Are you looking for new ways to use vintage home decor in a modern home? I love including vintage decor in my home, but I like to ensure that my more modern farmhouse design style still shines through. So today, I’ll show you how I added touches of vintage for summer decor in my office/sunroom.
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Joining me today are some amazing bloggers each sharing a space in their home decked out for summer. If you’re stopping by from KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms, thank you for joining me!
Summer Style Vintage Home Decor
If you’re new to my blog, you may have missed how I transformed our sunroom into my office. It works perfectly for a little office space and I get to enjoy the added bonus of a beautiful view. This year I wanted to spruce it up for summer, but I thought I would also show you how to incorporate vintage home decor into your style without it feeling too “old”.
Utilize Vintage Furniture
One of the easiest ways to add touches of vintage decor to your space is by using larger furniture pieces. My vintage desk is one of my favorite finds. It was once a work bench and I can only imagine the things that were made on it. With the addition of a tall bar stool, it easily transitions to a traditional desk.
I’ve spruced up my work space for summer by adding a few potted plants, a pop of colorful blooms and some empty pots as a nod to summer plants without actually having to care for more living things. 😉
If you’re interested to see more ways to use terra cotta pots, make sure to check out my garden party summer tablescape.
I also added a serene landscape print to give me a view of some greenery when I’m working. Layering it on top of a thin rug makes it fill the space better and adds some interest and texture.
Add Something Unexpected
My newest addition to my office is this vintage oar. It was a flea market find from this spring and I thought it would be a fun wall hanging. Using vintage items as home decor makes a statement without being overly fussy. And now, I get to tell its story whenever guests are over as well.
The oar also has a summery feel to it. When I see it, I think of long days on the water, slowly gliding along, just enjoying the peace of summer days.
Rethink The Purpose of Vintage Items
Another way I like to incorporate vintage home decor is by using unlikely items for a new purpose. This copper vessel makes a lovely vase for some summer flowers.
Vintage items are so special to incorporate because they are often one-of-a-kind. They help make my home unique and each one tells a story of its own.
This vintage basket is another fun find that I’ve added to my wall decor. It was once used for collecting and harvesting but now serves as a way to add summery flowers to my space.
Mix the Old and New
The key to adding vintage home decor to your home, without it feeling overly worn, is to mix old and new pieces. My cozy corner is anchored by a large reading chair to modernize the space.
My favorite pillows are actually new, but have an aged and worn-in feel to them. However, mixing this vintage window with newer decor items keeps the space fresh and interesting, while providing the comfort I am looking for in a cozy reading nook.
Can’t Go Wrong With Summer Florals
As you can see, the absolute easiest way to add some summer decor is to mix in summer florals. Fresh flowers are always my favorite, but in a space like this I like to use faux florals so they are a “set it and forget it” type of summer accent.
Favorite Faux Florals
I hope that some of these tips have been helpful to you as you think of ways to use vintage home decor in a modern home! And bonus points for incorporating summer accents while you’re at it! 😉 You can see my living room styled for summer here as well!
Make sure to head next to see how my friend Annie from Zevy Joy has decorated her living room for summer! And follow the hop to view all these lovely homes in our tour. You will not be disappointed!