How to integrate vintage furniture into your interior?

How to integrate vintage furniture into your interior?

Vintage furniture has been making a comeback in our interiors for several years now. Timeless, of exceptional quality and almost unique, they attract more and more enthusiasts. In a flea market or in a specialized store, it is not that difficult to find vintage furniture. Vintage is so popular that even major manufacturers do not hesitate to take inspiration from their style to create new models! But once purchased, your vintage furniture must find its place in your interior... and that's not always easy! In this article, you will find our advice for integrating vintage furniture into your interior.

What is vintage furniture?

Vintage furniture has been very trendy in recent years. But do you know exactly what vintage furniture is? A piece of furniture is said to be vintage when it is at least twenty years old, and when it participated in the definition of a particular style at a certain time. Many pieces have become icons, such as Eames chairs, Scandinavian sideboards, or even Knoll tables for example. Vintage furniture is also a guarantee of good quality. Indeed, these pieces of furniture have been made with durable materials over time. Note that a piece of furniture that has been renovated is still considered vintage as long as the other criteria are met.

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Why so successful?

Vintage furniture is so successful that many major brands are inspired by original models to create new furniture collections. If it has been making a comeback for a few years now, it is not for nothing. From Scandinavian inspirations to industrial-style furniture, it's everywhere! True vintage furniture has the particularity of being both ecological, durable, and having a unique style: this is the secret of its success. Ecological since vintage furniture was manufactured several decades ago and is therefore currently reused; durable because the materials with which they are made were designed to last over time, and their quality was carefully chosen; finally, they bring a unique style since vintage furniture is limited collections.

Eames chair, Herman Miller, here

How to integrate vintage furniture into your interior?

Now that you know a little more about vintage furniture and the origins of its success, here are some tips for integrating your furniture into your interior as best as possible; These tips are not to be followed to the letter, the main thing is that you like your interior!

Don't accumulate furniture : Too much vintage kills vintage! we advise you not to have more than one piece of vintage furniture in each room. If you accumulate them, they will be much less highlighted, and you risk falling into the “too much” category.

Break the style : To give character to your interior we advise you to mix vintage furniture with contemporary furniture. Confront the times! You can also break up the vintage style with touches of pop color, whether on a wall, with cushions, or on another piece of furniture!

Give some furniture a facelift : Vintage furniture looks old-fashioned, obviously! If you are a bit of a handyman, you can have fun reupholstering your vintage armchairs by changing the fabric, or repainting a wooden sideboard.

Now that you know (almost) everything about vintage furniture, we suggest you take a look at The Woods Gallery website here or directly in our Montmartre store to discover our gems!