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There’s no better time to update your home than the start of a new decade. Are you wondering about the styles and trends of the next decade? Let’s give you a hint: Old is gold. Yes, you read that right! One thing we’re starting to see is vintage and traditional detailing getting more thumbs up. We will take a look at some vintage décor items for your home.

The World Is Getting Modern

Homes Are Steeping In History!

Some people inherit décor items from relatives or ancestors; others visit local markets or antique stores and restore them. In this post, we will be unveiling the classic décor items that’ll give your traditional or vintage homes a new lease of life.

1. Old Wood Ladders

This is a décor item that is seen again and again as a part of creative displays. Choose any corner of your living room, bedroom, or office space and prop it against a wall. Ladders with flat bars can hold gorgeous sea-colored bottles, candle holders, or other decorative items.

2. Gilded Mirrors

Mirrors are a must-have item for any home, and gilded ones are sure to attract the gaze of your guests. Either lean them against the wall or hang them on it; they will create a unique wall decoration without the need of construction work. The gold frames are even turning heads of modern interior decorating fans too.

3. Vintage-Inspired Wallpapers

Vintage wallpaper patterns, with striking and colorful prints of the 1950s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, are making a comeback. From florals to fine stripes and trellises to tropical birds, the vintage designs of ages past are coming in new and exciting ways. You can use peel and stick wallpaper to add vintage patterns to any area (like bathroom and accent walls) which needs a pop of color.

4. Rugs

Why only cover walls when you can do floors too? Experiment with some vintage-designed rugs to make your floor look traditional. Persian and Oriental rugs are most popular for the living area and bedroom. Before you choose one, learn the difference between Persian and Oriental rugs. One thing they have in common is both go through traditional weaving methods.

5. Vintage Furniture

There is a widespread return to traditional furniture in homes. They include classic prints, shapes, and conventional brown color. Antique tables can make perfect family dining, study, or work tables, increasing in value over time.

6. Antique Brass Bowls

Place some antique brass bowls with Christmas candles. This makes an amazing gift, or else keep it for yourself. To boost the festive spirit, you can keep the brass bowl lighted at your home with positive vibes.

7. Classic Bar Carts

It is a universal truth that the hostess of the party requires a classic bar cart. Not only should it  be functional, but also it should elevate your home’s aesthetics. The vintage bar cart got its beginning in the 1950s and ‘60s, providing a convenient place to store beverages. After some years, it got replaced with built-in bars, but now it is making a comeback. Placing it at your home will tie the historical character with the present’s beverages.

8. Brass and Crystal Chandeliers

Yes, these traditional chandeliers are still alluring. Along with making a grand statement, brass and crystal chandeliers will set a tone of formality in your entryway. Conventional electric lights have largely replaced them, but now many people are going back to the old days to enjoy the warm glow of the chandelier. If you’re a die-hard fan of minimalism, then purchase a chandelier that has an eclectic design with simple lines. 

9. Granny’s Suitcases

Older items have character; they add vintage vibes to your home décor. Accordingly, you can convert your granny’s old suitcase into a bookshelf. All you need is a little bit of creativity and an old trunk. The antique case is perfect storage to store old books. Stack them on the floor or keep them beside your bed; in any case, it will add drama to your space.

10. Potted Power Plants

Houseplants have always been a part of home décor, but potted plants formerly had always been placed outdoors. Today, they are touted as an accessory of the living room as they are healthy oxygen producers and air purifiers. Devote one wall to place potted plants to create luxury and serenity in your living area.

11. Vintage Weapons

For people who love collecting souvenirs and items from the distant past, realistic replicas of swords, firearms, and other weaponry are interesting additions to your home decor. They add uniqueness to your decor and contain a lot of stories, which can make great topics for conversation with guests.


Here were some overlooked décor ideas which can make your home awe-inspiring. Add each of them to your abode and make people fall in love with the vintage items.

There’s one additional décor item we didn’t mention: rugs. Choosing the right one for every space could be tricky. For some ideas, see this article: How to choose a rug for every room. It will help you to pick the perfect rug for every area of your home, taking into account how much traffic it gets.

We hope you found this blog post The Best Décor Items for Traditional or Vintage Homes useful. Be sure to check out our post 8 Elegant Ideas to Decorate Your New Home for more great tips!


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