Add Personality to Your Room with Vintage Items

Kimberly Bean
Published on June 24, 2017

Add Personality to Your Room with Vintage Items

Want to make your room totally unique?

Interior designer Lindsay Coral Harper suggests adding vintage finds to your décor. “Vintage décor helps a home feel sophisticated but still attainable,” she told Southern Living. “A few beat-up furnishings look good to me because they give a room character.”

But, Harper warns, don’t go overboard with antique and secondhand finds. You run the risk of your room looking like a flea market!

Harper has a few things she looks for when she wants to add a personalized, vintage touch to the rooms she is designing:

Interesting brass objects that can be placed on tables. Harper likes inexpensive items that make her laugh.

Drink tables that are always handy when you need an extra table. Find a shape or size you like, she says.

Chairs that catch your eye. Harper buys a chair she likes even if she doesn’t have a room for it yet. It could be the finishing touch for a room later on.

Vintage lighting like chandeliers, sconces, or lamps. Just be sure to ask about the wiring, she says, because it may need to be redone.

Small-town antique stores and malls are Harper’s favorite places to shop. There are plenty of these in Southern Maryland! Which local antique or secondhand store is your favorite?

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