Interior design is all about balance — finding the perfect mixture of tones, colours, finishes and even styles. Incorporating vintage furniture in your home not only makes your home historically intriguing but also shows off your personality. If you’re unsure about how to incorporate vintage pieces in your home, the design team at Amanda Aerin can help steer you in the right direction, helping to add soulful inspiration to your home.

Mixing vintage and modern furniture

Balance out your proportions

Many vintage pieces are made of heavier materials like wood and leather; thus, taking up more space. Juxtaposition these pieces with softer, neutral fabrics or other materials in sleek, modern lines.

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Source: Apartment Therapy

Vintage custom furniture

Make it custom

Did you come across a beautiful vintage armchair, armoire or desk that has a unique shape but doesn’t quite fit the aesthetic of your home? Make it your own with our custom furniture services. From reupholstering it in a fabric that speaks to you or giving it new life with a coat of paint, custom furniture is an easy way to make a vintage piece of furniture fit within the design of your home.

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Vintage furniture

Use bold colours 

Make a statement with colour. A vintage piece stands out more if it’s in a bold, beautiful colour. Vibrant blue hues or vivid oranges make the shape of retro pieces even more alluring — whether you find it in all its glory or if you make it your own through custom furniture services.

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Source: Apartment Therapy

Smeg retro fridge

Retro vibes

While not vintage per se, Smeg’s retro-inspired single door refrigerators add both colour and retro 50’s vibes to your kitchen — while not sacrificing the comforts of a modern-day working refrigerator. Paired perfectly with sleek, modern or more traditional cabinets, find nostalgia in your kitchen through design and retro-inspired appliances.

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Styling: Liz Strong
Source: Southern Living

Ornate french mirror

Bring in light with an ornate mirror

Visually open up your space by incorporating a mirror. Parisian-inspired, ornate mirrors are a great addition to your space. Not only do these mirrors create a glamorous atmosphere but they also make your space feel bigger and reflect more natural light. 

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Vintage maps in interior design

Turn it into artwork

Did you come across an old magazine cover, newspaper clipping or old map that caught your eye? Turn that vintage piece into art by framing it. Centre it over the sofa, desk or anywhere that you need to fill space to create a home with an eclectic vibe.

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Vintage finds can help to make your home unique, eclectic or reflect your personal style. While there are no hard and fast rules as to how you should add them into your space, customizing a piece to make it your own or choosing items that are the epitome of you, is always the way to go.