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home: trend [ modern vintage ]

This Autumn see the revival of a trend which never really goes away in many homes. Modern vintage does what it says, combining old styles and past trends with modern interpretations. Vintage styles have always inspired us in the present, whether it’s mid-century furniture, 70’s glam, or 80’s modernism you can take elements and work with them in any room.

There are no rules to creating this trend, infact it’s entirely up to you what feel you would like to bring. Although when introducing vintage pieces into a room make sure you you don’t over clutter or over exhaust the look. Mix different items from different decades to create an eclectic look, but try and bring it all together with a base colour [white is always a good place to start ].

Let the furniture and soft furnishings bring the colour

The rich 70’s tones of orange, moss green, burgandy, and teal will be perfect for this time of year. Darker woods like walnut and mango will ground the room and give it more interest. Once you have some key pieces of furniture, or a statement light then start bringing in some modern touches with pattern and print on soft furnishings and art work.

Bring a retro feel with brick wallpaper

If you are looking to make a statement why not go retro with a brick effect wallpaper. Popularity has grown massively for wall or garden effect wallpapers and some are even textured to give a more realistic appearance. And don’t worry, you are not trying to kid anybody, they just look great and create a fab backdrop to a room. Check out DunelmHenderson Interiors and I Love Wallpaper

Although having original pieces from decades past is ideal [ sometimes it can be time consuming hunting them out and finding the right thing ], there is some great reproduction furniture available online now. Check out rockettstgeorge.co.ukroseandgrey.co.uk and grahamandgreen.co.uk


1.Bedside table – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £165 ]

2. Robin Day chair – johnlewis.com [ £233.75 ]

3. Ceiling light – habitat.co.uk [ £28 ]

4. Telephone – bloomsburystore.com [ £34.95 ]

5. Nest of tables – roseandgrey.co.uk [ £325 ]

6. Storage unit – made.com [ £199 ]


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