Grandmothers know better, and of course, that applies to your home décor, too. More than likely, what was “in” when Grandma decorated her house and then “out” when your mom decorated hers is back “in” again. After all, trends are cyclical. But, at the end of the day, there are trends that are classics and that will never go out of style. So take a look at these vintage home decor ideas and get inspired!
Though a more minimalist look has taken over recently, how charming would it be to source a vintage floral wallpaper?
CAST IRON BEDS
Cast iron beds are a classic! This is definitely something that your Grandma have, since it was a interior design trend in the 40’s.
Introduced during the Great Depression, the then-affordable green glassware gained popularity following World War II, meaning your grandparents likely had a set. Today, it’s popular with collectors and a great way to add a pop of color while honoring another era.
Café, tiered, or simply kitchen curtains: However you say it, they’ll always remind us of Grandma’s house. And they’d look just as cute in a modern-day farmhouse kitchen.
Store Grandma’s china the same way she did: in a china cupboard. Its impressive contents were only touched on holidays.
PINK BATHROOM TILE
Pink tiled bathrooms were a huge trend in the ’40s and ’50s, which explains why so many grandmas had them. Now, pink bathrooms might be making a comeback, and there’s even a whole movement to “Save the Pink Bathroom.” As if you needed any more reason to channel your inner grandma.
Brushed nickel had a hold on the late ’90s and ’00s, but the ’80s and early ’90s were all about brass. Whether brushed or shiny, bathrooms, kitchens, doors and cabinets were accented with hardware and fixtures in the golden metal. (And the preference for brass goes even further back, like in this ’60s “modern” bath.)
Long before the days when buyers demanded granite, white countertops were the choice for kitchens. (Especially if it was white laminate.) They helped counter dark cabinets and coordinated with appliances.
DECORATIVE WALL PLATES
Or, put her most decorative plates on display—a classic Grandma move. Whether commemorating a historical event, a work of art, or showing off a particularly beautiful pattern, these plates were for admiring.
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