How to Use Vintage Decor in Your Home

How to Use Vintage Decor in Your Home

Taking inspiration from vintage interior styles and using vintage home items has become extremely popular in recent years. There are many approaches that you could take and different eras to take inspiration from. In this blog, we’ll give you an introduction to how you can use vintage style in your home.

Our first and most important tip for choosing vintage items is to choose what you actually like and not what is on trend or most valuable. Vintage items are a great way to inject personality into your space so choosing items that reflect your preferences is important! This also means you are more likely to like the item for longer.

Mix Different Eras

There are a lot of vintage eras to choose from and all of them have elements of incredible interior design. Taking inspiration from just one era could look plain and eventually feel dated. The most interesting way to incorporate vintage items into your home is to mix styles from different eras. For example, use Art Deco-style wallpaper, a Bauhaus-inspired sofa and Victorian-style accessories. This variation of styles and contrasting shapes will create multiple layers of visual interest and make your home feel more fun!

You could also combine vintage elements with more modern styles. Modern furniture is usually a lot more minimalistic and simple so can create a nice blank canvas for some more interesting vintage accessories.

A mid-century modern living room with a wood sideboard and vintage patterned rug

Embrace Vintage Textiles & Patterns

Vintage textiles and patterns are a fun way to inject colour and softness into your interior. For a smaller impact choose accessories such as patterned cushions, blankets or lampshades or for a bold effect go for bigger decor items such as a rug, wall hangings, curtains or even a patterned sofa. Floral patterns are the most common patterns that create a typical vintage look, sometimes mixed with other natural elements such as birds and trees. Art Deco-inspired patterns also tend to be quite popular for a luxurious interior, with geometric shapes and gold accents.

If you’re going for a more exotic look, there are many vintage textiles from around the world to choose from, from Indian Kantha quilts and Japanese Shibori to embroidered Suzani panels.

Upcycle & Thrift Vintage Pieces

The 2020 lockdown triggered a surge in DIY projects and home improvements. Since then it has become increasingly popular to upcycle vintage furniture and there are plenty of tutorials online. Whether it’s repainting an old coffee table, re-upholstering a sofa or repairing an antique ceramic, these unique items will add personality to your home. Not only does this create a unique item, but they will be considerably cheaper than buying new furniture and are also better for the environment as there is less wastage. They could also provide a fun project for a family or couple!

If upcycling isn’t for you, you can still find second-hand home items from antique or charity shops that would still provide that unique vintage effect.

Wide variety of vintage furniture and home design objects in store

Install Appropriate Storage

With all of these new vintage items in your home, you’ll want to make sure you have appropriate storage so it doesn’t get cluttered. You might have a small or awkward space where you would like to fit some storage, in which case fitted storage is the best way to make use of your space. With our custom furniture, you can choose the perfect door and handle styles to either match or contrast your vintage items. Our Rockingham Collection incorporates a range of different door styles inspired by different eras of interior design, from arched doors inspired by Roman Architecture to modern styles with elements of Minimalism.


We hope you enjoyed this blog and feel inspired to use some vintage styles in your home. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are looking for some fitted storage or any custom furniture to help with your vintage theme!


The Benefits of Replacement Doors

The Benefits of Replacement Doors

Your kitchen cabinet or wardrobe doors are one of the most important elements of your home interior. The state of these doors will either make or break your look, and define the interior standards of your home. 

If you fancy refreshing your kitchen or bedroom furniture but don’t have the money or time to undertake a whole renovation, then simply replacing the doors could be the perfect solution.

Upcycling and refurbishing furniture is a trend that will never go out of fashion and there are plenty of reasons why it is so popular. We will guide you through some of the benefits of replacement doors and clarify why our door replacement service might be the best option for you.

More Economical

Probably the biggest benefit of using replacement doors is that it is a cheaper option. It makes sense that just replacing the doors of your furniture would cost a lot less than replacing the whole cabinetry. It involves a lot fewer materials and less time fitting so the cost is considerably lower.

If your budget is smaller but you still want a big impact transformation, replacing the doors is the most cost-effective way to do that. 

Less Hassle and Time 

As well as saving you money on materials and fitting costs, door replacement will also take a lot less time and cause you less hassle.

There is no need to remove kitchen appliances, cut back carpets or worry about plumbing and electrics. Your furniture layout will stay exactly how it was built, just with a new exterior. 

You can choose a convenient time for us to deliver and fit your new doors, and the job can be completed in as little as 1-2 days depending on the size. That means less time living in a cluttered space and more time enjoying your new look!


Our door replacement service offers a made-to-measure option so we can manufacture your doors to perfectly fit your existing furniture. No matter how awkward you think the size or shape of your cabinets is, we can create doors to fit any space. 

Personalise Your Space

With interior design trends continuously changing, your style has probably adapted since you first chose your kitchen cabinets or wardrobes. Whether you’re feeling like your interior is a little old-fashioned or you’ve recently reinvented your style, your home should reflect your current preferences and character. 

With so many door styles, colours, handles and finishes to choose from, you will never be short of choice. Whether you’re wanting a drastic new look or just some subtle changes, our collections cater for everyone. We can also offer a paint match service to match any existing colours or furniture you might have your eye on. 

More Environmentally Friendly

In this day and age, we are all looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact, and upcycling furniture is a great way to make your home renovation greener.

By not throwing away your older cabinets and instead just renovating the doors, you are wasting fewer materials and using less materials in the production process too.

We use high-quality materials for our replacement doors meaning the product will last longer, and the longer it lasts the better for the environment it is. 

Contact Us Today!

So if you fancy giving your kitchen or bedroom a fresh appeal but want a more economical and eco-friendly alternative with as many design choices as possible, replacing your furniture doors is most likely the best solution.

Give us a call on 01536 697996 or book an appointment to visit our showroom and see all of the door styles we have on offer.