Every decade always seems to make its way back to the forefront of the fashion and design industry. Vintage is one of the hottest trends for home decor right now. However, there is a clearly defined line between old junk and vintage and retro furniture. You can find new, vintage-style furniture for sale, or you can go to your local Saturday market and find pieces you can up-cycle. Here are some tips on how to turn old items into fabulous home decor.
Clean, Clean, and Clean Again
The first step to turning old, mistreated furniture into a wonderful vintage piece is to clean it. If you think the first round of cleaning was enough, you are probably mistaken. Be sure to remove all the dust, dirt, rust, lacquer, and any other materials or finishes that are preventing your latest furniture find from being presented in its best light.
Bring New Life into Upholstery Chairs
Whether you’ve found a cute wicker chair, retro dining chair, or vintage metal chair, if the upholstery is stained, ripped, or downright unappealing, you will need to replace the cushion to keep it from looking old and worn. Once you fix the upholstery, consider pairing your new chair with a rectangular glass table.
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint/Stain to Furniture
A fresh coat of paint or stain touch up can be the difference between your guests saying, “eh” and “W-O-W!” Be sure to strip the previous paint or stain off before making putting on the first coast. Once you are done, add some beautiful wall art behind your new vintage furniture.
When you need to pair new chic furniture with vintage furniture so you can have the chic room you have always dreamed of, turn to Marlo Furniture. As the area’s leading furniture retail brand, we are happy to help you find the perfect furniture pairings for every room in your home.