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Sometimes it’s hard to put a name to your decor style. I’ve used words like vintage, boho, or eclectic to describe our ever-growing, ever-changing home. I love moody colors, bold choices, rich textiles, and vintage treasures. But now that we have a little one, my number one priority is liveability.
I’m a firm believer that your home should function for your life and your family. No matter what Pinterest or Instagram may show you, no one’s home is picture-perfect all the time. Dog hair gets on the couch; baby toys spill across the floor; dishes pile in the sink. Houses are meant to be lived in, after all! But a busy family life doesn’t require you to totally sacrifice beautiful style. So today I’m sharing a few tips for curating a stylish but liveable vintage aesthetic. These tricks of the trade have helped me curate the home of my dreams — and maybe they will inspire you too!
Don’t be afraid to use color. Think of your walls as a big canvas. A great paint color can really set the mood in a room, like this parisian pink in our old parlor or this sage green in our guest room. While I do love white walls, I’ve always loved bold color choices. It’s a great way to transform a room without breaking your budget.
Invite warmth and texture with a vintage rug. Once upon a time, I sourced and sold vintage rugs. My love for vintage-style rugs still burns strong. In my opinion, a good rug can make or break a room. Some of my vintage rugs are well over a hundred years old. Real wool cleans easily and can stand the test of time — and family! Read this post to learn how to source vintage Persian rugs. Not in the market for vintage? Check out these beautiful and affordable options on Wayfair: here, here, and here.
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Blend vintage finds with new pieces. I love shopping thrift shops, salvage yards, and Facebook Market for one-of-a-kind treasures. In fact, our current living room couch and coffee table are Facebook finds! I love to blend vintage pieces with new items for functionality. This nightstand set from Wayfair has that mid-century vibe I love. This blush accent chair and sleek leather couch also offer great style at a steal.
Plus, don’t miss out on Way Day! Way Day is the biggest and best Wayfair sale and it’s happening all day Wednesday and Thursday! Starting Wednesday, 4/27 (midnight EST) through Friday, 4/29 (3am EST) Wayfair will have their lowest prices of the year!
Creating a beautiful, liveable space doesn’t have to break the bank. Small changes (a new rug, new throw pillows, a new nightstand, or even a new paint color) can complete transform a room. If you’ve been longing for a refresh, I recommend checking out Wayfair’s Way Day sale. They offer statement-making pieces from great brands — and at jaw-dropping prices.
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I hope these simple tips help you design the functional home of your dreams. Good design should always match your family’s needs. Homes are meant to be lived in and enjoyed. May yours be restful, welcoming, and everything you need it to be!