Every decor gal loves a good wallpaper design. Wallpaper use to be the big thing in the 70s and then again in the 90s. Just like every other trend, the fad of wallpaper covering is resurfacing again. (Side note, remember … Continue reading
Spray paint, a DIYer’s best friend and it could be yours as well! Spray paint can make any blah household item into something that looks brand new. A new coat of paint on a previously owned piece of furniture can … Continue reading
It’s FRIDAYYYYY and it’s Valentine’s Day! There’s only one way to do #FridayFaves and that is by adding some love to it.. Whether you’re in the Valentine’s Day spirit or still looking for your inspiration, here are some … Continue reading
There’s been a lot of people posting interiors with acrylic furniture on my Instagram recently, making this my definite #WednesdaysMustHaves of the week! These trendy see-through pieces have a few different names they go by. Some call them acrylic furniture, … Continue reading
Creating the perfect Scandinavian inspired home is actually pretty easy. The key is simplicity which is also the main reason why I love it so much. With clean lines, a neutral color scheme and minimal accessories you too can have … Continue reading
Guess what?? I just posted my first video for OMD on youtube! My plan is to provide you with affordable, easy, remakes of some of my favorite decor pieces so you too can own them. Please check out the first … Continue reading
This past Sunday I attended IDS ’14 held in Toronto, Canada. For those of you who don’t know what IDS is, it is the Interior Design Show held every year in Toronto. This was IDS’ 16th year holding this exhibit. … Continue reading
Is a vintage inspired room something you are trying to achieve? Well I have one word for you…… THRIFTING!
There is a new trend of thrifting or buying from consignment stores. These stores sell second hand pieces from fashion to furniture and much more. This is a great way to get antique, classic pieces for cheap. The trick to thrift shopping is having an eye, seeing the potential. At first glance you may not be able to see the potential in the piece but after some tender love and care you could have something that’s one of a kind. There are many DIY projects that could be done for way less then purchasing something at a retail price. If you do prefer buying new pieces stores like IKEA have began to sell vintage-like furniture.
When picking colors for your vintage-style room use soft colors like pastels and neutrals. You can mix in some bold colors to make it pop but be careful not to pick bright ones as you will stray away from the vintage feel. White, light grey or oak furniture will keep with the theme.
French-style furniture really has a vintage feeling. As well, button-back upholstery furniture like below.
Just because something is a little distressed doesn’t mean it’s no good. This could really make your room.
For window fixtures try lace curtains. For other textiles (bed linens, upholstery, etc) use soft patterns and textured fabrics.
On your walls there are plenty of bold or floral wallpapers that will make you feel like your in the modern 1940s. If wallpaper isn’t your thing paint can still do the job (just remember nothing too bright.. try a neutral).
And finally there are so many antiques to be found in thrift stores or garage sales that will add to your decor. Anything from rotary telephones to an antique chest, milk jugs, records, lanterns and so much more that will have your room feeling super vintage but still chic.
*Add mirrors, jewelled chandeliers and fur pillows/throws to glam up your vintage-styled room*