Looking to create a vintage, old-school look in your home!
There is something truly timeless about certain looks. When you can create a sense of history in a new home, there is something quite magical about it. However, trying to procure a vintage look can be quite difficult if you don’t know where to start.
While many DIY designers are quick to hop on furniture, there are better places to start.
We recommend starting with window treatments.
Whether you like solid, interior shutters or soft, delicate lace panels, there are plenty of options to consider when looking to add a pop of vintage style and history to your home. A great set of blinds and shades can also help to block out the unwanted sun during the summer and unwanted drafts during the winter, increasing the overall energy-efficiency of your home.
Putting some thought into your window treatments can help tie you home together. Of course, if you get the wrong window treatments, you could create an environment that feels scattered or off-putting. If you’re looking to create something historic-looking in your home, here are a few ideas to get you started.
You can’t go wrong with an elegant set of curtains. Curtains have been around for thousands of years. They were often used to help retain room temperature inside the house. Some historians say that the first curtains used in American homes were made out of plain fabrics. Of course, once Americans got word of European styles, embellishments began to appear to create a more ornate look.
If you want to go for an ornate look, be prepared to spend a bit of money. To get that true vintage look, there are a few fabrics that we highly recommend over others, including rayon, velvet, silk, chintz, or lace.
Shutters are another excellent choice for those looking to impart a vintage style into their homes, as they have been around for thousands of years too. In fact, the people of ancient Greece used shutters in their buildings to keep out sunlight, provide privacy, and protect anything on the interior.
In warmer regions of the world, shutters were huge. These older shutters were large pieces with a wooden center rod that could be used to open and close the slats. Many people refer to these types of shutters as “plantation shutters.” While they have been around for quite some time, we are even beginning to see them pop up in modern homes.
If you don’t want to fork over a ton of money for true wood shutters, we recommend going with faux wood. It looks deceptively similar, is much easier to clean, and is incredibly durable.
Finding the Right Vintage Window Treatments
If you want to stay true to the vintage style, these two window treatment options are the best around. Make sure to do your research to find the best style for your space and head on over to Affordable Blinds to check out their wide variety of window treatment options.