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Vintage style tips

PUBLISHED: 11:48 17 June 2014 | UPDATED: 11:56 17 June 2014

A bold vintage floral pattern on a classic-style armchair makes a great statement piece

A bold vintage floral pattern on a classic-style armchair makes a great statement piece

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John Darling of Darlings of Chelsea, St Albans gives his top tips for achieving a vintage look

Vintage-inspired interior design is popular, and it’s easy to see why – opulent, traditional, warm and inviting – it’s simple to achieve and easy to live with. There are many ways to achieve a classic vintage look in your home, from choice of furniture, to the soft furnishings and accessories.

Traditional shapes and styles, such as our Georgia and Hermione ranges, work best for furniture as the soft shapes help create a comfy, inviting feeling. You can then use fabrics to create the perfect vintage statement piece, whether it be with a bold vintage floral pattern, soft muted shades of velvet or a traditional distressed leather.

The addition of smaller, vintage-inspired accessories such as clocks and mirrors can also completely transform your living space without having to invest in statement pieces. You can find some great rare pieces at flea markets, antique shops and auctions that will add interest and put your identity on your home.

Ultimately, it’s about having fun, by bringing back classic items and styles that you love from eras gone by and and making your home a comfy and relaxing place, unique to you.

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