4 VINTAGE INSPIRATIONS IN STENCILS
Want to refresh your interior and return to the past on a high note? The vintage trend will perfectly suit every lover’s tastes of history and original arrangements. Going for retro arrangement, you will create a unique interior with a soul. What color palette and patterns to choose? Is it worth getting rid of old furniture and investing in new ones? Properly exposed, old elements from those times will perfectly emphasize the character of the whole interior. In today’s post, we will answer all your questions. We invite you!
The retro trend is the perfect choice for those who love original and modern compositions. After all, thanks to vintage, you can easily combine the cherished past with a note of modernism. Arrangements in this style are usually chosen by young people who are fascinated by history and want to create a unique interior with a soul. Old furniture from the 50s, 60s and 70s lying around in the garage or in the attic? Don’t throw them away! Restoration of a chest of drawers is the perfect way to get an original piece of furniture at a low cost. With the use of sandpaper, appropriate varnish protecting the surface, paint, and a stencil, you will change your grandma’s commemorative display case beyond recognition! Outdated or stylized as old, new furniture is the quintessence of timeless retro style.
The design of the 50s, 60s and 70s penetrated the world of interior design fashion and stayed there for a long time. One of the motifs initiated in those times is the chessboard. The combination of contrasting shades, such as white and black, is a classic that has always reigned in decorating. Such an elegant pattern harmonizes with expressive accessories and gives the interior fresh energy and dynamics. Other motifs reflecting this timeless trend are the rounded square, hexagon and circles. Classic, geometric shapes in a unique edition will perfectly fit into a vintage interior, bringing a touch of modernity to it. Abundant colors and irregular spots are the ‘heart’ of the retro style. Will you bet on crazy mosaics and abstract patterns? Or maybe black and white tiles complemented with subtle, mint additions reflect your soul more? Trust your creativity!
VINTAGE COLOR PALETTE
Strong and original colors are definitely one of the most recognizable features of the retro style. A wide range of shades includes both subdued tints of gray as well as intense red, green or navy blue and delicate pastels. When deciding on a vintage arrangement, it is worth choosing a uniform wall in white, beige or gray, which will be an ideal base for later decorations with expressive colors. In the past, the most common room decorated in retro style was the kitchen. At that time, the focus was on a combination of intense, red furniture with pastel mint accessories. Nowadays, however, we reach for a more subdued composition of classic white and black. We complete the whole with one eye-catching shade. In this way, you will arrange a coherent, harmonious space filled with the atmosphere straight from the 60s! And you? Which version will you choose? A way-out mix of colors or a more subdued combination of basic shades with a hint of madness? The choice is yours!
Let your imagination run wild and combine timeless classics with modernity! The historical outline of the whole decor will be perfectly emphasized by age-old objects, not only in the form of furniture, but also frames or vases. Do you have an old, broken mirror? Turn it into an original decor! Going for a retro arrangement, it is worth focusing on characteristic, smaller accents in the form of colorful knobs in cabinets and golden fittings in the bathroom and kitchen. You should also pay attention to textiles. The material that perfectly reflects the vintage atmosphere is velour. Placing geometric shapes on it, you will additionally emphasize this unique character. How to do it? It’s easier than you think! All you need is a retro-patterned stencil, smooth sponge brushes and your favorite paint set. For detailed instructions on how to make decorations on textiles, get familiar with our blog.