Repurposing is all the rage these days. Everywhere you look, someone is pinning an upcycled idea or posting before and afters of their latest DIY cabinet makeover. And if you look closely, you'll see that so much of this magical transformation results from applying modern color to vintage items. But if everyone is participating in these color transformations, how can one set themselves apart?
We think one way to make sure your items stand out is by setting trends, not just following them. In this case, we recommend knowing what color trends are popular in modern fashion. You may be wondering why modern fashion, but it is all made clear when you look at Pantone's yearly color reports.
Every season pantone, a company well-known across multiple industries for creating a system of "identifying, matching, and communicating colors" announces color trends for that year's fall fashion season. And as you can see by comparing Pantone's 2013 Fall Fashion colors and their 2014 Home and Interiors colors (shown below), soon after color trends in fashion, it often begins trending in furniture. It isn't an exact science, but you can definitely see the inspiration and similarities between the two different sets of color.
So if you want to stay ahead of color trends, make sure to take a glance at that seasons fashion colors because soon everyone will be decorating their homes in fashion's most popular hues.
Like most things, antiques and vintage items only make decorating for the holidays that much more fun and unique. We avid antique lovers know that you can find all kinds of holiday antique and vintage ornaments and decor perusing most antique stores. However, there are many different ways to use non-holiday vintage pieces in your season decorating. Here are some ideas to get your imagination working! Feel free to share your awesome holiday ideas too!
An old crate, like the Pepsi one pictured above along with four re-used mason jar candles
and some seasonal foliage makes for an adorable centerpiece.
Posted on Pinterest by Isabel Serra
Holiday wreaths are everywhere this season and the competition is on! Blow away your
friends and family with a beautiful statement wreath made from antique and vintage
Posted on Pinterest by Lisa Yriarte
This old scale just shouts, "Merry Christmas!" Holiday decor isn't just for the mantle
Love old bird houses? Decorate them for each season!
Don't have a mantle at home? Put some hooks on an vintage ladder for an adorable,
The holidays have a way to bring out the kid in all of us, so why not
incorporate vintage toys into your holiday decor?
In no time at all, you could have a cool, primitive Christmas tree
piece using vintage/antique funnels and cookie cutter.
Found on Pinterest
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