When it comes to styling your home, especially when you want to create a vintage, retro or kitsch haven, attention to detail is everything. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you should lay your focus on the small things that finish off the look; there are plenty of larger things that require your attention too. One of the most important (and often most difficult) aspects to make sure you get right is the furniture, and from the bathroom to the living room there are plenty of rooms to fill with gorgeous pieces. Whether you’re adding to your beloved retro collection or starting from scratch, here are some tips to help inspire you into creating your gorgeous retro home.
Only Splash Out on Investment Pieces
As much as we all dream of filling every room to the brim with retro treasures, cost-wise it simply isn’t viable for the majority of us. Due to the current popularity of retro and vintage, you’ll often find that things most people were giving away a few years ago now come with an incredibly high price tag. For this reason, you should only splurge on things you love and that are truly worth the investment.
Whether it’s a kitchen sideboard in duck-egg blue or a mustard yellow 50’s Swedish sofa, take your time in sourcing items to complement your home and the décor you have no doubt already carefully picked out.
Remember to only invest in pieces that are well made and that will stay looking fantastic for years to come. Vintage pieces can often have their flaws, and, unless you have the knowledge to repair them yourself, you’re going to be stuck with something that looks great but could be totally unusable.
Don’t be Afraid to DIY
If you’re finding it hard to source the perfect piece of furniture, fear not: there are plenty of easy-to-do tutorials available online which mean that creating your own furniture could not be simpler.
Don’t be disheartened if you can’t find the coffee table you’ve been dreaming of; from simple ideas like changing the colour of your old sofa to more challenging ideas such as creating your own dining room table, there are plenty of inspirational guides available online for free!
Mix Old & New
It may not be something you’ve considered, but there are plenty of modern furniture companies that have fantastic collections of furniture you can mix with your truly retro pieces. The best thing about picking modern furniture is that often it is easier than you may think to give it a kitsch makeover.
From painting your dining room chairs in pastel colours to giving a bedside cabinet and book cases that ever popular shabby chic finish; whatever sweet theme you’ve picked out for your home you can make some simple changes to make sure your furniture matches too!
Hopefully this will help you see just how easy it is to get your furniture looking as kitsch as the rest of your home, without having to fork out too much of your hard earned cash to get this sought after look.