Sometimes the best part of a room are the accessories used. When you’re decorating with a vintage theme in mind, there are so many different things you can use to add character. We list our favourites, from radios to flowers, here.
Vintage radios are an exciting touch to a room, but it takes away the magic of the look when you have one non-working old radio there for decoration, and another one that you can actually use, but looks too modern to fit in. From House of Fraser, you can get the best of both worlds with this Roberts RD60 DAB Radio for £159.99, satisfying both your ears and eyes.
No room is complete without flowers, but with so many different vases to choose from, how do you know which one looks best? We love this £15.00 Scratch vase from Habitat for mantelpieces, bedside tables, and shelves. It’s texture is unusual in a vase, but it definitely complements a vintage look. Buy two, and use them to frame a single, larger one for added effect.
Lamps are quite easy to choose as there is such a wide variety and they tend to blend in with any theme, but when decorating a room with a vintage theme you need to pay careful attention. If you don’t want to go for a completely plain lamp, go for a vividly patterned shade or base, but avoid both being over the top. This Eye-catching Cream Artichoke Style Table Lamp is perfect, as the base is striking and the shade is a simple pleated design. It’s available from Haysom Interiors for £72.00.
If you are looking for something to add a little colour to your sofa, have a look at these Hellebore and Coral Cushions from Emma Bridgewater. They may be just what you need to keep the room alive, yet mellow at the same time. They are available in several colours for £39.95 each.
One accessory we adore is this PiP Studio Shabby Chic Jug, £10.95 from John Lewis. The possibilities of using jugs like this are endless, whether they’re actually used to hold a liquid, used as a vase, or just put on show to look nice. They bring a lovely touch to any room, and this one in particular is stunning thanks to the pattern and design of the jug itself.