The vintage decoration style brings furniture and accessories from the 1950s and 1960s up to date. With a touch of nostalgia, we dive into bright colors or pastel colors, futuristic shapes, teak furniture, as well as retro posters.

Here are the elements that characterize vintage decoration.

What is vintage style?

Vintage decor celebrates the 1950s and 1960s, but there is general agreement to extend this period from the 1930s to the 1970s and 1980s.

The vintage style is inspired by the art deco years, the pop style of the 1960s and the post-war style of the 50s (Mid-century modern). Bright colors and optimism are therefore at the rendezvous. The rooms have a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The furniture

The term "vintage" refers to objects from past decades that have been brought up to date. We favor original objects rather than imitations. The authenticity of furniture is therefore an essential component of vintage decor. Given this notion of rarity and authenticity, prices for vintage style furniture can sometimes be high.

For example, there are tables or stools in teak, round tables for the dining room and furniture with compass feet characteristic of the 1950s.

Sofas and armchairs in leather or fabric, usually light in color, give a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The vintage sofa is often small and there are elements from the 1950s and 1960s such as wood for the structure, integrated shelves or rounded shapes.


In terms of colors, the vintage style leaves room for creativity. You can give an older or romantic look to a vintage room with pastel colors, such as powder pink, sky blue or soft green. Or a more modern and cheerful look with bright colors such as canary yellow, acid shades or bright red. Again, mixing color types, soft as well as brighter, is allowed.

The patterns are also very popular in the vintage style. Whether it's geometric shapes or large polka dots, we focus on the graphic aspect. We find them on cushions, carpets, but also on the walls thanks to the wallpaper.

Lights and Objects

For lighting, copper fixtures, hanging lamps with geometric shapes (also found in the Scandinavian style) and chandeliers are popular.

In terms of objects, you will find old mirrors as well as trays placed on a coffee table, a water pitcher used as a flowerpot, patterned cushions, antique chests, old metal boxes of biscuits or crates of wood .

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