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30+ Ways To Incorporate Vintage Decor Into Your Home

Do you love the character of vintage decor, but are stumped on ways to incorporate vintage decor into your home? Get ready, because here is 30+ ways to inspire you!

If you are anything like me, you love spending a Saturday morning with a big cup of coffee in hand, driving around hopping from yard sales to estate sales to thrift stores and flea markets. You’re searching for the next vintage decor piece that calls to you. The next piece that is just perfect for your home. You’re on a quest for vintage decor that looks like it has lived a good life and has a story to tell. If you’re anything like me, you love vintage decor.

It is something about the chipped paint, rusted metal, rustic wood or just a style that you don’t see very often anymore. Vintage decor gives your home layers of character.

Hunting and gathering vintage decor may be fun on Saturday mornings, but when it comes to actually bringing those vintage pieces into your home, you may be stuck. Sometimes I get enamored by the beauty of a piece in a store. Bringing it home and figuring how to incorporate vintage decor is a whole ‘nother story.

It can sometimes be tough figuring how ways to use or reuse vintage decor, so I decided to bring together TONS of different ideas to inspire you. In this post you’ll see over 30 ways to use vintage decor in your home. Some of these are my home and others are blogging friends of mine. Be sure to click over to each post for lots more details and inspiration from each and every one of these ladies.

This post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here.

Further Reading: If you’re ready to SHOP for vintage decor, you’ve gotta check this post out for my favorite farmhouse vintage decor shops on Etsy!

Are you ready to see all of these awesome ways to incorporate vintage pieces into your home??

Collage of vintage medicine cabinet, farmhouse decor on cabinet, barstool used as nightstand, vintage lockers for storage, galvanized tubs for sink, vintage dresser as vanity with text overlay that says 30 ways to use vintage decor with farmhouse style

Mint green Vintage medicine cabinet shown hanging on wall above small vanity sink and black farmhouse style light hanging above

Add a vintage medicine cabinet to your bathroom

Modern looking box with haripin legs with white and gold colors with text overlay that says make a mid-century side table to hide your router

Grab a vintage air purifier to hide cords ….I just spray painted and added these hairpin legs

Vintage dresser used to create a coffee bar with shelves and hooks added to the wall to hold coffee mug collection

Refinish a vintage dresser and make it a coffee station

Bathroom showing blue painted vintage dresser used as vanity with a sink added, full wall of subway tile, cement tile flooring, modern globe lighting and metal framed mirror

Or turn a vintage dresser into a vanity in your bathroom

Vintage window shown as decor on top of green painted cabinet in hallway with modern farmhouse decor

Add a vintage window into your decor
Vintage bread box shown on kitchen counter with cutting board, white farmhouse pitcher, vintage glass bottles and metal deer head with farmhouse sign hanging above as wall decor a hanging pot rack shown in background
Find a vintage bread box and give it a chalk paint makeover

Vintage glass bottles and brush on a wood shelf with shiplap walls in background

Add in vintage glass bottles and a vintage bath brush for bathroom decor

Upcycle tacky pitchers into white farmhouse pitchers to decorate your shelves!
Barnwood frame holding vintage inspired embroidery art
Frame a piece of vintage embroidered fabric

Gray blue painted vintage dresser with black hardware and farmhouse decorations on top

Learn how to paint vintage furniture so the options are endless! This is a great beginner’s guide to painting furniture!

Tan southwestern looking vintage rug in a bathroom with white hexagon floor tile and macrame shower curtain

Add a vintage rug to any room! Learn how to shop for vintage rugs in this post.

Vintage silver turned into succulent planters

Use vintage silver to make a mini succulent planter

farmhouse decorated living room with christmas decorations featuring a vintage mantel with white chipped paint wood, greenery and lights and christmas wreath hanging above it. Two farmhouse floor lamps, a tan chair and dark gray couch are also shown in photo

Add a vintage mantel to your living room

Blue vintage suitcase used as toy storage

Use vintage suitcases as toy storage (or really any type of storage!)

Galvanized tubs used as a sink in laundry room with vintage inspired wall decor, shelf holding laundry supplies, upper wood cabinets and washer and dryer shown in background

Add a galvanized tub for a sink in the laundry room

Four image collage showing DIY farmhouse spool table getting redone and then staged on a porch with chairs and drinks

Turn an old wood spool into a table

Vintage scale sitting on kitchen counter with red apple on it. Countertop also features white farmhouse pitcher, rolled hand towels, wooden spoons and white subway tile is shown in the background

Decorate with vintage scales

3 gold frames turned into antique looking mirrors hanging in a row in the wall with a white walls. Corner of bed frame is shown in the corner

Turn old picture frames into vintage mirrors

White restored Adirondack chairs sitting outside with blue and green throw pillows

Restore vintage Adirondack chairs for your porch or backyard

Vintage letterpress drawers hanging on wall with grapevine wreaths as wall decor with gray chair in front of window, tan pillow and black painted cabinet

Hang a vintage printer tray on your wall with a wreath

Vintage window used as a picture frame with family photos of kids having fun at the beach in them. One square of the frame says I love us with yellow background

Turn a vintage window into a picture frame

Vintage diner chair with brand new upholstery in light tan color sitting in kitchen in front of vintage looking table

Grab some vintage chairs and reupholster them!

Corner of living room with vintage trunk used as side table, cream colored furniture, teal throw pillow and colorful vintage inspired rug

Use a vintage trunk as a side table

Ice cream sundae fixings in a metal tray cart with ice to keep cool on a porch

Make a fun ice cream sundae bar with a vintage metal tray

Built in shelves with vintage decor, books, baskets and farmhouse style decorations in a room with shiplap walls, industrial lighting and cream colored couch

Decorate your shelves with vintage finds

Office with a wall of pale yellow vintage lockers for storage, theater seating, boho run, baskets on wall and office supplies in rolling metal cart with ficus tree in the corner

Use vintage lockers for extra storage (TONS of other great vintage ideas in this room)

Vintage card catalog with hairpin legs restored and staged with old suitcases underneath, vintage eye chart as wall decor and plant and vintage telephone as decor

Bring life back to a vintage card catalog & add hair pin legs

Old vintage coca-cola red crate filled with antique rolling pins in kitchen with vintage scale in the background

Fill an old crate with vintage rolling pins in your kitchen

Vintage furniture painted mint green in a bedroom with two beds and other vintage decor pieces

Add some simple paint to vintage furniture (the beds, nightstand, wall shelves, clocks and desk are ALL vintage finds that she painted!)

See what I mean about getting some major inspirations for ways you can incorporate vintage decor into your home?! The options are endless for different ways you can decorate with vintage pieces or upcycle them to find a new use! Each of these ideas brought in so much character to the rooms!

Which of these ways to add vintage items to your home do you like the most??

Let me know in the comments below!

Photo collage showing vintage medicine cabinet, window, barstool as nightstand, vintage rug in bathroom, silver used as a succulent planter, old crate holding rolling pins, framed vintage embroidery, vintage lockers, vintage washbins as sinks and vintage dresser as a vanity with text overlay that says ways to use vintage decor

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