Feathers flowers and tea - who needs more for their decorating vintage style?
Flowers for your decorating inspiration
My vintage lounge full of new plus old decor items including my vintage mirror collection
vintage mirrors
Copper works well with flowers for decorating vintage style
white flowers
Purple flowers and vintage collections
tea and flowers for vintage styling
oranges and feathers
vintage fan vignette
vintage bottles
tips and inspiration for vintage decorating, adding old plus new and creating your own personal style at home
 

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20 Comments

  1. Amy McKim on December 13, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Madeleine Peace

  2. Madeleine Peace on December 13, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Awesome, thanks hon! xx

  3. Ruth Zaicos on December 13, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I had a dressing table just like this one, growing up, it had a mirror , It held a lot of memories from different members of my family who had it in their room , over the years

  4. Recycled Interiors on December 13, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    how wonderful. This has an amazing mirror we need to fix a little of the structure to pop back U0001f60a

  5. Patricia Donald-Mcveigh on December 14, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Gorgeous dresser ..

  6. Recycled Interiors on December 14, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Isn’t it wonderful

  7. Karen Ann Georgina Robinson on December 14, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Love old suitcases they store our goodies and look great in decorating that unused spot. Ps even for storing Christmas decorations.

  8. Recycled Interiors on December 14, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Aren’t they fabulous

  9. Sandy Firns on December 14, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I lov old cases like these xx would look good in my cane hutch Wendy xx

  10. Colleen Koncz on December 14, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Love love love this dressing table

  11. Donna Hey on December 14, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Love the lampshade

  12. Recycled Interiors on December 14, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    me too love horses 🙂

  13. Donna Hey on December 14, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I would kill for those lamps they would match my horse cushions

  14. Nanette Donlon on December 14, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I indulged and am buying this new/old piece of furniture so I will be rearranging to accommodate 🙂

  15. Recycled Interiors on December 15, 2015 at 5:33 am

    thank you U0001f60a

  16. Recycled Interiors on December 15, 2015 at 5:33 am

    oh how cool! !!

  17. Karyn Garrity on December 15, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Love this room

  18. Yasmin Agnew on December 15, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Samara Lee your dresser with no mirror???

  19. Brenda Hill on January 19, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    LOVE your work Helen!
    I collect any old things that take my fancy.

  20. Recycled Interiors on January 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    thanks Brenda Hill!!! me too!

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