Vintage furniture is hotter than ever! These pieces of history are much more than "just" a nice decor. They give the room a cozy and a bit nostalgic atmosphere and have the ability to take us back to a bygone era.
Vintage furniture is usually referred to as pieces from the 1930s to the 1970s. If you are interested in this style you should definitely know designers like Marcel Breuer, Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjaerholm and Isamu Noguchi.
It's no coincidence that the interest in vintage furniture is growing. The high quality and its special charm are perfect for any interior. In most cases, vintage furniture is made from high quality materials, which makes them timeless and durable. Their advantages include the precision of workmanship and the comfort they bring to the room. But what makes them special is their own story telling every piece of furniture. Even those that are not inherited but bought always bring a touch of nostalgia. You can also unfold your individuality with the help of original vintage furniture, as they stand out from mass-produced products and are not widely available.
If you opt for vintage furniture, the modern pieces from the room can not be banished. Vintage and modern furniture can be cleverly combined. This creates a contrast that looks impressive and playful. The modern decor even emphasizes the romantic charm of the old furniture. In a style mix, you can avoid the gaudy colors for walls and floors. We would recommend you to put on light and dull colors.
Beautiful vintage furniture can be found at flea markets and also in many online shops. Lately, it's getting more and more up to date to make a worn look on new furniture. We did some research and found "real" vintage treasures for you. Take a look at our suggestions.
- Vintage dresser
- Vintage armchair
- Vintage table
- Vintage chair
Children's room in vintage style
When choosing one should be aware of some factors, because many plagiarisms are sold. Since counterfeits are sometimes made so precise, we would recommend that you always ask for an authenticity certificate or contact an expert. Also pay attention to the price of the piece. Originals are much more expensive than counterfeits in most cases. For this reason, it is particularly important to find out in advance which prices are customary in the market.
What should one pay attention to? Original vintage furniture is mostly offered restored. A restoration is necessary to restore the original charm. Here, however, the danger arises that the character of the piece is damaged. A good restorer takes the authenticity of a piece of furniture into account and breathes new life into it, while preserving vintage features such as peeling edges, faded paint, and chipped paint.
In Germany there are shops and online shops that specialize in buying used furniture, restore it and sell it again. Most widely used are furniture of the 60s. Especially fascinating are the pieces with a longer history, like those of Art Deco and the Bauhaus era, as they are real rarities. They are the best choice for those who prefer furniture with a straightforward and mostly simple character. The vintage furniture also includes the Art Nouveau pieces, which are characterized by floral motifs and strongly curved lines.
We have put together a short list of such specialized online shops for you:
- Inside Room
- Goldstein & Co
- Lys vintage
In a room that is decorated in vintage style, eye-catching accessories such as wood clocks, musical instruments on the walls and throw pillows in bright colors are a must. There is something for all travel lovers. World maps, globes and suitcases can be found everywhere. Also characteristic for vintage deco are glass vases, small porcelain figurines and green indoor plants. There are no strict rules for this style. Everything you like is right here.
In our gallery you will find many vintage interior design ideas that fascinate with a special charm. Have fun setting up and decorating and see you soon!
Create a cozy and nostalgic atmosphere at home!
Colorful throw pillows and green houseplants
This is what a vintage shelf looks like
Guitars on the wall
Living room in vintage style
Kitchen in vintage style
Eye-catching vintage armchair
A suitcase bedside table
Inspire for your next destination!
Leather furniture perfectly matches the vintage interior
Many pictures on the wall
Vintage wooden tables
Living room in blue
Eye-catching vintage lamps
Plates as decorative elements