In order for a country house to become a place where you can really take a break from the bustle of the city, it must be equipped accordingly. A great solution for cottage design would be to choose a vintage style.
FEATURES OF THE VINTAGE STYLE IN THE DESIGN OF HOUSES AND COTTAGES
In order to decorate the interior in this style, it is not enough just to purchase old things (furniture, accessories) and distribute them among the rooms. Vintage, like any style, has its own characteristics:
- natural materials, both in decoration, and in furniture, and in accessories;
- natural colors: brown, beige, white, black, all colors are muted;
- old or aged furniture;
- Accessories made of copper, cast iron, silver.
VINTAGE STYLE ELEMENTS
When designing, it is important to avoid “museum”. To do this, you need to focus on one thing. For example, if you find some stunning old furniture or pick up an artificially aged piece from a reputable manufacturer, don’t overload the room with vintage wallpaper as well. Let them be neutral. But with the help of accessories you can emphasize the style: dried flowers in a copper vase will be very appropriate. Accessories generally play a very important role in the design of a cottage in this style. It is not necessary to purchase them in antique shops. Just think carefully and try to remember what is in your pantry. For example, an old grandmother’s service that you once left as a keepsake. Or maybe the cuckoo clock, which was once a pity to throw away, is gathering dust somewhere in the attic? All this is perfect for decorating a cottage in a vintage style.
Lighting plays a significant role. It shouldn’t be too intense. Perfectly fit into vintage fabric lampshades on floor lamps, as well as copper candlesticks. A feature of this style is its versatility, the ability to show your imagination, make dreams of peace and comfort come true, using the unlimited possibilities of old or aged interior items. The main thing is not to overdo it. If the interior decoration of a country house is “cluttered” with all the old things that can be found in the bins of neighbors and relatives, it is unlikely that a real vintage interior will turn out.