Here are a few of my favorites - many of which I have incorporated in my own home.
Although there are many quality reproductions available at various price points, there is just something special about the real thing. A word of caution = be sure to check the wiring before installing as most vintage fixtures will need to be updated.
This vintage light fixture hangs in our living room –a great alternative to can lights.
Use them for their intended purpose, mirrors, headboards or decorative accents.
We found this pair while our house was being built and had the builder install them instead of the planned French doors.
A great design detail to use for headboards and folding screens. One of my favorite aspects of shutters is that they are usually found in a variety of colors.
Install them as a permanent fixture in your home or use them as a design element.
Old ceiling tins, corbels, windows – the list goes on and on. My favorite and probably the easiest way to add vintage charm to your home.
Another vintage item which can be used for its original purpose or turned into shelving, headboards, and more.
Counters / Bars / Built-in Cabinets
If you are lucky enough to have the space for these beauties, they undoubtedly become the focal point of any room.
An English Pub installed as a counter in this homeowner’s basement.
A built-in cabinet in our dining room which was removed from a local real estate office.
A grain bin from an old general store which we use for storage in our kitchen.
These are only a few of the many possibilities. What is your favorite way to add vintage charm to your home? Have you incorporated any of these ideas in your décor? I would love to hear your ideas!
Note: Always use caution when bringing vintage painted pieces into your home (especially if you have children) as they may contain lead paint.