In country homes from days gone by, there used to be a mixture of chair designs around the dining table that was handed down by family or locally crafted gifts. And in the living spaces, snug handmade and upholstered armchairs nestled around the fire. Recreate this elegant and homey look with vintage and antique finds.
Vintage and antique collectables vary from collections of vintage dinner plates to antique French furniture. They vary in scale as much as they do in cost, and some will take up your time and effort to find whereas others will be readily available.
Antique mirrors are beautiful, first and foremost. You can find all sorts of styles in local vintage stores and in online antique boutiques, from classic French gilt to simple driftwood. Choose mirrors that reflect your personality, and make sure that they are an appropriate size for the room.
Whatever style you prefer, there’s bound to be a restored vintage telephone for you. Not only were they practical, but telephones made in the last century were beautiful too. They can still become either a working home accessory or a beautiful collector’s piece of technology on display in your home.
Rustic and wintery, cushions make homes feel warmer and cozier. Is there a quicker, cheaper way to personalize a space? Vintage cushions can be handmade, from any vintage fabric you can find, or any scrap you have lying around at home. You could even make your own vintage scarf cushions out of some antique silk scarves.