Vintage wood is a versatile and stylish material that can be used in lots of different ways around your house. From stunning floors to quirky accessories to handy storage ideas, these 11 ways of using vintage wood in your home are sure to add some vintage charm to your house. Whether you have a beautiful old house with period features or a stylish modern pad, there are a number of interior design tips and tricks with vintage wood that can transform it.
1) Luxurious hallways
A vintage wood floor is perfect for creating an amazing first impression in your home. Take inspiration from grand Victorian houses and luxurious mansions. Even if you have a slightly smaller home, a vintage wood floor can make your hallway seem like an incredible entrance. A reclaimed floor like the Ambiorix Reclaimed French Oak Floor is perfect for adding a historical and grandiose feel to your hallway.
2) Retro dressing room
A retro dressing room is a gorgeous way to add some retro charm to your home. Look to old Hollywood and theatres on the West End for some retro inspiration. The best way you can create this look is by finding vintage wood furniture. You could try and find a coordinating vintage bedroom set, or you can go for a quirky mismatched look. Go all out with a mirror with lights around it, antique dresser sets and cute perfume bottles arranged on your dressing table.
3) Shabby chic kitchen
A shabby chic kitchen is a great design choice. Its cute and unfinished look is reminiscent of old country houses. When shabby chic is done right, it’s a stunning aesthetic. Make sure you only use vintage wood and go to reclamation yards, thrift stores and antique shops to pick out some statement shabby chic pieces. Choose a vintage wood floor like a reclaimed country farmhouse wooden floor to add some history and also some country charm to your beautiful shabby chic kitchen.
4) Delightful candleholders
Vintage wood is great for adding warmth and texture to your home. Another great way of adding warmth to your home is candles – so pair the two together for a cosy and inviting feel with candleholders. You can find these at many different places. Try handmade markets, online shops like Etsy and eBay, at thrift stores, or you could even make them yourself. Chunky wooden candleholders made from reclaimed railway sleepers are great for a statement fireplace. Twisted driftwood candleholders are perfect for an ocean themed bathroom too.
5) Shelf space
Every home needs storage, from the smallest to the largest. For a quirky and unique solution, vintage wooden shelves are a great choice. You could get these from reclamation yards and online specialists. Make sure you choose wood that matches your interior design scheme. Decorate your vintage wood shelves with ornaments, keepsakes and classic books as well.
Cute signs are a lovely way to add personality to your home. Funny slogans, inspirational quotes, or just simply antique advertising signs – all of them are a great way to stamp your personality on your home. You could even make your own, or order a personalized one off the internet. Hang them around your home for a country chic, retro feel.
7) Bohemian bedroom
Wooden floors are becoming more popular than ever for a bedroom. It’s easier to keep clean than carpet, and it adds a charming natural feel to your room. Choose a high-quality reclaimed wooden floor like this French Elm floor which has been sourced from old European houses to give your home a magical touch of history. This dark vintage wood floor has a timeless appeal and is great for creating a bohemian bedroom. Choose a bold color for the walls, lots of plants and some handmade rugs to keep your toes warm when you get out of bed. Eclectic, quirky designs is one of the hottest interior trends at the moment. A bohemian bedroom complete with a vintage wooden floor is a great choice.
8) Vintage wood mirrors
Mirrors with a vintage wood frame are a great way to add some natural appeal to your home. Mirrors are great for creating the illusion of space, and clever mirror placement can add loads of light to your room too. Choose a large vintage wood mirror to hang in your hallway or over your fireplace for a fab statement piece.
9) Old doors
If you want to add some vintage wood to your home, then old doors are perfect. Interior doors make a huge difference to a space and finding old and reclaimed doors is ideal. Different periods of time had different doors, so it is worth doing your research and finding what period doors you want for your home. If you want to be bold, then you could even use a vintage wood door as a dining table. Some amazing craftspeople specialize in reworking and upcycling vintage wood doors.
10) Grand dining
A grand dining room is the perfect space to entertain. Whether you love hosting dinner parties or a family Sunday dinner is an unmissable part of your weekly schedule, you can create an incredible dining room with vintage wood. Choose a classic wood floor like the beautiful Chantilly Reclaimed Elm with its intricate details. Reclaimed elm has a beautiful natural appeal, and its age adds a range of textures that will impress your guests. Try and find an antique dining table and chairs for a stunning grand dining room as well.
11) Beautiful benches
Benches and pews are a fabulous new interior trend. A vintage wood bench in your hallway is great for sitting and putting on shoes. They’re also relatively small as well, so they’re great for a small space. They are really nice for garden seating, but it is essential that you treat your vintage wooden bench so that it can be left outdoors. You can even use beautiful vintage benches as an alternative to dining chairs, creating a warm and familial dining experience. Just add some throw cushions and blankets for a cosy look.