No matter how much you love the fifties (or the sixties, or the seventies), please don’t decorate entirely in that style. Embracing one period wholeheartedly is a surefire way to turn your home into a kitsch castle.
Mixing modern furniture and decor with your great vintage finds is another way to help your rooms stay relevant. Plus, it’ll make your home even more one-of-a-kind.
Balance things out with accessories that don’t really go with any era, like a big stack of books or a great photograph.
Well, we won’t make you travel just for the sake of decorating your home, but if you do find yourself in a foreign country, make it a point to find an exotic, native item for your home. This is a great way to add the same type of variety vintage brings without the camp factor.
Now you can find out how to buy big name vintage furniture.
Nestpert: Grayson Handy, co-owner and creative director of Prudence Designs and Events and author of the new book Flowers for the Home: Inspirations from the World Over